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Minimum weight for the Royal Navy?

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
Hey guys, sorry if this is in the wrong section or anything, as im new to this :? , anyways, i have applied for my Psychometrics test, and had a date. with this Date they have also sent an " Application Form for Service in Her Majesty's Naval Service" and there was a wieght section, is there a minimum weight? as i think im slightly under wieght :?
and also another question, in this Form i have not wrote in capitals, will this form get rejected?
Man i wish i wasnt so eager, and read the instructions :/ :|

Hope you guys can help :)
cheers

WarfareSpecialistToBe
 

soleil

War Hero
Hi!

Welcome to Rum Ration!

There is only a specific minimum weight for Royal Marines (60kg). However, sometimes, if a RN candidate is very light for his/her height, the Doctor who does the medical asks him/her to go away and come back within a specified period having gained a few kilos.

How tall are you? How much do you weigh?
 

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
Im 5ft 9 and a half, and roughly 57 kgs :?
i dont know why im so light, im such an active person :?
oh well, thats the way it is.
do you know anything about the capital situation?
cheers
 

Kitsunegari

Midshipman
When I went for my medical, my doctor seemed to be a bit tougher on this than others. He was concerned that I only just met his minimum requirement of 18 in the body mass index. He read something that said people with a BMI of under 18 are meant to be more prone to bone injuries during training, whilst for those over 25, they're supposed to be more prone to muscular injuries (having said that, it may have been the other way round, I wasn't really listening that well due to my concern that I was about to fail the medical). I think most doctors will show a little discretion, but 18 to 25 in the BMI seems to be about right. On a positive note, since my medical my BMI has gone up to 19 thanks to the training and what-not.
 

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
What i eat on a typical day?
I eat quite well, Usually the 5 a day, i do eat quite alot of Quality ( butcher) meat, as my dad's a butcher :L
So no processed rubbish,
its just qierd isnt it? :?
 
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angrydoc

Guest
5 a day is completely non-evidence based! (but that's another story).

You are underweight (BMI 18.6 - scraping it) and, as has been suggested, that will make you more prone to stress fractures and other bone/muscle problems. You need to bulk up more - more weights, less running.

Others who know more about PT than I will shortly be along to advise!
 

soleil

War Hero
I was just wondering whether you could squeeze in egg on toast or something with your breakfast; a peanut butter wholemeal sandwich in the afternoon; a jacket potato with your dinner; milk shakes; that kind of thing.

Actually, I'm no expert on the gym, but, if you did go to one regularly, one of the instructors might be able to help with a routine which helps build you up a bit.
 

WarfareSpecialistToBe

Lantern Swinger
Cheers guys,
yeah i do do alot of running :?
But thats what im good at, im quite lanky, and not that broad :?
but i am only 17, do you know how long the medical is after your test??
And also where its held?

( sorry for all the questions) ;)
 

thereverend

War Hero
Eat a lot of high protein and carb based foods too. Tuna, eggs, beef, rice, potatos etc. Protein helps build muscle and carbs will give you some bulk.

Drink Guiness. Lots and lots of Guiness.
 

T1989

Midshipman
I used to be in a similar position, could not get past 10 stone (being 6 foot tall this put me at the lower end of "healthy") but after around 6 moths of weight training and adding protein shakes to my diet I soon put on 2 stone. I'm not clued up enough on whether the protein shakes method is good for you but it does add the extra calories and protein I needed to bulk up a bit. You could in theory get this from your diet but it would involve eating a lot more and could get expensive!
Happy to recommend a few things if you're interested!
 

JonnoJonno

Banned
WSTB

If you enjoy running continue to use that as the foundation of your bulking-up regime. Instead of steady state runs, get some aggressive sprinting in.

Look up Tabata sprints. 20 seconds balls out sprint, with only 10 seconds total stop. Continue for 3-4 minutes. If you get it right you will puke and possibly pass out. It's lush. Or do 60 metre sprints towing a tyre.

It makes sense to build your legs up as they are the largest muscle groups and can give you the quickest gains.
 

Toucan

Lantern Swinger
JonnoJonno said:
WSTB

If you enjoy running continue to use that as the foundation of your bulking-up regime. Instead of steady state runs, get some aggressive sprinting in.

Look up Tabata sprints. 20 seconds balls out sprint, with only 10 seconds total stop. Continue for 3-4 minutes. If you get it right you will puke and possibly pass out. It's lush. Or do 60 metre sprints towing a tyre.

It makes sense to build your legs up as they are the largest muscle groups and can give you the quickest gains.
So I thought I'd give something like this a go this morning on my normal run to work.

1 minute max effort, 1 minute walk, repeat for 3 miles.

If anybody saw a man crying and screaming at his watch to "TICK SLOWER WHEN I'M RESTING YOU BASTARD" down Holborn this morning, you should have said hi.
 

daffy1

War Hero
If you need to pack on the weight, the diet side of things you have that covered. Cut down on your running, you can still make improvments 2 or 3 times a week. As mentioned do weights, if you are not to sure as a started do total body work outs, upper and lower and if you can stick to compound exercises, basically working the major working groups, dont bother with the machines except the smith machine. You can grow well on doing squats, deads, bench etc also dont forget your bodyweight exercises.
 

daffy1

War Hero
Might as well add this as its pretty challenging, I managed to complete this in 19.45, I got given this by a mate of mine who is a personal trainer. I do this twice a week, if you are not sure as to what weights to use start light and work up.

25 Pull ups
50 Dead lifts
50 Press ups
50 Squats
50 Clean and Press
25 Bench Press
25 Dips
25 Pull ups

The idea is to do it as quickly as possible but keeping correct form, you can rest but only if you need to, so just shake your self out and get stuck in again.

Good luck.
 
daffy1 said:
Might as well add this as its pretty challenging, I managed to complete this in 19.45, I got given this by a mate of mine who is a personal trainer. I do this twice a week, if you are not sure as to what weights to use start light and work up.

25 Pull ups
50 Dead lifts
50 Press ups
50 Squats
50 Clean and Press
25 Bench Press
25 Dips
25 Pull ups

The idea is to do it as quickly as possible but keeping correct form, you can rest but only if you need to, so just shake your self out and get stuck in again.

Good luck.

I would suggest that this is only done by those who have a decent background in weights/phys. Fatigue-induced loss of form for these exercises would probably injure you!
 

daffy1

War Hero
alfred_the_great said:
daffy1 said:
Might as well add this as its pretty challenging, I managed to complete this in 19.45, I got given this by a mate of mine who is a personal trainer. I do this twice a week, if you are not sure as to what weights to use start light and work up.

25 Pull ups
50 Dead lifts
50 Press ups
50 Squats
50 Clean and Press
25 Bench Press
25 Dips
25 Pull ups

The idea is to do it as quickly as possible but keeping correct form, you can rest but only if you need to, so just shake your self out and get stuck in again.

Good luck.

I would suggest that this is only done by those who have a decent background in weights/phys. Fatigue-induced loss of form for these exercises would probably injure you!


Sorry i should of mentioned. Alfred is correct about his statement. But you get the basic idea, im sure you can come up with something.

Good luck with your goals.
 
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