What did you do to prepare for the RMR???

TheRust

Lantern Swinger
Hey guys,

Just wondering what physical training you did to prepare yourself for the RMR??
Im currently doing:

Monday: Boxing Training, eg Lots of Curcuit training, body conditioning

Tuesday: 3.7 mile Run, upping today to 4.6, 60 Pressups followed by 3 sets of 5 Pull ups (weights attached to ankles) and 60 full extended situp and 50 crunches.

Wednesday: Boxing Training

Thursday: (Same as Tuesday)

Friday: Boxing Training

Saturday: 1000mtr Swim or 8.3 Miler

Sunday: Rest


I also vary my run doing Lamposts, doing shuttle runs up hills and that. Is this enough?

Any feedback is much appreciated.

Cheers!!
 
TheRust said:
Hey guys,

Just wondering what physical training you did to prepare yourself for the RMR??
Im currently doing:

Monday: Boxing Training, eg Lots of Curcuit training, body conditioning

Tuesday: 3.7 mile Run, upping today to 4.6, 60 Pressups followed by 3 sets of 5 Pull ups (weights attached to ankles) and 60 full extended situp and 50 crunches.

Wednesday: Boxing Training

Thursday: (Same as Tuesday)

Friday: Boxing Training

Saturday: 1000mtr Swim or 8.3 Miler

Sunday: Rest


I also vary my run doing Lamposts, doing shuttle runs up hills and that. Is this enough?

Any feedback is much appreciated.


Cheers!!

Mate your fitness is obviously at a good base level and your training regime seems okay, although I would personally run more often.

The thing about the RMR is that you have to be a good all round althlete. Its no good being a good runner if you cant carry weight. Its no good being a fast sprinter, if you dont have the strength to climb the 30ft ropes in full kit. etc

Work your regime so you incorporate a bit of everything.

Distance running
Fartlek/intervals
Hill sprints and level sprints
Circuit training
Hill walking
Swimming

The main thing in my opinion is running, because whatever task you do its almost a certainty you will get there on foot!! Aim to be a jack of all trades and a master of most and you cant go far wrong!!
 

TheRust

Lantern Swinger
spenny said:
TheRust said:
Hey guys,

Just wondering what physical training you did to prepare yourself for the RMR??
Im currently doing:

Monday: Boxing Training, eg Lots of Curcuit training, body conditioning

Tuesday: 3.7 mile Run, upping today to 4.6, 60 Pressups followed by 3 sets of 5 Pull ups (weights attached to ankles) and 60 full extended situp and 50 crunches.

Wednesday: Boxing Training

Thursday: (Same as Tuesday)

Friday: Boxing Training

Saturday: 1000mtr Swim or 8.3 Miler

Sunday: Rest


I also vary my run doing Lamposts, doing shuttle runs up hills and that. Is this enough?

Any feedback is much appreciated.


Cheers!!

Mate your fitness is obviously at a good base level and your training regime seems okay, although I would personally run more often.

The thing about the RMR is that you have to be a good all round althlete. Its no good being a good runner if you cant carry weight. Its no good being a fast sprinter, if you dont have the strength to climb the 30ft ropes in full kit. etc

Work your regime so you incorporate a bit of everything.

Distance running
Fartlek/intervals
Hill sprints and level sprints
Circuit training
Hill walking
Swimming

The main thing in my opinion is running, because whatever task you do its almost a certainty you will get there on foot!! Aim to be a jack of all trades and a master of most and you cant go far wrong!!

Thank very much for your advice matey, your a star. What type of training did you do to get urself super fit?? The above??? Im gonna try super hard and i hope when i get to the selection weekend ill be good enough to pass.
 

thepercyboy

Badgeman
What the man says is true. Running is 90% of what you will do in the RMR. It must be commented though that your strength and fitness look at a much higher level than what is required to pass a PRMC if you are actually doing what you have listed. Add in another day of running into your regime and you won't go far wrong for the time being.
 

TheRust

Lantern Swinger
thepercyboy said:
What the man says is true. Running is 90% of what you will do in the RMR. It must be commented though that your strength and fitness look at a much higher level than what is required to pass a PRMC if you are actually doing what you have listed. Add in another day of running into your regime and you won't go far wrong for the time being.

Cheers mate, Much appreciated.
 

Heartbreaklane

Badgeman
thepercyboy said:
What the man says is true. Running is 90% of what you will do in the RMR. It must be commented though that your strength and fitness look at a much higher level than what is required to pass a PRMC if you are actually doing what you have listed. Add in another day of running into your regime and you won't go far wrong for the time being.

Too true. Running. Get miles undere your belt and be able to knock of a 5 miler in a good time in phys rig before you fist 4 mile speed march.

Also, find a big far cough hill and start running up and down it once a week, and build it up.

Stick at your boxing training too (or a good hard circuits class), it will help you. As long as it don't clash with you det phys night.

Other than that, pull ups, press ups and sits up LOTS and DAILY, are your friend.

Good luck.
 

1ManRiot

Lantern Swinger
Just wondering what physical training you did to prepare yourself for the RMR??
Nothing different from my routine anyway.

I've got selection in 3 weeks or so. I hate things like that but at least once its done, its done.
 

foot_in_mouth

Midshipman
For strength training is it worth using the weight machines in gyms?

Or is it enough just to stick with good old pess-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and LOTS of them?
 

Heartbreaklane

Badgeman
foot_in_mouth said:
For strength training is it worth using the weight machines in gyms?

Or is it enough just to stick with good old pess-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups and LOTS of them?

Personally, the latter. Bang em out as often as possible, whenever you've a spare minute, front support. Whenever you pass an opportunity, knock out some pull ups. You will be surprised how quickly you improve. At the end of the day you want strength to get up the 30 rope, over the bottom field assault, around the tarzan etc., you not training for Mr. Universe.

That said, someone with more knowledge of weights may have a different opinion.
 
Weight training is an important part of training, however for RM/RMR training I would definitely agree that bodyweight exercises are more important.

Whilst you will obviously need a degree of physical strength, you will require muscular endurance even more!! Also there is the worry of picking up an injury whilst training with weight.

Personally I agree with HBL - Push-ups, sit-ups pull-ups and squats at every opportunity, will give you a good core strength and good muscular endurance. Other than incorporating them into circuits, just do them on a daily basis whenever you get a chance. If you watching TV for example, everytime an advert comes on drop down and do 50 push ups. At the next advert do sit ups. If you run a bath, do some sets of pull ups while you wait for it to fill up. You will be amazed at the difference this will make to your training and how quickly it will happen.
 

TheRust

Lantern Swinger
Ive started training stupidly this following month, preparing for selection in September. Training 7 times in 6 days. plenty of running and plenty of circuit, just hope me and the lads do well. hopefully everyone should do great, good luck to anybody on here who's down there in september.
 
TheRust said:
Ive started training stupidly this following month, preparing for selection in September. Training 7 times in 6 days. plenty of running and plenty of circuit, just hope me and the lads do well. hopefully everyone should do great, good luck to anybody on here who's down there in september.

Its good to see your so commited mate, but be careful not to overtrain. Your body needs rest to recover from the phys. Better to push yourself hard 5 days a week and have 2 days good rest and lots of scran, than to thrash yourself everyday. Honestly its counterproductive to overtrain and it all comes back to quality and not quantity!!
 
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