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by JCAP3
Sun 01 Jun, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Rest before POC?
Replies: 18
Views: 4661

Rest the day before, that's it. (Although a week off or a week continued will make no difference.) Just finished my POC and it was the hardest test of my life....bone breaking difficulty.....pun intended. Couldn't agree more. I had 1 week off which I think was too long. You need to keep your mind i...
by JCAP3
Tue 26 Feb, 2008 9:32 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Lower Back Problem When Running
Replies: 12
Views: 2566

Tight Illiopsoas (hip flexor) muscles might be the cause. I used to get this alot.

Try these stretches AFTER a workout

http://www.exrx.net/StretchImages/HipFlexors/Lunge.jpg
by JCAP3
Sun 03 Feb, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: POC Fitness standards
Replies: 22
Views: 4540

Re: POC Fitness standards

I was just wondering what the fitness standards someone would need for the POC course, i.e running, pressups, sit ups, pull ups, bleep test. Thank you. Personally I saved myself from a fail by murdering the gym tests by over-preparing for the pressups, situps and pullups (you are absolutely thrashe...
by JCAP3
Tue 29 Jan, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: New best time - Chuffed!
Replies: 17
Views: 4046

Good effort mate, keep it up.
by JCAP3
Sun 27 Jan, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: POC February 4th?
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Good luck guys, no matter how badly you want to give up or how badly you think you are doing, don't stop/walk! You might have a good time or you might have the worst time of your life (as I did) but it's not over until the final interview.
by JCAP3
Tue 22 Jan, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Gentle advice for recruits.
Replies: 53
Views: 8866

Dangermouse, I second the university lifestyle being appaling. I only live with 4 others but believe me that is bad enough. It takes a lot of self control and motivation to get down the gym when the xbox 360 with pro evo 2008 is going and they are all having so much fun. But they're all top lads in...
by JCAP3
Mon 10 Dec, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: RT 10/12/2007
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Best of luck mate!

Remember, if your oppo is struggling, help him out!
by JCAP3
Fri 07 Dec, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: Royal Marines
Topic: RT Admin - What to take and Random Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 28755

A3 size Resealable bags... Does anyone know where you can get these from? I've tried all over the place, art shops, stationery shops, EBay...! Found everything up to A4 size but no one seems to do any bigger! I realize it's not essential but I like to try and be prepared. A3? I must have made a typ...
by JCAP3
Mon 26 Nov, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: The Boots
Replies: 27
Views: 4046

No you have to wear issued uniform until you pass out of training, only then you can buy your own boots. You'll be given a second pair of boots and drill boots upon arrival - if yours don't fit you'll be given the opportunity to swap them when you are having your kit issued or afterwards (the sgt wi...
by JCAP3
Sat 24 Nov, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: podiatry
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

I'd say get 2 pair minimum, even 3 if you want make sure your your not effing about between your drill boots, pt trainers or normal boots (I got done alot because of this lol)
by JCAP3
Fri 23 Nov, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: podiatry
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

Agreed, the only problem is swapping the othotics that you are given from your hi-techs to your boots. Can be quite time consuming when you only have a few minutes to get back out side and formed up.
by JCAP3
Fri 16 Nov, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: NAAFI
Topic: Make me Laugh
Replies: 51
Views: 7639

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by JCAP3
Thu 15 Nov, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: PRMC Predicament
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: PRMC Predicament

Hello everyone, I’m in a bit of a predicament about my PRMC. The situation is that I have been training hard since late August to get myself ready for my 2nd PRMC (first one was in 2003 from which I withdrew and decided that I wasn’t ready at that time). Anyway my PRMC date has come through quicker...
by JCAP3
Wed 14 Nov, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Are there many hills?
Replies: 35
Views: 8128

You run up a gradient for about 400m on the way back to camp.
by JCAP3
Sat 10 Nov, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Got to week 9, now out of training!
Replies: 19
Views: 5308

I don't think it's the the phys, I think it's the constant mental pressure that causes some lads to think again, I would assume it affects the younger guys more and realising it isn't for you and vowing to return when you feel you're up to it is a very mature and sensible thing to do. These are jus...