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by billybud
Fri 19 Sep, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Army Joining & Training
Topic: Undercover soldier
Replies: 88
Views: 11848

Yes I watched it - it was diabolical. This is what BBC documentary has come to? Filmed on a mobile phone! People were not interviewed but filmed secretly (isn't that against the law?) Hearsay evidence given by lads pumped up and bullshitting because they are a little bit angry at their instructors! ...
by billybud
Fri 01 Aug, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: weighted squats
Replies: 33
Views: 6918

I acknowledge GGHT & degrees' comments - they've been there and done it, I only get my info from TV programmes. :oops: But from the training angle, I agree on some points, but not on others - a boxer would be the ideal recruit - but look at a boxers training - lots of steady running and exercises us...
by billybud
Fri 01 Aug, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: weighted squats
Replies: 33
Views: 6918

billybud have you done PRMC or Recruit training or just theorising on something you have never experienced? No I haven't, my background is athletics but i'm interested in what training is done by other people. I know lots about athletics training and the OP wants to run 1.5 miles to the best of his...
by billybud
Fri 01 Aug, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: weighted squats
Replies: 33
Views: 6918

It's true that sprinters do a hell of a lot of weights - they need big explosive muscles that work for 10 seconds. Middle distance runners ( 800/1500)might do a few light weights to keep their form and arms pumping in the last sprint. Long distance runners (5,000/10,000) don't do weights - have you ...
by billybud
Sat 12 Jul, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: sit ups/ press ups question
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Sorry Ria, quite right, I should have known that the Marines site is PC and values the lady's contribution . Now then, can you help me with my press ups, luv? :-? :lol:
by billybud
Sat 12 Jul, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: sit ups/ press ups question
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

sit ups/ press ups question

OK sorry if i'm wasting time, i'm not in the forces but joined this forum to find out more about fitness. My strong point is running, although i'm late 40s I can do 6 miles plus every day no sweat. Now at the end of my run i've introduced sit ups/ press ups. Hard at first, but i've worked up to 5 se...
by billybud
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Energy drinks really do work!
Replies: 51
Views: 9049

Luke, I've just googled BCAA to find out what you were talking about. Seems serious stuff to me - aren't these bodybuilding supplements, do you really need it? I'm a member of an amateur athletics club and we have fellas doing 5K in 14 minutes, half marathons in 66 mins, representing their county. T...
by billybud
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Energy drinks really do work!
Replies: 51
Views: 9049

Billybud, I don't know if your were being serious about beer, but alcohol is a source of energy in it's own right (9 kcal/g ) the same as fat, and it actually inhibits our ability to use carbohydrate for fuel. As for recommending Ham to get your fat lol, there are much better options out there, for...
by billybud
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Energy drinks really do work!
Replies: 51
Views: 9049

Bit disappointing to see these young lads trying out supplements - are they secretly doubting their abilities to cope with the training? Are they looking for a short cut to make it easier, that isn't there? As a runner who has been in athletics a long time and runs most days I can tell you what work...
by billybud
Sun 06 Jan, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Weight Training Question
Replies: 62
Views: 9628

Agree with a lot of the above. What's this obsession with bulking up? And mention of steroids in one post? FFS! OK you might look tough, maybe you can get a job as a night club bouncer - where a battle will last 30 seconds at most. You can be lean and strong at the same time. Power/weight ratio and ...
by billybud
Fri 28 Dec, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Royal Marines Commando - It's a State of Mind.
Replies: 62
Views: 7752

Pronation is rolling in of the foot, Supination is rolling out. Pronation is most common and may not be a problem, but some shoes are designed to correct this by holding your foot in the neutral position. This article explains better:

http://www.therunningshop.uk.com/questions.cfm
by billybud
Sun 16 Dec, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Royal Marines Commando - It's a State of Mind.
Replies: 62
Views: 7752

Especially as I've now lost 35lbs since I stopped bodybuilding to begin training for Royal again. I think we are getting to the crux of the problem! How much do you weigh FFS?! The heavier you are the more force goes through your legs when you run, no wonder you have got shin splints. Get yourself ...
by billybud
Wed 05 Dec, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Good post billybud Last night for example took me 23 seconds longer than my best due to a strong head wind but managed to battle through it (just!) Tell me about it, I've just got in from a steady run that turned into a battle against the elements due to high winds (Must get one of these treadmills...
by billybud
Wed 05 Dec, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Running
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

In reply to jammin: I am not military, I am a civvie and have a background in medium/long distance running and I joined this site to find out how RMs approach fitness training. Here's my viewpoint: Yes, speed or speed endurance training is essential for experienced runners to reach peak performance,...
by billybud
Sun 02 Dec, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: RM Joining & Training
Topic: Mapmyrun.com - pretty awesome tool to track your training
Replies: 15
Views: 3810

hello lodge 939, Newmillerdam is a great place to train, I lived round there a few years ago and did most of my running there. I see you keep to the path around the lake, I found the surface a bit gravelly. I used to park up and enter the gate by the Dam Inn entrance, then there's a notice board on ...