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by phoenix1379
Fri 27 Feb, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 Para Recruit Fitness Programme
Replies: 3
Views: 2142

Alright lads, i have a little knowledge of the 4 para fitness. Firstly, at the moment forget tabbing. IF your serious about joining they will build you up gradually for tabbing. dont start early by yourself otherwise you wont know the basics like correct packing of your bergan and which straps to pu...
by phoenix1379
Mon 29 Dec, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Soccer AMs Iron Soldier
Replies: 16
Views: 4347

Can someone please get this loser off the forum. If he has only come here to gob off ( and yes gobbing off is an opinion, and a crap one ) then please can someone do the right thing and eject him. This is a friendly topic whilst having a bit of banter with other regiments and in comes this nob and d...
by phoenix1379
Thu 20 Nov, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: 4 Para Selection weekend standards
Replies: 2
Views: 3838

4 Para Selection weekend standards

Hi all, Although I went to the insight night a couple of months back, they went through the training program however i cant remember if they went through their selection "standards". I have put in all my paperwork and got my medical date and selection weekend date for 4 para ( London ) but im a litt...
by phoenix1379
Sun 19 Oct, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Hey guys, another new-ish lad.
Replies: 21
Views: 5618

Alright lad, welcome to the forum. I smoked all the time during my 5 years in the infantry. I was really fit and it didnt bother me much at all. I left the Army 8 years ago. Im now 29 and quit smoking 4 years ago, im now fitter than i was back then as well. I now think to myself if i didnt smoke bac...
by phoenix1379
Tue 14 Oct, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Cheers for that extra info Sandy. Its seems a little odd though because they did say that it was 1 hour 50 mins now particularly because of T.A joining up with regs so often that they want same standard. But, i obviously take your word for it considering your the bloke who takes them for it. They al...
by phoenix1379
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

yeah seriously considering joining 4 para. They explained in detail what you said: 3 month build up, 6 month tour, then chill out period upon return. Most likely to be about 10 month in total. Some commanding officers are strict on 6 month tours, some are flexable and allow 3 month tours. But even w...
by phoenix1379
Thu 09 Oct, 2008 1:22 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info from insight night
Replies: 10
Views: 2526

Info from insight night

I went to the 10 coy insight night on the 7th Oct and here is some information that you may find useful. This is straight from the horses mouth as well. They are ONLY interested in guys who want operational experience. To join up to " just be part of 4 para is a no go". They deploy individual soldie...
by phoenix1379
Mon 06 Oct, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

i understand what you saying.....one last point though.
Read chris ryans " the one that got away ".
No one trains to do a 200km tab. Its too much stress on the body. But he done it, cause he had the right state of mind and mental attitude.
Ok he was mega fit too, but that dont mean you can tab 200 km.
by phoenix1379
Mon 06 Oct, 2008 1:48 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

Paramarine, I dont think you quite understand what im saying. I completly understand what you saying about how the body works and V02 max and all that stuff, including fast and slow twitch muscles etc etc. What i was trying to say was, it dont matter how fit the body is the mental fitness can go way...
by phoenix1379
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

ill say he will be slightly quicker than that.
2 reasons.
firstly cause he done two laps of paras 10...... which requires awesome fitness.
second, just so he can prove you wrong.

:D :wink:
by phoenix1379
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

ok lads, lets not get carried away. this has got a bit too serious now. Sandy, in no way am i having a swipe at you. I completely agree with your statement about yourself. There is no better person on this forum to give advice on how to prepare for para adsc, ITC and P-Coy. Your knowlegde on this su...
by phoenix1379
Sat 04 Oct, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

Surely its possible to fail a mile and a half run yourself and give advice to others on how to pass it. I could not run a marathon at the moment but i have the knowledge to give to others to best prepare them and get them fit enough to partake in one. This guy never said he knew how to get someone t...
by phoenix1379
Fri 03 Oct, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

im sorry if i come across pedantic as i did not mean to be. But, i just hate it when people give others needless crap without just cause. If you aint got something positive or constructive to say is it really worth giving abuse instead. I can have a laugh and joke with the best of them, at work i gi...
by phoenix1379
Fri 03 Oct, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Info on Paras
Replies: 39
Views: 6080

I dont know why everyone is giving this guy a hard time. I was infantry 10 years ago and my attitude has always been- if you want it bad enough and you work hard for it you will eventually get there, some times it will take longer than you think, or want, but if you prepare yourself mentally thats h...
by phoenix1379
Mon 15 Sep, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: Parachute Training School R.A.F Brize Norton
Replies: 2
Views: 1464

Parachute Training School R.A.F Brize Norton

Just wondering if anyone out there had recently ( within the last 2 years ) completed the above course.
If so what was it like, how did they find the course, was anyone quite nervous about doing the jumps and basically did it meet any expectations you had.
Any info would be great.
Cheers Blokes