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by sterion66
Mon 30 Jul, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: First mile and half effort
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

I used to get that when i was younger and doing cross country i put it down to not doing any warmup and trying to run very fast straight off. Following the para training programme and doing warmups and muscles stretches don't have any of that problem anymore Also i'd suggest as others have done a go...
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 8:43 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: New Weapons
Replies: 198
Views: 35691

http://www.mfat.co.uk/forums/viewtopic. ... 500#211500

Need to get running trainers, just done in normal lonsdale trainers
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: First mile and half effort
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

Set my target to be fit enough in around 8 weeks or so, put in an online application to join the paras. I'm going to go to the careers office this week. Judging by the above will it be obtainable to get to para fitness in this time? I'm not sure how quickly CV improves.
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: First mile and half effort
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

No worries mate wish you all the best. I will point out that i've found when your running you'll get to a point where your legs hurt or your breathing goes, if i focus more and run through it try to keep the speed exactly the same. There comes a point where your legs stop hurting and it's easier. Ev...
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: First mile and half effort
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

I haven't done any fitness CV since i was at school when i was 16. I am now 21 years old but 22 in september. I also crashed my bike racing in march which meant i was in bed for 7 weeks without using my legs much. For some reason though(maybe just natural fitness) my first day of running i did 30 mi...
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: Para's Joining & Training
Topic: First mile and half effort
Replies: 29
Views: 5101

First mile and half effort

I have completed week 1 of the suggested para workout programme except all done in the gym Today instead of doing a 30 minute swim i attempted my first mile and half run over imperfect tarmac (i.e. dimps and climbs in the tarmac where peoples drives are). After working on my car all day with heavy l...
by sterion66
Sun 29 Jul, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: New Weapons
Replies: 198
Views: 35691

Haha para, thanks for the advice on the CV training done quite a bit of running and breathing hasn't been a problem but as you say leg strength is weaker. As for the mortar fellas squaring me up i'll pass on that one!!
by sterion66
Sat 28 Jul, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: New Weapons
Replies: 198
Views: 35691

well paratrooper hopefully you will have the chance to thank me at some point :)
by sterion66
Sat 28 Jul, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: New Weapons
Replies: 198
Views: 35691

They are really good pieces of equipment. A little off topic but is that the muscular size of most paras? If so i think i need more weight training.
by sterion66
Thu 26 Jul, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Para's General Discussion
Topic: Joinin the Paras
Replies: 0
Views: 1011

Joinin the Paras

Hi guys, I'm Mike just wanted to say hi. I've put in to do the insight course on the 31 aug - 2 sep. I have also applied online to join the parachute regiment. I started the 4 week para training programme suggested by them. A friend of mine does hiking in the peak district or lake district wherever ...