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#46 Post by Boxingmad » Sat 05 Mar, 2005 12:57 am

Looking at Adrian Weale's "Fighting Fit" book, he stresses that running should be based on time, not distance, ie. 45 mins, wehter you do 2 miles or 6 rather than being able to run 6 miles, say, in 35 mins and missing out on several more minutes benificial training.

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#48 Post by Lucent » Sun 13 Mar, 2005 4:55 pm

Hi all,

I have a beat-up weekend coming soon for a Pre-Para selection - on May 5.

I havent had a lot of guidance from my unit yet about my training but
this is what my training schedule is like and wondered what people thought
about it. I have also one question - is it better in general to improve at
speed/running with lighter bergan loads (eg 35lbs) or preferable to get
used to slower movement but with higher weights (eg 50 lbs) ?

http://www.ayahuasca.net/pub/fitness/Schedule.htm

Much thanks for any advice or pointers.. Tony

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#50 Post by Lucent » Mon 14 Mar, 2005 12:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback K_d. I've been doing this schedule for a few
weeks now and it seems to be going ok. Yes I do miss the odd session -
if I'm feeling a little tender anywhere I go easy the next day or drop a run.

The morning runs I found great for my boxing - I intersperse the 4 miles
with 8 sets of pressups along the way and three sets of 150m sprints.

We were doing training for a competition in Falklands a while back and I
seem to have got used to the 25kg weight now but will take your advice
and limit the trek to 10 miles. I'll probably also switch one of the morning
runs from 4 miles with pressups, to a straight 10 mile run.

Thanks for the help, Tony


King_duck wrote:Hmm.. My first thought is BURN OUT... I would say three training sessions a day is a BIG nono. That is if you really do stick to it, training programmes are easy to put on paper but difficult to put in practice!!

I dont know your current level of fitness or how accustomed you are to weight but doing a 20 miler with 25kg on top of everything else you do in a week is plain madness!!

IMHO, first things first. Start slowly and build up. Get your running up to scratch with something like 3 runs a week whilst at the same time doing two weights sessions and 1 swim. When youve got a reasonable level (8 miles in 58 mins) then start to bring in a bit of weight and build it up GRADUALLY. Practice your leg speed rather than running with a bergen.

I dont know how you do your 4 mile runs but..... Unless its for miles of interval training its a bit short. 4 miles is not a lot to be honest, just longer than a warm up. (ok so a mile or 2 longer). I would say 6,7,8 mile runs. Make one of your runs an interval session. Finally, when youve been exercising hard 6 days a week and having 1 day off (trying not to put a run after a tab) you can try putting a swim after a weights session. Hope that helps.

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#52 Post by MRB » Tue 14 Jun, 2005 5:35 pm

Seems a good varied training program you have there. When you run, try to make sure its x-country with some nice hills, beat-up is mainly off road and so is p-coy. Do some interval training, and sprint hill reps, you can't beat it, you'll notice a dramatic improvement in your fitness. Don't worry about carrying loads of weight, you're more likely to injure yourself. Its your heart and lungs that need conditioning, not your knee joints! Run, run and run. Circuit training and boxing training are excellent too. Pressup, pullup and situp circuits are very good. Have a rest though or you'll fcuk yourself up. I just did one or maybe two tabs a week with 30-40lbs, its all you need believe me. There is no substitute for running, its the most important. If you're fit enough and show some balls its a doddle!

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#53 Post by nipper » Sun 01 Oct, 2006 1:49 pm

hi how much should i do the tabs with? 35lb seems right but should i start lighter, aslo how many min miles, i was thinking 10min like 10miler

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#54 Post by dropdead » Sun 04 May, 2008 7:07 pm

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#57 Post by RRG » Wed 27 May, 2009 1:38 am

i got me 1.5 mile dwn to 5 min 30 wen last checked 58 press ups in one minute and 70 situps in one minute
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#58 Post by SandyTheGuvnor » Wed 27 May, 2009 8:53 am

RRG wrote:i got me 1.5 mile dwn to 5 min 30 wen last checked 58 press ups in one minute and 70 situps in one minute
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#59 Post by paraprep1 » Sun 31 May, 2009 7:48 pm

RRG wrote:i got me 1.5 mile dwn to 5 min 30 wen last checked
thats under a 4 minute mile!? are you for real?

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#60 Post by bataz » Sun 31 May, 2009 8:08 pm

RRG wrote:i got me 1.5 mile dwn to 5 min 30 wen last checked 58 press ups in one minute and 70 situps in one minute
HAHAHAHAHA
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