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are my fitness level's good enough for ADSC?

#1 Post by rob-the-biffa »

hi everyone :)

right just to ask a question.

at the moment im able to do
1) situps-45 in 2 mins
2)15 pushups 2 mins
3)18 heaves-2 mins
4)1.5 mile run 10mins.

Would you say my fitness level's are good enough for me to pass adsc?

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Heaves aren't done in two minutes at ADSC, it's non-stop. Make sure you go ALL the way down and up otherwise they won't be counted.
Run time is a pass unless you're going Para.

Sit-ups and press-ups aren't done as part of any test but I would think about trying to increase those scores a little. Should be able to do at least 50 of either.
Just because the run time would pass you it doesn't mean to stop trying to improve mind :wink:
Good luck.

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#3 Post by rob-the-biffa »

ok great and im carrying on with improving them as it will prove ive been putting in the work at home.

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#4 Post by just_me »

Rob try this method called grease the groove.
The principle is that the only way you can improve press-ups/pull-ups is to do a lot of them. So make it a point that everytime you enter a certain room (say your bedroom, or living room or whatever) you drop down and do a few press-ups/pull-ups.
Few being the key word, 10 is a good number. Make sure it's not enough to actually make you tired. It's intended to be part of your daily routine, not an actual workout.

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#5 Post by rob-the-biffa »

oohh right! i know what you mean. yeah il do that deffinatly! building it up where i can when i can but not a work out.

Ill Bear that in mind! and keep doing that! :)
also. how much does smoking effect you... and whats the army say about it?

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#6 Post by rob-the-biffa »

is smoking allowed in the army? also im guessing that if im under 18 still after all training and working in the army... i wont be allowed to smoke until im 18?

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#7 Post by just_me »

Smoking is allowed. If you're 16 you can still smoke but you won't be served on the camp. Look on the Para section there's a topic on smoking there.
We were told at ADSC you may smoke but don't expect to be given a lot of oppurtunites to smoke and because smoking damages your fitness you're best of binning it it give you an easier time in training. The only smoking oppurtunites at selection was at the end of the day, around 9-10pm.

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#8 Post by _Mark_ »

rob-the-biffa wrote:is smoking allowed in the army? also im guessing that if im under 18 still after all training and working in the army... i wont be allowed to smoke until im 18?

rob
anyone can smoke if they want to, but you just dont get much of a chance to in training. if your underage then you may have to explain to your training staff how you got them... i got i.d' all the time at catterick, and i was 21 at the time...

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#9 Post by rob-the-biffa »

aahh ok so i could but its hard im thinking about quiting as i dont find it hard if i know its for a good cause.

so on adsc will i get any oppertunity to have a crafty one as im only 17 and laws 18 same with drinking... i can buy them myself from virtually any shop as i look older than i am being 6ft2-3 and just looking older in the face.

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#10 Post by rob-the-biffa »

take no notice of my last post. as from now i have officially quit! :)

nothing's going to stop me getting in!! :D

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Re: are my fitness level's good enough for ADSC?

#11 Post by gpw2009 »

rob-the-biffa wrote:Would you say my fitness level's are good enough for me to pass adsc?
Your press up's and sit up's need work, have a look at this:

http://hundredpushups.com/

There is a link for sit up's too.

Well done on jacking the smoking in! :D
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#12 Post by sterion66 »

Great link GPW, might do the situps and pressups at same time see which gets to 100 first.

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#13 Post by mr_man_2168 »

gpw2009 wrote:
rob-the-biffa wrote:Would you say my fitness level's are good enough for me to pass adsc?
Your press up's and sit up's need work, have a look at this:

http://hundredpushups.com/

There is a link for sit up's too.

Well done on jacking the smoking in! :D
Quality site that, and it really does work as long as you push yourself. I'm going on to week 5 this week 8)
AST - PASSED
Interview - 13/01/09 - PASSED
Medical - 20/01/09 - PASSED
PGAC - 13/04/09 - CANCELLED
PGAC - 27/04/09 - FAIL DUE TO INJURY
PGAC Re-Attempt - 14/09/09 - ?
TG Course - ???

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#14 Post by sterion66 »

Awesome only just started. Week 3 day 1 right hand side column for pressups and the same but middle column for situps.

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#15 Post by mr_man_2168 »

I started in the same place, every workout I feel totally wiped out like I could never complete the next one, but somehow I'm managing so it must work. haha
AST - PASSED
Interview - 13/01/09 - PASSED
Medical - 20/01/09 - PASSED
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TG Course - ???

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