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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Military Fitness Requirements In The UK


Military Fitness levels are inside your grasp if you can put your mind to it !

If your considering joining the Armed Forces you may want to read the rest of this article to gain a bit of knowledge on what is required to pass the fitness tests.
Lets start with the Basic Army Entrance requirements :
The fitness requirement consists of a 1.5 mile run that must be completed according to the time set for the particular Regiment/Corps that you are intending to join. The times range from 14 mins 30 secs down to 9 mins 18 secs and goes on what Reg/ Corps your intending to join.
Now the Army Basic Training Fitness requirements :
Complete a 12.8 km loaded march. Depending on which Corps or Reg you join you'll be carrying a weight of between 15 kg - 25 kg and must be completed within 2hrs and no less than 1hr 55 mins so not much scope for error there. This will include your weapon, helmet and body armour.
Aerobic Test - Starts with an 800 m walk / jog completed as a squad in a time of 4mins 50 secs and max of 5 mins. Immediately followed by a 1.5 mile run completed in the times below depending on gender and age....

Age
Complete in
Male
29 and under10 mins 30 secs
30-3411 mins
35-3911 mins 30 secs
40-4412 mins
45-4912 mins 30 secs
50-5413 mins 30 secs

Female
29 and under13 mins
30-3413 mins 30 secs
35-3914 mins
40-4414 mins 30 secs
45-4915 mins
50-5416 mins

 Press Ups - 
This is completed in a time frame of 2 mins and again depends on your gender and age .......
AgeNo of Press-Ups
Male
29 and under44
30-3441
35-3939
40-4435
45-4929
50-5425
Female
29 and under21
30-3419
35-3916
40-4415
45-4913
50-5411

Sit Ups -
Again in a time frame of 2 mins and depends on age and gender.
AgeNo of Sit Ups
29 and under50
30-3446
35-3943
40-4437
45-4934
50-5432

 Next we will go on to the RAF Entrance Fitness Requirements - 

The basic military fitness test for the RAF is a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill which needs to be completed within 12 mins and 12 secs for men and 14 mins 35 secs for women.
You may also be required to complete a beep test and do as many press-ups and sit-ups as you can do in a minute but you will be given more information on what you are expected to do when you apply.
RAF Basic Training Fitness Requirements -  This has to be completed every six months and consists of 3 parts, Press Ups, Sit Ups and a Beep Test at the required levels and reps depending on age and gender.
Press Ups are completed in a time of 1 minute and the number depends on your age and gender.......
AgeNo of Press-Ups
Male
Under 1719
17-2920
30-3419
35-3918
40-4417
45-4916
50-5415
55+14

Female
Under 179
17-2910
30-349
35-398
40-447
45-496
50-545
55+4
Sit Ups - These are performed in 2 minutes and the amount of reps you do depends on your gender and age.....
AgeNo of Sit-Ups
Male
Under 1732
17-2935
30-3432
35-3929
40-4426
45-4923
50-5420
55+17

Female
Under 1729
17-2932
30-3429
35-3926
40-4423
45-4920
50-5417
55+14


Beep Test - The level you need to achieve depends on your age and gender.
AgeBeep test score
Male
Under 179.04 -10.09
17-299.10 -11.06
30-349.04 - 10.10
35-398.09 - 10.03
40-448.03 - 9.09
45-497.07 - 9.02

Female
Under 176.07 - 7.09
17-297.02 - 8.06
30-346.08 - 7.10
35-396.04 - 7.04
40-445.08 - 6.08
45-495.04 - 6.02
                                  
Lets move to the Royal Navy Entrance Fitness requirements -


The pre-joining fitness test for the Royal Navy is a 1.5 mile run on a treadmill in the times specified below depending on your age and gender - 


Men:
15 – 24 12 min 20 secs
25 – 29 12 min 48 secs
30 – 34 13 min 18 secs
35 – 39 13 min 49 secs



Women: 15 – 24 14 min 35 secs
25 – 29 15 min 13 secs
30 – 34 15 min 55 secs
35 – 39 16 min 40 secs


Whilst in training you will have to pass the Royal Navy Fitness Test which consists of an 800m run which is completed as a squad in a time of under 5mins followed by a 1.5 mile run in a set time laid out below



AgeTime (mins)
Male
16-2411.13
25-2911.38
30-3412.08
35-3912.34
40-4413.02
45-4913.34
50-5414.02
55-5914.3
Female
16-2413.15
25-2913.5
30-3414.28
35-3915.09
40-4415.52
45-4916.41
50-5417.15
55-5917.57
You have also various other fitness test to clear before passing out, like the Assault Course, Obstacle Course a swimming test a PT session with press ups, sit ups, shuttle runs. So be prepared !

The Royal Marines Entrance Fitness Requirements are in 2 stages, First you have to do 1.5 mile run on a treadmill in under 10 mins then you will then be going to Lympstone for 3 days to complete various tests which will consist of - A three mile run completed in two parts first a squad run of 1.5 miles completed in 12.5 mins then a 1.5 mile personal best run which has to be completed in no less than 10.5 mins otherwise you fail PRMC.

A Bleep Test - expected to reach Level 11
Stress Tests - 
                      60 press ups in 2 mins
                      2 mins rest
                      80 sit ups in 2 mins
                      2 mins rest
                      A minimum of 6 pulls ( full pull ups arms shoulder width apart from full hang to chest touching the bar)

Gym tests - five tests lasting 3 minutes
An Assault Course to be completed in 4 minutes
During the three days you will also be tested on your strength of mind to examine your determination, endurance and attitude. There is also a rope test to see how you are with ropes.

I hope this gives you some idea of what is expected of you when you join any of the British Forces good luck to you all.






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