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Who Works Out Army PT?

The only exercise that Gym Queens are interested in is having their egos massaged.

I thought the point of PT when I was in the soldiers was to make you honk up over your daps and walk like Mohammed Ali for for few trembly hours afterwards.

Though I think some of the RAF PTI’s took thier training from Mr Motivator off that Good Morning Britain documentary..

The difference between civvy and Armyrats © military is that a soldier has to be robust.

Look at Paula Radcliffe, the fucking lightweight – oooh I’ve ‘urt me foot – finely tuned athlete. A soldier (hopefully) would griz it.

Sports nutrition is misleading.

You can do it on normal food or you can’t, they arent going to be rushing to replen you with protein shakes and your favourite energy drink at an FOB.

The basic food groups haven’t changed and a balanced diet is “sports nutrition”, soldiers don’t/can’t live in that bubble like athletes and the muscle mary’s, they have to function in the real world. There are plenty of “athletes” who couldnt hack soldiering as it’s not done in the contrived conditions they are used to.

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I thought the point of PT when I was in the soldiers was to make you honk up over your daps and walk like Mohammed Ali for for few trembly hours afterwards.

Though I think some of the RAF PTI’s took thier training from Mr Motivator off that Good Morning Britain documentary..

RAF PTIs are far better than Army PTIs.

They couldn’t possibly be Dingerr on the handful of occaisions I had any interaction with the RAF types they wern’t half as shouty as the Army types.

And everyone knows that being shouted at and called names as you do physical jerks and running is the only way to achieve excellence, or get paid to be a winner.

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Sports nutrition isn’t relevent.

You can do it on normal food or you can’t, they arent going to be rushing to replen you with protein shakes and your favourite energy drink at an FOB.

The basic food groups haven’t changed and a balanced diet is “sports nutrition”, soldiers don’t/can’t live in that bubble like athletes and the muscle mary’s, they have to function in the real world. There are plenty of “athletes” who couldnt hack soldiering as it’s not done in the contrived conditions they are used to.

It is relevant. I don’t recall one word about nutrition in training, except watching ‘Too Fat To Fight’ which I think was a pirate copy by then and unofficial.

Points taken about some ‘toughening up’ being of value, but my point is that superbeasting doesn’t bring the best results, nor does working flat out, so why do it all the time? There would be an equal value in doing at least SOME of it properly, surely? Fartlek is good, but actual proper cardio and stuctured training schedules would help too.

I found RN Clubswingers extremely good at doing a gym session in a limited space with limited kit which was hard work but made it fun to be sick on your shoes.

The RAF PTI I knew seemed to have taken on the job in order to be allowed to stand in the middle doing nothing more energetic than blow his whistle. He looked like a medicine ball with pipe cleaners sticking out.

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