The Royal Marines are tough, no doubt. But what aspects of fitness do they use to get into such good shape? Apart from the miles of running they do, body weight exercises are paramount. Here is a workout they use to gauge who has what it takes to become a Marine. Do you?
The beep test also known as the multi stage fitness test or pacer test (shuttle runs between 2 points, 20 meters apart, at a pace dictated by bleeps, beginning at level 1), Level 11 Minimum.
- Pressups/ Pushups
60 pressups performed none stop, at a rhythm of 1 second up, 1 second down.
85 situps performed none stop, at a rhythm of 1 second up, 1 second down.
- Overhand grip Pullups
10 overhand grip pullups, at a rhythm of 1 second up, 1 second down.
Perform the body weight exercises 1 after the other, with 90 seconds rest in between.
If you can do all the above, think about signing up! Well done.
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