I'm not sur that it's entirely the fault of the bitch working in the shop. Make sure you check the size of your rangers (boots) before leaving the magasin de corps in Aubagne.Unfortunately no. I bought new running shoes and just after first day running i get it in my heed that bitch working in shop give me smaller number.
So i get blisters on feet and new experience how legions might be. Got to limit myself on push and pull ups.
Many former servicemen gravitate towards Thailand. Certainly there are several RMs' living there. In Europe Spain is another popular watering hole.Ye, there's part of my fault to. I'm gonna change it tomorrow and definitely will double check boots when i get one pair.
Do you need to mark your name on boots? When instructor throw them all through the window could be tricky to find yours. How it's best way to mark boots?
Joseph Cosgrove someone already mentioned in the forum and I also noticed that many ex legionnaires go to Thailand after service. Is there some reason for that, are it's just coincidence?
In Paris they will take "swinging" as a good pull up, I realized it few days after I joined and I saw some South African guys wiggling like worms on the bar after 4-5 normal pull ups and they would crank out 14-15 with the "wiggling" method, no superiors complained about that, but after asking around whether that was accepted, few french people said that they won't take it into consideration in Aubagne.Swinging and not total extension of the arms is not taken into consideration
2.6K in 12m is MINIMUM, you should strive for at least 3K to have some kind of advantage over at least a few people there, most of the recruits are pretty slim, a few of whom I met were either cross runners or long distance runners (1 czech guy was national record holder for one of the long races for his category).I ran today 2400 m in 15 minutes and I can do 5-6 correct pull-ups (7-8 with swinging). I made decision to seriously begin my training. Actually I wanted to start two months ago but I gave up do to high temperatures because I'm lazy Kurva.
I will share my progress and details of the training if someone is interested.
I don't know. Somehow is easier when you share with others.
However Decided to join or not I will be physically ready until the winter.
Share your training methods and ways of motivation.
In Paris we did BEEP/BLEEP (Luc Leger) test, pull ups and a quick simple IQ test, other recruits said that you do Cooper once you arrive in Aubagne, but right now I'm absolutely clueless, a "friend" of mine from UK who went to Aubagne and was later rejected for unknown reasons said that in Aubagne you do a few medical/psychological interviews/tests, one IQ test and that's it, he didn't say anything about any of the physical tests.Question in regards to the 2.8km run. Going through the threads and watching videos I've seen during the sports test it's 2.8 in 12 minutes. Other places have said it's the beep test. Either way I plan on having plenty of distance on my legs by time i go. Just wondering if anyone can clear up if it's one or both of them.
Thanks for clearing that up.In the old days you had the Cooper which was running around the track for 12 mins. You also had a lot of other physical tests, but let's stick to what happens nowadays. It's the Beep test and pull ups. The thing is if you only train up for this then during instruction you are going to suffer. Practically each morning you will be doing excercises and it won't be the Beep. You will go on long runs and finish off with : sit ups, or pull ups, or squat thrusts, or rope climbing, or...sprinkle to taste.
To give those of you who are reasonably new to the forum an idea of some of the things that will be expected of you, here's a sample. You will be expected to run for 8 (eight) kilometers with backpack, webbing, rifle and helmut on in less than an hour.
Not quite the same as short sprints in sports kit. You must build up your stamina.