Hi, well after I finish College I will be thinking of joing either the RAF or Marines in the UK.
I have been researching about what I need to be able to do in order to be ble to get in.
The RAF states you need to be ble to do 1.5 miles in under 12 Mins 12 Secs. but for my age group (18) theyrecommend that I should be able to do it in 10-11 mins.
The Marines is a bit more hard core as you have to do a 2.5-3 day Potrential Royal Marine Commandos test which involves cardio and gym tests, Im not sure sure about the gym side but you need to be able to do 3 miles in under 22.5 mintues for that...
I have been thinking about joing the forces for a long time and would really like to do it, I would preffer to go into the Marines as a soldier. But the only thing that makes me think is that my cardio isn't that good. I had asthma as a kid and I think my lung capacity is a bit smallerthan the average.
If I were to join the RAF I would go in as a Firefighter/Gunner.
I havebeen doig gym work for a year on/off, i ijnured by back for 1/2 months so Im getting back into it now and have been running, I managed to do 1.5 miles in 9 minutes I think it was so Im improving, Im startig the Guerilla Cardio this week as I read it can improve your VO2 Max a fair bit so hopefully that will help...