Gareth is right, i'm in the army myself and I remember putting in 4 or 5 months hard work to ensure I passed my selection and got into the army. The army is cutting down numbers and are looking to only recruit hard working determined soldiers. However your in the situation now and you should make the most of the time you got left. 3 weeks running 5 times a week should knock as much as a minute off your current time. In the army you don't want to be on the borderline you want to be passing these tests easily. Remember to do lots of pressups every day too as this will make your time in basic training a lot easier.
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From my experience, planking is the best exercise to try to test your core strength. I used to train boxing full time for about 4 months and after our first workout we would always finish with a 5 or 6 minute abs session always finishing with the plank including side plank. Pick out 3 or 4 ab exercises such as crunches, elbow-to-knees etc. Do maybe 30 reps of each exercise then finish with a max effort plank and record how long you hold it for. Their is no easy and comfortable way of improve your core strength but it does only take 5 or 6 minutes out of your day to do.
My knee has been sore again since Mondays run so I finally decided to go to the doctors this morning, there is a bit of swelling somewhere on my knee and he thinks I have that ITB Syndrome which somebody mentioned before! :/ Anyway, I am to see the physio on Friday and it is up to him what I must do.
I also visited a running store called Sweatshop today and they put me on a treadmill etc to see what my feet are like and it turns out my left foot is normal but right right foot is over pronated which could be the cause of my knee problem, my trainers only suit my right foot
Give it a few weeks and I will hopefully be running again
Morning everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend filled with cake and beer aplenty!
I done the 8 mile run this morning with the boxing team without too much trouble I managed to keep up all the way round and finished it with a slightly sore knee but 10 times better than it was last monday It's put me in a great mood which is unusual for a Monday morning
Sorry to hear about the hamstring David :/ Unfortunately nobody gets away with running and never getting injured it seems