Whether you're a candidate for the Australian Defence Force or the Police, one exercise will have to become part of your weekly training routine so you can stay in shape, perform your duties better and generally be able to complete your tasks on and off the job. That one exercise is running.
The 8 Station Operational Focused Ability Test (OFAT) for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Recruits
Are you considering entering the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)? Then you will need to be physically and mentally ready to take on the tasks your duties might include while on the job.
Have you ever had an injury where you wondered what could have gone wrong? How about a sudden drop in your workout performance for no apparent reason? Often the culprit in unexplained performance and recovery issues is stress.
The pelvic floor is probably not a topic that comes up when you are training for the Physical Fitness Assessment when you want to join the ADF. However, if you're a woman, sooner or later, you'll understand why looking after your pelvic floor should indeed be a crucial element in your workout regime, not just while you're training but also for the rest of your life.
Push ups are one of the most important exercises for ADF and Police applicants to master. They are a staple of ADF and Police fitness requirements and are continuously assessed throughout your career including your PFA. Read more for a detailed breakdown of push up technique and how you can ensure your push ups are clean and efficient for Assessment Day.
The team at TBG provides numerous resources to assist you with your push up progression. We will now break down the push up in more detail to highlight the main points to consider during the exercise.
Have you put any thought into what items you may need to make recruit training and enlisted life easier?
ADF and Police applicants face enough stress leading up to their enlistment day with their YOU session, medical clearance, beep tests and PFA assessments. Read on to shed some light on the unknown with a list of helpful items and where to find them.
Iron is a mineral involved in making red blood cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. When iron levels are low, it increases the possibility of anemia.
Have you been training your butt off only to get to your PFA and score way lower than what you are capable of scoring on the beep test? Have you heard of "focus on the process not the outcome"?
Have you been practising your PFA push ups several times a week for the last couple of months and now you just can't seem to be progressing? You may have hit a training plateau.
Here at The Barracks Gym, we have a history of getting aspiring ADF applicants fit to pass the PFA. When they ask us who we recommend as the most trusted and reputable preparation company for military pre-selection, we always tell them the same thing. Look no further than Defence Ready for simple, fast and effective preparation for rapid selection into the ADF. These guys work alongside the most ambitious applicants each year across all arms of military training.
Michael and Carly both have walked the path you are about to take and are commited to help you get started with your training for a successful enlistment with free tips and articles.