Sleep is essential for both physical and mental health, as it's the time that your body and mind utilize to heal and grow while recharging for the day ahead. Failing to get enough sleep, especially when you have something as important as your physical fitness assessment, can undoubtedly impact your well-being and cause you to experience untold levels of stress, fatigue, weakness and confusion.
When you have not had your fitness tested since high school, the prospect of uniformed members watching and grading you can be daunting. Positive inner dialogue is one of the best tools to combat the anxiety and fear that courses through your body in response to thinking about your upcoming test.
Being in the right frame of mind is essential for being tested. It doesn't matter how much you've trained, how much you trust your body or how ready you feel for the Physical Fitness Assessment for the ADF. If you're prone to anxiety and stress over performance in general, you can easily underperform.
Why do some people glide through the different phases of the enlistment process while others crumble under stress? Is it a reflection of the person's character? While it may be true that some people are better suited for high-stress roles, mental well-being also impacts your ability during the enlistment process. As part of your preparation, consider the following three focus areas to keep you mentally well:
In sports, a player’s ability to self-manage mental stress is the factor that can win or lose the match. You can liken the mental stress, that high-profile sportspeople endure, to the stress you will feel as your fitness test draws closer. Therefore, you may perform better when training by yourself than under pressure.
Are you feeling the need for speed? Here's a compilation of 10 aviation books from recent military conflicts for you to listen to on your drive to work. Spend that time getting up to speed on recent conflicts from a birds eye perspective to further your knowledge in the art of war.
Audiobooks are the greatest accompaniment to endurance training. Sometimes it's good to just clear your mind and have zero distractions on your long runs then other times it's bloody good to have an awesome audiobook to keep you occupied.
If you're thinking about joining the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and want to know the physical requirements, this post can help. The Canadian Armed Forces require all recruits or candidates to be in decent physical shape.
If you're looking to get into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), you probably already know that a primary requirement is being in good physical shape, including strength, stamina and agility to carry out your duties.
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.
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.