When training for the Australian Defence Force, physical fitness and achieving your potential in the Physical Fitness Assessment will be at the forefront of your mind. The rigorous standards required to rise to the challenge put your mind into sharp focus, and you will want to perform at your very best.
When it comes to a medical appeal, you are generally given a timeframe that you can expect to wait. It is imperative to note that you are one of thousands of applicants who have put in a medical appeal and that you should find a way to use this time wisely. If this is you, then read on...
When jumping back into running for the first time or completing a heavy session many of us tend to experience lower limb discomfort, especially around the anterior and medial lower leg and calves. So, what is this new discomfort, how can I manage it and when should you get help?
The importance of having a strong grip as a Police officer can be directly related to how effective you are at restraining and possibly detaining a person of interest. You’ll have to achieve at least a 30kg reading on the dynamometer at the Vic Pol, NSW Police Force and WA Police Force fitness tests.
Saying 'I can't' is a poor excuse. You can. You're just choosing not to. If this is something that you do all the time, read on to find out what you can start saying instead...
In order to give you the direction, accountability and support you need, there are a couple of different elements to this program. Here’s a brief description:
Tight calf muscles are an extremely common occurrence for ADF and Police applicants who are new to running and are training for the PFA or APSAD or any other Police recruiting fitness test. The amount of running training you do each week needs to be slowly increased over time to ensure that you don’t injure yourself however this is often overlooked especially when your PFA or Police fitness test is just a few weeks away and you want to train hard to ensure you can pass the beep test. The result in this sudden increase in running training generally, always, leads to tight calf muscles and, if not addressed, can progress to injuries such as shin splints.
You might feel like you've got it all covered and that you can handle your fitness, your application and the ups and downs by yourself. Having a Battle Buddy can ensure that you are kept accountable and always have someone who 'gets it'. If this sounds good... then read on!
As important as it is to train hard and work towards getting yourself fit and strong, incorporating some sort of recovery method into your week is also crucial. If you need some help finding the right recovery method then read on...
Are you keen to become a police officer in Australia? Mastering the push-up then must become one of your goals during preparations to the physical fitness test. In 5 out of the seven territories, the Police Force includes the push-ups in their PFA.
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.