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Offline camrose

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Mastering the sandbag drag
« Reply #1125 on: June 10, 2018, 15:30:55 »
Looking for some input... I am applying to the Army reserves and training for the fitness test. I am at a point where I can easily do 3 of 4 but can't get the sandbag drag. I'm pretty fit, athletic and healthy but weigh barely 90 lbs and about 4'10" - is this even doable for someone my size? I joined the local base gym and have been going to their FORCE training classes and getting pretty frustrated that I can only get the drag barely 1/2 way. My test is scheduled for 2 weeks and I'm thinking just to cancel. Hints anyone?

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Re: Mastering the sandbag drag
« Reply #1126 on: June 10, 2018, 15:34:09 »
Cut the weight in half when you're doing the practice drags and work on your technique. Once you have it down add more weight.

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Re: Mastering the sandbag drag
« Reply #1127 on: June 10, 2018, 17:10:15 »
Looking for some input... I am applying to the Army reserves and training for the fitness test. I am at a point where I can easily do 3 of 4 but can't get the sandbag drag. I'm pretty fit, athletic and healthy but weigh barely 90 lbs and about 4'10" - is this even doable for someone my size? I joined the local base gym and have been going to their FORCE training classes and getting pretty frustrated that I can only get the drag barely 1/2 way. My test is scheduled for 2 weeks and I'm thinking just to cancel. Hints anyone?

What kind of training are you doing? For someone your size, you really need to be doing some strength focused training like squats and deadlifts to make up the difference. Not only to pass your PT test, but you're going to be at a significant disadvantage when it comes to just moving objects throughout your career.

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Re: Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
« Reply #1128 on: June 10, 2018, 19:28:20 »
Physics suck sometimes, but there are people that size that pass it. It's basically leg strength so squats etc help, and starting with low weights to do practice drags.

I'm built like a lever with another 18" on you, so feel your pain.  It can be a pain to get the bags moving, but you just got to dig down and giver!  Keep working at it and don't give up and you'll be good!  No quick solution, but like everything else, hard work and a good attitude will get you there.

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Re: Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
« Reply #1129 on: June 10, 2018, 21:41:28 »
Make sure you’re using what weight you DO have to its best advantage also. Lean back, almost to where you think your heals will go out from under you, but not quite. Use your body weight to help counteract the weight you’re trying to pull. At your size, it’ll be tough, but yes, it CAN be done. Technique is vitally important.
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Re: Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
« Reply #1130 on: July 17, 2018, 21:04:31 »
Update: Silly me. I rewatched the video and I noticed I was doing the 20m rush wrong. At every 20m mark, I was laying down outside of the 20m "distance", similar to the starting point, instead of laying down inside the 20m "distance". Therefore I was adding time and distance. I, properly, re-simulated the 20m rush and got it at 39 seconds.
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Force test
« Reply #1131 on: August 09, 2018, 20:06:25 »
Hi, with the force test is there blood pressure readings before and after that affect of you passed overall?

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