The main task of the special forces instructors is to put an officer in the most difficult conditions that soldiers can handle during the fight and hone the ability to survive and fight until last breath. That is why the training of special forces around the world looks like torture, not a workout.
But if it is hard to learn during the training, then it will be easy in a fight! Did you ever think about the level of the physical condition of army officers and special forces troops? This information you can find on this page. By the way, there is a unique TACFIT Commando system of training by Scott Sonnon. With this fitness guide, you can easily pass any test of endurance.
The test is conducted to evaluate the endurance of soldiers and consists of push-ups, crunches and run 3.2 km. The standards vary depending on the age and sex of the soldiers.
Men: 44 push-ups, 50 crunches (2 for every exercise), and run 2,5 km in 14.5 min maximum.
To get into the armed forces, it is necessary to pass a physical training consisting of 15 push-ups, 45 twists, and the multi-stage shuttle run. In general, the recruits must run 1.12 km in 6.5 minutes. They have different standards for air, land and sea forces.
In Singapore’s army individual test is conducted from push-ups, crunches, and 2.4 km run. But instead of standard regulations here recruits awarding points according to the special scheme (depending on the age, gender, number of repetitions, etc.). From 04.01.2015 Government bring new rules and the results are divided into 4 categories:
- 61 points and more: it is the minimum for the soldier on active duty and norms for “promising” recruit
- 75 points and more: “Silver winner”
- 85 points and more: “Golden winner”
- 90 and more: the level of commandos and the guardsmen
How does it work? For example, to become a member of the Special Forces, a 25-year-old Singapore man should make 58 push-ups, 58 crunches and run 2.4 km within 10.5 min – 90 points total. The system is very adjustable, for example, you are not good at running, but you can do crunches and push-ups – then you can earn maximum points on these exercises, and less on running.
The minimum requirements for the recruits you can find on an official Russian Ministry of Defense website. Russian Special Forces checking 3 physical qualities: strength, speed, and endurance. The recruit under the contract can choose one exercise for each of them.
Strength: men under 30 years should do 45 push-ups or 10 pull-ups; women under 25 years old should do 12 push-ups or 25 abs workouts(bending trunk forward).
Speed: running 60 m within 9,8 sec, (12,9 for women) or 100 m within 15,1 sec (19,5 sec for women), or go through the shuttle run test 10×10 m within 28,5 sec (38 sec).
Endurance: men running 3 km within 14.30 min. Or 1 km in 4.20 min., or ski race 5 kilometers in 28 minutes. Women only run 1 km in 5.20 minutes.
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