Gurkha - week 1: Lift & Carry short
REPEATED LIFT & CARRY OF WEIGHT OVER 30M
Run 30m 5 times with the weight and 4 times without.
As part of the regional selection process, just outside of Dharan, Gurkha recruits are expected to demonstrate their strength and determination with a short Lift & Carry test.
The aim of this test is to complete the challenge in the quickest possible time. The Lift & Carry is used over traditional exercises, such as push-ups and sit-ups, to simulate a real-life battle situation. No one has ever done a push-up in the field, but they have had to carry heavy objects and/or casualties.
1.Once you are ready, start your timer. Pick up the weight and carry it to the end of the track.
2.Once you reach the end of the track, place your foot outside of the end marker, then turnaround and carry the weight back to the start of the track.
3.Once you reach the start point, place your foot and the weight down outside of the end marker, turn around and run back to the opposite end of the track without the weight.
4.Once you reach the end of the track, place your foot outside of the end marker, turn around and run back.
5.Repeat steps 1 to 4 until you have completed the set number relays.
bonus points scoring
|Under 1 min 45 secs||20|
|Under 2 min 00 secs||18|
|Under 2 min 15 secs||16|
|Under 2 min 30 secs||14|
|Under 2 min 45 secs||12|
|Under 3 min 00 secs||10|
|Under 3 min 15 secs||8|
|Under 3 min 30 secs||6|
|Under 3 min 45 secs||4|
|Under 4 min 00 secs||2|
This is a brutal physical challenge for which you are responsible for your own health and safety. It is imperative that you read through, understand and follow our health and safety guidelines before you embark on your challenge attempt.