Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 065 – Winter Nod v’s Summer Nod

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Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 065.

 

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This is the one where I talk about the pros & cons of doing Royal Marines recruit training in the winter as opposed to the summer. I also give you 6 tips for getting through winter training and answer some of your FB questions.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

 

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 064 – Preventing overwhelm

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 064.

imagesThis is the one where I explain how you can avoid one of the biggest killers of progress in your preparation for the marines and share n amazing breakthrough with you.

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 063 – Avoid the biggest reason that 92% of regular exercises fail to reach their long term goals.

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 063.

Royal-Marines-thThis is the one where I talk about exercise in its most basic form. We talk about how to add fun and variety to your sessions and how to keep the body guessing all the time.

Specifically we discuss the RSVP method for checking your Reps.

  • R – Rate, Range, Rest
  • S – Specific
  • V – Variety
  • P – Perfection

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

 

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 062 – Body building, wearing RM clothing and recovering from shin splints

pjft-trainingWelcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 062.

This is the one where I answer your recent Facebook questions including:

  • Bodybuilding after you have passed out
  • Wearing Royal Marines clothing before you pass out
  • Recovering from serious illness
  • Recovering from shin splints

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

 

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 061 – How to avoid the biggest mistake in the fitness industry when training for the Royal Marines

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 061.

Marine-Training (14)This is the one where I explain that extrinsic factors and shiny objects are not what give you motivation and results. Intrinsic factors such as dedication, clean eating and hard work bring results… everything else, all the latest fitness fads just add variety.

I also answer more listen questions from Facebook and share some of your breakthroughs.

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

 

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 060 – How to get back to fighting fit when you are struck down with an illness.

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 060.

10530690_643640672409756_2491330330718656130_nThis is the one where I talk about how you can get back to fighting fit when you are struck down with an illness.

Including 5 steps to ensure you are doing the right thing when you pick up a cold or the flu while training for the Royal Marines.

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

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Q: How Hard is Royal Marine Training?

A: It is up to you!

10530690_643640672409756_2491330330718656130_nIf you are contemplating the idea of joining the Royal Marines you have seen the film Full Metal Jacket right?

If not you have even been living in a cave or it is time to take the application process a bit more seriously, go and watch it and then continue to read this post…

Now that everyone is familiar with the Stanley Kubrick classic it is time for a brief plot synopsis of the first half of the film…

The first half of the film takes place in a USMC Bootcamp where the potential recruits are physically, racially and psychologically abused by their Gunnery Sergeant all the way to the end of training. Eventually the main victim of this abuse, Pvt. Pile ends up killing himself and the sociopath Gunnery Sergeant.

This Hollywood portrayal of Marine training, amongst other films, is guilty for misleading a lot of those joining the Royal Marines. I for one watched the film the weekend before I started training just to pump myself up for the barrage of emotional torment I was about to willfully embark upon. The reality of the situation, however, is that you are not going to be screamed at and abused throughout your time at Lympstone CTCRM, quite the opposite in fact.

Royal Marines training’s purpose is to teach you how to become a soldier of the highest quality and therefore you could compare it to some sort of sick boarding school where the teachers are allowed to punish you by making you exercise until you are physically exhausted or waste your precious free time by keeping you up at night cleaning and doing menial tasks (Our troop actually all got given lines once just to take away a couple of hours of our time “I must not point my weapon in jest”).

Sound tough? Well it is supposed to be. Just like any other school though the ‘teachers’ are there to produce an end product and to produce the end product they have to correct the ‘pupils’ when they behave badly. Unlike school though instead of giving out detentions at Lympstone you will be given extra exercise and you don’t have to be there if you do not want to be.

Conclusion

Ultimately school was just a game wasn’t it? You do what you are told and you don’t get punished – this is just like Royal Marines training (you will get punished anyway sometimes but this is merely to strengthen you psychologically). No one is going to abuse you racially, physically or psychologically, (okay, maybe sort of psychologically but it is for your own good) they are there to teach and you are there to learn.

Your biggest challenge during training is the one inside yourself that makes you doubt your abilities or looks for the easy way out – not some psychopathic drill instructor or people pinning you down or beating you with soap at night time. If you are prepared mentally, physically and determined to succeed in what is a challenge of a lifetime then you already have the tools to succeed.

The famous corps adage goes: “They cannot kill you and they will not make you pregnant.”

Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 059 – Am I good enough for the Royal Marines?

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 059

downloadThis is the one where I help you answer the questions ‘Am I good enough to join the Royal Marines?’

I explain why the answer is YES and if what you can do if the answer is NO.

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

 

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Bootneck Blueprint Podcast 058 – How To Get Started When Training For The Royal Marines

Welcome to the BootneckBlueprint.com podcast episode 058.

Start-LineThis is the one where I give you 5 tips to getting started when first training to join the Royal Marines.

The tips include:

  1. The key to getting started is to get started!
  2. Consistency = Results
  3. Be smart…
  4. Work on your weaknesses
  5. Be prepared to make sacrifices

I hope you find the information interesting and remind you to leave your comments here, on iTunes or help spread the word on Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in pursuit of excellence,

The Renegade Bootneck.

Author of the Bootneck Blueprint

Founder of the Commando Coaching Academy and PRMC Preparation Course

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