(Original post by c471)
exactly. OP, go buy one of the 6 million books about it if you want to know secret stuff.
I would say a trip down to brecon is a nice bet, doing the fan dance is something im sure you would have to tackle at some point, its great training and im sure if you asked they would give you the sort of times they expect their guys to go over and back in.
not to mention, i think your mate should attempt some howling stuff and see if he still has wish to join. Do 15 mins a km of straight line distance over the welsh terrain for upwards of 18 hours, see if it still floats his boat. (ICR if the TA's do long drag or not?)
there is a book called fighting fit by adrian weale i think his name was, its about 6 quid on amazon, and its a great book. some good fitness plans covering the sort of fitness you want for that sort of thing.
fitness is good, but you need to be sure your head is in it. granted im thinking in terms of the regs selection, but they have some very howling stats of how many very very competant, experienced soldiers take themselves off the course in the jungle. im talking like 30 or 40 out of every 50, not considering injury.
firstly, really examine your motivation. they will have plenty of guys coming through the doors who think it would be cool to be able to say they are SAS, who want to be jason bourne etc. and they will hammer all those guys out in no time at all.