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    This might seem like a stupid question but I'm curious ... are you allowed to take supplements with you to PRTC & phase 1 training? Such as protein powders & pre-workouts etc.

    Also, I'm aware the PJFT is a best effort exercise, with regards to the press-ups, do you have to be doing them for the whole minute or are you able to stop after you've reached a certain amount? Obviously 20 is the pass mark but this usually only takes me around 30 seconds. If my knees touch the floor within the minute but after I've completed 20, would this be a pass or fail?

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    (Original post by Shaw11)
    This might seem like a stupid question but I'm curious ... are you allowed to take supplements with you to PRTC & phase 1 training? Such as protein powders & pre-workouts etc.

    Also, I'm aware the PJFT is a best effort exercise, with regards to the press-ups, do you have to be doing them for the whole minute or are you able to stop after you've reached a certain amount? Obviously 20 is the pass mark but this usually only takes me around 30 seconds. If my knees touch the floor within the minute but after I've completed 20, would this be a pass or fail?

    Thanks!
    Hi,

    When you get to RAF Halton on PRTC they will make it very clear supplements are not permitted during recruit training and there is also a list of supplements that are not allowed at any time during your career.

    Regarding your second question, you can simply bash out 20 push ups and then stop and take the remainder of the time as yours to rest, repeat for the sit ups to 35 and then chill out. Once you've done your minimum there is no point carrying on as it is simply a tick in the box, no ones going to praise you for doing 40 push ups. This changes when you arrive at RAF Halton as on day 01 you have a maximum effort test, here is when you can go crazy and get the best scores.
 
 
 
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