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Para rigger questions.
« on: June 20, 2017, 12:49:39 »
Good afternoon all!
I am currently jusy finishing QL3 Supply and at the beginning of the course we had tryouts for the rigger positions in trenton. I failed the pt portion for chin ups and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on specific exercises that will help with chin ups?
As well; I start my first posting in a few weeks to CFB Edmonton to the Service Battalion and I was wondering if you think I should make my intentions of going Rigger known to my COC when I arrive?
Lastly, a fellow on course suggested I pen a memo to my COC outlining my intentions of rigger and asking permission for extra gym time during the work weeks and how that would be beneficial. Do you think that is a good ideaor is it just likely to be shot down?

Thanks all for reading this, and I apologize if these are stupid questions but I've only been in since January and went from basic right to QL3 and then soon to Edmonton so I have zero knowledge on most things.

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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2017, 12:56:34 »
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2017, 13:02:55 »
General tip for anyone reading this. If you're not able to do even 1 chin-up, try practicing reverse chin-ups first. I have found it to be very helpful. Same applies to pull-ups.

This YouTuber (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1XHNZDn3btv7454Pkz7THg) has very helpful exercise tips for beginners.
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2017, 13:04:17 »
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 13:08:37 »
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No need to apologize. Good luck.  :)
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2017, 14:12:25 »
I would suggest, maybe, that you get to your unit, get in the groove, maybe go through a couple of sheet exchange cycles in the shacks before putting the CofC on notice as to your aspirations and intentions. Your direct chain will interview you at various levels during your first few weeks in a gaining unit. That's where you make your future plans known. if you want to be a rigger, it's on you to prepare yourself for it. There are chin-up bars all over that base, crack a couple off when you pass one.
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2017, 15:08:48 »
There are chin-up bars all over that base, crack a couple off when you pass one.

@OP Maybe even find a gym buddy to help yourself stay motivated.
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2017, 16:03:55 »
It never hurts to let you CoC know your goals.

Great tips for chin ups given, just keep at it, the best way to be better at chin ups.....do more chin ups.


Also, since you are in edmonton, check out skydive Eden North. Might be worth going for a jump or 2 to see if you even like the jumping out of the airplane part. Plus a lot of guys who are para qualified (which you will have to be to be a rigger) are also Canadian Sport Parachute Association jumpers. The owner has trained many skyhawks in his day.
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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2017, 17:59:46 »
@sidemount and Infant_Tree
Thanks for the advice. I think I will try to find a gym buddy when I get there and will certanly check out Eden North thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Para rigger questions.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 18:18:33 »
No problem.
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