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Strengthening shoulders.

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Hi. So i've been preparing for selection for a while but i've only started seriously preparing a week or two ago, my running is fine and i can walk for as long as i need too but when i wear a backpack whilst walking i find it a lot harder to breathe, my shoulders feel crushed and it compresses my chest so any tips on how i can strengthen my shoulders so i don't get my lungs crushed when i walk? Thanks.

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get a decent bergen with good lumbar support and slowly increase you weight,and dont try to much to soon coz you'll f@#k your back up. also dont try anything to heavy in trainers as it'll batter your feet something silly

other than that barbell/dumbell rows, lat/delt raises and plenty of dips
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Haha, wish i would have known to not have too much weight on my first ruck walk the other day. I threw my brother into my bag who weighs 50 kilos and went for a walk, totally wrecked myself. I'll go up from 20 pounds i guess, thanks for the advise.

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After the war we were skinny little runts but that did not stop us passing the selection, just get you self as fit as a butchers dog and give it your best shot.

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Will do.

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Especially at your age, start off light and build up gradually. You've got loads of time, but not if you break yourself!
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Thanks for all the advice. I'm going easy on my self at first with a few intenser workouts per week and lots of rest.

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50 kilo brother in your bag? This has to be a bite! :lol:
Perhaps try your sister instead :P
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