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It really doesn't matter if you were a weak trooper who stuggled to pass ippt in NS time or a real regular soldier who did went out of fake singapore forest, bashing in real jungles with live rounds loaded and limited water. Few years after they ord, most will probably struggle with ippt.
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Don't worry, SAF IPPT for NSMen is a joke. Too many failing or not completing the IPPT.
They will fine you but that's about it.
You waste time doing the RT of course.
No other way out, either you find someway to 'keng', or go through this year after year till MR.
Painful of course, but that's part of the burden of being a citizen.
The best way out IMO, is to take it in stride and work out for your own benefit.
Don't think about it as doing it for SAF or Garmen.
Think of getting better fitness and health for yourself and your loved ones (and your wallet in terms of medical bills).
So don't give up on yourself.
I used to run with some of them when I was staying temporarily at my mother's place.
The married guys work shifts (security work obviously) and exercise is OTOT so long as they pass their IPPT.
Most of them run 2-3 times a week and anywhere from 2.4km to 10km.
They are not even as fast as what most of us believe. Probably only a 11kph to 13kph pace.
The real fast ones are usually the younger ones who are still at their prime of training.
Very few are actually in the armed forces 'soldier' role (that's reserved for bullet soakers like us )
As said, the 'ON' and the young ones are fantastically fit. Probably a 15kph to 16kph pace.
But most of them are catered for IPPT (ie. 2.4km);
longer distance (10km+) and many 'siao' S'poreans can be their match if not better.
sure, we want to keep fit but then sometimes is really so tiring after a day's work, you just want to lie down and do nothing (lazy but its true!). And weekends is extremely precious haha.