Basically if you are reading from overseas, IPPT is this physical fitness test that has been a pain in the ass for many healthy male adults in Singapore.
Some choose to escape it by faking injuries etc and from that you can sense how painful it is.
As for me, I have been a regular to this thing known as the IPT and RT training where, you know, failures like just attend to get ourselves into shape for a few months in our life at camp after working hours. It is a very painful process.
The system was flawed in a way where the organization expects every solider of different functionality to be physically as fit as everyone else. Thus, they had a system where everyone need to pass every station (out of 6). In another words, failing in any single station and excel in another doesn't take the cut for IPPT.
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And guess what?
I FUCKING PASS IT! Just because I pass it doesn't means I'm some fitness instructor and will give you a post on "5 ways to aces IPPT as an NS Men" but I do wanna share a simple tip with everyone and that is to abuse the system for it is. Like what I did was simply to practice a lot of push ups, get a good score for that and as you can see, my other two station was really borderline passes and nothing to be proud of.
I like to train push ups because you can do it anywhere and anytime and it's a very short exercise as compared to 2.4km run which makes you sweaty and all. As for sit up you need someone to hold you down or a proper whatever you call it to hold you.
I started training Push ups under the influence of my business partner/boss where he told me to just do it on a daily basis and if you can't do it, do the supported/"girl" push up. I started doing this almost 1 yr ago and I started with 1 set of 5. That was how bad I was 1 yr ago but I did it (almost) everyday and night. Sometimes even at work where I will do it before lunch. The trick is to do proper pushups where you do all the way down and come up slowly. During training, number is not the factor here. What matters is doing it right. Very quickly I am doing more than 100 each day accumulated. You can do 2 x 25 sets in the morning before you shower for work and 2 x 25 sets before shower after a day of work and that is already 100. Yes, showers are very important so you do not stink up the train.
Anyway now I have to keep it up and this ain't gonna be easy but I will try!
Here's a "world record of push ups". Guess how many did he do?