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how to train for CPAT

Discussion in 'Health' started by fireturk41, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    hey i am a volly firefighter right now


    i got most of my Fire Fighter I&II cert

    Taking EMT-B class next semester

    and in a year will have 4 years Fire experiance, i lift weights and box as physicle training but when i turn 18 i want to get on Charlotte, High Point or Greensboro Fire departments full time and most if not all of them require you to pass the CPAT, any advise for training i hazve a year before i can apply and want to be the best candidate up there
     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    i havnt taken it but im in a fire fighting program here in california and a lot of my buddies have. its supposedly easy and as long as your semi in shape youll be fine. I dont know if the CPAT is different from state to state though. hope that helps at all
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    yea buy a weighted vest and just walk the track at a highschool buy one at least 75 pounds, also run alot i myself have been practicing for the cpat test
     
  4. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 [OP] I like to break shit!

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    that shouldnt be too hard ive mainly been worried about saving "rescue randy" the dummy weight 189 lbs dead weight i am 5'4" 128 lol
     
  5. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:24 PM
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    i was in a firefighting agility class last semester and we did the dummy drag when we did our tower tests. hes heavy allright but it can be done. im only 5' 7'' and it wasnt so bad.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    stock, for now
    buy 2 of those weighted vests, at 100 lbs each(if they make 'em) and then you will have 11 lbs to spare compared to the dummy.
     
  7. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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    well remember your wearing this weighted vest through out the entire test and you have to do 8 stations and youll also have to rescue "randy" lol you only get 10 mins 20 sec to do it all start stacking up some pounds lol just double your calorie intake
     
  8. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    haha i think calorie intake is at my max my schedule m,tues, weds, fri, 7am protein shake (280cal 60g protein) 1140 turkey sammich and 10 slices turkey bacon, 145 protein bar (30g protein), 3 turkey sammich, 4 turkey sammich, 5 nothing, 6 lift/box, 7pm protein shake

    im trying for sure, i have a year and a half and am nervous lol


    where can i get a vest at a decent price
     
  9. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    haha dang thats alot, 60 grams of protein?? your body only needs 31 grams you should replace your protein shake with gourmet gainer it has 35 grams of protein and 700 hundred calories with 16oz of 2% milk in one drink
     
  10. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    wasnt it 1.5-2 g protein for every lb you weigh? plus looking for lean strong mass not bulk lol and i get fat easy, i was the lil porky kid in middle school



    also is 65$ good for a 50 lb vest? i dont want to start off too heavy
     
  11. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    oh gotcha man lol ok ok, and yes thats not bad but see if they have one that you can add weight too, so that when you become use to 65lbs you can just add more
     
  12. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:42 PM
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    yea man thats good and you can always just carry some dumbells in your hands since one part of the text you have carry some heavy equipment like the jaws of life in one and a chainsaw in the other
     
  14. Oct 7, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    ... good idear, and thats a vest i can acctually afford lol
     
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    haha yea a buddy of mine spent 250 on his, good luck man hope you get hired! i just applied for one dept last week and ill be applying for denver in november, be sure to pass your national registry as well for your basic
     
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    also try some ankle weights...the ones in the neoprene straps are the best...i got two of those at 20 pounds each and wore them around basically all the time except when i was at work....i got so used to them after about 2 months that when i took them off my mile running times decreased by about a minute...it was AWESOME....it makes you feel like you could leap a tall building in a single bound ;)
     
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    yeah i got about a year till i can buy a house in the western part of the state and live closer to my old man, its the job ive wanted since i was five, ive got the knowledge and expeiance, just dont want to fail with physical fitness
     
  18. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    youll get it man you sound like your very dedicated and driven to accomplish your dream and when you have those two great qualities you get things done
     
  19. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    haha i hear ya there man...i used the be 5 10 and only weigh 110 pounds and i wanted to start training to get into the coast guard academy...i had 6 months before my physical exams...i trained basically nonstop for those months...i had a daily calorie intake of about 8000...i still went to work full time and college part time...i basically worked, school, work out, eat, and sleep...in those 6 months went from 110 to 145...i put on 35 pounds of muscle...it was an amazing transformations...and i did most of it at home using free weights and my own weight with a lost of resistance training and push ups sit up handstand push ups against a wall...its amazing how much you can get done with just your body...i passed their exams with flying colours!!! needless to say i then decided that the coast gaurd wasnt for me haha. but the fact remains that if you want it that bad...you can do it!
     
  20. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    Best thing to do for cpat is jog everyday and stretch good about 30 mins before you do it. The cpat is about endurance not strength, get plenty of sleep too.
     
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