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How can I get ready for the Pt Test?

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Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'm looking into trying out for the Police Dept. I want to be fit and ready when the day comes. I' m a female so I want to do the pushups and the situps right. I also want to pass the run. Can someone guide me in the right direction for the PT. Thanks!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

PM or search for posts here by Richard Weinblatt, he works in training.

You're wise to get started ASAP! Good luck!

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Depends, are you already pretty fit & hgt/wgt proportionate? If not, then you gotta lot of work to do.

A mixture of cardio/running/swimming/bicycling & weight training are essential as is a healthy diet. If you smoke or drink, that's a big stike on you as well.

Some academys let the females do pushups with their knees on the ground, that's pretty wussy IMO. PT should be equal for both male/females.

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Personally, I would say find out what your standards are for the PT test and then make sure that you can easily exceed them. I just got done going through the hiring process and so it's been lots and lots of training (and now that I start the academy soon it's even more training). When I went to the most recent physical assessment they told us almost exactly what thanos said: make sure you're eating healthy, you're not smoking or drinking, and you're running three-four days per week and swimming or biking the rest.

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I agree with ChaplainKeppy. Richard Weinblatt is the one to talk to.

I also worked at our academy and have to tell you that no matter how hard you train it won't be enough. I have seen people that have been in great shape get worn out. But they are the ones that get up to speed faster then the rest of us. I ran at least 4 times a week, did as many push-ups and sit-ups as I could, did weight training and biking and still it was hard at first. The one thing I should have done more of was pull-ups and the dreaded mountain climbers. What most of us do is to run a few miles then call it a day. The next day we do push-ups, sit-ups and other stuff. What we should do is at least one day a week try to do it all. That’s where they get us. It is a lot harder to climb over a wall after you have been running, doing sit-ups and everything else.

Also some departments have a pre-academy PT training class. They are a great way to get into shape. Wish I had that when I went thru.

And remember that when you’re in the academy that even if you do badly on your first PT test the goal is to show improvement. Work hard, be prepared, study the recruit training manual before you start and know that it will be hard, stressful, nerve racking but well worth the effort.

Good luck