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I'm getting ready to take my pt, i need help with my bench and push ups any pointers?

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I can help you with push ups... first do as many as you can (only rest on the up position)... make sure your chest touches a fist or a 3 inch block... after you see how many you can do, try to increase every few days.. this is what i did, it works b/c I can now do 60. If you really try and push yourself, you should see good results... BUT KEEP AT IT EVERY DAY.. it doesnt matter if you can do 5 or 50 the first time, it takes practice. Hope that helps

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with bench press--- use light weights and many repititions... gradually increase... but be carfeul not to push your self too hard... good luck

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Also with push-ups make sure you do them correctly. Supertrooper is right about going all the way down. You also need to go all the way up and lock out your arms. Also make sure your back stays straight the entire time. Good luck.

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Thanks i will try that. My dept. has been great with giving me time to take this but i want to get through this as fast as i can without getting hurt!

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I want to add more stress on keeping your back straight like tjb said, it is very important because they will not count if you bend your back... but like I said, it takes practice. Have someone watch you and take your time in the beginning.

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Any ideas for my nerves... i hate taking tests LOL...luckly i already volunteer there so i know everyone.

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on push-ups dont ever lock out , and prop your feet up like your doing incline push ups, resting your feet on a couch or bumper on a car, what ever will give you an incline position. on bench press get some one that knows how to spot, and have them assist you on picking up more weight than you can press. if you can press 125, have a spotter help you hold up 30lbs more than your max press weight hold the weight as long as you can by yourself then rack it, do this every time you go to the gym. dont try to press it , untill you can press it from the racked position to the pressed position, this is called shocking your mucles and it works well for getting over your plataeu. press the weight you normally press fast as you can to develop your fast twitch muscles.

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ODIN is right, but make sure you do them straigh too and go above and beyond the amount you need to do to pass... if they see you can push yourself more, you will have a better chance.. as far as nerves... if you go in confident, you should be ok.

ODIN, how does the incline work? I might staryt doing that. is it a better work out?

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not that its better persay but it does help get over the plateaus i was talking about, along with giving you a better all round shape. but that me. i prefer incline now and can press more on incline now than flat bench. looks like im wearing a vest when im not.

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thanks

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anytime..

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When practicing for bench press, if you are attempting to do as many repetitions as you can in a set time, start with no weight on the bar and go as fast as possible (doing proper reps) in the amount of time you are being tested. Then go up in weight just slightly and do the same. After increasing weight a few times, do the same thing in reverse, ending with only the weight of the bar. Give yourself about 1 minute in between sets. This will increase stamina.

If you are attempting to lift for the max weight you can... Max out when you first start to train. (at this point it doesn't matter what weight your max is) then take 75% of that max and work out with that. You should do at least 3 sets of 8 reps each set. Gradually increase weight each set. Make sure to have someone spot you if possible because even if you can't get the weight up, have them help as little as possible, and allow yourself to struggle with it. That dead movement when you are to the point that you can't get it up any further will help build strength. Just be sure not to over do it to much as to tear a muscle.

Hope that may help some.

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if you have pressed to fatigue make sure your spotter knows not to let you struggle, thats how you get torn muscles.

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Thanks guys every little bit helps. I'm not to smooth in the gym. But i am taking notes!!!!

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One of the exercises I like to do when there is not gym available is called the deck of cards. Each suit represents a different exercise, hearts push-ups, spades body squats, diamonds up downs and clubs some type of ab exercise. Ace's are 16 reps all others are at face value. Or split it reds pushups and blacks squats, but this would be 200 reps each. Make sure you get a good shuffle!!!

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Soxgirl..... Take this hint since you are from NH. Find out if someone is in your PD is authorized to do the PT tests for NH Police Standards and Training since they are the ones that are going to test you when you get to the Academy or do your three year recert. They can be VERY picky when they test. Find the tester and ask him/her and they will tell you the NEW HAMPSHIRE way which for you.... is the most correct. You need to pass the mile and a half run, the push ups, sit ups and bench press. You also want to practice running inside since when they test you on the run (17 and 1/4 laps around the track) it gets dry and dusty out there. Contact me offline if you want more info on that or if you can't find a tester, I can direct you to someone that might be able to help you out.

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What about running? Any suggestions on how to get started?

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put one foot in front of the other in a fast repetitious manner untill collapse.

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ODIN LOL ,,, ON distance running learn to pace your self, make sure you do some kind of warm up before and
after.

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What about for a smoker that just can't seem to drop the habit?

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starting the habit to run is as hard as dropping the habit of smoking. mind over matter. if you can not do it now dont join the force.

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Thanks ODIN! I guess the only way is the hard way right?
Just have to do it all at once and suck it up!

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You might want to talk to your health care provider first, they all sorts of info on aids that help you stop.Then it also
depends on weather you want to stop Please do take that wrong not meant to be mean. :-) Some people have a hard
time stopping ,make sure you have some support with it . Have you ever seen a picture of a set of lungs of someone who smokes, I have ,not a pretty picture. Remember nicotine is very addictive, so don't judge your self by someone else's measuring stick. It might be rough, but I know you can do this. Good Luck!!! :-)

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Thanks lepage! I definately want to stop. Especially so I can create a career for myself in LE. I have been working as a security guard too long now. I need something more where I can REALLY help people! Including myself!

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what do you have more of, desire to quit smoking, of excuse like it is to hard. i was a smoker for a long time, when i was not chewing tobacco . before my wife and i were to explore the joys of being parents, i told my wife that i didnt want to be smokers if we were to have a child. she agreed and i was caught. i put them down and walked off. nobody wanted to be around me for about a week.. after that it really was easy....

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ODIN, I definately have more of a desire to quit smoking. Like I said, I guess I'll just have to suck it up and do it the hard way! Especially since those stop smoking aids don't really help. I'll just have to warn my friends first, since I tend to get really hard to deal with while trying to quit! I did it before for 2 years...don't see any reason why I can't do it again!

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there you go.... and it's COWBOY-UP