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Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Hello all,

Writing this to get some insight on other methods or programs. Our SERT time is composed of approximately 15-20 members (Part-time team). We have a pass/fail Physical Agility Test twice a year. We base this test off the Cooper standard (age/gender). If you fail, you have a time limit to improve you physical conditioning and then you can re-test. During this time period, you are "inactive".


We want to get away from this standard and possibly get into an obsticle course test, along with a standard PT test. With the PT Test we were discussing NOT basing it on age/gender, and simply have a set time, set number of reps, ect.


Does anyone have any insight or annual test with their SWAT/SERT/ERT team? If so, please describe or discuss below

Schultz3_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Go to youtube and look up Montana physical agilities test. It is an obstacle course and has general requirements for all ages and genders. The problem is that you'll have to buy equpiment for the test. This is what Montana requires that you pass to get into and graduate from the academy. I'd stick with the Cooper. It is much easier than buying all that equipment.

Rafngreenblack_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

schultzy04 says ...



Go to youtube and look up Montana physical agilities test. It is an obstacle course and has general requirements for all ages and genders. The problem is that you'll have to buy equpiment for the test. This is what Montana requires that you pass to get into and graduate from the academy. I'd stick with the Cooper. It is much easier than buying all that equipment.



Our team uses the MPAT (Montana Physical Abilities Test) as well. This is not an age or gender based evaluation....everyone has the same time to meet/beat. I am a POST certified proctor for this test and a LE fitness coach. In my opinion, the MPAT beats the Cooper hands down in real world applicability. The first time I saw the MPAT I thought it was a joke and likened it to a dog agility course. After running it a few times (and puking every time) I was sold!


Like schutlzy04 said, the downside is the equipment purchase. But since this is what our state has adopted as the standard physical for all LE, regardless of SWAT/SERT affiliation, this is what we use. Like the Cooper, we (SWAT) have to perform at a higher standard on the test than the general applicant.


Here's a lnk to some more information on it.... -http://www.bsb.mt.gov/departments/documents/MPATsummary.pdf

Schultz3_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

My academy class was one of the last ones to use the Cooper Test exclusively. I've never tried the MPAT. I'll have to go down sometime and try it out. I'm going to get in shape first, though....

Jpd_new_max50

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

Do your physical testing in gear.  Boots too, no gym shoes.  We do ours with our level 4 body armor on.  Some of the events are modified.  It's more real world.


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