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I am curious as to how to train for the Stress Test. I just took my Panel Board Interview and feel pretty good about it. The last step in my process to getting into my academy is to pass the Stress Test. Does anyone know how the test works? I know that I have to run on a treadmill and that they hook you up to a lot of machines that measure your body's performance on the machine and that it reads your VO2 levels. But I'm really curious about the way it works as far as distance and the time you have to last on the machine. How fast does it go? What kind of incline do I have to expect? Is it done in intervals? I'd like to know exactly how to train for the test by being able to go a few steps above what they are looking for in order to pass. I workout 3 or 4 days a week and feel as though I'm in pretty good shape but, I'd like to be able to train more specifically. Can anyone help me out?

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A typical treadmill stress will be very closely monitored by a physician. The speed and inclination of the threadmill deck will depend on your particular physiological condition and will only take you to the point where you really cannot participate in the test any further. Not to worry. More than anything else it will establish a cardiac baseline for future reference.

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I just had one two months ago. You will be put on a treadmill. The will give you a base line for your age. The treadmill will gain speed until you heart rate reaches your age. If you are young, you should be there for a while. You will be hooked up with all kind of wires, and blood pressure cuffs. When you reach you heart rate, you will slow down, then stop and your heart will be tested along with your B/P. If all is well, this will show. I have had one 2 months ago, and a couple more later last year. I failed each one of them, and finally the DR just took me in the Hospital for a heart Cath. If you are told that, then you might have a problem. I think you have nothing to worry about, unless you are over weight right now, and are a couch potato. And if you want in this field, thats not what you need to do. You will be fine, always, before, during your LE career, stay Cardio strong.


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TheSarge said:

A typical treadmill stress will be very closely monitored by a physician. The speed and inclination of the threadmill deck will depend on your particular physiological condition and will only take you to the point where you really cannot participate in the test any further. Not to worry. More than anything else it will establish a cardiac baseline for future reference.

(If you don't make it, can I have your car ...?)

don't I have to have a car first before you can have it? lol

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Stalker975 said:

I just had one two months ago. You will be put on a treadmill. The will give you a base line for your age. The treadmill will gain speed until you heart rate reaches your age. If you are young, you should be there for a while. You will be hooked up with all kind of wires, and blood pressure cuffs. When you reach you heart rate, you will slow down, then stop and your heart will be tested along with your B/P. If all is well, this will show. I have had one 2 months ago, and a couple more later last year. I failed each one of them, and finally the DR just took me in the Hospital for a heart Cath. If you are told that, then you might have a problem. I think you have nothing to worry about, unless you are over weight right now, and are a couch potato. And if you want in this field, thats not what you need to do. You will be fine, always, before, during your LE career, stay Cardio strong.

STALKER put it well. Cardio is the best you can do for yourself. Go to Stew Smith's website and get the book Navy Seal Fitness. It contains the BUD's Warning Order and although it is difficult to do in some cases, it is the best workout I have found. I lost 40 pounds with it and passed my Basic SWAT without a problem.