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    Getting my wind back

    Taking a physical exam. I need to get my wind up, I want to be able to do it and not be that exhausted. I was going to do 20 minutes stairmaster mon-wed-fri. Then run in morning tues-thurs-sat. What do you guys think, I don't care about muscle loss or anything else besides my wind.

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    what is your questions. How long are you going to have to run for the physical exam.

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    There is a practice area you can run, it is identical to the test, I ran it in 3.28 but I was dry heaving for 30minutes. It is a med walk but you do it with a 40lb vest on, the hardest part is twelve fleights of stares with the vest and 50lb bag. I don't need to be able to run forever just need major wind so I canmake it through it.

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    Firefighters exam?

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    i would stick to sprinting, and get used to that, but if it is a distance thing, than sprinting would suck for you. Not quite sure, but maybe others can help.

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    I'd say just practice...try to simulate the conditions you'll be tested under. If you'll have to wear a weight vest, then load up a jacket...

    the more you're used to the actual conditions, the better off you'll be...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb25
    I'd say just practice...try to simulate the conditions you'll be tested under. If you'll have to wear a weight vest, then load up a jacket...

    the more you're used to the actual conditions, the better off you'll be...
    I agree with this but also try interval walk/jog/sprint. This seems to work really well for me. I do it on the treadmill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solidj55
    I agree with this but also try interval walk/jog/sprint. This seems to work really well for me. I do it on the treadmill.
    Good point...i like interval training as well...i try to do mine on a football/soccer field...

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    Well like I said they have practice exam areas (same exact test). I ran it the first time @ 3 min 28 seconds, second time I did 2 min 57 seconds. From what everyone says anything under 3 min 5 seconds is good. The record is 2 min 24 sec. I am doing practice exam 2x a wk. I am shooting for 2.24, I mean I mine as well because that is the best time right.

    Thanks guys

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    Well cardio is def something you have to have some time to train for. When I did Detroit Fire's agility test I just got of the military so I was in pretty good shape.

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    chinups Guest
    True man. Thanks everyone
    Wish me luck

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