- Get on your machine of choice, or walk or run. Start really slowly, after about 3 minutes, pick up the pace for about one minute or more. Slow down when winded. Once rested, repeat the entire cycle for up to five times, or make each cycle longer. Limit cardio sessions to a total of about 20 minutes.
The above has been an overview on how to physically prepare for most CPAT's across the country. I hope it helps you get a better understanding of what you need to do to score well enough become a career firefighter.