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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    You would immediately know, because they have the formula right there, but I think ultimately this all gets discussed with the doctor. You do all the tests and then they review the results of them and give the final sign off. I'm speaking from past experiences having done the EMS medical and our annual physicals, still haven't done the FF medical yet.


    OK. Thanks for clarifying.

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    Interval training sucks so much... so so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    Interval training sucks so much... so so much.
    I posted a number of pages back about this with the same sentiments. 20 minutes worth and I wanted to puke. Granted I have some time before anything, but better start getting used to preparing.

    Ordered an abmat btw lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    Interval training sucks so much... so so much.
    Like on a treadmill? I love it bc I get bored so quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Like on a treadmill? I love it bc I get bored so quickly.
    No just outside. I do 1 minute sprint 1 minute jog and it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    No just outside. I do 1 minute sprint 1 minute jog and it sucks.
    im pretty sure your intervals should be X distance sprint, same distance jog/cool down rather than 1:1 in time. At least that's how all the HIIT workouts I've seen go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    im pretty sure your intervals should be X distance sprint, same distance jog/cool down rather than 1:1 in time. At least that's how all the HIIT workouts I've seen go.
    I don't think it matters if you do it in intervals of time or distance, and the program I've been working off does it in time, though a slightly different format. I do time, and 1:1 intervals because it's the easiest to set my running app to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    I don't think it matters if you do it in intervals of time or distance, and the program I've been working off does it in time, though a slightly different format. I do time, and 1:1 intervals because it's the easiest to set my running app to do.

    if you have an iphone RunKeeper lets you set queues for time or distance.

    Which program are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    if you have an iphone RunKeeper lets you set queues for time or distance.

    Which program are you using?
    That's what I use, never bothered to try setting by distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    if you have an iphone RunKeeper lets you set queues for time or distance.

    Which program are you using?
    I use the Nike one. Is Runkeeper better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynBorn View Post
    I use the Nike one. Is Runkeeper better?

    I've never tried Nike but I love the run keeper one. I set the audio queues to distance, never have to take my phone out of my pocket.

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    Can someone school me on how to control your breathing ? I'm doing the step mill with the vest on and I can't exceed 172 bpm but I'm at 173-176. I'm doing 60 step per min and I check my rate after 6 minutes but it's in that 173-176 range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    Can someone school me on how to control your breathing ? I'm doing the step mill with the vest on and I can't exceed 172 bpm but I'm at 173-176. I'm doing 60 step per min and I check my rate after 6 minutes but it's in that 173-176 range.
    I'm "guessing" it's like everything else you do ... Example .. The more you run the more stamina you get ... The more you do the step mill the better heart rate you would get ...if I'm wrong someone school us both

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    Can someone school me on how to control your breathing ? I'm doing the step mill with the vest on and I can't exceed 172 bpm but I'm at 173-176. I'm doing 60 step per min and I check my rate after 6 minutes but it's in that 173-176 range.
    The breathing pattern is very interesting. I did 192 day one and the next day I took nice deep breathes and slowly exhaled. After 5:13 I checked myself and I was amazed, it was at 169. I can't exceed over 173 as well. Hope that helps because it did for me.
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    I'm list number 58xx with a 98 no extra points. I think that puts me in a pretty good spot to get a call eventually. Just wondering if you guys agree. I need a little reassurance that's all. And if it is good enough to get a call I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to how long you all think it would take? Thanks and good luck to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by profeshffd View Post
    I'm list number 58xx with a 98 no extra points. I think that puts me in a pretty good spot to get a call eventually. Just wondering if you guys agree. I need a little reassurance that's all. And if it is good enough to get a call I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas as to how long you all think it would take? Thanks and good luck to all!
    I'm right there with ya, so I'm hoping it's good enough to get a call. If the majority of the predictions are correct we "should" get a call in about 3 years, hopefully.
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    It's called the Vagel Maneuver. You take a breath, hold it and bear down just a little. I think ManhattanMedic covered it before.
    I actually did it once on a stress test (treadmill, strapped to an EKG), the doctor was watching the EKG when I did it and saw my HR drop before his eyes a good 10-20 beats. He said, "What the...?"

    I laughed a little and said, "Oh, that was me."
    I passed.

    Guys, sprint intervals are a great tool for getting your HR down as well. Check out Men's Health and Runner's World for some good articles on it. I used to do 10, 40yd sprints on my non distance/time running days. Sprint 40 yards, walk back, sprint again, repeat. Trust me, it works well and you'll feel it.

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    Simplest sprint exercise. Find a soccer/football field, sprint long ways walk/jog the short ways. Also Strava Run is a great free app for your distance runs. It connects with Google maps and gives you a layout, your pace, and even mile by mile breakdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    Simplest sprint exercise. Find a soccer/football field, sprint long ways walk/jog the short ways. Also Strava Run is a great free app for your distance runs. It connects with Google maps and gives you a layout, your pace, and even mile by mile breakdown.
    Yep. Way we used to do this on the track was run the straights, walk/jog the turns. The track in Greenpoint is great, and there is an outdoor pull-up station, etc. station so you can get in a good workout at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycthirteen View Post
    Yep. Way we used to do this on the track was run the straights, walk/jog the turns. The track in Greenpoint is great, and there is an outdoor pull-up station, etc. station so you can get in a good workout at the same time.
    That's where I go! hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannyjay View Post
    So they didn't let you use the veterans credit as well because you weren't a resident? or did they only deduct the residency credit?

    Edit1: I just went over to the DCAS website and read over the requirements to be able to use the Veterans credit. It says one has to be a resident of NYS by the time of appointment. So what im taking from this is that as long as i become a resident of NY by the time of appointment i should be good to go.

    I have been loosing some sleep over the residency/veteran credit deal. I joined the military in 2007 and my contract should be over by 2013. I marked both resident/veteran credit. I asked the lady when i took the test if i could do this and she said that she "believed" that if I joined the military from NYS that I should be able to take residency credit. I had a NYS DL before and switched to the state where I live at right now. Im now in the process of switching it back to NYS. I would hate to not be credited the resident/veteran credit due to all this.
    I was reading the same thing about being a resident and keeping my vet points. My interpretation was the same as yours, in that as long as I'm a resident by the time of appointment my Vet points would still stand. As far as residency is concerned, by law, I was considered a resident of whatever my home of record was in my SRB. It was easy for me to show since I maintained a DL from that state, and paid state taxes until recently. However, once my DL was changed and I stopped paying taxes, I don't think I was considered a resident of my home state anymore. No idea how they would work that out for you, but it is an interesting question. I wish you the best though man.

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    I've been lurking around this thread for quite sometime now, and just wanted to say that you guys have been very informative so far.

    Maybe this has already been asked and answered, and if so i apologize for the repeat, but i could not find the answer. Can someone please post all of the tests from the medical evaluation and the passing ranges of these tests? Also, I am a little confused on how list 2500 is doing. I read somewhere that is was looking like 50%, but that the failures have another chance coming up. Can someone please explain?

    Please understand that I wish everyone the best and my question about the 2500 list is only to get a better understanding of the next step and an idea of my timeline. Thanks in advance.
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    I am planning my future right now and I am wondering if someone can give their best opinion on when smoeone with a list number of 2400 would be called to start their medical or CPAT. I know nobody knows but if you can give me your best estimate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mocon337 View Post
    That's where I go! hahaha
    Small world - I'm sure I'll see you around. Where are you on the list? If anyone else is projected to be in the first class or two, not a bad idea to get a group together...
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