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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignace_ fortunat View Post
    If it makes you feel better to correct ppl writing on here go ahead and do you and I'm glad that you admit that you are not an English teacher so leave the correcting to one because everyone on here has grammatical error in their writing. I don't need to google any phrase to know what's going on in the world but think you for the info tho. Mind you I'm not trying to pick sides in this issue as it will get me no where so keep on the good work and don't cut my head off thinking I'm attacking you
    I don't feel good or bad about it; I seriously am having a tough time understanding what some of you are getting at. "Grammatical error" is of no concern; the mangling of the English language to the point where you can't be understood is. And if you have that big of a problem being corrected when you're doing something wrong, I suggest the FDNY probably isn't the place for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    If half the rumors are true... Half the proby class in now look like they never saw a gym in their life... And they are still in there..... Moral of this story: apparently you can look like **** and still manage to stay at the rock.
    You can be in decent shape and make it through the academy, you just need to have will/heart. I don't care if your physically a stud, if you have no heart/will you won't make it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    A lot of people join the army, navy, not because they want to make a difference, but because they have no other option. But, they still do what they have to do too survive, etc. Of course, I am aware that this job is dangerous; does that mean I should not accept it? I am also aware that people lives are at stake. What makes you think I am not cable of performing this job to the best of my ability? I put 110% in any job I do.
    You obviously didn't put 110% into studying in because you got an 85. And the fact that you didn't so much as find out what your score was the second time you took the test tells a lot of us that you don't care. And, finally, you cited a phone call from a lawyer with an offer to get the job at top pay and be awarded back pay you never qualified for in the first place as your reason for taking the retest you don't deserve. That's why we don't think you'll be good at the job.

    That about sum it up for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    If half the rumors are true... Half the proby class in now look like they never saw a gym in their life... And they are still in there..... Moral of this story: apparently you can look like **** and still manage to stay at the rock.
    My friend, I know 300 lbs lieutenants with 20+ years on that will SMOKE you getting to the firefloor. You wanna know who we normally see being taken from fire scenes on stretchers? The gym rats who live on rabbit food and sprouts who cluck all day at guys who don't have abs. Physical fitness is a great thing on this job but be careful about who looks like what; having 3 or 4% body fat means absolutely nothing.

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    I would be surprised if more than 50 ph make it through. The physical requirements are pretty easy for someone who is in decent shape, but nearly impossible for someone that hasn't been physically active in years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    Sooo.... How many reps and sets are you guys doing .... I went from doing 3 set 4-6 on heavy weight to 3 sets of 10 15 20 25 reps on light weight .. Is that good? What you guys do?
    I'm mixing it up. I usually do 2 6-8 rep sets and 2 20 rep sets. Cardio is kind though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkster View Post
    I'm mixing it up. I usually do 2 6-8 rep sets and 2 20 rep sets. Cardio is kind though.
    Google the Meyerjack workout. There's a few different variations of it online If you go to the CPAT practice sessions at the Rock they will give you the specific routine. It's pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    My friend, I know 300 lbs lieutenants with 20+ years on that will SMOKE you getting to the firefloor. You wanna know who we normally see being taken from fire scenes on stretchers? The gym rats who live on rabbit food and sprouts who cluck all day at guys who don't have abs. Physical fitness is a great thing on this job but be careful about who looks like what; having 3 or 4% body fat means absolutely nothing.
    So are you the 300 lb guy who would smoke me to the firefloor?... It's not my fault that I love living a healthy life, I go to the gym because I love working out and not because I want to "look good". I enjoy cooking my own healthy meals for me, my wife and my kid. You want to talk about being a gym rat but you clueless of what type of person I am. I don't know you but I can assure you I can SMOKE you in any physical activity,plus I don't need your help to tell me what I should do or not do because you already on the job, trust me I have plenty of friends on the job and don't even ask them for tips on how to make it through the academy because there is no doubt in my mind that I'm physically fit for it. One thing I do give you, you are a better fireman and have alot more knowledge than I do firefighting related because up until the point where I enter the academy I have no interest in knowing how to be a firefighter.
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    Since I can't sign up till Tuesday for NYSC, I'll be going to the HS tomorrow to run up the bleachers. Go up, come back down, go up, come back down, etc. Wish I had a stair mill dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    So are you the 300 lb guy who would smoke me to the firefloor?... It's not my fault that I love living a healthy life, I go to the gym because I love working out and not because I want to "look good". I enjoy cooking my own healthy meals for me, my wife and my kid. You want to talk about being a gym rat but you clueless of what type of person I am. I don't know you but I can assure you I can SMOKE you in any physical activity,plus I don't need your help to tell me what I should do or not do because you already on the job, trust me I have plenty of friends on the job and don't even ask them for tips on how to make it through the academy because there is no doubt in my mind that I'm physically fit for it. One thing I do give you, you are a better fireman and have alot more knowledge than I do firefighting related because up until the point where I enter the academy I have no interest in knowing how to be a firefighter.
    You officially know everything.
    I'm done trying to help (again).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    So are you the 300 lb guy who would smoke me to the firefloor?... It's not my fault that I love living a healthy life, I go to the gym because I love working out and not because I want to "look good". I enjoy cooking my own healthy meals for me, my wife and my kid. You want to talk about being a gym rat but you clueless of what type of person I am. I don't know you but I can assure you I can SMOKE you in any physical activity,plus I don't need your help to tell me what I should do or not do because you already on the job, trust me I have plenty of friends on the job and don't even ask them for tips on how to make it through the academy because there is no doubt in my mind that I'm physically fit for it. One thing I do give you, you are a better fireman and have alot more knowledge than I do firefighting related because up until the point where I enter the academy I have no interest in knowing how to be a firefighter.
    OK, have it your way. I didn't say anything about you not being in shape. All I said was it's normally the guys who crow about how in shape they are who normally fall out of fires first. Mighty touchy aren't we? And you've been crowing about your abs, giving your fat percentages, height weight, hair color, turn ons and turn offs like some sort of Playboy centerfold every other post you've put up. How in the hell are you going to try to say you're not hung up on your looks?!

    You're right, you don't know me. And it's mighty pompous to assume I'm not in good shape. But here's the big difference between us: I've proven myself on the firefloor and you haven't so much as gone to Metrotech for your orientation. Maybe save your opinions on who is in shape for fire duty and who isn't until you actually set foot on FDNY property.

    Oh, and as far as me being out of shape. My conditioning program got me through 12 years in the Marine infantry with three tours in combat, proby school, and 5+ years of fire duty. Yours allows men to play tic tac toe on your abs. Might want to tone it down a bit; this ain't a job for pansies with spray tans and smoothies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    OK, have it your way. I didn't say anything about you not being in shape. All I said was it's normally the guys who crow about how in shape they are and invite other dudes to play tic tac toe on their abs who normally fall out of fires first. Mighty touchy aren't we?

    You're right, you don't know me. And it's mighty pompous to assume I'm not in good shape. But here's the big difference between us: I've proven myself on the firefloor and you haven't so much as gone to Metrotech for your orientation. Maybe save your opinions on who is in shape for fire duty and who isn't until you actually set foot on FDNY property.
    Really? Like go to your initial interview in HQ? Cpat practices at the rock before you go take that crappy cpat in queens? To then go take your medical and psychological? Then have your BI call you and tell you "you are ready for hire"?

    Yea bro I was there in 08'. I step foot on FDNY grounds and almost licked it too.

    Apparently you seem ok about someone coming on the job being 300 pounds, I understand someone being on the job for a decade but someone just getting on in their 20s???? Come on man
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY2000 View Post
    We really need to watch how we address people. Remember, this is the internet and that means a certain level of anonymity.

    I wouldn't put it past the Vulcans to pretend to be a PH and post on this forum to generate some sort of "attacks'' that can be used to placate the people who want to be FDNY firefighters as the type of people to perpetuate the "stubborn bastion of white-male privilege." Catch my drift?

    The best thing that any of use can do is to focus on the task and hand and ignore the desire to indulge in any rhetoric that could possibly be construed as offensive. It sure would suck to have one of our "anonymous" posts end up in the Times or the Post, or worse yet, as an exhibit in Federal Court.
    You guys are right I just let my initial anger from his ridiculous response get to me first which is unlike me but I just couldn't believe what he said. I changed my post if those of you who quoted me wouldn't mind doing the same as well it would be appreciated.

    I just can't believe when given the biggest opportunity in the world how could you not take advantage of any and all help, assistance, and knowledge given such as going to the cpat review. I have done everything to help me advance including going to the Vulcans group review where myself and two other white males were treated like scum in front of a news crew, but of course that story was never told, and I went back for each one.
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    It's just really sad to see so many guys with the opportunity of a lifetime have no real interest in the job. Many members will get hurt or killed because of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    It's just really sad to see so many guys with the opportunity of a lifetime have no real interest in the job. Many members will get hurt or killed because of this.
    OC, PH, it doesn't matter. If none of them are gonna take this opportunity seriously, they should back out. It's a shame some people on both list will waste a space through the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFwnt2b View Post
    OC, PH, it doesn't matter. If none of them are gonna take this opportunity seriously, they should back out. It's a shame some people on both list will waste a space through the process.
    They should advertise the job with a video like this or add something like this ....

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QN5iucMGbDo#
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    They should advertise the job with a video like this or add something like this ....

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QN5iucMGbDo#
    I've seen that video before, wish they would've shown the girl. LOL
    Looks like they are gonna push you to the limit, just gotta keep focused, and get rewarded at the end, and throughout your career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhunden36 View Post
    I don't feel good or bad about it; I seriously am having a tough time understanding what some of you are getting at. "Grammatical error" is of no concern; the mangling of the English language to the point where you can't be understood is. And if you have that big of a problem being corrected when you're doing something wrong, I suggest the FDNY probably isn't the place for you.
    Hahaha...I'll take your suggestion into consideration since you have a better idea of what place that isn't probably good for me. Any idea of where I should go since you are in the suggestion mood

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    What about 20 rep squats and 1-3 rep Deads? are those gonna be worthless? If I am also doing stairs and running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignace_ fortunat View Post
    Hahaha...I'll take your suggestion into consideration since you have a better idea of what place that isn't probably good for me. Any idea of where I should go since you are in the suggestion mood
    Stay in accounting.

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