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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY-USCG View Post
    My original medical was 4/4/2013, but I had to go back for the stairmaster portion that I was not able to do the first time. My resting heart rate was pretty low, so it screwed me when I did the 3 minutes with no vest.
    This **** kills me, my resting HR is ****ing 51.. 10 jumping jacks brings it to 110..... Mine as well tell them to reschedule stairs as soon as I step in the building when they call me for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    This **** kills me, my resting HR is ****ing 51.. 10 jumping jacks brings it to 110..... Mine as well tell them to reschedule stairs as soon as I step in the building when they call me for it.
    Sorry for the typos, at work and on my phone when I'm not suppose to lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY-USCG View Post
    My original medical was 4/4/2013, but I had to go back for the stairmaster portion that I was not able to do the first time. My resting heart rate was pretty low, so it screwed me when I did the 3 minutes with no vest.
    I thought you have 30 days after you fail the first medical for a chance at the 2nd medical or can you request the 2nd medical earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyD0pe View Post
    I thought you have 30 days after you fail the first medical for a chance at the 2nd medical or can you request the 2nd medical earlier?
    You cannot request it, they give options on dates of when they are doing the 2nd meds for people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    This **** kills me, my resting HR is ****ing 51.. 10 jumping jacks brings it to 110..... Mine as well tell them to reschedule stairs as soon as I step in the building when they call me for it.
    Same here basically, it's the one time I hope my nerves get the best of me and it increases my resting HR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFwnt2b View Post
    You cannot request it, they give options on dates of when they are doing the 2nd meds for people.

    did you take your med too? If so can you give us a ballpark on your list #? Would like to see how far down on OC they've gone so far. Thanks.

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    A lot of guys were doing push ups before they had their vitals checked. It actually increased their heart rate. Since their resting rate were low, they were able to manipulate the situation when they actually got on the stairmaster. So, if their actual resting heart rate was 65, buy doing push ups they increased it to 70-75, etc. There you are able to have some sort of leverage when you are on the stair master. Some tips u guys should take into consideration.

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    I guess I'm lucky my resting heart rate hovers around 78 haha. Pretty sure I could run 6 miles and stay under 156.

    Edit: Side note, that's a great tip about the pre-reading push ups but I'm kinda shocked the doctors didn't put the kibosh on that as it kinda negates the value of the test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyD0pe View Post
    I thought you have 30 days after you fail the first medical for a chance at the 2nd medical or can you request the 2nd medical earlier?
    If you have to re-do the stairmaster, the nurse at the end will automatically try to schedule you for the stairs 30 days later, but I knew that I didn't need the 30 days so I asked what was the earliest date they had available and if they have the space they will let you come in on an earlier date. They will try to convince you to take the 30 days, but if you are like me and hate waiting just ask if they have anything earlier. I knew I will pass the stairs so I wasn't worried. Jukez, I completely understand where you are coming from. I wish I did some jumping jacks right before but it didn't cross my mind. It's a good idea for people who haven't gone yet.
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    Check your mailboxes. I just received my cpat dates from DCAS. Good luck to everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY-USCG View Post
    Check your mailboxes. I just received my cpat dates from DCAS. Good luck to everyone.
    you're a good news machine today.


    Thought of another Q....can your heart rate go over the limit during the 5 minutes, as long as when you finish on the stairs, and they mark it, it's under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    you're a good news machine today.


    Thought of another Q....can your heart rate go over the limit during the 5 minutes, as long as when you finish on the stairs, and they mark it, it's under?
    It can exceed the limit during the exam, but at the 5:12 mark it needs to be under in order for you to pass. I've heard of guys taking real deep breaths or acting like they were going to take a dump in order to drop their heart rate right before the 5:12 mark. Technically it should work but that is something you will have to try on your own. If you have a heart rate monitor I will suggest that you go to the gym and try it out. Replicate the situation and see if it works for you. With my luck I would have taken a **** on myself. I had mexican food the night before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNY-USCG View Post
    It can exceed the limit during the exam, but at the 5:12 mark it needs to be under in order for you to pass. I've heard of guys taking real deep breaths or acting like they were going to take a dump in order to drop their heart rate right before the 5:12 mark. Technically it should work but that is something you will have to try on your own. If you have a heart rate monitor I will suggest that you go to the gym and try it out. Replicate the situation and see if it works for you. With my luck I would have taken a **** on myself. I had mexican food the night before.
    Did they give you instructions on how to re-schedule the cpat on the letter? If so what are the options if you dont mind me asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by mannyjay View Post
    Did they give you instructions on how to re-schedule the cpat on the letter? If so what are the options if you dont mind me asking
    It says to call 718-786-2701 no earlier than April 23, 2013 to reschedule, but no later than your final cpat date. If you can't attend any of your sessions, you need to write a letter to DCAS stating why you can't attend and with written documentation.
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    Very cool, it seems like the ball is rolling.

    I just called DCAS, since I still hadn't received a letter in the mail about my CPAT dates. It turns out I am scheduled for my first exam on may 2nd, and two other dates on the 13th and 15th.

    Time to rock the CPAT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by infolet333 View Post
    Very cool, it seems like the ball is rolling.

    I just called DCAS, since I still hadn't received a letter in the mail about my CPAT dates. It turns out I am scheduled for my first exam on may 2nd, and two other dates on the 13th and 15th.

    Time to rock the CPAT!
    Do u happne to have the phone number for dcas? thanks in advance!

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    Look, guys, I see a lot of stuff about heart rate on the step mill. You DO need to be in shape, and you should want to pass it on the first shot. But you're not dealing with a zero tolerance policy here. You can be in awesome shape, ready to destroy the FST course at the Rock and still have a higher heart rate. They know this and account for it. The second biggest thing you have to do besides work out is CALM DOWN. It's easier said than done, I know, but if you go in there charged up you're gonna be over. Try to think of some way to take your mind off what you're doing. For me, I just looked down at the manufacturer's label as I walked and laughed while I quoted lines from Spaceballs to myself. As stupid as that sounds, and as weird as I must have looked, it worked. I felt calmer and the whole thing was over before I knew it. Be in shape and have confidence in that and then find a way to take your mind of what you're doing and you'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marc3071 View Post
    Do u happne to have the phone number for dcas? thanks in advance!
    yeah man, the number is 212-669-1357.

    Dial "0" to get to customer service.
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    I wanted to share about my experience with the medical last time. In 2008, I didn't have a lot of resources, so I couldn't get a vest and couldn't really afford a gym membership. I also did not have a heart rate monitor. To prepare, I ran hill sprints everyday. Sometimes, I would do them twice a day, morning and evening. 3 times a week, I did a 1.5 mile run as fast as possible and 5-10 sprints of 30 second sprinting and 30 seconds recovering. I passed on my first try. I believe my max heart rate was 177. At the end of the test, my heart rate was at 144.

    I also drank a liter of water before I got to the exam to ensure I was hydrated. During the test, I basically looked at my feet and concentrated on my breathing until they told me I was done.

    Anyone here going to CPAT prep tomorrow evening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    A lot of guys were doing push ups before they had their vitals checked. It actually increased their heart rate. Since their resting rate were low, they were able to manipulate the situation when they actually got on the stairmaster. So, if their actual resting heart rate was 65, buy doing push ups they increased it to 70-75, etc. There you are able to have some sort of leverage when you are on the stair master. Some tips u guys should take into consideration.
    These guys have giant balls and no integrity. This is cheating. Just go in, do it like you're supposed to, and if you have to reschedule do so, and knock it out of the park on the second go around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    These guys have giant balls and no integrity. This is cheating. Just go in, do it like you're supposed to, and if you have to reschedule do so, and knock it out of the park on the second go around.
    what would their resting heart rate have to do with the step mill test? i thought the max heart rate was determined by your age anyway?

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    A buddy who was in the jan class but got injured and is suppose to go back in July said his investigator told him that they are filling the class in the order of PH, promo, and then OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYhopeful28 View Post
    what would their resting heart rate have to do with the step mill test? i thought the max heart rate was determined by your age anyway?
    Apparently if your HR after the 3m warm up is more than double your resting HR they won't let you even do the 5m12s portion. If you knock out some pushups before getting your vitals taken then your resting HR will be listed as higher and you'll have more room for error. It's stupid, ****ing stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    Apparently if your HR after the 3m warm up is more than double your resting HR they won't let you even do the 5m12s portion. If you knock out some pushups before getting your vitals taken then your resting HR will be listed as higher and you'll have more room for error. It's stupid, ****ing stupid.
    Manhattan - Was this criteria used when you took the medical? I don't recall this double the heart rate on the warm up portion from 2008.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan Medic View Post
    These guys have giant balls and no integrity. This is cheating. Just go in, do it like you're supposed to, and if you have to reschedule do so, and knock it out of the park on the second go around.
    Now, who would have thought a priority hire guy would advocate cheating at medicals? I swear, this almostthere guy is unfriggingbelievable.

    Take manhattan medic's advice; go in prepared and do it clean. Will anyone know if you cheat? No. Is it that big of an advantage? Probably not. But if you're willing to cut a corner here you'll do it when it counts. Prepare, and the stepmill will have nothing for you.

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