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    Quote Originally Posted by Minerva View Post
    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.
    I don't know. I don't remember what my resting HR was vs my HR after the 3 minutes.

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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.
    why not just get in decent shape?

    oh i forgot you are the guy who needs things handed to him. looks like you know all the shortcuts.

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    I had my medical yesterday, there were 14 of us total and no one at all got to even put the vest on, we all failed. Every one was in great shape with the exception of 2 guys. All of us there were prior military, mostly Marines. One guy, a navy corpsman, runs 10 miles every other day and he even failed it. They let us choose when we wanted to come back, so I am going to do mine again on Monday.

    Today, after doing 20 minutes on the step mill with a 50lb vest and I checked my own heart rate by counting it and then got on the treadmill just to see what that hear rate reading would say, my count put it at 118, the treadmill put me at 123, so how could the monitor at the medical put my heart rate at 153 without the vest on? I asked the guy who runs the gym at my school what he knows about heart rate monitors and he said that they are pretty good when they are new, but as time goes on they become more inaccurate. I just don't understand how so many people are failing this portion of the medical. I wonder if when I go back I could have the doctor who is overseeing it double check my heart rate after I get off the machine. I just can't accept that the number on that thing is correct.
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    chad, ballpark on your list #?

    dont sweat it, you can already do the 8 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadxmerch View Post
    I had my medical yesterday, there were 14 of us total and no one at all got to even put the vest on, we all failed. Every one was in great shape with the exception of 2 guys. All of us there were prior military, mostly Marines. One guy, a navy corpsman, runs 10 miles every other day and he even failed it. They let us choose when we wanted to come back, so I am going to do mine again on Monday.

    Today, after doing 20 minutes on the step mill with a 50lb vest and I checked my own heart rate by counting it and then got on the treadmill just to see what that hear rate reading would say, my count put it at 118, the treadmill put me at 123, so how could the monitor at the medical put my heart rate at 153 without the vest on? I asked the guy who runs the gym at my school what he knows about heart rate monitors and he said that they are pretty good when they are new, but as time goes on they become more inaccurate. I just don't understand how so many people are failing this portion of the medical. I wonder if when I go back I could have the doctor who is overseeing it double check my heart rate after I get off the machine. I just can't accept that the number on that thing is correct.
    For the second medical, you need to concentrate on 8 minutes now. The HR, unless its gonna pop out your chest, they won't monitor that as closely the second time around.

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    I'm not sure what type of heart rate monitor they use but if its the one where they just strap that thing around your chest and there's the plastic piece in the front on the bottom of your sternum then those things are usually pretty inaccurate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    I'm not sure what type of heart rate monitor they use but if its the one where they just strap that thing around your chest and there's the plastic piece in the front on the bottom of your sternum then those things are usually pretty inaccurate.
    It's a Polaris heart monitor, I plan on purchasing one to monitor my running workouts. I have a Bowflex watch, but I like the Polaris ones better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    I'm not sure what type of heart rate monitor they use but if its the one where they just strap that thing around your chest and there's the plastic piece in the front on the bottom of your sternum then those things are usually pretty inaccurate.

    That's the monitor they use. I had the same emotions and was confused as the guys taking the medical now in regards to the medical (Stairmaster). I believe a lot of guys heart rate is good but the monitor they are using is inaccurate. It seems that the guys currently OJT (currently on this site) is/will not question the validity of our concerns, but their is definitely an issue with this situation. Instead, you guys are saying just work out, you guys aren't in shape etc. But, in all actuality, we are in enough shape to at least pass this simple medical (heart rate) situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFwnt2b View Post
    It's a Polaris heart monitor, I plan on purchasing one to monitor my running workouts. I have a Bowflex watch, but I like the Polaris ones better.
    Wear it for everything bro, not just for running. I use mine when I'm in the gym, running, biking, at the park doing calisthenics. After a while you won't even have to look at it to know in what range your HR is at. Trust me it helps.
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    So basically the only way to pass the medical seems to be able to stay on the step mill for 8 minutes.
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    The investigation for the background has officially started. My references received something in the mail today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomFromQueens View Post
    So basically the only way to pass the medical seems to be able to stay on the step mill for 8 minutes.
    Not the only way, but as everyone else are stating, just prepare yourself for 8 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    The investigation for the background has officially started. My references received something in the mail today.
    do you mean the 3 people we had to provide them, or are they contacting your employer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    do you mean the 3 people we had to provide them, or are they contacting your employer?
    The three people we had to provide them. On intake, they stated they will contact our employers down the line of the interview process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HopefulFF View Post
    do you mean the 3 people we had to provide them, or are they contacting your employer?
    He means the 3 people you had to provide them. They get sent like a mini questionnaire asking how awesome and what a responsible person you are lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FFwnt2b View Post
    It's a Polaris heart monitor, I plan on purchasing one to monitor my running workouts. I have a Bowflex watch, but I like the Polaris ones better.
    Sorry, it's called Polar heart monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    The three people we had to provide them. On intake, they stated they will contact our employers down the line of the interview process.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jukez View Post
    He means the 3 people you had to provide them. They get sent like a mini questionnaire asking how awesome and what a responsible person you are lol
    Thanks guys.

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    Yea I have something similar that I use and its never completely accurate, sometimes grossly inaccurate

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    Quote Originally Posted by almostthere View Post
    The three people we had to provide them. On intake, they stated they will contact our employers down the line of the interview process.
    Do you know how strict they are with past employment? Got fired from a job when i was 16 so i hope that wont screw me over

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    Sorry, I am not sure. But at 16, I am assuming they wont scrutinize it unless you got fired for stealing, drugs, etc.

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    The resting HR and 2x resting HR sounds new to me.
    Most likely the dept doing a little CYA as part of the process.
    I won't advocate the exercising before getting monitored, as especially your HR will be jacked up over nerves. As MM said, it gives a little buffer, but it's manipulating the outcome.

    You guys in great shape (as you should be coming into the medical) should have no problem on the next go around.

    Hang tough.
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    Just got my cpat dates. 5/4, 5/16, 5/22.
    Im in the 340s
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    Quote Originally Posted by FdnyFFHopeful View Post
    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.
    These are the kind of quotes that lead me to believe the investigators actually have little to no idea about the hiring process. You can't blame them for speculating for your friend who probably asked but that info is just plain wrong. Its promo then PHs simultaneously along with the OC list at a 3/2 ratio.

    The investigators are just there to investigate you, I doubt they know much more about what list number we'll get to than you or I.
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    Received CPAT Dates: 5/2, 5/16, 5/21
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    It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday! You'll kill the CPAT, but good luck anyway! Hope I get my dates soon.

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