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    By the way, am I the only one who didn't sign up for the Mentorship program? I'm not really the type to ask for help, even thought I completely agree its a great program but it's just not for me, I'll make friends at the academy and even ask whatever instructors after the classes or whatever works


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtk123 View Post
    Just did 6 mins on the stairs with 50 lbs, 5 mins with 40 lbs and 3mins20 seconds with 70 lbs with an assortment of workouts in between. Keepin my heart rate up. No breaks! I'm not gonna worry about running until it gets a little nicer out. Hows everyone's workouts going? Any good circuits? I find doing stairs, straight into pushups (with my vest on), walking 40 lb weights across the gym and back (to recreate the equipment carry) right to shoulder press then right to sit ups/leg raises works well for me. Then murder it all at the end with pull ups, dips and more pushups. By set number three I'm dying lol.
    One thing I've started doing is lightweight on the bench, say 135, or any weight you could pump out 10 reps easily with max pushups in between each set. By the 3rd or 4th set you won't be able to do 10 pushups haha. Also the walking weights across the gym I just started too. People look at you funny, but when you're done your forearms are on fire haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnatchBK View Post
    By the way, am I the only one who didn't sign up for the Mentorship program? I'm not really the type to ask for help, even thought I completely agree its a great program but it's just not for me, I'll make friends at the academy and even ask whatever instructors after the classes or whatever works
    Don't worry about it. It's new and will have its kinks to work out. It was specifically introduced to help those that needed the extra phone calls, home visits and rides to every single step along the way.

    Overall, it's all of our' job to watch over you and guide you along the way when you get to the firehouse. We'll be working right along side of you. You'll be expected to do more as a probie, but we do everything together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zachryw2001 View Post
    P.S. I was brought up with "IF YOU DON'T HAVE SOMETHING NICE TO SAY DON'T SAY NOTHING"
    Don't say anything.
    Don't say nothing is a double-negative

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Don't worry about it. It's new and will have its kinks to work out. It was specifically introduced to help those that needed the extra phone calls, home visits and rides to every single step along the way.

    Overall, it's all of our' job to watch over you and guide you along the way when you get to the firehouse. We'll be working right along side of you. You'll be expected to do more as a probie, but we do everything together.
    What exactly is the mentoring program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner09 View Post
    Fwiw, I think the answer is going to be something along the lines of "wait and find out for yourself buddy..."
    Nah it's really not anything that top secret or unexpected. We get lectures and a lot of hands on practice. The material is not rocket science, however there is a lot of stuff to cover and getting all the reading done each night is often hard to do. This also isn't like college where you can do your best to sleep in the back and hide the fact that you haven't opened the textbook in a week.
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    Tough little push-up challenge that helps build endurance. I started with ten and now can almost do 20. (Took quite a bit of time)

    Ten push ups, rest in up position for 10 seconds, 9 push ups then rest in up for 9 seconds, etc down to 0.

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    Ten push ups with 10lb weights in your hands, then do ten raises with each hand then crawl forward using only your hands, continue down to 0. No rests. Use rounded weights to also help improve balance/core as well.

    Similar to this basically
    http://youtu.be/4YFFvp1g024
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Don't say anything.
    Don't say nothing is a double-negative
    Lol. Never said English was my greatest class in school.
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    I signed up for mentoring, figured it couldn't hurt. I'll take everything they'll offer. Who else ran today in this cold? I ran today and actually felt really good. I recently dropped the treadmill from my training, you progress so much faster running outside or doing hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    I signed up for mentoring, figured it couldn't hurt. I'll take everything they'll offer. Who else ran today in this cold? I ran today and actually felt really good. I recently dropped the treadmill from my training, you progress so much faster running outside or doing hills.
    Feel the same way man. The scenery keeps your mind occupied. And since my body kind of acclimated to that cold air/burning lungs feeling, I actually started enjoying running outside. Especially once I'm finished haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    I signed up for mentoring, figured it couldn't hurt. I'll take everything they'll offer. Who else ran today in this cold? I ran today and actually felt really good. I recently dropped the treadmill from my training, you progress so much faster running outside or doing hills.
    Ive always really struggled with running in the cold. It really hurts my chest. It's not something that I have ever done consistently over a period of time.

    Same experience? Do you get use to it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldblood92 View Post
    Ive always really struggled with running in the cold. It really hurts my chest. It's not something that I have ever done consistently over a period of time.

    Same experience? Do you get use to it?
    Yes, you get used to it, just in the beginning, don't over do it. If you are just starting off, make sure you have good sneakers for outside. If not, your feet and legs may take a pounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldblood92 View Post
    Ive always really struggled with running in the cold. It really hurts my chest. It's not something that I have ever done consistently over a period of time.

    Same experience? Do you get use to it?
    Yea I had trouble with it for a while. What worked for me was covering my mouth. After a while the air becomes too warm anyway that you have to uncover it. Then you acclimate pretty fast to the cold air. This even worked a few weeks ago when it was like 10 degrees out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coldblood92 View Post
    Ive always really struggled with running in the cold. It really hurts my chest. It's not something that I have ever done consistently over a period of time.

    Same experience? Do you get use to it?
    With me after about a half mile i work up a decent inner warmth and that makes it easier. Either way itwon't be easy running when its cold but what makes me get out there and do it is just telling myself I'm getting paid to train, the only thing between me and the academy is training and there's no way a little cold is going to stop me from getting on
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    Running in the cold isn't that bad, usually after 5 minutes I'm completely warmed up even have the feeling back in my hands. But when it gets windy it takes so much longer to warm up. Some times it'll take up to two miles for me to get warmed up and get the feeling back in my hands. I have been running nearly everyday but I made sure to skip yesterday lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannypanigale View Post
    I almost forgot ... Anyone doing tough mudder this oct coming up ????? Can't wait
    Doing the Citi Field Spartan sprint in August and the one in Tuxedo as well and the Super Spartan in August. These races are mega addicting lol. Also if I get the all clear to get back in the water from my doc I'm hoping to get back into doing tris. Ever since the 6019 class was canceled I've struggled with gym consistency issues and signing up for these races have helped keep me in decent shape. Don't get me wrong, I'm not winning any races but I'm also not struggling for the 1.5 or any of the other fitness tests.
    I do most of my running in the Pelham Bay park section of the Bronx. If anyone is ever interested in training let me know. Like I said I'm not breaking any land speed records and could always use some to help push the boundaries or vice versa.

    Good luck to us all and I for one am praying for the appeals court to reverse every one of king Garafuis' rulings.

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    How many miles/week is everyone doing? I was doing 15-18 but it was indoor. Getting back outside I'm starting with 12/week and I'll slowly increase it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grok350 View Post
    How many miles/week is everyone doing? I was doing 15-18 but it was indoor. Getting back outside I'm starting with 12/week and I'll slowly increase it.
    I'm at 14/16 a week right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sffdnyhopeful09 View Post
    Doing the Citi Field Spartan sprint in August and the one in Tuxedo as well and the Super Spartan in August. These races are mega addicting lol. Also if I get the all clear to get back in the water from my doc I'm hoping to get back into doing tris. Ever since the 6019 class was canceled I've struggled with gym consistency issues and signing up for these races have helped keep me in decent shape. Don't get me wrong, I'm not winning any races but I'm also not struggling for the 1.5 or any of the other fitness tests.
    I do most of my running in the Pelham Bay park section of the Bronx. If anyone is ever interested in training let me know. Like I said I'm not breaking any land speed records and could always use some to help push the boundaries or vice versa.

    Good luck to us all and I for one am praying for the appeals court to reverse every one of king Garafuis' rulings.

    Tell me more about this race. Will I get lumped up and bruised? I want that. I need to feel some physical pain right now after finding out my ex long term girl is seeing someone new.

    I need to taste blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Stay in accounting.
    Thank you but I wanna try something more exciting and fulfilling

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