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    Default Fitness for fire certification classes

    Hello all, this is my first time posting. I'm currently scheduled to start fire cert 1 and 2 classes in March. I'm not in the best shape but am currently running and lifting weights everyday. What shape should someone be in for these classes?


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    Typically you want some bulk, but not too much. You've got a month so start cardio! Weights are good too, but cardio, cardio, cardio. Endurance is an important part of the profession.

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    Your best shape

    Do stairs also

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    I guess it depends on the standards set by the entity that is providing the certifications for you. Some departments have very strenuous physical requirements while others do not. In addition, some proctors are easier than others. Regardless, the skills that you perform should be the same across the board. Who is providing the certs to you? (Community college, volunteer department, etc.). I would recommend exactly what everyone else here has said, a good balance of both. Now is the time to start a healthy lifestyle if you want to make this a career.

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