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    Default Are there set numbers??

    Are there any set numbers when it comes to the weights you'll encounter at the test?I see some say 75 lbs vest while others say a 40 lbs vest.Is every state or test different?What aboult the dummy drag is that different by state/test also?I just sent in my app but want to get started on training right away,I don't want to wait till the last min.I just bought a 20 lbs vest to start with and I'm wondering how high I should take it.Should I run it up to 75 lbs eventualy or would that be over doing it.Please help the newbie .

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    Can we assume you are talking CPAT? If so then it is a 50# vest with two 12.5# weight bags added for the stair climb only for a total of 75#. You wear the 50# vest for the entire evolution. The dummy is standard as well. It is either 160# or 165#. I am not completely certain on that one.

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    OK thanks,and yes it's for the CPAT test.
    R.Pieretti EMT-B

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    Default 75 lbs....yep, if it's the CPAT

    And you need to be able to function while doing a bunch of other things while still wearing the 50 lbs through out the test.

    I would train 2 times per week on the step mill. Start at 20 lbs. and 2 minutes. Add 5 lbs and one minute a week until you reach 75 lbs and 10 minutes. If you reach 10 minutes first, stay there. This should take about 12 weeks. This might sound like over- kill, but it's not. You'll need your V02 max to be WAY up there.

    Stretch when you are done. For more help, read my FAQ page... or my page called, "Events of the CPAT"

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    Thanks for the info .
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    When you are training on the stepmill train at the 60 steps/min the test is given at. To increase your workout, train longer not faster. If you train at a faster pace, going slower on the test will throw off your cadence and make it harder to keep your balance.

    Good luck,

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