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    I was curious if anyone has any experience with a stepmill
    what speed is level 7 approx Steps per minute????

    also is there any health clubs in central ohio that have one??
    Closer to Marion Ohio the better.


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    I dont know about level 7, but good luck finding a stepmill. Those things are pretty vintage and not cheap. So, not too many places have them. I am in Canton, OH and there is no places here that offer. Best bet is to hit the hospital or other local "highrise" that has good elevation. Set up a good pace ( ie, 60 steps/min seems to be the norm) and go to town. You wont get the continous stepping because you will either have to ride down or run down. But it is better than just jogging. Just my 2cents.

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    I think Level 6 is right at 60 Steps/min
    7 is probably around 68/min

    We have one but even the manual doesn't have a chart. We are undergoing a remodel and unfortunately our machine is in storage.
    It does say it's programmed as 16 steps per floor and 48 floors per mile.

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    Well I know the CPAT that Seattle has there step mill Level four is 60 steps a min. you have to complete 3min at that level. Hope that this helps.

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    We have one in our station's gym. I'm not sure what 7 is, I will have to check.

    I always set it to 12 for 20 minutes on aerobic training, it takes you just over 100 floors.

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    Level 7 should be at about 68 steps per minute. Train at 7 with a weight vest, and you should be golden at 6 for most CPATs.

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    fdnyhopeful10,
    If you're in the Canton area and want to hit a stepmill, the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium has a couple.

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    Thanks alot for the info.....

    Im currently training for Columbus Division of Fire the information I have is level 2 for 30 seconds
    level 4 for 30 seconds
    and level 7 for 2 minutes
    (wearing 40lbs)

    the only thing Ive been able to train on is a stepper and Im trying to at level 8 and 50lbs.....its a killer so far....but Im improving, and hopefully I have a few more weeks to train.

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    I checked last night and level 7 is 68 steps per minute. I don't know your situation, but I have pretty large feet and they do not fit completely on the step so it is quite a workout on my calves. Good Luck!

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    Carey-

    Step Mill Training For The CPAT
    To Avoid Pitfalls, You Must Train Properly!

    No matter how hard you train for the stair climb, your legs will feel like
    rubber when you're through. The time it takes to recover from this depends
    on your fitness level and your V02 Max. VO2 Max is the maximum amount of
    oxygen your body can process in order to feed your muscles to do work.

    Try this link: http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...nId=8&id=50549


    Best wishes!

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