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    I have my CPAT in about two weeks. I've been to training sessions, and done fairly well. Of course fairly well isn't good enough to me. I was wondering with two weeks to go if anyone had any "last minute" tips. My main area for improvement is my legs. I have a weight vest, and have been lifting, but I'm not where I want to be. So anything you guys can offer, I'll gladly listen. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgain25 View Post
    I have my CPAT in about two weeks. I've been to training sessions, and done fairly well. Of course fairly well isn't good enough to me. I was wondering with two weeks to go if anyone had any "last minute" tips. My main area for improvement is my legs. I have a weight vest, and have been lifting, but I'm not where I want to be. So anything you guys can offer, I'll gladly listen. Thanks!
    Go hard until four days out (but not so hard as to injure yourself), 4 days out stop doing weights (your body is at it's strongest again 4 days after it's last workout). Harder cardio 4 days out, lighter 3 days out, no workouts at all 2 days out and a nice little 30 minute very light jog to warm up and stretch the day before... then Give it hell. Best of luck!
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    Default help on getting through CPAT

    Go here for tips on how to get through it.
    http://www.fireagility.com/cpat_events.php

    It's really to late to start to train for it now.
    As mentioned above, make sure you rest for a few days before your event.
    Last edited by Drjmilus; 09-27-2007 at 01:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drjmilus View Post
    Go here for tips on how to get through it.
    http://www.fireagility.com/cpat_events.php

    It's really to late to train for it. Make sure you rest for a few days before
    I think that's what he meant.
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    Getting close...I test on thurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgain25 View Post
    Getting close...I test on thurs.
    Best of luck... remember to taper into it and eat well!
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    Legs are everyone's problem - I don't know of anyone that can do the stair climb and not have a burn going by the end of it.. But your workout sounds good - the weight vest is a godsend

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    I did very well on the CPAT, but halfway through I felt myself getting very parched. I hadn't had enough water beforehand. I made it through in plenty of time, but at the end my mouth felt like sandpaper.

    Drink lots of water beforehand!!!

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    Thanks for all the tips everyone!

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    It's getting late in the game, I would just stick with the stair climber/master. That seems to be where most people fail Good Luck

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    Big day tomorrow at 1:30....will post results soon after.

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    Keep hydrating (water).
    Stretch out beforehand.
    Relax.

    Good luck. There is no excuse for failing this.

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    Well, it's over...I passed. Thanks for all the tips, and advice. It kinda caught up with me on the dummy drag, but I was able to push through. I don't know my time, they didn't tell me, but I feel it was pretty good.


    Thanks again !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgain25 View Post
    Well, it's over...I passed. Thanks for all the tips, and advice. It kinda caught up with me on the dummy drag, but I was able to push through. I don't know my time, they didn't tell me, but I feel it was pretty good.


    Thanks again !
    Great job! Best of luck with the rest of the recruitment!
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    Thanks I appreciate it! Next comes the written.

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    Default Good for you

    Best of luck in your persuits..

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    Question cpat training

    Hello,
    I took a cpat trial run a few months ago. I went over about a minute. Since then I've trained to the point of wearing a 50 lpd. weighted vest on the stairmaster at level 10 for 5 1/2 minutes. I have the upper body strength with pull ups and push up and some weights.

    Any advice?

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