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    Anyone have any tips on technique? I want to get a little bit faster. Thanks.

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    back of heels aligned with the beam

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    It's all about technique. Hit it square on and try to follow through with your swing. I like to take short swings, some people like to take smaller swings. The thing that helped me most was making my own keiser sled out of 3 railroad ties set next to each other, stand on the 2 outside ties and hit the one in the middle.

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    Thanks guys. I passed my PAT this morning with 1:45 to go. They said I looked pretty good on the keiser. The dummy drag is what caused me some problems. It helped that I got through the other evolutions fast though because I was able to stay calm when I finished with that dummy drag.

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    As was stated earllier, keep your heels in front of the sled.

    The other thing you can do is grip the sledge approx. halfway up the handle, and when you contact the sled, straighten out your legs, pushing up. Rather than hit it in the middle every time, pound it at the edges, alternating right to left; it keeps it from grinding on the edges of the guides.

    Look into the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge too. Im not pushing through the website, but they may have some tips on how to cut time. Thats where I learned to do the events smarter instead of harder.

    Of course harder doesnt hurt either.

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    congrats man

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    Thanks FFY.

    Thanks for the tips everyone.

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    Default Training for Keiser

    If you wanted to train for the Keiser sled portion, it's really simple to do in the gym. I involves a cable machine that one would usually use for tricep extensions. I call this exercises a swimmer pull for anyone else. But for you guys, it's called Ax Chop, and it's for the Biddle. The suggested weights might not be right for you. And remember: each machine varies: click here
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    Do be carefull of where you place your hands. RI requires hands on the white taped area due to a candidate amputating his index finger. The candidate was sliding his hand down to the hammer while making hte swing. He miscalculated and struck the corner of the sled between the hammer and finger.

    We also see a lot of "nutters". This is where the candidate chokes up too far on the hammer and the end strikes the candidate in a delicate area. More of a concern for male candidates.

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