[QUOTE=FDNYUSMC;991842]there are 3 things you should be doing:
1-you need to run for about 40min in your target heart rate. If it goes too high then slow down to get it back into range.
2-run sprints. 5 or 6 50 to 100 yard. just run full out dont worry about what your heart rate is.
3-Stairs for 8 to 12 min. with a wieghted vest.
is the target heart rate 85% of your max because that is what it says on the recommended work out they give you if you don't pass the first time. did you train at 80% or 85%?
I am going by the fdnys official site.
"The FDNY is appointing from Firefighter List #2043, which was established on May 5, 2004. To date, we have appointed 2242 eligibles from Firefighter List #2043; 302 eligibles entered the August 5, 2007 class. We reached List #4825.5."
So if that last class appointed the302 eligibles, then yes they hired about 2500
I don't think the sire will allow me to post links yet, I will try right under this line.
Let me tell you something about that PT Instructor; if he were to lose his arms and legs he'd use his teeth to drag himself to the fireground. And I'd follow him in without even a second thought.
I wasnt allowed to go over 174 BPM. That is 80% of my max. That was the range in which i trained. Make sure you run sprints and timed runs. Your timed runs should be at you 80% heart rate. If it goes above, then slow down to bring it back in range. Dont focus on stairs alone, that will not increase your arobic capacity. If you should fail the first time, dont painc. They will give you 30 days for a retake. BUT, you must work your A** off. If you look like your in shape you are going to pass.
Two quick questions:
1. For anyone who's re-scheduled their vision exam. When you call to schedule, do you have to call a while ahead of time to schedule an appointment? And can you pick an approximate time/date or do they choose for you?
2. For anyone who's ever had a broken bone and/or surgery. I need to see their orthopedic to get my wrist checked out (broke it in 2004 and have a screw in it, but 100% back to full strength and rom). Did you need to get a sign off paper from the doctor that performed your surgery or is that not needed? The reason why I ask is because the doctor that did my surgery retired already.
Thanks for any help.
Isn't 80% of your max about 156? I'm 26 yrs old and that is what it would be for me. 220-26 = 194(maximum). Than multiply that by .8(80%) and you get bout 156. I think 174 is 90%, and that is what you can't go over. I'm not trying to be a know it all, I'm actually trying to make sure I'm going by the right formula and training correctly. Let me know if I'm wrong.....
As for the surgery you need to go to the hospital which you had the surgery and go to the medical records office, tell them you need the operative report on your surgery, you'll fill out some papers and they can mail it to you or you can come pick it up when ready.
Just bring that in with you and I guess we'll just see the orthopedic, they'll check out the x-ray we had, the op report and probably have you do some push-ups and bend it a few directions, etc.
I'm going up next week so if you want to know more shoot me a PM, did you go up for your initial med already?
My max is 177 so I kept my HR above 170 and right at or below 177.
I guess my math might be screwed up. So i guess it is 90% of you max. I'm 27 so you heart rate should be at 175BPM. Either way you have to train you A** off. Gentlemen please dont make the mistake of doing just stairs. I was down at Metrotech yesterday to redo the stairs and they said that a couple of guys failed the second attempt because all they trained with is the stairs.
just run and do stairs until you cant do them anymore and you'll be fine. Don't worry about your heart rate or any other bull****, really work your *** off until you cant take it anymore, then get at least 2 - 3 days good rest before you take the physical and you will be fine.
Anybody with a reliable source hear anything about the city really slowing down hiring or freezing it because of the ****ty economy? Ive been hearing rumors about that, but hopefully nobody can confirm it.
I havent heard of any hiring freeze. At least not until next year. I have heard that this january class is on as schedualed but, its not going to be as big as they anticipated. They are going to condense it down to about 225 probies. but i guess we have to wait and see.