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  • I was wondering about the step test because I never got to take the previous PFT. What counts as a line touch? I know there are 3 lines and you start in the middle. After this what is counted as a touch?

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    • Originally posted by DirtStyx View Post
      I completely understand and am glad for the change. Every morning, I stop at a gas station to get a coffee and I see a current CBPO there most times. Not to speak disparagingly of anyone, but she is grossly overweight. Her neck even sags and she is fairly young (20's to mid 30's at most). She is at least 80 pounds overweight. I have to admit to a feeling of being wronged, even though I know that isn't fair. If I have to wait in CBP internet limbo for years on end, I'd at least like to see current officers in good shape. I realize that this step is for applicants, but hopefully it raises the bar for the entire organization.
      Are you sure she's a CBPO? CBP Aggies wear the same uniform...sans gun.

      There's no doubt that CBP/USCS/INS has hired some winners in the recent past, especially during the 2001-2008 years. Hopefully, with the advent of 20 year retirement and more stringent hiring standards, OFO can make some serious strides away from hiring bozos and blimps.

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      • Originally posted by alb3508 View Post
        I was wondering about the step test because I never got to take the previous PFT. What counts as a line touch? I know there are 3 lines and you start in the middle. After this what is counted as a touch?
        Once you begin any time you cross or touch any of the 3 lines it counts as a touch.

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        • I'm happy no more step test! I will run 1.5 miles that's fine but that step test was too stressful trying to keep the cadence etc. At least if you run slow for a min you can pick it up at the end if need be.

          Now just have to conquer the push ups!
          CBPO
          Test: July 2008
          TO: 12/26/08
          VBT 1/21/09-passed
          Medical - 1/21/09 - cleared 4/28
          Fitness - 1/21/09 - passed
          Drug test - 2/5/09- passed
          BI - Cleared
          TSU -4/29/09 (Buffalo)
          BI2 - cleared 8/11

          ICE Special Agent
          Test 7/22/09 passed

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          • About 4 weeks back my CASS had changed because of my BI. It had been about a year. I filled out the form they needed and sent it back asap and I am already back in TSU. So for those that were wondering, it took me about 4 weeks for BI to get done again.

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            • Originally posted by imlikeaninja View Post
              Once you begin any time you cross or touch any of the 3 lines it counts as a touch.

              really...thats it. There is a center line and 6ft to the right there is another line and 6ft to the left there is another line (I asked MHC about the width). I assumed it would be the 2 outter lines that count as a touch...but the center one counts too...that seems to easy....

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              • Originally posted by merlin436 View Post
                Are you sure she's a CBPO? CBP Aggies wear the same uniform...sans gun.

                There's no doubt that CBP/USCS/INS has hired some winners in the recent past, especially during the 2001-2008 years. Hopefully, with the advent of 20 year retirement and more stringent hiring standards, OFO can make some serious strides away from hiring bozos and blimps.
                She may very well be an aggie, merlin. I never get an opportunity to speak to her and you're correct, she never has a gun. I just assumed that was something someone put on when they arrived at work to save an uncomfortable commute. I will cling to your explaination and not get as upset when I see her now. Thank you

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                • Originally posted by DirtStyx View Post
                  She may very well be an aggie, merlin. I never get an opportunity to speak to her and you're correct, she never has a gun. I just assumed that was something someone put on when they arrived at work to save an uncomfortable commute. I will cling to your explaination and not get as upset when I see her now. Thank you
                  Dude, just talk to her next time you see her. Who knows she may be a supervisor or work in HR. Maybe you can flirt your way into a job or get us some good intel.

                  C'mon man, take one for the team!!!

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                  • Majority of people do...

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                    • Originally posted by imlikeaninja View Post
                      Dude, just talk to her next time you see her. Who knows she may be a supervisor or work in HR. Maybe you can flirt your way into a job or get us some good intel.

                      C'mon man, take one for the team!!!
                      HAHAHA too funny!!! Ya take one for the team bro!!!
                      TO-6/16/08
                      TSU-E.TX 12/01/08

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                      • That is definitely one I would NOT take for the team. Even if I weren't married, if she were the last check I needed in CASS, I would walk away from this job and never give it a second thought. Sorry everyone. In this instance, believe me, ignorance is bliss.

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                        • directions and viedo on pt tests..

                          http://seminarsexpress.mediasite.com...ad774a1fdc9f1a

                          CBPO Fitness Test

                          This page explains the fitness test for the Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO). Prior to administering the CBPO Fitness Test, read the Administrator Instructions and Fitness Fact Sheet provided in the links to the right.

                          The five (5) components of the CBPO Fitness Test are as follows and must be administered in this order offering a 3-minute rest period between each test. The provided CBPO audio CD MUST be used for the administration of this test.

                          Test administrators will simulate all required movements. Practice the demonstrations you are to perform in order to familiarize yourself completely with all testing requirements.
                          PART I:

                          1. Push-ups
                          Protocol:

                          1.Explain that this is a timed test, requiring the applicant to complete as many proper form push-ups in sixty (60) seconds as possible. The depth of the push-up will be measured by using a 4” high foam block. If needed, rest between push-ups must be taken in the “up position.”
                          2.The applicant will start in the “up position” with elbows locked and hands spaced shoulder width apart, with the thumbs aligned with the crease of the shoulder. The body must be kept in a straight line with the feet close together. Once the applicant is in the “up position,” place the 4” foam block directly below the sternum/chest.3.Keeping the body straight the applicant will drop down until the sternum/chest touches the foam block. Then maintaining a straight body, the applicant will push up until the elbows are straight. This completes one proper form push-up.4.Instruct the applicant when to start and stop and count proper form push-ups aloud.5.The Push-Up Test will stop:
                          a.When 60 seconds have expired – OR –
                          b.When the applicant cannot perform any more push-ups and stops –OR-
                          c.When the applicant’s knees touch the ground
                          6.Document the number of proper form push-ups completed on the score sheet.
                          Push-Ups that SHOULD NOT be COUNTED:
                          1.Sagging back
                          2.Raised buttocks
                          3.Feet spread wide apart
                          4.½ push-ups, where the applicant fails to touch the foam block or come all the way until elbows are locked
                          2. Side Step

                          Protocol:

                          1.Two trials should be given. Allow the applicant 20 seconds to rest between trials.
                          2.Explain that this is a timed test and each trial will be scored by the number of outside line touches or crosses with one foot and center line crosses with both feet completed in 10 seconds. (Attached photo and diagram)
                          3.Have the applicant stand up straight with one foot on each side of the center line. Make sure that the feet are parallel to the center line.
                          4.Have the applicant slide or side step to one side until the closest foot touches or crosses the outside line. The applicant then slides or side steps in the other direction until the closest foot touches or crosses the other outside line. The applicant continues this action for 10 seconds attempting to touch or cross the outside lines as many times as possible in 10 seconds.
                          5.In order for an outside line touch to count, both feet must be on the same side of the center line.
                          6.The applicant should not cross his/her feet during the test. The applicant’s shoulders and torso should remain forward facing during the test.
                          7.If the applicant crosses his/her feet or turns his/her torso, PAUSE the CD, allow the applicant 20 seconds to rest, and manually administer the 10-second retrial using your stop watch.
                          8.If the applicant fails to maintain the proper positioning on a retrial, the score on that trail should be marked zero (0) on the score sheet.
                          9.Instruct the applicant when to start and stop and count line touches/crosses aloud.
                          10.Each trial will stop:
                          a.When 10 seconds have expired –OR-
                          b.If the applicant fails to maintain proper positioning during a trial
                          11.Record the total number of crosses/touches properly completed. The total should include: 1. Right line crosses/touches with one foot; 2. center line crosses with both feet; 3. left line crosses/touches with one foot.
                          3. Sit-ups

                          Protocol:

                          1.Explain that this is a timed test, requiring the applicant to complete as many proper form sit-ups in sixty (60) seconds as possible. If needed, rest between sit-ups must be taken in the “up position.”
                          2.The test administrator must hold the applicant’s feet during the test with the test administrator’s hands.
                          3.The applicant will start with his/her back flat on the floor and his/her knees bent at a 90 degree angle. There should be an 18 inch to 20 inch separation between his/her heels and buttocks. Tell the applicant to place his/her hands behind his/her head with the fingers straight and the weight of the head resting on the fingers. This is required in the “down position.”
                          4.To get to the required “up position” the applicant will contract the abdominal muscles so as to lift the head and upper body off the floor to the point where his/her elbows touch his/her knees or upper thighs. Next the applicant will return to the starting (down) position so that the shoulder blades touch the ground. This completes one proper form sit-up.
                          5.Instruct the applicant when to start and stop and count proper form sit-ups aloud.
                          6.The Sit-up Test will stop:
                          a.When 60 seconds have expired –OR-
                          b.When the applicant stays down with his/her back on the floor for more than 2 seconds – OR –
                          c.The applicant cannot perform any more sit-ups and stops
                          7.Record the number of proper form sit-ups completed on the score sheet.
                          Sit-Ups that SHOULD NOT be COUNTED:
                          1.Buttocks raised off the floor
                          2.Fingers/hands not behind the head
                          3.Arms are used to get up from the down position to the up position
                          4.1/2 sit-ups, where the applicant fails to touch elbows to knees or upper thighs or shoulders that do not touch the floor
                          4. Lift Lower

                          Protocol:

                          1.Explain that this is a timed test, requiring the applicant to complete 8 lift/lower cycles as quickly as possible without exceeding two minutes.
                          2.To ensure the applicant’s safety during this test give him/her instructions on
                          a.Moving his/her feet when turning to position the crate on the table
                          b.Using his/her leg muscles to extend and lower
                          c.Keeping his/her back as straight as possible throughout the test
                          3.The applicant must lift the fifty-pound crate from the floor to the 30-inch high table, release his/her grip, re-grip, and lower the crate back to the floor. A full cycle is counted when the crate is returned to the floor.
                          4.Instruct the applicant when to start and stop and count lift/lower cycles aloud.
                          5.The Lift/Lower Test will stop:
                          a.When the applicant has completed 8 lift/lower cycles
                          b.When two minutes have expired – OR-
                          c.When the applicant cannot perform any more lifts.
                          6.Record the number of lifts completed and the time on the score sheet.
                          PART II:

                          5. Step Test

                          Protocol:

                          1.Explain that this is a timed test, requiring the applicant to remain in cadence with the CD provided for 5-minutes.
                          2.Make sure to step with the applicant during the recorded practice phase of the CD.
                          3.Before beginning, ensure that the applicant can hear the audio.
                          4.Start the stopwatch on the cue from the audio tape and stop when the test is ended.
                          5.The Step Test will stop when:
                          a.The applicant successfully steps in cadence for 5 minutes
                          b.The applicant stops stepping in cadence for 3 or more consecutive sequences (up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down, up, up, down, down)
                          c.The applicant fails to maintain stepping cadence for a total of 6 cadence sequences (“up, up, down, down” is one sequence)
                          d.The applicant pushes on his/her leg to assist in stepping
                          e.The Test Administrator feels that the applicant is posing a health risk to themselves (i.e. dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, severe shortness of breath, or complaint of chest pain).
                          6.Record the time that the test was stopped and whether the applicant passed or failed on the score sheet.
                          To familizarize yourself with the components of the fitness exam, please view the following presentation:
                          Last edited by anthony30; 02-12-2010, 02:37 PM.
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                          • Dont sweat this test....just go and take it. In order for them to give the test correctly, there should be someone to deminstrate it, if not they will just read off the statments above.

                            This is easy, I'm not saying this since im in the military, and not because of my own physical fitness readiness.

                            "All of you will pass" ... You have all been on this site long enough to know what you have to do, and you know what you want. I have full confidence in all of you, I know you will make great CBPO's. Stay motivated, and know the wait is worth it.

                            So when the time comes just go out there and make it happen.
                            Last edited by MP-K-9; 02-13-2010, 01:32 PM. Reason: typo
                            "whys the sky blue? because god loves the Infantry"

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                            • WaitingNY, check your PM's

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                              • What happened to the bend and stretch box?
                                Le gra'sta De' a Theim.
                                Galic: By The Grace Of God Go I.

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