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  • Gradient Shift
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    Originally posted by addseo1118 View Post
    This thread is over three years old. You're new here, but please don't revive a dead thread.

    Ohhhh.... wait.... I see what's going on here. You are injecting a link to that website in your post(s) in an attempt to improve search rank.

    Kindly, GTFO. Here, let me help you. Reported.

    Thank you.

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  • addseo1118
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    you'll be allowed to wear whatever you like.
    ฮอลิเดย์ พาเลซ

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  • grenster88
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    They practice the run on treadmills and their other events in an air-conditioned gym.
    This is very true. No substitute for running outdoors or on a indoor track, or doing pushups and situps in 95 degree + weather.

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  • grenster88
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    I have a feeling as long as your shoes don't have wheels on them, you'll be allowed to wear whatever you like.

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  • Officer JJ
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    Are you allowed to wear whatever kind of sneakers you want in the academy? (since I was doing a little research and there is a special kind of shoe that should help somewhat with the knee problems im experiencing while running)

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  • slamdunc
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    Originally posted by grenster88 View Post
    Most departments hand out info on the minimum requirements to pass PT, and that's what people train to meet, the minimum.
    Even though they know the minimum standard, they show up unprepared. They practice the run on treadmills and their other events in an air-conditioned gym. The fitness thing is something that needs to be maintained throughout the entire law enforcement career. Many agencies don't have an annual physical fitness test, so when the officer graduates academy, he becomes complacent.

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  • Officer JJ
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    Well Navy, im assuming your IN the navy lol, so I can see why it would be easy for you, I am a civilian, and although im fairly active, I have lost a lot of my endurance since high school, where I used to wrestle and could easily run 5 miles just to warm up before practice. Now the biggest thing holding me back is this severe pain im getting in my knees from running, even though im running on a soft track. I googled it, it seems I have runners knee(s) due to my flat feet, it suggests I get good running shoes and some good insoles for people with flat feet, im going to do this and go to the doctor to see if there is anything else I can do, hopefully I will be able to correct this problem and start training hard and prepare myself for this, otherwise, if i can not overcome this, then I guess I will not be able to become a cop which is very disappointing, especially since my plan, if I didnt get on anywhere soon enough after college was to possibly join the Navy, but if my knee problems are not corrected, then that seems out of the option as well. I honestly will have no idea what I will do with my life...
    I was thinking about bike riding a lot to try and build up endurance without hurting my knees, then Id be able to pass the PAT, but I dont see how I could pass the academy if I can not keep up constant running without pain.

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  • NavyK9
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    For anyone viewing this thread. I would highly encourage crossfit.com, P90x, Insanity, or any type of circuit training. Build up your run distances to about 3 miles, then focus on decreasing your times. Good luck to everyone!

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  • NavyK9
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    Within a month ? WoW. This is true. I have had a regular workout regime for the last 11 years of active duty, so I see how it for myself is the norm. Will be intresting to transition back to civlian life.

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  • Smaiiviiie
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    Originally posted by NavyK9 View Post
    Do people actually fail these???

    Currently run my 1.5 in 9:50
    about 50 pushups in 1 minute and 55 situps in 1 minute. So is there something that they are not alluding too? Or is it that most of the people fail are civilians who typically dont perform physical fitness tests (not an insult just average fact).
    There are a lot of answers to this based on how many different ways people choose to live, exercise and eat. I personally feel that it's very easy to get caught up in the typical "feel" of how we work out or exercise and once in that cruise control state we tend to not push ourselves beyond that. There are so many people who are not naturally fit anymore and when you combine that with anything out of the "norm" for their body weight, daily lifestyle, cruise control, etc... these tests can become difficult. These times and numbers typically take a lot of time to reach and/or maintain and funny enough many of us feel we can just put it together in a month or so. o.0

    Example: my son is 14 and he can run the mile in about 6 minutes and he's never been a runner but if he doesn't maintain that as he grows older then chances are he'll lose that pretty quick.

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  • NavyK9
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    Do people actually fail these???

    Currently run my 1.5 in 9:50
    about 50 pushups in 1 minute and 55 situps in 1 minute. So is there something that they are not alluding too? Or is it that most of the people fail are civilians who typically dont perform physical fitness tests (not an insult just average fact).

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  • Officer JJ
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    Thats interesting, in the PAT test Im going to have to take you have to do 38 sit-ups in 1 min, 29 push-ups in 1 min, and a 1.5 mile run in 12:38. I think I think I would much prefer doing an obstacle course, mainly because im dreading this 1.5 mile run. I have flat feet and im getting a really bad case of runners knee in BOTH of my knees. Has anyone had this issue and if so were you able to overcome it, or figure out a way to lessen the issue?

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  • Jonnyboy182
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    I failed my first time doing a physical. Had a long jump (like 6 feet) I had rolled my ankle in the tires I had to jump through. I just took it again 3 weeks later and passed not a big deal at all just try again

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  • Officer JJ
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    Thanks for the advice. I just ran a 10 minute mile, making progress but still have a lot to go. So does anyone know if failing the PAT the first time around end your chances for that dept until another test comes around? or is it common for them to give you a re-test a little down the road? Or is every dept different?

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  • Hanmo
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    I've only done 1 PAT in my history. The current job I have didn't really require one. The PAT test I did take wasn't all that hard either. It was more or less just a 400 yard obstacle course you had to complete in 4 minutes with a 150 lbs dummy at the end you had to drag.

    Obviously this was not very difficult for most candidates. Out of 40 people only 3 people failed...although one older lady managed to get past the 4 foot window, 6 ft wall, through 400 yards of jumps and climbing, only to drag that dummy 95% of the way and then...laid down on the freaking dummy saying "I can't do it"....4 feet from the finish with 1 minute to go. People were cheering her on and she finally managed to summon the strength to pull it another 4 feet. Didn't exactly make me feel good about possibly working for someone who would quit dragging my bloody dying body to cover and give up so easily.

    As others have said "over train". Not only that...just train yourself every day to have good health. I'm not a hulking beast monster. I just lift weights because I used to be very skinny and kind of weak and I wanted to change that. I don't train to beat tests, I train to be better and because this might help me survive in this line of work. I love to train. Going in with the right attitude is what it's all about. That said, I suck at running and I'll be damned if that'll ever change.

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