Didn’t know where to post this but it has a LOT to do with strength.
I’m going to take a firefighters test here in Los Angeles soon. I have to pass the Physical Abilities Test first before I even go to the written exam. I’m in good shape…but now I want to change my training regimen to specifically prepare me for this test. I have about 2-3 months to get ready (Fall)…does not seem like enough time to me, but I’m pretty solid overall as it is (thanks to Sturat).
Here are the specifics:
There are 8 separate events. One will progress along a predetermined path from one event to the next. We’ll be wearing a 50lb vest for the duration…with more weight added for specific parts of the course.
- Stair Climb
- Hose Drag
- Equipment carry
- Ladder Raise and Extension
- Forcible Entry
- Ceiling Breach & Pull
I’ll have 10 minutes and 20 seconds to complete the course. At least 25 pounds will be added to the shoulders for the Stair Climb, by the way.
Could any of you Gurus assist me in preparing for this event by way of training programs or exercises?
By the way…I’m in the city and don’t have much access to large ladders or hoses…