Here’s the deal. I’m 3 weeks away from getting my EMT certification (fingers crossed!) and am looking at a fire department I would love to get on. The biggest obstacle I see is the physical test.
It’s the standard test and includes wearing a 50 lb weighted vest the entire time. The elements of the test are a 3 minute stair climb w/ 25 additional pounds, 200 foot hose drag, equipment carry (uses power saws), ladder raise, forcible entry, search and rescue pulling a 165 lb dummy for 35 feet, and 4 sets of three pushes and five pulls on a 60 pound ceiling door.
I’d really appreciate diet and training suggestions to help me prepare for this.
My current situation:
I just finished week six of CW’s Lift Fast Get Big program. I’m following the T-Dawg diet and consuming roughly 1500 calories a day. I can do each of the following for 5 straight reps; bench 95, dead lift 175, and squat 185.