Q&A 6.2.22

QUESTION I recently purchased the FBI Special Agent PFT.  I’m currently applying to South Dakota’s Division of Criminal investigation.  The physical requirements are similar to the FBI’s process except there is not a 300m sprint.  Instead, there is a vertical leap requirement. As an attorney, I worked primarily behind a desk and neglected my physical […]

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Q&A 5.26.22

QUESTION I am looking for recommendations for after the completion of my hike. I know I will need to exercise and adjust my diet accordingly. Do you recommend a complete rest recovery period, an active recovery period, or maybe something else? After recovery how much of a workout should I jump into? I’ll just be […]

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Q&A 5.12.22

QUESTION I have started applying for wildland firefighting jobs. The expected start date is the end of next month. I am 21 years old; 5’ 11” weighing 216.5lbs currently. My goal is to lose a good amount of weight before the season begins. I currently have the SFOD-Delta program and was planning on just doing […]

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Q&A 5.19.22

QUESTION I am looking to purchase the ACFT training plan so I can train for the ACFT before shipping to basic in June. I was wondering if I could use the program as a beginner to strength training? I have only done some steady-state cardio to lose weight for the past 4 months. ANSWER Not […]

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Q&A 4.28.22

QUESTION Previously emailed you for some training plan advice but have since added another goal this year to train for. I’m a full time firefighter currently cycling through the Big Cat Packet (let me just say nothing beats the direct gym to real life application of your programming). I’m planning a two week camping/hiking trip […]

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Q&A 4.21.22

QUESTION I have SWAT selection in September of this year. The events I know of include weighted pull-ups, ruck runs, 800m run with events immediately afterwards, to include ammo can carries and some other events, and a 4-5 mile run with circuit stations spaced throughout. Generally, it seems that the SWAT selection V2 is well-suited, […]

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Q&A 4.14.22

QUESTION I’m looking to apply to the Canadian Army in the next 6 months or so and was looking to get in shape. My current strength and conditioning is abysmal: 3km run = 8:55/km pace Pull ups: 2 Pushups: 3 Squats: 14 Any suggestions on where to start would be greatly appreciated Thank you for […]

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Q&A 4.7.22

QUESTION I am hoping that you can provide advice on how to run your Beep test prep program alongside either the CPAT or Combat Challenge programs. On the weekend of April 9th I hope to be attending an occupational firefighter fitness assessment consisting of: Beep test (level 6.5 to pass, increasing assessment score up to […]

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Q&A 3.31.22

QUESTION Hi Rob – I’ve just discovered your courses via a post on reddit. I am a male, 36, 170# and while I’m active, I haven’t really been the fitness type. I need to change this and adjust my lifestyle. Your Hypertrophy Program for Skinny Guys looks really appealing, but with no access to a […]

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Q&A 3.24.22

QUESTION I am looking through your programs right now and would like to get a recommendation for any one of the strength programs my current goals are to increase strength and bring down my two run times as my main goals with muscle endurance and running endurance/mileage increase as secondary goals. Currently, I am eyeing […]

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