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Advice for a woman taking the cpat.

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  • Advice for a woman taking the cpat.

    Hello fellow Firehouse Forum members,

    i want apologize in advance if I?m posting in the wrong area or if this topic has come up before. I am very green to these forums.

    I have a cpat coming up on March 22nd and I also attended an orientation this past Saturday. I think I did pretty good practicing with the equipment and I kept up with the guys, but of course that was without the vest.

    A little bit of background of myself, not too long ago I was obese, never worked out, and didn?t eat right. I never in my life played a sport and the closest to athletic I came to was reaching out my window at the fast food line to get my burger. I weighed a deplorable 215 pounds at 5?4?. In the last couple of years I?ve lost 75 pounds and ive been going to the gym and crossfit for the last year. Now for my level of fitness, I just broke into doing the performance wods for crossfit a couple weeks ago and I do come in last but I don?t give up. So my stamina is not superb but it?s not bad. I have been practicing with a 75 pound weight vest on stairs and dragging my husband who is about 195 lbs for the last month or so. I feel good however I would say I?m quite nervous. I was wondering if theres any other specific workouts I should try to do before the big day or any specific techniques I don?t know about. I learned a great deal in the orientation but it went by so fast. I?ve already obtained my EMT cert and I went to college and obtained an associates in fire technology so it?s all up to this test!

    Thanks so much to all who respond and good luck to all those who are perusing their career in the fire service!

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    So sorry for the spelling and punctuation errors!


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      Originally posted by Lpereyra View Post
      So sorry for the spelling and punctuation errors!
      Lpereyra That's nothing to apologize for. So what happened? How did everything turn out? It's now been nearly a year. I just finished one yesterday in 8:47 but if you're still looking to get fitter or more specific training outside of CrossFit, let me know.


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