In a previous post, I covered 3 Ways to run the PARE stairs. For anyone in the process with a municipal force that uses the POPAT, you'll know that running the POPAT stairs is a little different than the PARE. For one, there's 6 steps for...

The stairs can be a big energy suck, if done poorly. Done in conjunction with not pacing your laps, it becomes an even bigger energy suck. As simple as it looks, don't let it fool you. How you go up and over can determine how much...

It's common to think the fronts falls as a burpee style movement. You may even treat it like a push-up. There's nothing wrong with those methods, but I find you end up working harder doing a burpee style or push-up style front fall. I propose an easier...

When it comes to simulating the push/pull machine, it's easier to simulate the pull compared to simulating the push. In this post, I'll cover how you can use bands to replicate the pull. Check out the video below: https://youtu.be/1wns4WhcrnI If you need to refer on the technical aspects...

The push/pull machine is a unique piece of equipment. There's nothing else like it, and there's nothing that simulates the feel of the machine. The only way to get better at it, is to practice on the machine itself. Which presents a challenge. How does one...

Of the two tasks you perform on the machine, the pull is the easiest (unless you're a 100 lbs lightweight, it could be a struggle). That doesn't mean there are no challenges to it. I've seen plenty of people still mess up the pull. One of those...

The push is deceptively hard. You don't realize how challenging it is until you've done it, especially after running 6 laps of the course. The mistake many people make is to think the push is simply an upper body exercise. They rely on their arms and...

As much as improving your fitness is important to prepare for the PARE test or POPAT test, learning the ins and outs of the course, as well as how to pace yourself for the tests is just as important. It's more than just being the fittest...

If you ever find your heels slipping out of your shoes, it could be one of two reasons: 1 - You didn't tie your shoes snug enough 2 - Or you're not employing the heel lock method Very good chance it's reason # 2. What's the heel lock method?...

In the final part of the "Training for the PARE Test" series, I'll cover a few tips and tricks to help you achieve a competitive time. If you haven't checked out Part 1 (cardio training) or Part 2 (strength training), feel free to head over...