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...

In today’s edition of the PARE Training Series, we're gonna talk all about strength. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of the Training for the PARE Test, which was all about cardio training, click here. The PARE places a heavy emphasis on your cardio fitness,...

The PARE test, which stands for Physical Abilities Requirement Evaluation, is the physical test RCMP uses to evaluate the fitness and physical abilities of their officers and candidates. It is also used by CBSA and various other law enforcement agencies across Canada. For many of you,...

In the post, "3 Reasons for Passing the PARE/POPAT", I highlighted why Redliners are successful so that you know what it takes to prepare. After writing the post, it got me thinking about the opposite: why do people fail? There are many reasons, with most falling...

The process to becoming a police officer is long, stressful, and competitive. You have to make sure you’re on point in every stage of the process. And this is before you make it to the training academy. At every stage you need to make sure you’re...

Today is the last part in the POPAT training series and I’ll go over some tips and tricks to help you be successful for the test. If you want to read the previous parts, check out Part 1: Cardio Training and Part 2: Strength Training. The...

In part 1 of the "Training for the POPAT" series, I discussed the importance of cardio training, and offered some workout examples you can use to improve your cardio fitness. Having a high level of cardio fitness is necessary for a successful POPAT, but it...