Spinning The End Cone (PARE/POPAT Training)

If you’ve been to a testing facility, you may have seen some people spinning around the end cone of the obstacle course, as opposed to running around it.

You’re probably thinking “Is that really faster?”

Truthfully, it may not be faster. What I do find is it takes less effort to spin around the cone. And if it takes less effort, it means less energy used at the cone, and saving energy is a good thing. That energy could be used elsewhere on the test, like the machine.

You may argue that saving energy at the end cone isn’t significant enough. When compounded, though, over six laps, and in addition to other areas you can save energy, it all adds up.

Check out the video below to learn how to spin around the cone:


Wanna learn more about our program? Check out the Police Fitness Training program. It’s our ongoing training program to help you prepare for your physical test and for the Academy.

If you’re a complete beginner to the tests, the IT3 Program program is for you. It’s our intro program to help you build your skills and technique for the test, giving you the confidence you need to succeed.

Looking to run a practice? Check out the PARE and POPAT Practice Test page for the next available session.

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And if you have any questions about training, you can reach out to me at marc@rlconditioning.ca.