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:


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