By comparison, the pull rotations are generally easier to perform than the push. Which is precisely why you're more likely to make a mistake. How do you figure? Because it's easier, there's a tendency to lose focus and relax at the wrong time. This typically happens at...

The 3 foot vault poses a problem for many people. On video it doesn't look like much. It doesn't sound like much either when you hear 3 feet. But when seen in person, it looks anything but easy. People start conjuring up images of things going wrong...

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...

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...