Houston guys----please help

  • psychboy1982

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    Aug 09, 2011 11:31 PM GMT
    Hey Houston guys,

    I could really use a workout buddy. I am getting ready to apply for HPD and need help getting ready for the physical agility test.....well.....really i need help getting back in shape.

    I'm finding it difficult to motivate myself to do a full workout. Is there anyone in town that would be willing to work out with me to help push me along? I can go to any of the 24 hr fitness locations.

    I know what most guys really look for on sites like this and i know that most guys are only interested in talking to guys that are already in shape, but i'm hoping there is someone out there who can "help a brotha out." I promise I'm cute when I'm in shape haha.
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    Aug 10, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Wow, the PAT for HPD looks really really easy. icon_lol.gif
    Honestly, I think you should skip the gym workouts and focus on running.

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    Aug 10, 2011 2:41 AM GMT
    Heh, even I can pass that test. (I typically go up 4 flights of stairs in <15 seconds) That's one advantage (out of too few) of being slim.icon_lol.gif
  • marined8

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    Aug 10, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Houston Police Officers a way under paid. but good luck though.
  • psychboy1982

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    Aug 10, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    the PAT has changed, look at hpdblog.com

    i guess i wrote the original post a bit wrong. i'm not really concerned with the test, i just want to be in better shape so if I am lucky enough to be accepted I will go in with some level of physical fitness.
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    Aug 10, 2011 3:18 AM GMT
    That doesn't look to bad either..

    Focus on running. Assuming you make it to academy, if you can't keep up with the runs, then all eyes will be on you. And not in a good way. Do push-ups and pull-ups for upper body strength. Do some calisthenics to help you limber up. Don't spend too much time in the gym. Being really muscular won't necessarily help you. It's just more weight you have to carry around during PT.

    Also, some agencies have group PT for those that are in the application process. I would suggest that you inquire with HPD or any of the other agencies in your area to see if they offer group PT sessions.

    If you're really serious about this, then you need to take the initiative to get yourself in shape. No one can make you get out there and run. It's all up to you.

    Good luck. icon_cool.gif