Preparing Firefighter Recruits to Successfully Pass and Tolerate the Demands of the CPAT

by Ian Bonder, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC, Andrew, Shim, EDD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, Mike Waller, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, USAW-L2, FNSCA, and Ty Wheeler, NREMT-P, FO, MO, CSCS
TSAC Report January 2024
Vol 70, Issue 5

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This article aims to provide information designed to assist firefighter recruits to achieve a successful Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) performance.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 

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