The importance of having a strong grip as a Police officer can be directly related to how effective you are at restraining and possibly detaining a person of interest. You’ll have to achieve at least a 30kg reading on the dynamometer at the Vic Pol, NSW Police Force and WA Police Force fitness tests.
Saying 'I can't' is a poor excuse. You can. You're just choosing not to. If this is something that you do all the time, read on to find out what you can start saying instead...
In order to give you the direction, accountability and support you need, there are a couple of different elements to this program. Here’s a brief description:
Tight calf muscles are an extremely common occurrence for ADF and Police applicants who are new to running and are training for the PFA or APSAD or any other Police recruiting fitness test. The amount of running training you do each week needs to be slowly increased over time to ensure that you don’t injure yourself however this is often overlooked especially when your PFA or Police fitness test is just a few weeks away and you want to train hard to ensure you can pass the beep test. The result in this sudden increase in running training generally, always, leads to tight calf muscles and, if not addressed, can progress to injuries such as shin splints.
You might feel like you've got it all covered and that you can handle your fitness, your application and the ups and downs by yourself. Having a Battle Buddy can ensure that you are kept accountable and always have someone who 'gets it'. If this sounds good... then read on!
As important as it is to train hard and work towards getting yourself fit and strong, incorporating some sort of recovery method into your week is also crucial. If you need some help finding the right recovery method then read on...
Are you keen to become a police officer in Australia? Mastering the push-up then must become one of your goals during preparations to the physical fitness test. In 5 out of the seven territories, the Police Force includes the push-ups in their PFA.
You wouldn't think how many elements you can take into consideration when training for your ADF or Police fitness test. Not only do you need to make sure that you are aware of your assessment requirements, but you also need to train effectively too. Many of The Barracks Gym members don't realise how much their training gear can affect their performance.
The Police Force in most Australian states and territories require new applicants to complete the shuttle run test. If that's the case in your area, you will need to prepare yourself to meet those requirements, and you'll only have one attempt on the day.
There are several fitness tests that you need to take if you want to be a part of the Queensland Police Service or the NSW Police Force. One of these is the Prone Bridge test. Knowing about the test and putting in the right level of practice and training is a necessity if you are to pass.
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