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05-18-2006, 11:04 PM
has anyone done the edmonton physical? if so how hard was it and how did you train for it?
Hey Donny, a friend of mine just did the testing a few weeks ago, she said out of the 2 days and 30ish people, that only 1 passed! She said most people were doing the minimum and not passing everything. She also said that they have changed it a little and that you now have to do the shuttle run (some people quit while doing it, also called the beep test), and they were told that starting in june, that they are doing the PARE instead of their obsticle course (jrpat). I am doing the testing on the 3rd of june and will fill you in more when I know. Oh yeah their website does not mention the changes yet, and I called to ask the recruiters and they said its something they are looking at for the future. Well if my friend did it, then the future is now.
Just as a side note, I can do 15 chinups, 30 dips 72 situps and usually run 5km a day (six days a week) and also circut training for 40 min 4 days a week (on top of the running) and a little weight lifting. I have been doing this for a few months now (2-3)
05-23-2006, 04:06 AM
Don't for one second take this test lightly. if you can only do the minimum requirements, don't take the test.
If you cannot reach past your toes, do at least 25+ dips (coming down to a 90 degree angle, with full extension at the top), 12+ chin ups (full extension), pull 160lbs 20ft, carry 100 lbs 20ft, 75+ situps in 1 minute and be under 15% body fat, don't take the exam. If you have any doubt what-so-ever, i would suggest you sign up for the fitness mentor program.
My advice to you, train, train, and train. If you feel the need to be lazy...don't! If you feel the need to booze it up...don't. If you feel like pigging out on fast food and donuts...don?t. See where I'm going with this.
Good luck to everyone
Ya pumped, that was kinda my thoughts (just written the wrong way) When my friend told me about the pt test, and all the people that failed I was thinking \"what the hell are these people thinking, you pay the $107 and you don't put forth an effort?\" whatever, just makes more room for me.
pumped when did you do your testing?
05-23-2006, 07:20 PM
thanks guys. i appreciate the info. i guess i need to step up the workouts. i have done a pare and a beep test but for seperate forces. do you do these on the same day. so the web site is now out dated for eps.
05-23-2006, 07:34 PM
Jeepers, that is the most demanding test I have ever heard of.
Yes they are both done the same day, like I said, when I phoned the recruiter, they said they aren't sure when the PARE is coming into effect, but the ones who administer the test said it starts in June. Also the beep test was part of the pt test, but still is not on the web site. So yes I would say it is a little out of date.
Its not so demanding, I asked a Calgary recruiter why Edmontons is so much more intense than Calgary's, he said the only difference is that Ed wants you at that standard before the course starts, and with Calgary you will be at the same standard (as Ed) by the end of the course. I guess it makes sense?
[quote:16496b05ec=\"Anonymous\"]Ya pumped, that was kinda my thoughts (just written the wrong way) When my friend told me about the pt test, and all the people that failed I was thinking \"what the hell are these people thinking, you pay the $107 and you don't put forth an effort?\" whatever, just makes more room for me.
pumped when did you do your testing?[/quote:16496b05ec]
Forsure, makes more room for the applicants who want it the most. EPS spends millions of dollars on recruites and these recruites quit in the process of training, because they can not handle it. There is alot in training and the exspectation is not quit, go through the hell of stress days!! Ask DOCTOR WILES, what are stress days!! Those who make into RTC, and get the boot or quit are just filling up space for those who want it the most.....someone else could of been in that spot.
06-02-2006, 02:29 AM
Hey Donny and other people,
I won't be taking the Physical exam until June 5th. Two weeks ago I went through the obstacle course (2:14), flexibility (47), BFC (11.3%), leg max and arm max (can't remember what i got), situps (80), dips (34), and chins (18). There'll be lots of encouragement to help push you to the end, but encouragement only goes so far. I'd say this is more a test of will and desire. How bad do you want it?
But first...the Written exam first (enter suspenseful music here)
[quote:44c4db0a0c=\"Pumped \"]Hey Donny and other people,
I won't be taking the Physical exam until June 5th. Two weeks ago I went through the obstacle course (2:14), flexibility (47), BFC (11.3%), leg max and arm max (can't remember what i got), situps (80), dips (34), and chins (18) There'll be lots of encouragement to help push you to the end, but encouragement only goes so far. I'd say this is more a test of will and desire. How bad do you want it?
But first...the Written exam first (enter suspenseful music here)[/quote:44c4db0a0c]
Hey Pumped, did you do the fitness mentoring? I was gonna do it, but I had prev. engagements on Thursday nights. That and I can pretty much double what you had done. I know a few of the recruiters and have done a \"pre test\" that I set up at the Kinsmen centre. Had a friend watch me, I did 23 (full arm down as req) chinups, 42 dips (going way down passed the 90 degree mark), only did 84 situps, my flexibility was 52, my body fat is at 7% (yes I run alot too, think triathalon and yes it's still too fat for me!) and I did a similar (it's hard to get the exact measurements) obstacle course in 1.58 min ( I think my course was a little longer though!), as for the leg and arm stuff, I am not worried about it!
I am all muscle and no brains, so I am writting the test June 3rd and hopefully doing the physical on the mon or tues! Hopefully see some of you there!
06-03-2006, 06:00 PM
went to info session last night 4 eps. it was good but man the physical will be demanding. thye are add in the beep test and u need stage 7 on it. this in itself can be hard. i guess i need to hit the gym that much harder. they did not say anything about replacing the current test with the pare. the pare is demanding in itself. i did okay on pare b4 but taking all these other stages into account for the same day, you will be hurting the next day. i found this similar to the peel region pest in ontario. have a look at there site to compare.
06-08-2006, 08:20 PM
Are Edmonton still doing the chin ups and dips for their physical????
Has anyone completed it recently???
Coming from the UK in July to do the test
Yes I just did it on Tues (6/6/6)
Out of our 10 people, 1 failed and 1 had a conditional pass. The averages for chins was around 13-15 and the dips were around 23-26, situps were about 70 and the obst course was around 2:10.
The hardest part was the bike test, 15 seconds seems to take forever!
I don't think Ed will ever get rid of the chins and dips, I know there was talk about it, but at the last info ses I attended they were pretty strict on keeping them for a high standard.
Good luck if you need any other info, ask away!
08-04-2006, 06:44 PM
This sounds a lot like the fitness level needed for Peel Region.
09-07-2006, 04:24 PM
As a recruiter with EPS I read the last few posts about how hard the Fitness test is. Yes our fitness test is a bit tougher then many out there but it is no where as severe as stated. We do the PARE as well as our component testing. I have seen people hired meeting our bare minimum numbers but we would hope that you excell as this process is still competative. Should you have any questions please get back to me.
09-08-2006, 09:51 AM
I agree Jim, thats what I have been saying too! Just like any other service, practise and you will do well!
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