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Help my SO! Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

He has a physical fit test in one month!
He needs to pass it to get into the police academy in April.



He has to do the following:
Start in sitting position
Run 50 feet, back and forth 6 times
Step on aerobic stepper 20 times
15 push ups
15 sit ups
Step on aerobic stepper 20 times
15 push ups
15 sit ups
Run 50 feet, back and forth 6 times



He's a little on the chubby side, but that's mainly because he eats/snacks too much. His job is very physically demanding and he works 4pm-2am+ so he's always sleeping during the day until its time for him to get up and get dressed for work....
My questions are:



How many times a week should he practice?
Would it be better to practice before work? (Meaning he has to wake up about 45 minutes before his usual time)
Or after work?

Lotusmama Due March 31; British Columbia 1672 posts
8th Nov '12

He should practice as much as he can. A good rule is no tv until you succeed. :) TV is the biggest waste of time!

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

I forgot to add that the maximum alloted time is 6 minutes 18 seconds but its best to get under 5 minutes 30 seconds.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lotusmama:</b>" He should practice as much as he can. A good rule is no tv until you succeed. :) TV is the biggest waste of time!"</blockquote>



I know, he will get home at 2:30am or sometimes not until 4:30, get something to eat, plump on the couch and watch tv for 2-3 hours, then take a shower and get to sleep.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
8th Nov '12

He needs to start at 2 days a week and work up to at least five days a week.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" He needs to start at 2 days a week and work up to at least five days a week. "</blockquote>




Well he only has 4 weeks until the test so yeah ill tell him 3 times this week and work up from there.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Watagatapitusberry.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" He needs to start at 2 days a week ... [snip!] ... "</blockquote> Well he only has 4 weeks until the test so yeah ill tell him 3 times this week and work up from there."


Definitely. It's going to be hard but he can do it.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" Definitely. It's going to be hard but he can do it. "</blockquote>




Yeah I just wish he would stop being so lazy.
Ugh oh well,'I guess that's what you get when you work his hours.

Snow 1 child; Storybrooke, ME, United States 34011 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Watagatapitusberry.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" Definitely. It's going to be hard ... [snip!] ... Yeah I just wish he would stop being so lazy. Ugh oh well,'I guess that's what you get when you work his hours."


Well, if he doesn't stop and fails the test, maybe that will knock sense into him. That happens all of the time, unfortunately. If he wants it bad enough, he'll knock off the crap.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
8th Nov '12

He should be doing it EVERY day and concentrate on getting his time down. The more you do it the easier it will be and the faster you can do it.



Its 10 mins of exercising (since he has to do it in under 6:18, practice shouldn't take longer than 10 mins) so if it were ME, I'd be doing it 2 times per day.

Roo & Sophie's mama 2 kids; Denton, Texas 9318 posts
8th Nov '12

If he hasn't been working out at all I would tell him 3-4 times a week before work so that he can't use the excuse hes tired from working all night lol.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Snotface♫[usmc]:</b>" Well, if he doesn't stop and fails the test, maybe that will knock sense into him. That happens all of the time, unfortunately. If he wants it bad enough, he'll knock off the crap. "</blockquote>




Yeah, hopefully. He's a procrastinator so always waits until the last minute for everything.



He can only retake it once and if he fails that time then he can't try again until after a year.

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting P Pickle Pants:</b>" He should be doing it EVERY day and concentrate on getting his time down. The more you do it the easier ... [snip!] ... he has to do it in under 6:18, practice shouldn't take longer than 10 mins) so if it were ME, I'd be doing it 2 times per day."</blockquote>




Thanks! We're going to start today and see what he's time is.

Erin Krumwiede Due February 15; Minnesota 106 posts
8th Nov '12

Hey there, Well if he is serious about getting in shape in one month and passing, He is gonna have too do himself a solid and cut back snacks, pops and limit his tv at LEAST!
I get the whole thing of hey I am home I wanna relax and watch some SVU lol,
But this is game time!
Every morning if he can set some time a few minutes before he heads out for the day or get up a few minutes early -And/OR Every night when he gets home before he relaxes!
Try either or both of these ideas---
1.) Do as many sit ups and push ups as you can manage 1-2 times a day each for 2-4 minutes each and increase them every day!
Go for a run around 1-2 blocks and then increase more every day by a block or so!
Or if you dont have a place to run find a staircase and run up and down it every day 20-30 times each time = up and down!
OR
2.)
Do 10 pushups and sit ups the first week every morning, Then add 5-10 more every week! If you have a place that he can easily go out and run around say 3-4 blocks every morning or night.
(He can start his Running either right before he leaves or right after he gets home or both, start small and add more every week.)
Sit ups do 10 every morning for a week like the push ups and add 5-10 every week,
Dont just settle for 15 you can do well because if your used to 15 your body will get used to it and wont want to do it twice! Try to set a goal for fifty of each excercise by the end of the month if you dont fully make it thats alright but the closer you get to your goal the better you will also feel!



(Not too mention if he starts working out its a plus for you! My hubby Is Army and goes out for a run either at night or morning and when he comes home he is extremely Horny :), Might be TMI lol but I thought id throw it in there as incentive!)



Try looking up online some stretches and exercises that will condition the muscles he uses for all these actions and help him build muscle tone.



I would personally recommend looking up the Military Physical fitness regimen I know for a fact it will help, And It is a month but I have seen in the military if someone really sticks to it and works hard they will be fit as a fiddle by the end of the month! Tell your SO good luck hope this helps!



Feel free to message me with any questions!

Erin Krumwiede Due February 15; Minnesota 106 posts
8th Nov '12

Hey there, Well if he is serious about getting in shape in one month and passing, He is gonna have too do himself a solid and cut back snacks, pops and limit his tv at LEAST!
I get the whole thing of hey I am home I wanna relax and watch some SVU lol,
But this is game time!
Every morning if he can set some time a few minutes before he heads out for the day or get up a few minutes early -And/OR Every night when he gets home before he relaxes!
Try either or both of these ideas---
1.) Do as many sit ups and push ups as you can manage 1-2 times a day each for 2-4 minutes each and increase them every day!
Go for a run around 1-2 blocks and then increase more every day by a block or so!
Or if you dont have a place to run find a staircase and run up and down it every day 20-30 times each time = up and down!
OR
2.)
Do 10 pushups and sit ups the first week every morning, Then add 5-10 more every week! If you have a place that he can easily go out and run around say 3-4 blocks every morning or night.
(He can start his Running either right before he leaves or right after he gets home or both, start small and add more every week.)
Sit ups do 10 every morning for a week like the push ups and add 5-10 every week,
Dont just settle for 15 you can do well because if your used to 15 your body will get used to it and wont want to do it twice! Try to set a goal for fifty of each excercise by the end of the month if you dont fully make it thats alright but the closer you get to your goal the better you will also feel!



(Not too mention if he starts working out its a plus for you! My hubby Is Army and goes out for a run either at night or morning and when he comes home he is extremely Horny :), Might be TMI lol but I thought id throw it in there as incentive!)



Try looking up online some stretches and exercises that will condition the muscles he uses for all these actions and help him build muscle tone.



I would personally recommend looking up the Military Physical fitness regimen I know for a fact it will help, And It is a month but I have seen in the military if someone really sticks to it and works hard they will be fit as a fiddle by the end of the month! Tell your SO good luck hope this helps!



Feel free to message me with any questions!