Please help... I would like to get strong (for a police academy physical test in about 6 months) but I don't even know where to start...

Answered on April 18, 2014
Created April 17, 2014 at 10:56 PM

I've been hitting the gym 5/days per week and I fell like I'm making a little bit of progress but working out on my own feels so disorganized.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a program I can follow? For instance, the Couch-to-5k seems to really work getting people to run marathons, but I need something like that for strength training.

My goal is not only to make it into the police academy, but to just be a stronger person overall, be able to bang out several reps of pullups, etc.

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on April 18, 2014
at 08:52 PM

There are a lot of EMT's, first responders, fire fighters and police personnel at my Crossfit gym and I can definitely recommend it as a way to get strong and also to develop a community of people that are both trying to get/stay fit and in the same field of work. Also it gets you strong in a practical way that will help with your daily life, not just making one muscle group big or something.

You might hear or read a lot about Crossfit, some of it maybe not so great, but I'd recommend actually going to a gym or two before forming an opinion. I've been doing it for over 2 years and love it. Like any other gyms, some of them are more serious/competitive, others are more laid back, it depends a lot on the owners and their personalities and goals.


on April 17, 2014
at 11:28 PM

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