Author: Al Wasser; Donna Kimble
This exceptional resource provides aspiring firefighters with the information needed to pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test. It begins by exploring the background and development of the test, including the role the CPAT plays in the Wellness Fitness Initiative. Principles of designing and implementing an effective training program are outlined next, followed by the roles that physical testing, nutrition, fitness concepts, and mental focusing techniques play in successful CPAT preparation. Finally, each CPAT event is discussed, including approaches and strategies designed to meet challenges.
each event is broken down into a separate module allowing candidates to focus on learning, practicing, and excelling on the individual techniques that will lead to success on the final test
coverage of the important concept of periodization shows candidates how to plan their training so that they are in peak condition for the test
comparative methods of practicing and training programs varying in length are outlined for candidates who may not have access to traditional exercise equipment or may face time constraints allowing each candidate the opportunity to excel on the test
each chapter contains a ?Performance Planning Chart? that enables candidates to develop step-by-step, customized training plans to suit their needs
Performance Points & Case Studies highlight expert advice on training and provide tips for success
an e.resource CD is available to instructors, and includes Answers to Review Questions, PowerPoint presentations, a Testbank, Image Library, and electronic versions of the planning charts.