Information On The FBI Physical Fitness Test And How To Prepare
The fact is there's a lot of people who will apply to become an FBI special agent, but only a selected few will get the job. Some potential candidates will make it through the interview, but fail the polygraph test, while others will fail the physical standards test. Besides the FBI aptitude test, I believe the next hardest phase is the new recruit physical fitness test (also known as the FBI PFT test).
The FBI fitness exam is not all a walk in the park. However some applicants do really well on it, while others fail miserably. The percentage of those that fail the FBI PFT on their first attempt, I'd image hovers around 50%. I've come up with this statistics largely because of how poorly candidates are doing in other law enforcement sectors.
Before you throw in the towel, and start telling yourself that you can't pass the FBI physical fitness test. Let me give you some good news. The FBI physical fitness standards although tough to some can be conquered in impressive fashion. You see, the Federal Bureau of Investigation physical fitness standards evaluates you in three major fitness categories before you are offered the position.
First you are tested in the 1.5 mile run, followed by the 300 meter sprint, and then the push-ups and sit-ups. All exercise stations are done relatively quickly. So If you are looking for an hour break between each training station, you can forget about it.
The best advice I can give you is to follow a workout program that incorporates both strength training and cardiovascular improvement as your primary fitness goal. Seriously if you train any different for the FBI agility test you will fail the test. It's really that simple.
Whether you're preparing for your first FBI physical fitness test or you're retaking it after failing it the first time through, you need to follow an FBI Workout Program to maximize your results. And the best way to get started is by download a FBI workout routine including a daily meal plan at www.passthepolicefitnesstest.com/FBI-Workout-GuideAbout the Author:
Officer Forestal has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, 8 years law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the 2002 Police Corps, where he was recognized as an expert shooter. Former Collegiate all-American, certifield personal trainer and author of several fitness and police related books such as the Police Oral Board Success Guide, and Police Exam For Dummies. As a Law Enforcement enthusiast, E.L. has helped hundreds of candidates "ACE" their respective entrance exam and the oral board interview.