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The Garda Medical Exam
#21
Well, you're a fat fucker in good company - all the Irish Rugby team are overweight using that formula, with the likes of Rory Best, Denis Leamy and Jerry Flannery all "Fat".
Rather you than me to break that news to them...
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#22
(21-03-2011, 11:27 PM)Brigade Wrote: Well, you're a fat fucker in good company - all the Irish Rugby team are overweight using that formula, with the likes of Rory Best, Denis Leamy and Jerry Flannery all "Fat".
Rather you than me to break that news to them...

ooooh I tell them, they could tackle me anytime!! Especially Jamie Heaslip or Rob Kearney!!
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#23
It's crazy that you have to be x weight to pass the medical and they stay on at you about it through training and once you've passed out you can become as fat and unfit as you like and nobody will say a thing about it. MENTAL!
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#24
naughty naughty onrefs haha and im fecked for the medicals cause no mater what i do i just cant put weight on im the lovely weight of 8 stone and 3/4 and have been for a year now
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#25
What!! 8 stone!! I have the opposite affliction!!
Whatever your reaching for better be a sandwich....coz your gonna eat it......
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#26
ye and i go gym and play sports and all it makes no difference ha :P
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#27
So do I does't make any difference for me 59
Whatever your reaching for better be a sandwich....coz your gonna eat it......
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#28
(22-08-2011, 05:40 PM)Faheywitane Wrote: So do I does't make any difference for me 59

I feel your pain, I cant even smell a bag of crisps and I put on weight!! They really should bring in annual fitness tests and give us a 12 hours shift with time to work out during it, just like in the states (they have people who wash and iron their uniforms for them too!!!)

That way then we are maintaining a certain level of fitness but on company time!!22
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#29
I think washing and ironing uniforms would be pushing it, (unless you are a certain rank and you get others to do your dry cleaning runs) but I'd be all for annual fitness tests. It would keep us on our toes. I know if I had to pass a fitness test every year, I would never have got to the state I was in earlier this year.
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#30
Totally agree. It should be brought into the NAS too, I know plenty of lads who are a cardiac arrest just waiting to happen........
It's not the HSE's opinion, it's not managements opinion, it's mine. All mine.
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#31
(22-08-2011, 07:18 PM)Stuck in here Wrote: I think washing and ironing uniforms would be pushing it, (unless you are a certain rank and you get others to do your dry cleaning runs) but I'd be all for annual fitness tests. It would keep us on our toes. I know if I had to pass a fitness test every year, I would never have got to the state I was in earlier this year.

Like jocks drying out the window of a certain place in the park???70
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#32
(22-08-2011, 05:53 PM)Onrefs Wrote: I feel your pain, I cant even smell a bag of crisps and I put on weight!! They really should bring in annual fitness tests and give us a 12 hours shift with time to work out during it, just like in the states (they have people who wash and iron their uniforms for them too!!!)

That way then we are maintaining a certain level of fitness but on company time!!22

The retained fireman have to do fitness tests between every 2 to 5 years depending on age, but wholetime firefighters don't.
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#33
You heard what happened when they introduced the fitness test at first Brigade didn't you?
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#34
the british cops have tailors in station for fixing uniforms / cleaning as far as i know :P

and fitness tests of some sorts should be necessary like i had to catch a garda in raheny's bad guy for him cause he couldnt catch him he was so slow
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#35
(22-08-2011, 11:50 PM)Blackbolt Wrote: You heard what happened when they introduced the fitness test at first Brigade didn't you?

No, enlighten me???
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#36
(22-08-2011, 04:18 PM)amboman bobby Wrote: no mater what i do i just cant put weight on im the lovely weight of 8 stone and 3/4 and have been for a year now

Your suppose too put both legs on the scales....!!!!1482219
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#37
Onrefs - I had put that image out of my head and now it's back. Ewwwww 42 Thanks.
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#38
(23-08-2011, 08:43 AM)Brigade Wrote: No, enlighten me???

Well sit back listen, you will really love this one. When the original national medical was drawn there were different grades to get a pass, allowances for age and such. The boys in the offices were quite proud of their achievement in putting together a strict yet fair medical for new recruits and standing members, they were slightly different. So then the next round of recruiting comes along and the new recruits go in for their medical. Everyone under the age of 40 fails.A lot of head scratching going on but acceptance is given by the office boys and office logic, "ara youngfellas are not as fit as they used to be" type of thing. So a recruits course goes ahead, everyone on it is over forty. After the recruits course fire brigade start to think about this and look into who the young recruits were and why they failed. It turns up that one of the new recruits is an inter county footballer on the county team. Again a lot of head scratching goes on and the test is sent to someone who knows about this kind of this. The report comes back, the test is very good but do fire service new recruits under the age of 25 really need fitness level above those of Olympic athletes ?

I remember being told the story by a certain individual who was involved and the tears of laughter were streaming down his face as he was telling it

The test was hastely rewritten by people who actually know what they are talking about this time.
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#39
Sweet Jesus.
But sure they still go by the BMI for weight which is now totally discredited bybthe UK fire service as is the Step Test . Both are still used here even for wholetime recruitment and have been done away with because they neither reflect the job requirements .
In fact I know a qualified Army Physical Instructor who failed the Fire Service Fitness test on three occasions, and was eventually told by the specialist doing the test, that he was wasting his time, that he would never meet the requirement coz he was the "wrong type of fit"!!!
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#40
Quote:In fact I know a qualified Army Physical Instructor who failed the Fire Service Fitness test on three occasions, and was eventually told by the specialist doing the test, that he was wasting his time, that he would never meet the requirement coz he was the "wrong type of fit"!!!

I had that too, I was told I was "more of a tractor than a racecar" in otherwords couldn't run for shite but could lift weights all day! and for that reason my bastard BMI would always be to high136 and the chances of the army or navy takin me on was very very low! (went for a second and third opinion went the defence forces decided i was too sexy for them haha148 )!
The less you give a feck, The happier you'll be!!
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