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Get back in shape, strength vs endurance?

04 October 2014 - 07:27 AM

Im 25 years old and as far as I'm concerned I should be given a chance by my towns fire department sometime next year. I've been working out on and off for about 2 years now and have been inconsistent. I want to get back into it and I rememeber my old workout routine when I trained for the physical test for the civil service and I was in great shape. I know how to workout, but from what I've been told from a friend who is in the academy, he's getting his ass kicked and has never been this sore before. Idk how much he workout out, but even he said he wish he could do more even though he was working full time for PSE&G? I use to work 2 jobs and volunteer for my town first aid squad, but now only work as a per diem at one place and volunteer. I'm unable to go to the gym as freely as I use to 3 years ago when I could go mom-fri during the day. I'm hoping to run 4-5 days a week and lift weights 3 of those days. For months I've had on and off lower back pain and for the last 4 months started getting random pain in my knees. I don't want this to be an issue so I'm hoping working out helps with both those areas. Anyways, I was wondering what is more important as far as working out goes, if anyone has an idea, lifting heavy for 5-10 reps or lifting light for 15-20 reps? I already know running is important and it's not a definite yet to get hired either. But when it comes to it I wanna be ready and I know I need to get back in shape regardless just for my overall health. At some point I might want to get an elevation mask if it helps too, but I'll see. Any thought?

Having difficulty choosing a new phone

27 September 2014 - 11:54 PM

I have a iPhone 4s and was going to go with the 6, but people have told me to go android. Apple has been fighting android for a long time and a lot of people love iPhones like I do. I have been looking up phones and now I feel maybe I should get off the iphone fan train and go for something for advanced in technology and more complex than the simplicity of the iphone. I just can't choose between the galaxy s5, the htc one m8, and the Lg g3. I've heard great things about the lg g3 and great things about the htc. I've played with my coworker's s5 one time for a few minutes and it was awesome to use, but the htc and g3 seem to have better specs to the s5 and vice versa.........I research a lot when it comes to electronics that I have trouble choosing. Any thoughts?

Have a question for civil service and firefighters out there

30 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

Does the fire service care and look at who you're in a relationship with? Like when they do a background check do they look at who you're dating or whatever? I've been going for the fire service for a while now and I'm close to getting my shot. As of right now I'm 25 and actually interested in a girl who is 18. She's interested in me and she's very mature for her age since she grew up half her life in a different country. My parents aren't happy and say that can ruin my chances getting in since the fire service looks at everything. So I'm wondering is that even true that they do that?

Which freak insert to get next?

03 June 2014 - 12:28 PM

I have a deadly winds barrel with 3 GOG SS inserts (.679, .682, and a .684). Was shooting paint from Skirmish which is GI paint, not sure which star. Some of the paintballs got stuck in the .684 and others went through perfectly. Maybe the paint just was a bad mixed batch. Gun shot fine but wondering if I should consider another bigger size for swelled paint. Should I get the .687 or .689?

GI Sportz 5+8 Race pack vs Empire React Hex FT 5+8 pack vs NXE elevation 4+3+2 vs HK Army Eject 4+3+4

02 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

I'm looking into a new pack so I can carry more than 4 pods. I've noticed that I shoot a lot and can easily go through 3-4 pods and a hopper in one woodsball game which I mainly play. Maybe it was the fact that the games were 25 vs 25 which turned into 40 vs 40 halfway through the day lol so that could explain why I shot a lot. But which of these packs would be good for comfort, not pulling my pants down lol, ease of putting pods back in which is what I do so I don't lose them, and and durability? If anyone had experience with this packs would be great. I have an NXE 4 pod pack right now.