Obstacle Climb Protocols

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Component of fitness assessed: Functional ability to climb over an obstacle.

The obstacle climb will test your ability to climb over an obstacle.

Prior to undertaking this test a member of the Health Promotion Unit will explain the test protocol and provide a demonstration to the group of Applicants. You will then be placed into groups according to your allocated bib number. Applicants will attempt the test one at a time.

Protocol

  1. Applicants will be asked to approach an obstacle from a distance no greater than 3 metres
  2. Applicants are to climb over the obstacle in a safe and efficient manner
  3. At the top of the obstacle, applicants are required to lower themselves slowly and in a controlled manner until they are safely positioned on the other side of the obstacle
  4. Applicants may use their hands or feet to assist them to climb over the obstacle
  5. If your first attempt is unsuccessful, you will be given another attempt to successfully complete the test
  6. The test finishes when you (a) successfully climb over the obstacle, (b) you fail to climb over the obstacle on two occasions, or (c) the test is stopped by a member of the Health Promotion Unit

Score Requirement

All applicants must successfully climb over an obstacle which is 1.3 metres high.

Kind regards,

Russell Kempster
Russell Kempster
Founder and Head Trainer, Prime Motion Training

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Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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