Monthly Archives: June 2015

English Tattoo Letters – How to Find the Best Artwork

The main reason that people have a hard time locating high quality and innovative drawings of English tattoo letters is because they fall into the trap of relying to much on the search engines. You see, search engines are great for finding information about tattoos, prices, methods of application, healing time etc. However, when it comes to actually finding the artwork, they are at a serious disadvantage. The problem is that search engines are made to search text, not images, and value older pages over newer ones. This is the exact opposite of what you need to find the best English Tattoo Letter Artworks.

Even if you use an image search such as Google images, which will solve the problem of the results you see being based on the textual content, you are still going to be seeing the older pictures at the top. This means that you, and the millions of other people around the world who use the internet to search for tattoo designs this way are going to be seeing the exact same thing.

If you are anything like me, this is definitely not what you want. Tattoos should be innovative and original and express your personality. So does this mean that you can’t find high quality, original English letter tattoos online?

It most certainly does not! All you have to do is adopt a different approach. It may surprise you to learn that the best way to find great tattoo artwork online is actually in some of the larger tattoo forums that are around on the internet today. The reason that these are so great is that they have such a large number of users and are often frequented by tattoo artists themselves who like to upload their own designs. So there is always fresh content and new ideas floating around. Also, if you head over to the archive section on some of these forums you will find links to some of the best tattoo art galleries available online, where you will find, the newest, most original and most innovative Old English tattoo letter artwork online.

Source by Ben Jackson Palmer

Leather Dress Gloves

Leather dress gloves used to be common. How times have changed. Now gloves are worn mostly for protection from the cold or abrasions. There are never rules against good taste and fashion though. Leather dress gloves can still be a great part of your outfit. They can send the message that you are classy and that dressing well never goes out of style.

In fact, those in the know have noticed that wearing fashion gloves of all kinds is making a huge come back. And leather dress gloves in particular are once again extremely popular.

Of course they are seasonal. You won’t find the fashion minded woman wearing these gloves with her Spring or Summer dresses. But leather gloves are a great accessory to add to your autumn or winter wardrobe. Just watch the fashion shows to see how popular they have become and how good they look with any kind of classy autumn fashion.

What is the difference between these gloves and utility or driving gloves? Generally dress gloves will be made from the finest of leather. They will feel silky and have no blemishes. The current style is that seams should not exist or be minimal and very finely sewn. They are also often very comfortable as compared to just a regular set of driving gloves.

Don’t make the mistake of following the old fashion. The old rules said that you matched your leather dress gloves to your coat. Contrasting colors are now very popular and leather dress gloves are worn with dresses, suits, and even jeans or khakis.

Popular brands include Gucci and Channel, but everyone is getting in on the act with the new popularity. You can find less expensive brands among the Calvin Klein’s and even department store brands. Generally no label is present, so buy based on the look and the feel. The finer gloves are obvious in their texture and feel.

Very few brands are made from cows leather. Young lamb leather is popular. So is the more exotic alligator, ostrich, emu and even eel skin leather. Of course the more exotic the animal used, the more costly the gloves. But try some on and at least experience the luxury of alligator or eel skin leather on your skin.

This is another quality of fine dress gloves. They usually won’t be lined. That means they are much less bulky and also leave you a lot more dexterity. The look of an unlined dress glove is much nicer. But most importantly, you get to experience the direct feel of a luxury leather against your skin. You deserve that. Splurge.

But splurging still doesn’t break the bank in most cases. You can get a great pair of lambskin dress gloves made by Calvin Klein for under $100. Of course, you can also spend $1,500 or more on a classy pair of Gucci eel skin gloves. If you can’t afford $1,500, at least try them on. They are heavenly!

Remember that these gloves are NOT for weather protection. The fine texture and coloration will usually be completely ruined if they ever get even a single rain drop on them. Wear them to make a fashion statement, not to keep your hands dry!

If money is no object, remember that leather dress gloves are now commonly made to order from your personal measurements. Since there is no lining, you really can’t believe how great a custom made glove can feel when it is perfectly fitted to your fingers.

Source by Glenda White

Tattoo Designs – Tribal Tattoos

So you want a tattoo. You have your eye on one of those impressive tribal armband tattoos. They are nice. But whatever tattoo you chose, you want it to compliment you. Not insult or demean you. Tattoos are as old as mankind. Ancient Egyptian tattoos found on 5,000 year old mummies predate the pyramids. But ancient tattoos weren’t just for adornment or self expression like today. They often served more practical purposes. They often had a spiritual significance, ancient warriors used them to declare their military affiliation and rank. On civilians tattoos denoted social rank and importance, or lack of same. For example, the Greeks placed tattoos on their slaves that broadcast the fact that the bearer should not be accorded the rights of a freeman and was in fact another person’s property. While Greek spies used tattoos in espionage to smuggle coded messages in plain sight.

This tradition of practical tattoo use survives to this day in gangster culture. Gangsters desire to permanently mark themselves to show absolute devotion to their gangster family, and hopefully to strike fear in their enemies. Even though the gang-bangers know police find tattoos better than fingerprints, and unsurpassed for identifying them in a noninvasive manner at a distance. And despite the fact that wearing one gang’s tattoo in another gang’s territory could get the wearer killed. Again, traditionally tattoos can show devotion.

But how would you like to pick out a striking tattoo design, commit it to ink as your “forever statement”, and only then find out it that it holds you up to ridicule, or is gang related and exposes you to sudden death?

For example, one of the most popular guys at my gym is a black guy I’ll call “Pete.” His nickname is “Lucky.” Lots of us have tattoos and so when Pete announced he was taking the plunge we congratulated him. Tribal armbands are very popular in our crowd and he showed a marked interest so we assumed that would be his choice. But the personal choice involved in the tattoo selection is part of the allure so we made suggestions but didn’t interfere or press him on his choice.

We should have.

No, I take that back. With personal choice comes personal responsibility, and Pete choose to do no research. Nor did he elect to ask satisfied tattoo recipients for recommendations of a skilled, responsible professional tattoo artist though he was surrounded by satisfied, and experienced tattoo customers. Both of these are vital prerequisites to getting a tattoo. No, Pete chose an “artist” who had set up shop in a booth at a local carnival and Pete caught him on the carnival’s last night in town. You can tell where this is going. Pete proudly informed us the new tattoos on his biceps said “Lucky.” in Chinese. He knew that’s what the Chinese characters said because that’s what he asked the artist to draw, and so he was wearing them now in ‘forever ink.’ It fell to one of our number, a PhD in Mandarin Chinese studies to break the news. The tattoos actually said “Monkey.”

The carnival was long gone. But it left a really nice guy feeling like a clown.

Even if the “artist” who took advantage of our friend was still available, and repentant, there is little he could have done to fix the problem. Some people will have a tattoo artist tattoo over an objectionable tattoo. Possibly blotting it out, (often producing a real mess), Or obliterating it by making it part of another bigger unobjectionable tattoo.

Depending upon the artist’s skill level this could simply produce a well-intentioned mess. But Pete could go to a doctor who specializes in removing tattoos with chemicals or lasers, which is usually painful and always expensive, quite often requiring several treatments. That is much more expensive than the tattoo, and still not always effective. That’s about all you can do about a bad tattoo, but then the commitment and permanence involved in tattoos is part of the allure for most, making those prerequisites I gave you earlier, of over riding importance.

Tattoos were once frowned upon by polite society, and seen as a designation of the lower classes. They could keep you from being hired for many desirable jobs, which is still the case often today. Be aware your employer may require you as a matter of policy, to remove or cover a new tattoo. But attitudes are changing. Many trendy Hollywood and sports stars proudly sport their “tats.”

So if you want a tribal tattoo do your prerequisite homework. Then decide on a tribal style; Celtic, Aztec-Mexican, Polynesian or what have you. Take your time and try to see samples of everything available before you make a decision. You can see tattoo designs online, in books, and e zines. Remember to avoid another common pitfall, that is that most newbies choose one of the first designs they see.

Source by James Small

Bullying – Twenty Basic Traits of the Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Serial Forms of It

Much information on bullying is available today on the Internet websites. Still, even though current school systems, work places, and major organizations have done a lot to prevent and control bullying, many people still do not know what bullying really is, nor do they recognize the subtle forms of it when they see it. To recognize all kinds of bullying better, here are 20 of its basic characteristics found in several articles and studies.  

1. Predatory. Serial bullying is predatory and sociopathic. This kind of bulling generally has a dysfunctional, mean-spirited, psychiatric, cowardly component in its psychic.  

2. Incurable. One in 30 people is a serial bully (1% of the population). Most are incurable.  

3. Dangerous. Truly dangerous serial bullying generally occurs in two phases:

  • First. A target is controlled and subjugated abusively through isolation, manipulation, down-mouthing, backstabbing, criticisms, demeaning rumors, and direct or indirect pressures.
  • Second. The target is confronted, injured, destroyed, or eliminated in some way, often socially. This phase often comes about because the bully has knowingly gone too far with his or her behavior, and feels a need to cover it up as much as possible.

 4. Effects not always recognizable by others. Among adults, many people do not recognize the highly subtle or indirect bullying as it happens. For example, an adult might see a friend or colleague become quiet and withdrawn, but does not realize the friend or colleague is being abused by some kind of bullying somewhere.

 5. Cautious types. In some cases, the targets themselves do not know for a long time they are being bullied because the bullying acts are done slowly and carefully behind their backs in the form of preconceived judgments and stereotyping. That is, the so-called target or “frog” is slowly boiled so it will not jump out of the hot water before it is too late. This kind of bullying can be highly organized if several bully types collaborate on a target. In fact, this kind could be called systematic bullying if it is meant to harm the target.

6. Bullying versus harassment. Bullying and harassment are similar, but not exactly the same. Bullying refers to the behavior itself at any age. It can be long-term and destructive to the target. Harassment can also be destructive. However, harassment is often a one-time incident, depending on the tolerance level of the target in question. Harassment pertains to the civil and legal rights of the targets involved.  

7. Loses one, finds another. When a serial bully loses a target or victim, he or she will find a new one within two weeks. Serial bullies need a target, scapegoat, or whipping person full-time.  

8. Can be male or female. Male and female bullies exist near a 50/50 percentage. Yet, women are bullied more often according to testimonials. Men might not admit to them.  

9. Male or female traits. Male bullies can be loud, directly forceful, foot-stomping, overbearing, and intimidating. Females can be quietly subtle, indirectly forceful or coercive, and intimidating. Still other bullies can be mousy, sneaky, and sniveling, often feigning their own victimization to exert power over their targets.  

10. Lowbrow. Certain bullies might not like things of the higher order. In particular, they might not like enlightenment, confidence, faith, courage, mutuality, integrity, true cooperation or teamwork, honesty, innovation, accurate thinking, capabilities and talents, competition, or the rights of others.  

11. Selective. Bullies do not bully everyone. They will bully only their selected targets for their own selective reasons. That trait makes the smart bullies hard to spot and to control because they behave normally among most people and in the public. Spouse bullying at the home falls into this category.

12. Kid types. Young (child) bullies select their targets differently than adult-bullies do. For example, a child bully might lash out at someone for the mere emotional attention alone, or for momentary dominance. Adults might bully competitively for status, salary, and authority.  

13. Criminally convicted. Kid-bullies who have been habitual for a relatively lone time will have a criminal conviction by the time they are 30-years-old.  

14. Craves mental and emotional control. Bullies often focus on controlling or owning their target mentally and emotionally through fear and other tactics. They might dwell on a single ability or vulnerability of a target. For example, a bully might target someone simply out of jealously over their good looks, social skills, or talents, especially if the targets have difficulty standing up for themselves. 

15. Inner needs projected. Bullies have distinct inner traits. For example, they tend to project their unsatisfied inner needs onto others, or, in a similar manner, to take them out on others.  

16. Multiple faced and clever. Clever bullies can demonstrate multiple-faced chameleon-like personalities, capable of playing issues both ways, playing several ends against the middle, and changing their stories often. They also know how to exploit the darker, fearful side of the sideline watchers to enlist their help for bullying purposes.  

17. Braggarts. Bullies tend to brag. They claim successes, deals, relationships, and ownerships that do not exist, and probably never did.  

18. Great job resumes. Within the adult workforce, bullies often have glowing resumes, which is the only way their previous employers could get rid of them.  

19. Disruptive. Bullies disrupt organizations by creating ill will, bad feelings, and misunderstandings. They can instigate layers of tangled webs through deceit and false pretenses, which will eventually lead to unethical or criminal activity through their organizations. Businesses have been ruined by being unable to do anything about a key bully. In one case, a guitar manufacturer had to watch his business go bankrupt and out-of-business before the owner could regain control of it. This owner was lucky to get it going again.

20. Not dim-witted. Habitual or serial bullies are not dim-witted. They simply have a difficult time understanding their actions are unethical or illegal, or knowing their mean self-aggrandizing actions are not appreciated or respected by others. These kinds of bullies think it is normal behavior to take whatever they want from whomever they want (who was carefully selected first) at anytime they want without having to face any consequences for doing so.

Source by J Delms

10 Accessories Every Man Needs

No matter what your profession, your hobbies or your interests, there’s no excuse for not being appropriately dressed and having the right accessories when you need to. You don’t have to wear the latest fashions, or have the latest gadgets, but you do need to look as though you belong. Here’s what you do need to ensure you’re covered, whatever the occasion.

1. You’ll want a nice suit. A nice suit doesn’t have to be expensive, but it needs to fit well and look good. If you want it to last you’ll want to ensure that it’s a classic style and probably in dark blue or black.

2. Good sunglasses are important, and they need to fit well and do the job in hand. You’ll want them to look good in the summer, and perform well when you’re driving in low sun during the winter. If you intend to wear your sunglasses all year round, then you might want to pay a bit more for them, and get some that will last, and will still look good several years from now.

3. You’ll want to ensure that you have the right sunglasses for the occasion. Sports sunglasses are very different from normal sunglasses, and as well as improved fit and coloured lenses for increased visibility, you’ll find that they are able to withstand the tougher sports environment. If you’re a runner or a cyclist or go fishing or sailing, you’re sunglasses aren’t just for posing in.

4. If you wear glasses all the time, then you’ll probably want to invest in some nice frames that are lightweight, comfortable and suit your face.

5. A nice watch can really make an outfit, and whether you go for something elegant and understated, or to show that you’ve made it, you’ll want to make sure that it fits well, has all the functions you need and is easy to read.

6. If you’re likely to be in a variety of different situations, or are sporty, then you’ll want to make sure that you have the right watch for the occasion. Your forma watch won’t do what you need it to do if you’re running or fishing, and you won’t want to wear your sports watch for a wedding or interview.

7. Remember that having the right shoes for the occasion is essential. First impressions count, and shoes are seen to be as important as the clothes you are wearing and what you actually say. You wouldn’t wear your formal shoes for running in, so why wear your casual shoes for formal occasions? Invest in a pair of quality shoes, and they’ll last.

8. You’ll want to make sure that your belt is suitable for the occasion too. Instead of making do with a couple of belts, why not make sure that you have the right colours and styles to go with your clothes? No matter whether you’re wearing jeans at the weekend, or are meeting clients for lunch, you’ll want to look the part.

9. A nice wallet is another touch that can help to set you apart when you need to look smart.

10. Having the right sort of pen is essential, and whilst you might be able to get away with a biro for writing most of your daily notes, or your shopping lists at home, you’ll want something much more appropriate if you’re meeting with clients, or signing contracts.

Now you know more about the sort of additions that can help you stand out for all the right reasons, perhaps now is the time to make sure that you have all the accessories you need to make the right impression.

Source by M James

Hot Bikini Models Wear Thongs – Or Do They?

Regardless if the beach, club, or pool that you go to allows women to wear thong bikinis, some hot bikini models swear that strutting around wearing a thong makes men drool. Do you believe that?

What’s so glamorous about seeing a woman’s butt cheeks with a tiny sliver of fabric that follows the line up to her waist with cutely tied tiny bows? Many women are of the opinion that thong bikinis should not be worn in public, but rather as a seductive enhancer to an evening of romance. Then why do young women search for modeling gigs where they can wear thong bikinis?

During the early 1990s, the thong bikini made its appearance in print media, and most of the time, the thong was not pictured on a common-looking woman. Yes, maybe the print versions were air-brushed, or a model’s flaws were covered up with photo-enhancing software, but nevertheless, thongs were introduced to the American public.

The Brazilians referred to the thong as a Tanga, and they touted the fact that when a thong was worn underneath clothing, that no panty lines were visible. Likewise, it was deemed to have heightened sex appeal from a man’s point of view, because it appeared that a woman who wore a thong was not wearing underwear.

Although you will not find much fabric in a thong bikini, or thong underwear, the fashion experts heightened its appeal, and thongs began yielding big dollars for the manufacturers and retailers. Quick on the scene were the women’s fashion designers. They created jeans that were labeled “low rise,” while the thong distributors were quick to point out that low rise jeans gave more appeal to the teenage girls who wore thongs, since the top part and v-style of the thongs allowed women to show off their lingerie in a somewhat sensuous yet revealing manner.

In the year 2000, just two years after the launch of the thong, Americans bought more than 123 million thongs; thereby doubling the sales of 1998. Even more depressing for many people of the older generations, was the fact that young parents spent their hard-earned dollars buying thongs for their daughters who were between the ages of 10 to 16.

Nevertheless, fashion trends may come and go, but one thing is for sure-although thongs and thong bikinis are not quite as popular as they were in previous years, the thong bikini is here to stay. The only other fashion trends that have crept up close behind the thong bikini are the Brazilian bikini, and a bikini that the Australians invented that is called the backless thong. With this type of thong, the straps in the back slip gently under the butt cheek crease, while the strings on the sides hook together around the hips like bra straps.

Source by Alex London

Barbie Dolls – Girls Best Friend

For a small girl, playing with toys seems natural and enjoyable too. She can even have her own Barbie house, play room, and such other accessories along with the doll. There are also websites of Barbie dolls, where the person can get to personalize or change the Barbie doll web page as per their taste. This web page includes Barbie doll dresses, her room style, pets and such things.

There are some fantastic types of Barbie dolls for the girls on Barbie doll websites too. These include Farm girl style Barbie, Red Carpet style Barbie, Campus Sweetheart Barbie doll, My Melody Doll, Kimora Lee Simons Barbie doll and many more. The Barbie doll has been designed to show that women can handle and accept a range of roles in their life. The Barbie doll has been sold with various titles like Doctor Barbie, Nascar Barbie and Miss Astronaut Barbie doll too.

However, even if there is a lot of criticism showered on the Barbie dolls, a lot of girls still love such dolls as they take her to be their role model. The doll has expanded her horizons too with changing times. Barbie dolls are available, as a business woman, police officer, athlete, girl draped in sari and many more roles.

Anyone interested in collecting these amazing dolls can get to join the Barbie fan club, get renewals on sale and view the collector dolls around the world and many more. One can either buy such wonderful dolls from toy shops or browse through websites and search their choice of dolls and buy these online.

The Barbie doll is one of the best selling dolls in the global market. The concept of this doll was introduced by Ruth Handler, who is the creator of the Barbie doll. It has been around fifty years or so for Barbie as an important part of the fashion toy doll market. As the years have passed, there have been a lot of controversies and lawsuits on the concept of the Barbie doll and her lifestyle.

The prime Barbie doll has zebra striped swimming suit and a ponytail too. This doll was available to both brunette and blonde girls to play with. Barbie dolls were primarily produced in Japan and her clothes were stitched by the Japanese home workers. Moreover, approximately 350,000 of them were sold during the commencement year itself.

The full name of Barbie is Barbara Millicent Roberts and her parent’s names are George and Margaret Roberts from Wisconsin. Barbie doll also has some friends, namely Hispanic Teresa, Steven, Midge and Christie who is African American. There are various other toys along with the Barbie doll which a girl can enjoy. These include pets like cats, dogs, horses, rabbits, a lion cub, a zebra and a panda too. One can also get wide range of Barbie related vehicles like trailers, jeeps and pink convertibles. There are also a lot of dress accessories, hair styles and make-up kits along with the Barbie doll.

Source by Victor Epand

Showing Boxers Can Impede Criminals Eluding Police

I, like most respectable rational people just do not get it. The “it” I am referring to is the fashion trend that leads certain people to allow their jeans and/or shorts to fall half way down their rear end.

Perhaps I am just not in touch anymore. Perhaps I am just being “old”. After all I used to wear cut off and mesh shirts during the summers when I was a young teen. Thank goodness I never wore spandex bike shorts.

Something tells me though that this trend is a little different. When I see a young man dressed like this I feel that more than likely he is not going to be a contributor to the good of society. The lower his drawers go, the more I am apt to want to steer clear of this individual.

Followers of this trend tend to be thought of as miscreants, hooligans or ne’er do wells by respectable society.

I do not know why I just do not get to the point. If your pants are half way down your butt you look like an idiot.

No prospective employer in his right mind would hire you if you came in for an interview dressed like that. Just thinking about the expression on his or her face makes me laugh.

So if you must must supplement your amateur skateboarding endeavors by burglarizing homes I would like to give you a piece of advice. You can not run from the cops if your pants are around your ankles.

While watching one of the national news channels yesterday I happened to witness a car chase in California. The gentleman driving the car was a suspected burglary suspect.

He was sporting this particular fashion trend. In addition to being chased by a neighborhood dog it appeared that at some point he had to stop to adjust his belt. Apparently this was unsuccessful and you witnessed him holding on to his pants while he was running to keep them from falling down.

It was quite comical and quite fitting.

Here is a question for you. Why wear a belt in the first place if you are going to let your pants fall half a foot below your waist line?

The moral of the story is if you are going to commit a criminal act you might want to dress accordingly.

Source by Dan Bimrose

That’s The Job I Want!

Occasionally I hear of the most amazing jobs and wonder why the Career Counsellors of my youth never tipped me off to their existence. Maybe they had secret ambitions of their own? I clearly remember the day I explained, to my Career Guidance Counsellor at the fancy Ladies College my Mother paid a fortune for me to attend, that I wanted to be a chef. She looked at me in horrified disbelief and exclaimed, “Don’t be ridiculous! Our Gels hire cooks they don’t become cooks!” Well, it was the 70’s and things weren’t quite so liberal back then.

Making headlines today is the story of thousands of hopeful young GenY’ers fighting baby tooth and manicured nail for a position where they will be paid $100K a year to ‘Shop for Westfield’. Mercy! Sadly I am neither young enough, trendy enough, or interested enough to be short listed as a suitable applicant.

There are jobs, however, for which I would be prepared to sell my family into slavery or, alternatively, to ‘volunteer’ them as guinea pigs for cutting-edge medical experimentation. Tell me what you think.

  • Quality Control Officer at the Lindt chocolate company. No doubt a dirty, unpleasant, hazardous job for which they would have to pay oodles of filthy lucre.
  • Design Approval Engineer for the Appliance Industry. The person with ultimate approval who will look at an appliance and say, “mate, can’t you see that every time Mrs Housewife uses the Wizzywacker Blitz Wand she’s going to curse you for making it so hard to clean?” or “sweetie, you’ve spent millions creating an appliance that will retail for $3999.99, take hours to learn how to use, need a Doctorate Degree to clean and re-assemble, when all they’ll really need is a saucepan, yes?”
  • The Human Resources Officer (Comfort Controller) at any of the International Air Lines who has to travel the world, First Class, making sure that the accommodation and facilities their employees are required to use are of a satisfactory standard. (This is a REAL Job, by the way)
  • Private Chef to Paris Hilton…how hard could it be? It’s not like she eats much and if her latest arrest is anything to go by the Cocaine will take the edge off her appetite anyway.
  • FPEO. Fashion Police Enforcement Officer. The one who will tell you, ‘ Yes honey, I’m sorry to say, your arse does look big in that.In fact, it’s bloody HUGE. Try it in black”, or, “Baby Doll is not a type of top, it’s a description of the only type of person who should be wearing it”. You get my drift. Cruel but essential advice and prepared to handcuff you to prevent you from reaching for your credit card to make an unsuitable purchase.
  • Product Namer. This too is a real job. Evidently there are firms where their entire creative output is focused solely on Names. Nothing else. Just names. Names for Cars, Names for Drugs, Names for Things! The only problem is I’d want a dose of honesty in every name:- The “SSC” Sportscar (Small Schlong Compensator) “DopeyDumDum”- the painkiller that really takes the edge off “New Mummy No-Doze”- for when sleep just isn’t an option The list is endless isn’t it? Frankly I think I’d be outstanding at all of them, and yet, somehow, I still ended up as a Chef. Go figure!

Source by Zana Trenerry

Police Exam – The Police Physical Ability Test

The police physical is a highly regulated selection procedure that looms as a high hurtle for many candidates. Known most accurately as the physical ability test, it requires the most obvious forms of preparation in the police selection process.

The department you are applying with will have done a strict job analysis to determine what activities to use in their testing. There are no arbitrary choices for test activities, scoring procedures or final test results. This stringent regulation of physical testing is in place to secure the best qualified candidates for the particular demands of police work. The activities you’ll be required to perform, and scored on, directly relate to critical law enforcement duties as demanded under the federally mandated guidelines for selection processes, called the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedure.

Candidates ultimately selected as police officers will be entering one of the most deadly professions in the United States. Police work not only carries staggering physical demands in day to day duties, but it’s also an extremely dangerous profession. Every year officers lose their lives in the line of duty. Police officers also face higher than average risk factors for cancer, back injury and physical disability.

You must be more than fit, more than strong, more than willing. You must be ready to perform as though lives depend on it. On test day, only your life as a continuing candidate is on the line, but that risk should be more than enough to get you fired up.

This physical ability test is nothing like gym class, or working out in your athletic club. It is meant to tax your body, push your reflexes and prey on your instincts. You will be scored on your ability to perform specific tasks and activities that will show clearly if you can perform the duties of a police officer. This is a physical screening program. It is meant to do only one thing: weed out those who can’t cut it.

A police officer doesn’t spend his or her day pumping iron, swimming laps or doing push ups. They jump fences at a dead run, sprint down streets and alleys, scramble through yards, climb chain link, avoid dogs, bullets, knives, fists and anything else that can be slung their way — and struggle with combative suspects who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol. A police officer does not have a comfortable sweat suit, a jug of water at hand and a shower waiting after each session. They do their laps wearing several pounds of equipment, grab a drink of water when they can and shower when their shift is over.

You are preparing to be tested on your physical abilities. You need to be fit, clear-headed and ready to rumble. Come to this challenge armed with enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation of excellence. You need to show that, today, and every day as an officer, you can bring it to the force.

Source by George M. Godoy