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Your Body and Brain on Booze Oct 09, 2022

 

I recently competed in a SWAT competition which was a two day event consisting of a day of scenarios involving role-players and NLTA (non-lethal training ammo), followed by a day of shooting and physical fitness events.

 

As part of my preparations for this, I took a month off from...

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5 Reasons for LEOs to Train with a Sandbag Sep 11, 2022

 

#1 A TRAINING TOOL FOR ANY GOAL

 

Depending on the program utilized, the sandbag can be used to develop strength, power, conditioning, endurance, and even mobility.

 

Strength? Load it as heavy as you see fit and lift it.

Power? Throw it, clean it.

Conditioning? Use it for a...

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7 Academy Diet Tips for Cops Sep 01, 2022

 

It is no secret that being away from home and away from your own routine, your own grocery store, your kitchen, and your gym, seems like the perfect storm to allow your diet/clean healthy eating habits to go by the wayside.  However, it does not need to be like this.  With a...

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How Cops Can Overcome Mental Barriers During Training Aug 21, 2022

 

The Brain and The Impossible...

 

Some time ago, I came across a fitness challenge on social media that led to me putting 135 lbs on a barbell and squatting for max reps in one set. I got 55 reps, and, as a 155 lb dude, felt somewhat accomplished. The following week, I attempted the...

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Concurrent Training is Mandatory for Law Enforcement Professionals Aug 11, 2022

 

What is Concurrent Training and why is it required for LE and other first responders?

 

Concurrent training is when multiple energy systems are trained simultaneously, ie: training for strength gains and endurance (aerobic) gains at the same time.

 

It has been a big hype in the...

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The Importance of Consistent, Intentional Dry Fire for Police Officers Jul 17, 2022

 

One of the most common questions we get asked is,

 

“How do I become a better shooter?”

 

From our firearms instructors on the EFT Team, our answer is always along the lines of “Consistent, Intentional Dry Fire.”

 

Just as fitness is the foundation...

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4 Reasons Police Should Train with a Weight Vest Jun 12, 2022

 

On a day to day basis, police officers around the world are lugging around 20-50lbs of gear on their body via their duty belt and/or outer carriers.

 

As you know, this is a necessary evil; officers need to be prepared for endless potential incidents, but this added weight can take a...

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Night Shift Hacks For Police Officers May 08, 2022

 

The majority of our Effective Fitness Team Members have endured the brutal night shift at some point in their career. The "night shift" is often referred to as dogwatch, graveyard, and midnights.

How can we make the best of it?

From experience, we have found some essential tools...

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