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5 Essentials for Prepared Cops academy fitness effective fitness patrol officer police academy police fitness police officer police training swat Oct 23, 2022

 

The realm of Law Enforcement and the gear that comes with it is no secret to those of us in the profession.

 

Neither is it a secret that officers range from the barely prepared... to...

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Your Body and Brain on Booze academy fitness alcohol cop fitness cop fitness program first responders law enforcement night shift police academy police fitness police training 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...

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5 Reasons for LEOs to Train with a Sandbag academy fitness academy prep cop fitness police academy sandbag training sandbag workout tactical fitness tactical training 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?...

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7 Academy Diet Tips for Cops academy fitness cop weight loss first responder police academy police nutrition police nutrition plan tactical athlete tactical athlete nutrition tactical fitness 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...

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How Cops Can Overcome Mental Barriers During Training academy fitness cop fitness cop fitness program police academy police fitness tactical athlete tactical fitness 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...

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Concurrent Training is Mandatory for Law Enforcement Professionals academy fitness academy prep concurrent training law enforcement police fitness police officer strength and conditioning tactical fitness tactical training 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...

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The Importance of Consistent, Intentional Dry Fire for Police Officers cops dry fire firearms training law enforement leo police police fitness 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...

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4 Reasons Police Should Train with a Weight Vest agility police police academy police fitness 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...

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Night Shift Hacks For Police Officers cop cops law enforcement leo meal prep night shift nightshift officer police police fitness police officer police training 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...

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Top 3 Performance Supplements for LEOs cops diet leo meal prep nutrition performance protein supplements Apr 17, 2022

 

We would like to preface this article with the definition of a supplement from Oxford Languages:

 

Sup·ple·ment

noun

/ˈsəpləmənt/

1. something that completes or enhances...

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3 Secrets to Becoming a K9 Handler k9 k9 cops law enforcement police Mar 20, 2022

 

 

It is no secret that the world of K9 is not the easiest specialized unit to become a part of. 

 

Units all across the country typically only have from 1-6 K9 teams with...

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Simplifying Macros for Law Enforcement Professionals cop diet fitness leo nutrition police health police officer police performance police training Feb 20, 2022

 

What Are "Macros"?

 

The majority of the foods we consume are classified as one of the three macronutrients or "Macros": Protein, Carbohydrate, or Fat. By definition from Precision...

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