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5 Ways Yoga Can Benefit an LEO's Health Jan 15, 2023

 

When I first started yoga 15 years ago, I went to a hot yoga studio to sweat, lose baby weight, and get my core strength back after a c-section.  While all of those things did happen, the unexpected by-product of regularly going to yoga class was my mood and attitude.  At the...

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Fun With Tourniquets: Blood Flow Restriction Training Nov 03, 2022

 

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training? 

 

Blood flow restriction training (BFR) is a method of training that has rapidly gained popularity in the last 5-10 years both in the athletic performance and rehab spaces. However, it is not actually a new concept - experimentation with...

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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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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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