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Dry Fire Builds More Effective LEOs Feb 05, 2023

 

“Excellence is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

 

There is one habit that has contributed to the success of every world champion shooter in the world: Dry Fire.

 

Dry fire is basically a simulation of shooting technique without the use of live ammunition....

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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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5 Things You Can Expect the First Week of the Police Academy Dec 18, 2022

 

The academy experience varies tremendously from location to location.  Some will be para-military and incredibly difficult while others will be more of a trade school.  With that being said, there are five things you can expect the first week regardless of the academy you...

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Adequate Recovery IS Possible as an LEO Nov 13, 2022

 

Recovery seems to be a sticking point for a lot of first responders.  We deal with a lot of stress and experience critical incidents that can cause both short term and long term trauma.  The job comes with a crazy schedule and therefore a perceived lack of time, in many cases....

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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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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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