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Elevating Law Enforcement Fitness Standards: EFT Standard Tests May 12, 2024

 

In law enforcement, physical fitness isn’t just a bonus – it’s a necessity. However, the traditional fitness standards, like the Cooper Standard, fail to adequately measure the diverse physical capabilities required for modern policing.

 

We believe in pushing...

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RUN FASTER: How to Improve Your 1.5 Mile Run Time Mar 03, 2024

The 1.5-mile time trial is a common assessment in law enforcement.  This running event tests your aerobic endurance, an attribute linked to not only good health but effectiveness in the field.  Sometimes you’ll have to run to the problem before you can solve it.  

 

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Finding New Limits for LEOs Oct 29, 2023

The thing I love most about surrounding myself with high performers?  We’re constantly pushing ourselves – and each other – to new limits.

 

On the range – we’re running our guns as hard as we can… until the wheels fall off.  Constantly shooting...

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Rep Ranges Based on Training Goals Oct 08, 2023

 

Intentional effort drives intentional results. 

 

Your time training should be part of a long-term effort to achieve notable progress in something.  Increasing strength, power, muscle endurance, and building muscle are all common goals sought after by gym-goers, but not all...

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Paradigm Shift Sep 03, 2023

par·a·digm shift

noun

a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.

 

The term "paradigm shift" denotes a fundamental change in approach or underlying assumptions.

 

In the realm of law enforcement, particularly in the United States, there is a pressing need...

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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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Is Deliberate Cold Exposure Helpful for Cops? Dec 11, 2022

 

If you are lucky enough to live somewhere that the seasons change hard & fast, you will know that those cold winters offer more than just frostbite and frozen tires that lead to bumpy car rides.

 

Cold plunges are becoming widely recognized as an incredible recovery tool. Not...

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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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