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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 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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5 Essentials for Prepared Cops 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 the over-the-top-gear-whore.

 

I have been in this career for over 20 years and just like the...

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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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