Tag Archives: Strength Training

Armor Building: The Perfect Kettlebell Complex for Police Officers

Armor Building: The Perfect Kettlebell Complex for Police Officers

Many kettlebell or barbell complexes are effective at burning fat, building muscle, and are great for metabolic conditioning. What most complexes lack is the ability to build pure strength. Dan John’s Armor Building Complex does all of the above. The complex looks deceivingly simple at first glance: 2 Cleans, 1 Press, and 3 Front Squats with… Continue Reading

StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Course Review

StrongFirst SFG Kettlebell Course Review

On May 23rd I had the pleasure of attending the StrongFirst Kettlebell User Course. The course was a 1 day, 8 hour workshop that focused on teaching the kettlebell deadlift, swing, Turkish Get Up, goblet squat, and press. The course focused on those basic movements because they are the foundation of kettlebell training. While the… Continue Reading

How to Build Full Body Strength

How to Build Full Body Strength

Do you refer to your workouts as “Leg Day”, “Arm Day” or “Chest Day”? If so you are probably following a body building style hypertrophy split. I’ve done them in the past too. If you open up a muscle magazine or go to bodybuilding.com they will be the featured workouts. They can be effective, especially… Continue Reading

Beginner Strength Training Programs for Law Enforcement

Last week I discussed why strength training should be the foundation of law enforcement physical training. Strength training is not the same thing as simply lifting weights. Strength training is also rarely discussed in popular fitness magazines and websites that emphasize body building for aesthetic results. In order to effectively and efficiently increase strength officers… Continue Reading

Introduction to the Goblet Squat

Goblet Squats are one of the exercises that Dan John recommend for Police Officers. The Benefits of Goblet Squats Learn proper form: If you are new to deep squatting, goblet squats are a fantastic way to safely and effectively learn the movement. Stepping up into a squat rack to learn how to squat can be… Continue Reading

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