Tag Archives: training philosophy

Reach Your Goals with Systems

“Goals are good for planning your progress, systems are good for actually making progress” – James Clear   January is the unofficial “It’s time to get back in shape” month every year. Law Enforcement work is a physically demanding job, and the New Year is a great time for any Police Officer to reevaluate their physical preparedness. In order… Continue Reading

Are you in Fighting Shape?

It’s been a dangerous summer for cops. Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Nice all happening in less than two weeks make it painfully clear that we are being targeted by extremists from abroad and at home. We are at war and it’s time to get in fighting shape. If you are targeted, being fit won’t help your… Continue Reading

Goals, The Journey, and Accountability

Goals, The Journey, and Accountability

If you want to have a successful fitness plan one of the first things you must do is make your goals clear. Having clear and defined goals lets you chose a program that will help you achieve those goals. Often times it’s easy to obsess about the goal. The goal becomes the light at the end… Continue Reading

Better is Better: Punch That Clock

Better is Better: Punch That Clock

I’m a big fan of Sgt. Garrett TeSlaa’s work over at The Squadroom Podcast. He often touches on many topics that are close to my heart. Episode 9: Better is Better is one of those topics and I wanted to take some time to expand on his idea. There are a lot of great social media… Continue Reading

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

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