LE Athlete Fitness Test – Initial Thoughts

By Rob Shaul I’ve been programming for Law Enforcement Athletes for about 5 months now and my thoughts on an LE Athlete-appropriate fitness assessment are starting to come together.  Before describing the events, some administrative stuff …. First, this assessment reflects what I feel are appropriate for the potential fitness demands of LE Athletes. I […]

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Jordan’s Top 5 Exercises for Law Enforcement Athletes

1. Power Curl: Hips plus biceps equals the Power Curl. This movement develops explosive hip extension with bicep pulling power, both essential movements for a law enforcement officer who must explosively exit a patrol car and wrestle a suspect to the ground while controlling them. It’s simple, hard, and targeted for areas where LEOs need to […]

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Rob’s Top 5 Exercises for Law Enforcement Athletes

1. Standing Sandbag Halfmoon This one exercise trains the legs, core and lungs (Tactical Chassis), plus grip strength and total body power and explosion. Perfect for a Law Enforcement Athlete. 2. Walking Lunge Loaded walking lunges train legs, butt and core. I like them better than squats for Law Enforcement Athletes because I believe they transfer […]

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Jordan’s Top 5 Exercises for Mountain Athletes

1. Pull-ups Where there’s a strong back, there’s a strong athlete, and no other exercise fully works the back like pull-ups. Studies find correlations between pull-up ability and overall fitness, Eric Cressy cites a link between pulling ability and sprint speed (based on the fact that your legs follow your arms, so the faster and […]

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Want to Get to The Next Level In Your Sport? Get Stronger and More Powerful. By Matt Pedersen, MS, CSCS

Want to Get to The Next Level In Your Sport? Get Stronger and More Powerful By Matt Pedersen, MS, CSCS In the world of sports, strength is king.  Strength is the amount of force you can exert over an object.  That object could be your opponent as in football, or the ground for running events.  […]

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