The LE SWAT/SRT Sessions are our year-round, day-to-day base fitness programming for law enforcement special response personnel and those who aspire to this level of fitness.
1) Your body is your primary weapon.
If you are unfit or injured, you are a liability to your unit or partner, not an asset.
2) You are a professional athlete.
Professional athletes use their bodies to earn a living. Law Enforcement Officers are professional athletes. Your paycheck not only depends upon your fitness but so too does your job performance and survivability.
FITNESS ATTRIBUTES OF A LAW ENFORCEMENT ATHLETE
- High Relative Strength
- High Work Capacity for Short/Intense Events
- Tactical Speed, Explosive Power, and Agility
- Sprinting Speed and Explosiveness
- Upper body power, mass, and strength for suspect handling and intimidation
- Grip Strength
- Durability for a long career
PROGRAMMING TESTED AND APPROVED BY OPERATIONAL UNITS
All of our programming has been tested, revised, and improved via our efforts with MTI Research Teams, an endeavor to partner with small individual units. These efforts are critical to ensuring the program’s validity, effectiveness, and efficiency.
WHAT MAKES OUR PROGRAM DIFFERENT?
We train for performance outside of the gym.
Our programming is focused on training which transfers to tactical performance and durability. Gym numbers are meaningless. All that matters is outside performance.
The best thing we can do for our athletes is make them stronger. Strength is the foundation of performance and durability. We train full body strength heavy, hard, and often, using classic, proven barbell and strongman exercises. Beyond full body strength, we hammer the core and midsection daily and often dedicate whole training sessions to building our athlete’s core strength. Our strength training is aimed at the athlete’s “Combat Chasis” – legs, hips, and core.
We build durability.
By developing overall strength, core strength, and hip and shoulder mobility, we aim to make our athletes more durable. Strength + Mobility = Durability.
Our training sessions are periodized and programmed.
We are uncomfortable with random training. We like to know where we are going.
We understand the “burden” of constant fitness and program accordingly.
Constant training can easily lead to staleness and boredom. Our programming cycles through an emphasis on different training attributes strive to introduce new exercises and short-duration assessments for engagement and athlete buy-in and builds in both very intense depletion days and easier, recovery “unload” weeks to both challenge and protect the athlete.
The more we program, the more we learn, and that increased knowledge is continually folded into training programming and training session design. We are constantly making changes to improve. We can always do better.
We use Lab Rats to test the programming before we publish it.
We do this training too – ahead of when they are published on the website. We understand that programming and training session design are as much craft as they are science, and there’s