For those of you who train seriously, you need no introduction to EFS, or people like Dave Tate, Wendler, etc and others who can be found on EFS. For those who don’t know EFS and those who publish there, EFS (via Dave T and crew) are considered the best of the best on many fronts, especially in the world of strength athletes, strong man, etc. When it comes to strength, functional training, and others, EFS is second to none and you will find the web page and various authors there recommended here by me and others.
Taking Training to Another Level Using The Practical Applied Stress Training (P.A.S.T) Program
Gang. As some of you know, I do seminars, training, etc with Tactical Law enforcement (e.g., SWAT and other similar groups) and so forth and run the site OptimalSWAT.
Per my prior threads regarding courses at S&W Academy on applied stress training, I have developed a program manual on the topic for tactical LE, mil, PMC, etc. who would benefit from this unique training. It’s called “Practical Applied Stress Training” or P.A.S.T.
Don’t even tell me you wouldn’t wanna work with these guys!
The above trailer is from Joe’s documentary movie Strong available at www.strongmovie.com There will be a review of it as soon as I get my copy. I’m expecting very good things from it.
Westside for Deployed Skinny bastards
Warning: This program will make your clothes fit tighter, draw attention from really hot girls and become freaky strong. You’ve been warned!
As some of you may know, I am an avid shooter and work with tactical law enforcement (e.g., SWAT/RRT, etc) and other groups regarding performance, health, fitness, and so on. If you want to try excellent test of your basic skills with a handgun, try the F.A.S.T. (Fundamentals, Accuracy, & Speed Test) drill designed by ToddG at Pistol-Training.com. Below is my video of my FAST scores and a few range drills also.
For an actual testing process, I would use some form of obstacle course that involves what you’ll see 90% or more of the time. The old school o-courses aren’t actually all that bad. The problem with a realistic test is to be efficient, the varibles won’t always end of successful. Say you start with a few exercises to get the adrenaline stimulation up, then have a ballistic micro-fight, the variables of a fight could shift the results of the operators performance.
Hey (insert silly false name here to protect identity), first off thanks for protecting your local citizens every day. It’s a job not many respect until they need you.
Here’s my philosophy on Law enforcement training in general. For a patrol officer, the most common thing they will be doing is slinging people not objects.
Short post here. This is just my philosophy on the use of kettlebells as a tool in a broad spectrum training program.
- Work capacity
- Portability for travel or deployments
- ‘Feeder’ Exercises
The Impact Of Training on the Hormones Of Special Operations Soldiers With Possible Applications to Tactical LE
Some interesting research going on at locals such as Natick Army Labs looking at the effects of
Stress, training, lack of sleep, and or reduced calories and their effects on hormones.
After identifying which hormones take a nose dive in response to high levels of stress, etc and which are correlated to performance, there may be an effort to alter/maintain those hormones which could allow SOF/Tactical LE to extend/improve their performance operationally speaking. Nutritional interventions are being examined (some of which I covered in my articles here) as well as other possible interventions that could be of considerable benefit to members of the military and law enforcement community, specifically – but not limited to – SOF and Tactical LE.
Sign Up Here For The Tactical Athlete, performance/fitness summit
Folks, I’m currently putting together a one day seminar called:
“The Tactical Athlete, performance/fitness summit”
This one day summit will be similar to what I have done in the past (1,2) but with added speakers and topics. Right now, I am looking at dates in June. Would probably be held at the Excel Sport & Fitness in Waltham, Massachusetts, a great facility, and where a summit for MMA fighters was held in 2009(3).
I wanted to call it the “Tactical Officers Performance/Fitness Summit” but don’t want to exclude those LEOs not in tactical units, Mil, etc who might want to attend.
The topics will cover the specific needs/interests of the tactical athlete (e.g., tactical LE, Mil, etc) as it relates to training, nutrition, injury prevention, and other topics.