Folks, Part 1 of the CT SWAT Challenge covered the difficult PT Challenge, which was over 6 miles long with 24 different exercise stations. Now that was a workout! Video Part 2 covers the highlights from the shooting stages of this law enforcement competition.
Gang, here is part 1 vid of the 2008 CT Challenge. I did the PT course first. I was not able to get vid of all the stations unfortunately, but got enough to give those were not there a good idea of the event. Will have vids that cover the shooting events, and other stuff up shortly. Enjoy:
Well gang, I am back from the CT SWAT Challenge for which those SWAT training vids were in preparation for. My guys took 15th out of 34 teams, and 4th at the all important PT Challenge, so there was proof of concept results there from the training.
Folks, here is my latest vid in the series of SWAT Training vids I have been putting up on the new OptimalSWAT web site. The series can also been seen on a dedicated youtube page called SWATFitnessTraining. Here’s week 11 just finished. Some fun stuff in this vid.
As you know, I have been involved in one form or another with law enforcement, and to a lesser extent, military, via articles, seminars, and some training. This was all peripheral work to my regular gig in the bodybuilding, fitness, weight loss, and longevity industry.
Gang, some of the work I do is with law enforcement as a civilian contractor, usually working on fitness and performance for tactical law enforcement (SWAT/RRT).
I was recently invited to a match at the Boston PD, by my good friend, Boston PD officer, Rodney Best. Here’s a vid from that day.
Nutritional supplements for America’s Special Ops
A Special Report for NavySeals.com
Special Operations Forces (SOF) such as Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces, Air Force Para-Rescue, and Marine Recon, as well as law enforcement tactical units (SWAT), face unique challenges that manifest themselves both physically and mentally.
The extremes of training and combat can dramatically reduce performance: Immune suppression; changes in mental acuity/increases in reaction time; reductions in androgen production (testosterone); increased susceptibility to cold; increased oxidative stress; and other factors will affect the performance of these soldiers directly or indirectly. These highly-specialized soldiers are always looking for an edge to avoid many of the aforementioned problems, and any edge can mean the difference between life and death, or the ability to perform at their peak.
Supplement Use By Special Operations
The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) is a relatively new organization invited ours truly to have a poster session. My poster covered supplements used by Special Operations soldiers, such as Navy SEALs, Tactical LE (e.g., SWAT) and others. People interested in the topic can download my poster session here which includes abstract and various graphs.
Supplement use by Special Operations Poster Session
The role of nutrition in martial arts, police, military personnel
For a considerable amount of time, nutrition has not played a prominent role in the life of many martial artists, police, and military personnel as a means of improving performance. Top athletes are always looking for an edge. Although the martial arts are more of a way of life and a life style than a sport per se, the needs of the martial artist are the same as that of the elite athlete. Mental aspects not withstanding (i.e. mental awareness, strategy, cunning, etc.), the need for speed, agility, strength, flexibility, and the ability to recuperate from tough workouts (and unforgiving sparing partners) is paramount to the success of athletes and martial artists alike. Police and military personnel can also have unique requirements that require them to perform at peak physical and or psychological levels.