Health & Fitness

  • Sit to Sprint

    Sitting for long periods of time, especially in all your gear, vest, cuffs etc. forces a pretty poor postural pattern to occur. On top of not being able to sit comfortably you are placing a lot of deleterious forces on the lower back.

    Article • April 11th, 2011

  • When Right Looks Wrong

    Just because that overly-developed guy is doing a particular exercise the wrong way does not mean you will ever do anything but hurt yourself trying to copy him.

    Article • January 10th, 2011

  • Concussions: More Than a Smack Upside the Head

    Although the recent news flurries about concussions have centered around the NFL after the suicide of Junior Seau on May 2nd, the vast majority of concussion victims are ordinary citizens.

    Article • June 21st, 2012

  • Tactical Fitness: Legs Complex

    As promised, let’s look at some complex lower body training designed to reduce injury potential while increasing tactical power. To build tactical power every officer must have a combination of three biomechanical components. Without all three of these...

    Article • June 21st, 2012

  • Tactical Fitness: Do this Not That for Legs

    There is a running joke in the gym. Monday is chest day with triceps, Tuesday is Back and biceps, Wednesday is leg day so skip that one, Thursday is chest and Friday is back and biceps again.

    Article • May 21st, 2012

  • Tactical Fitness: Do this not that for your chest

    The age old "do lots of push-ups or bench presses" isn't the end all be all answer to properly developing your chest strength.

    Article • April 10th, 2012

  • TRX Suspension Training

    What’s really cool about this simple apparatus is that you can use it anywhere, indoors or out. Simply attach the system to a secure anchor point, e.g., a door, a hook on the wall, a tree or fence—you can hang this trainer anywhere. I’ve attached it...

    Article • April 2nd, 2012

  • Tactical Fitness: Do This Not That For Your Back

    Fitness columnist Bryan Fass describes a couple exercises you can do to help maintain your back over the long term in your career.

    Article • March 15th, 2012

  • Tactical Fitness: Do This, Not That

    As I have discussed at length in this column MANY times the first exercise we suggest doing less or never is the abdominal crunch. Instead of the crunch we prefer exercises that stiffen the spine and brace the abdominal wall as these vastly improve...

    Article • February 13th, 2012

  • Perspective Wellness

    Resolutions do not work and I will not make you read a column about setting goals and making resolutions.

    Article • January 9th, 2012

  • Roll Call Fitness

    Athletes, tactical teams, physical therapy patients and normal folks all use foam rollers and functional stretches prior to exercise and to lessen the chances for injury and pain.

    Article • November 14th, 2011

  • The Nutty (Bar) professor

    What we can learn from an academic who lost more than 20 pounds on his self-crafted Twinkie diet

    Article • October 27th, 2011

  • Tactical Fitness

    In previous columns I have discussed upper cross and lower cross postural patterns and we have examined how they contribute to injurious patterns and inefficient muscular firing in the body.

    Article • September 12th, 2011

  • Balanced Tactics

    Terrain is seldom in your favor; darkness may mask the ground, shadows confuse your vision, your legs are stiff from sitting for hours.

    Article • August 8th, 2011

  • Get On The Ball

    Trainer John Wills describes various exercises of benefit to law enforcement using a stability ball.

    Video • July 15th, 2011

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