January 17, 2023
 
 
Different Box Jumps to Improve Your Strength & Conditioning

Box Jumps workouts are great to train cardio, speed, and power output. Additionally, these workouts can strengthen your lower body and core, improve your balance, and encourage better posture and mechanics. Specifically, they help train your glutes, quadriceps, calves, hamstrings, and core muscles. These workouts aren’t about testing how fast you can bend your legs …


 
 
 
 
How To Train Like Law Enforcement

Most police departments nationwide have fitness standards for recruits that include a minimum number of push-ups, sit-ups, and a 1.5-mile run for time, based on age and gender. These are known as the “Cooper Standards,” developed by the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, TX. Fitness requirements vary from state to state, but the foundation of fitness needed …


 
 
 
 
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  Tactical Training & Conditioning

It's important to be physically and mentally prepared to perform at your best when the moment calls. Having every available resource at your fingertips to perform your best should also be important. Tactical Training & Conditioning is dedicated to improving your total health and wellness so you can Prepare, Train and Serve.
   
 
 
 
Thermal Behaviors May Differ Between Genders

After a hard workout, you might see athletes splash cold water on their faces, sling a wet towel around their necks, or standing in front of a fan. Researchers call these actions “thermal behaviors,” and everyone engages in them when they feel too hot. According to a new study, however, men and women may be …


 
 
 
 
Tips to Improve Speed, Power, & Strength

Like so many Americans, you may be looking to step up your strength training routine as we approach the new year. A recent article from Stack.com outlined eight great tips to improve the training regimens of people from elite athletes to weekend warriors and average Joes. Below is an excerpt from the Stack.com article to help …


 
 
 
Improving Sleep Performance in Tactical Operators

Planning for sleep in training and tactical environments is a core leadership competency. Leaders must know the sleep-work cycles of their soldiers, particularly when they are working shifts, are in operational environments or are outside standard duty hours. Combat operations can create situations where inadequate sleep becomes the norm. Soldiers who do not get enough …


 
 
 
 
The Relationship between Stress & EMS Providers

About 30 percent of first responders develop mental health disorders, including depression, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as compared with 20 percent in the general population, according to a 2015 study entitled, ‘What’s killing our medics? Ambulance Service Manager Program.’  Another common occupational risk factor includes acute and chronic exposure to …


 
 
 
 
 
 
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