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Essential Fitness: The Pull-Up, Part 2

Nov 04, 2015 in Fitness & Health & Video
By Calibre Press

[Publisher’s Note: Fitness is the cornerstone of police work! Whatever you status, you can improve and that’s the intent of this Calibre Press video series with Greg Amundson.Remember: Before altering or beginning a new exercise routine, consult your physician. This video is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical diagnosis or care. Should you have further questions about the exercises performed, seek out a fit... Full Article »

Fitness For The Force

Apr 28, 2015 in Fitness & Health
By Greg Amundson

Many of the early supporters and proponents for CrossFit were modern day warriors--the men and women who served and protected our nation both domestic and abroad. More often than not, it only took one CrossFit workout to realize the similarity between “fighting for one more repetition” and “fighting for your life” during a violent encounter. There are hundreds of stories of law enforcement officers, following their first CrossFit workout... Full Article »

Capable, Confident & Calm

Mar 02, 2015 in Defensive Tactics & Fitness & Health
By H.K. Slade

Prior to becoming a police officer, I worked in bars. First as a cook, then a bartender, then a manager, I saw a broad spectrum of violence and violent behavior. I learned quickly that the loud troublemaker was not the most dangerous person in the room. Time and again, I saw men who I knew could handle themselves (Navy Seals or semi-pro boxers, for example) walk away or talk their way out of potential fights. I also saw nervous fools and insecure... Full Article »

Functional Fitness

Feb 24, 2015 in Fitness & Health
By Greg Amundson

In 2004, following three years of dedicated training in CrossFit, I decided to put my fitness to the test and compete in the United States Police and Fire Olympics “TCA” event. “TCA” in 2004 stood for “Toughest Cop Alive”—my kind of competition! (Note: The competition today is known as Toughest Competitor Alive and is open to both Police and Fire.)The TCA was a multi-event competition, of which one event was a one-repetition, ma... Full Article »

Essential Fitness

Jan 16, 2015 in Fitness & Health
By Greg Amundson

In 2001, I was fresh out of the South Bay (Calif.) Regional Police Academy with my Field Training Officer (FTO) Program behind me. I was ready to hit the street. Or so I thought ... Within one week of being a “solo deputy” with the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, I got my ass handed to me in a fight. Good thing my former FTO arrived on scene to help subdue the suspect. I told my FTO it felt like I’d been breathing through a straw... Full Article »

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