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Strength and Fitness for Law Enforcement

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

In the sixty-five previous editions of the “USPlabs Iron Day” we have provided readers an array of exercise regimes to reflect their goals. Whether your interest is within strength and bodybuilding pursuits, weight loss, the needs of the military and law enforcement community or sport, these training regimes are a tremendous blueprint towards goal achievement.

Our choice for this week’s is as follows

 

Strength and Fitness for Law Enforcement

 

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military personnel and law enforcement training needs

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Further to a series of questions from military personnel on the needs of soldiering, let me stress that the broad majority of suggested training measures for the sector are well off target. Unfortunately the abundance of market suggests a visual image or training approach that has little to do with the needs of the military and can lead to dire consequences given the lack of appropriate readiness.

 

In a broad overview it is important to understand first that the repercussion of inappropriate training is of the most extreme kind. Rather that failing to attain say sporting goals an incorrect exercise approach will possibly exposes weaknesses while in harms way and jeopardise lives. With absolute respect there is no room for error.

 

Within training for military and law enforcement, the goals of ‘survivability’ and managing the needs of soldiering is a priority. Exercise measures that do not answer these needs are immediately frowned upon and serve no purpose.

 

All exercise approaches must always recognise heightened tension of soldiering and place individuals where they learn to manage duress with proper physical and mental responses. The now typical circuit training work of endlessly long duration sets only cause problems with lowered testosterone, as well as tending to reinforce poor posture and merely a fitness conditioning class of a number name.

 

A proper exercise plan for military personnel or law enforcement must lay a foundation with focus upon:

  • hip flexibility
  • work threshold
  • strength development (various aspects but with particular emphasis upon lower body and the overall ability to maintain posture under extreme duress)

 

Unfortunately remarkably poor fitness levels in the general population has created a problematic situation where the pool to draw upon is so low that entrance requirements with military and law enforcement have been lowered.

 

With respects to the goal of ‘survivability’, the need for improved levels of work threshold is a priority, lower body strength and flexibility with a lean purposeful physique. Military personnel and law enforcement training needs must be carefully balanced between strength endurance and reactive strength, always developing coordinated movement, thus making complexes a near perfect resistance approach.

 

John K. Davies

 

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varied training choices will help avoid adaptation

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Considering the old adage of “necessity is the mother of invention”, many exercise enthusiasts fail to comprehend the need to regularly adjust their training to avoid adaptation. Adaptation is a natural occurrence but unfortunately many confuse technical proficiency with achieving their goal due to proper training.

 

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injury proofing the lifelong athlete

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

Of all the commentary within the health, fitness and sport conditioning sector of the last fifteen-plus years, the overwhelming majority fails to recognise the need to develop all-around athleticism. Partially the blame falls on societal habits that appears to want “results” immediate but equally does not want put in the work to fulfill goals. This problem runs far deeper because it in-fact relates to a distorted vision of “fitness and health” in which this era is radically different than the history of “physical culture”.

 

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Kettlebell training to assist recovery and weight loss

Category : John Davies, Training, USP Labs

The majority of exercise regimes fail to dedicate the appropriate amount of time to alleviate muscular fatigue. Uniquely this is complete opposite of the upper branches of sport and world renowned coaches who know that regeneration and recovery must be prioritised.

 

Though there is no doubt that many are extremely dedicated in their training pursuits, without a glimmer of doubt very large sections of the exercise field, including large swaths of the sporting world, do not spend sufficient time to promote muscular recovery and evidenced by lowered results. This is a common theme in the sporting world and teams who quickly turn their attention to recovery see results respond favourably and many a loss becomes a victory. Hence, by placing greater focus upon regeneration and recovery the overall effectiveness of your training regime will dramatically improve.

 

To continue reading please visit John Davies blog at USPlabs.

 

John Davies is available on his personal page on Facebook , Renegade Training™’s, Google+, Renegade Training™ on Google+ as well as well as Tumblr and Twitter and his daily blog for USPlabs.

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