The Pull-up is the great equalizer when it comes to hard exercises to master. Questions from how to do more, how to do any, how to ace pull-up fitness tests come in all the time. Over the years, we have created and used many workouts (like the ones below) to improve pull-ups, but one of the first elements you should consider before doing pull-ups is... Read More >>
+90Prior to basic, boot camp or police academy, personnel line up to take their physical fitness tests (PFT). Though each service and agency differs in testing exercises and measuring criteria, most personnel labor over this event for several weeks prior. But for those who properly prepare themselves, the PFT can be just another workout. Here are the exercises of all the ...Rated +90
+43Most people who email me are pretty motivated but need guidance on how to get to a new level of fitness and health. From the unfit seeking to getting healthy and lose weight to the athlete seeking to change from a sport workout routine to a military workout routine to better prepare for the different challenges that the military provides, I ...Rated +43
+35Many people like to do calisthenics based workouts using pyramids and super set routines. In fact, with the right mix of exercises you can create a perfect workout that balances the entire body. Here is a question that prompted the following article: _Stew,_ _Do you have any lower body workouts in the pyramid form? I would like to put together a ...Rated +35
+27The Pull-up is the great equalizer when it comes to hard exercises to master. Questions from how to do more, how to do any, how to ace pull-up fitness tests come in all the time. Over the years, we have created and used many workouts (like the ones below) to improve pull-ups, but one of the first elements you should consider ...Rated +27
+26Usually, after 8-9 months of challenging running and calisthenics based workouts (see Solstice Plan), I am ready for a few months of non-impact aerobics of indoor swimming and biking for cardiovascular workout options. However, this year, I have tested out some gear during the 30 degrees days of the past month and feel like pushing it a little during the winter ...Rated +26
+25Have you ever heard of this statement? Often it refers to challenging military / law enforcement training programs. The first time I heard the saying was at SEAL training and I never quite understood what it meant at the time because it felt like 100% physical at the time. I promise you this. It does not refer to 90% mental being ...Rated +25
About Stew SmithStew Smith CSCS is a former Navy SEAL fitness author specializing in military and law enforcement fitness books, ebooks, DVDs, and programming. Check out the new PoliceLink Fitness Center for the latest in fitness video, articles, ebooks and products to assist you with getting physically ready for law enforcement.
The PoliceLink home page gives you quick access to breaking police news, your personal inbox, video of the day, recent discussions and much more!
Use the menu on the left to get direct access to PoliceLink's most popular content and features!
Thinking of a lateral transfer or a move from local to federal law enforcement? PoliceLink has thousands of listings for local, state, and federal law enforcement careers.
Retiring soon? Congratulations on a distinguished career! You can now access millions of civilian jobs through our partnership with Monster.com.
And only PoliceLink can connect with you with current and former employees of the agencies and companies you are thinking about applying to:
Discuss law enforcement topics with thousands of active and retired LEOs, dispatchers, aspiring LEOs, and supporters.
If you're an active or retired LEO, you can request access to restricted forums that are not open to the public. Members who are verified LEOs and discussions that are restricted to verified LEOs are identified with this gold badge.
Active or retired LEOs should request verification now.
Want to see action packed police shootouts, chases, and hilarious stupid criminals caught in the act? Look no further.
Here's just one of the thousands of exciting police videos available on PoliceLink:
Send secure private messages to other officers in your department, PoliceLink friends, or other LEOs across the country!
Invite all of your fellow officers to PoliceLink now! Import contacts from your address book (we don't share the information with anyone!)
Got a PT test coming up or just trying to get back in shape? Get fitness tips from Stew Smith CSCS, a former Navy SEAL, author of SWAT Fitness, and a certified fitness instructor!
Stew will get you whipped back into shape in no time flat.
I hope you've enjoyed the tour! I'm confident you'll find that PoliceLink will soon be your primary law enforcement destination on the web!
If you have any questions or comments please visit my profile to send me a message.
Chris Cosgriff, Editor