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Posted over 7 years ago

 

We all know that staying in shape for the job is a matter of life & death. What are some of your workout practices that keep you fit for the fight?

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I work out 6 days a week, by doing cardio and free weights. Over the past 1.5 years, I've drastically changed my diet as well. The last time I had to run, while on duty, I realized just how much this had helped me. I'm a huge advocate for officers getting into shape and think that departments should, at the very least, mandate a physical every 2 years. We have to maintain our certification by updating our training every 2 years, and I believe that for obvious officer safety issues, this should be added in. We have to run, fight, and think during stressful times, and all of this directly affects our health. In order to promote a healthier and ultimately safer department, I think this would be useful.

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couldn't agree more, ashley! thanks

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Agreed! Air Force Cops have to take a PT Test Annually. We have to get our waist measured, run 1.5 miles (timed run), push ups and sit ups. This is all scored in points. We rate as Excellent, Good, Marginal and Poor. If we get a Marginal or Poor we must attend some health classes and are placed into a self paced program which is semi-monitored. If we get another Marginal/Poor rating then we are placed on a Manditory program which is strictly monitored. If you're skinny; 28-32 inch waist and can run a decent 1.5 mile it's a piece of cake.

Since we have gyms available to us for FREE on base I workout approx 3/week, plus I'm a martial arts instructor so I get a lot of exercise and flexibility training. My diet is pretty simple......eat when I'm hungry...stop eating when I'm full.

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Michael Munyon
www.munyondojang.com

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Walk evry day for 30-40 minutes. Drink LOT'S of water. Workout 4-5 times a week. If you do this you can pretty much eat anything you want without gaining weight. Also take a protein supplement.

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Weight traiining 4 days a week, Kempo training 6 days a week. Running.....when I feel like it. Lots of water, healthy diet.

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I am at the gym 5 days a week. Two days a week I work out with a trainer and three days a week I do cardio. LOTS of water, no white stuff, eat five small meals a day.


"It would be better for one to have a stone tied around their neck and thrown into the sea, than to cause a child to stumble."

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IF YOU GO TO THE GYM, TRY AND TAKE SOME CARDIO CLASSES. I CURRENTLY TAKE IT EVER TUES AND THURS AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT 1 HOUR OF NON-STOP TRAINING WILL DEFINELTY SMKE THE HELL OUT OF YOU. I USE TO RUN ALOT AND POWERLIFT FOR STRENGTH TRAINING AND I CAN TELL YOU ITS A WHOLE NOTHER BALLFIELD WHEN YOU HAVE NON-STOP SMOKE SESSION. I ALSO RECOMMEND YOGA AND POLATIES. TRY IT.

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I'm just now experiencing the age thing.....I use to be one of those knuckle-heads that could just go run all day long and work out without trying...........NOW the Blue Bell Ice Cream has taken over my cardio.......I would like to say I work out that many times a week, but here lately it's been "Shock" the body every two weeks......what's weird is I get tired quick running now and not tired as much Grappling.........It use to be the other way around....

Even though my workout is not consistent I would recommend shocking the body every once in a while..........If you can run two miles........have a buddy follow ya and run 5 miles...........besides....when it happens on the street....you're body will be shocked!!!

Me_dave_max50

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I try to play ice hockey twice a week. I used to think I was in shape until I started that. I spend 2 to 5 days a week in the gym depending on my shift. Going to the gym for me now is a habit I cant break.

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IMO, all LEOs in the US should be held to a hgt /wgt standard & do a physical fitness test every 6 months. Vigorous PT 3x a week that lasts at least 45-60 min & a healthy diet high in protien, moderate carbs & very low in fat & sugar, is all you need to lose wgt & get in good shape, the more you can PT in a week, the better. The excuse of "not enough time" don't cut it when all you need to devote to PT is 3hrs a week, 12 hrs in a month!

With all due respect to LEOs, but alot of you are looking very unsat due to letting yourselves go after the academy & don't look very professional when wearing your uniforms & look like overstuffed burritos.

As a former infantry Sgt of Marines, PT is a way of life for me & being fit helped me accomplish all my missions, training & tasks in the Corps. Not to mention that as a leader of Marines I had to lead from the front & I well couldn't do that if I was a nasty fatbody.

Criminals do nothing but hit the wgts in jail & play B-Ball, so when they come out again, they're in great shape & ready to take on out of shape cops.

LEOs need to be in top condition as well, so the bad guys think twice about physically engaging a cop that pulls them over.

Just this Jarheads 2 cents, anyone welcome to disagree.

Be safe out there!

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thanos0341 - just saw your bio....small world....I was born in Puerto Rico too at the old Naval Base....You Military Brat? You seem like a very dedicated troop and make some good points.....but seeing your words and bio (considering joining) be prepared to be disappointed in many ways........ie - all US LEO's should be held to a h/w standard........we're about 40 officers short staffed as it is right now and if that standard was put in place.......there would be litterally very few people left working which in-turn would be unsafe for officers and citizens..... I don't know all the answers but I do know that standard would never fly......

Although an officers initial response to a call will show that their Command Presence is very key, their verbal communication skills would prove them safe.......granted there is always that one knuckle-head ready to go and their mindset/conditioning would pull them through.......

I've interviewed many prison guys after being arrested and they consistently said it is the way the officer treats them on their decision to attack. If you disrespect them or treat them like crap.......they don't care if the officer can run 20 miles and could "woop" them........here they come....

Don't get me wrong.......it may seem like I'm only defending the LEO's, but I just wanted to stress that there is a lot more to it than conditioning....

When I first got out of the Rangers and out on the street (popo'in) it blew my mind how many fights I got into. I had outstanding PT skills and still people challenged me......litterally daily........it wasn't until I got more experience before I realized my verbal skills sucked.......working along side of me was a 6' 300lb veteran officer......he was also a verbal judo instructor (still is)........to this day, I have never seen him in a fight and he is very active on the street.... that alone explained a lot to me........

With all of that, I still agree that officers should workout and prepare for that one attack that will send them to the promise land........

If you're interested in coming to Texas and looking for job.......send me an e-mail and maybe I can help out.... goodluck brother.......1*

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Hey Tat2

I'm already in Tx, Austin area, just waiting for the recruiter to send me the letter telling me when the written test is gonna be. Where in Tx, are you? I know that being in shape is not always gonna deter an A-hole from challenging a cop, but it doesn't hurt to be in shape so you can better handle & defeat the threat. You're absolutely 100% right that good verbal communication is key to preventing any physical altercation bwteeen the LEO & the other person.

But some people only respond to the closed fist & not the open hand.

BTW, not a military brat, just born in PR , then at 9 months old, we moved to Brooklyn, NY.

Take care Tat2 & stay safe.

Semper Fi

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Guys dont have to try as hard to stay in shape like chicks do......I think working out and eating well or (staying away from fast foods helps alot!)