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Rank #14 in Self-Improvement category

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Health & Fitness
Government
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Optimizing the fitness, health and wellness of police officers and law enforcement

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Optimizing the fitness, health and wellness of police officers and law enforcement

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By Lt0162 - Jul 13 2019
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If you’re an LEO... just hit play.

Great info

By wreckitruben - Jun 25 2019
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All the podcasts(several so far) have been relevant to the job. Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

255 Ratings
Average Ratings
244
6
2
2
1

Glad I found this

By Lt0162 - Jul 13 2019
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If you’re an LEO... just hit play.

Great info

By wreckitruben - Jun 25 2019
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All the podcasts(several so far) have been relevant to the job. Keep up the good work!
Cover image of The Squad Room: Police Fitness | Health | Wellness | Lifestyle

The Squad Room: Police Fitness | Health | Wellness | Lifestyle

Updated 4 days ago

Rank #14 in Self-Improvement category

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Optimizing the fitness, health and wellness of police officers and law enforcement

Rank #1: Ep 65: Winning the Gunfight Before It Starts with LAPD SWAT’s Scott Reitz

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Scott Reitz is a retired member of LAPD’s elite Metropolitan Division or “Metro” where he served 10 years on their SWAT team. Scott is also the author of The Art of Modern Gunfighting: The Pistol Volume 1 and the owner and lead instructor for International Tactical Training Seminars. Scott was the lead firearms instructor for Metro […]
May 10 2017
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #2: Ep 28: Getting Strong & Lean w/ RP Strength CEO Nick Shaw

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This show has an awesome giveaway – more on that below!  If you’ve been waiting for an episode that will give you tips and advice on how to combine your nutrition and your training, this is it. If you’ve been waiting for an episode where we don’t talk about CrossFit the entire time, this is […]
Mar 29 2016
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #3: Ep 62: Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman on the Bulletproof Mind

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Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman doesn’t need much of an introduction to law enforcement in the free world. The originator of the “sheepdog” mentality, Lt. Col. Grossman literally wrote the book on that theory. It’s part of his first book, “On Combat” which is a must read for LEOs. Click here for the excerpt from “On Combat” that […]
Apr 17 2017
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #4: Ep 19: SWAT Sergeant and CrossFit Games Athlete Freddy Camacho on Night shift, and the importance of Beer and Kool-Aid

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Freddy Camacho is a couple things:   A complete badass A laid back guy with zero ego. That’s a hard combination to come by, even in law enforcement Freddy is a newly-promoted sergeant for Union City PD, a good-sized city in the Bay Area and it’s a hoping area. He’s also a sergeant on their sniper […]
Dec 09 2015
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #5: Ep 47: Developing the Mindset of a Modern Gunfighter with Green Beret Aaron Barruga

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Green Beret and founder of Guerrilla Approach Training returns to the show to talk about what it takes to survive these days as a cop. Since Aaron’s last appearance on the show – a very popular episode 36 – he’s been traveling around the country engaging with law enforcement from all over the country. He’s […]
Dec 13 2016
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #6: Ep 3: Greg Amundson – You as a Tactical Athlete

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A few weeks ago I traveled up to Santa Cruz, California, the birthplace of CrossFit. I wasn’t there to interview the father of “The Sport of Fitness” Greg Glassman. Instead, I wanted an audience with one of his students; a guy that I’ve followed for years and have watched from a distance. Greg Amundson started CrossFit in […]
May 19 2015
56 mins
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Rank #7: Ep 36: Green Beret Aaron Barruga Knows What Its Like to Get Shot At

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Aaron Barruga signed up for the Army after 9/11, and was offered a fast track into Special Forces (SF), eventually serving as a Green Beret. Aaron completed nearly 9 years of service along with 3 combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pacific. After getting out of the Army, Aaron created Guerrilla Approach firearms training (that name will […]
Jun 22 2016
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #8: Ep 50: I Was a Dirty Cop with Former LAPD Officer Ruben Palomares

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Ruben Palomares’ life reads like the script of a Hollywood movie. Born and raised in some of the toughest barrios of Los Angeles, surrounded by abuse and no father figure, Ruben stayed strong and avoided the siren call of gang life that claimed so many of his friends and family members. Ruben learned he had […]
Feb 14 2017
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #9: Ep 103: Becoming Mindful Warriors with Lt. Richard Goerling

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Lt. Richard Goerling (ret.) of Mindful Badge is our guest today. Richard has been getting a lot of national attention since our last conversation nearly two years ago. He was even featured on the Today Show and NBC Nightly News.

Richard’s work is devoted to making officers more resilient, and resilience is something we can never have too much of.

Eric Greitens has an amazing book on the topic, titled, appropriately, Resilience. In it, he describes resilience as:

“…the virtue that enables people to move through hardship and become better. No one escapes pain, fear, and suffering. Yet from pain can come wisdom, from fear can come courage, from suffering can come strength – if we have the virtue of resilience.”

For officers, we have the burdens of any other regular human being, but we also experience the traumas of other people day in and day out. What may be the most traumatic experience to a citizen might just be your Tuesday. So, in order to avoid becoming consumed by the traumas, we must be able to learn how to navigate them. One of the key ways to do this is through mindfulness training which, yes, includes meditation.

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Mar 27 2019
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #10: Ep 101: Lt. Jim Glennon of Calibre Press on Surviving the Streets

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Lt. Jim Glennon is the owner of Calibre Press and lead instructor for the well-known and nationally taught course “Street Survival.” Jim retired as a lieutenant for the Lompard, IL police department moving into teaching and publishing.

Lt. Glennon holds a BA in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Police Management. He is the co-author of the new edition of Street Survival, and the author of the CJ textbook Arresting Communication.

On this episode we talk about the history of policing and what has and has not changed since the original Street Survival book came out; how the media has impacted our ability to do our jobs; how he found himself in the middle of a national smear campaign over his class Bulletproof Warrior; and how to develop and maintain that will to survive and so much more.

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Mar 11 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #11: Ep 43: UFC Star and Green Beret Tim Kennedy On Being Hard to Kill and How He Almost Became a Cop

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For as long as I’ve paid attention to the UFC, Tim Kennedy has been my favorite fighter. Hands down. But honestly, it has very little to do with what he does inside the ring. It’s everything he does outside of it. UFC Fighter, Army Green Beret, Entreprenuer as a co-founder of Ranger Up, aspiring cop…. […]
Sep 21 2016
50 mins
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Rank #12: Ep 21: Navy SEAL Clint Bruce on Leadership, Mentorship, and Being Better Than Excellent

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Our guest for this episode is Clint Bruce. I’m not sure where to start with Clint’s resume. U.S. Naval Academy graduate NFL football player Navy SEAL officer (SEAL Team 5, BUD/S class 217) Veteran and first responder advocate. And frankly, that just scratches the surface. I had the fortune to hear Clint speak on Marcus […]
Jan 06 2016
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #13: Ep 78: Q&A How Do I Get Hired?

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The most frequent question I get is from people who want to enter law enforcement and they’ve hit a roadblock. Either they just don’t know where to begin, or they’ve stumbled during part of the hiring process. I get the question so often that I thought I’d delve into some of my tips and tricks […]
Oct 19 2017
48 mins
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Rank #14: Ep 96: Training Your Mind to Train Your Body with Officer Greg Parker

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These days, if you’re involved in an foot pursuit that’s covered by the media, and you wake up the next day and realize it’s gone viral, that’s not a good thing. Luckily, for Officer Greg Parker of the Baltimore Police Department, he was blasted all over the news and social media because of solid police […]
Jan 28 2019
1 hour
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Rank #15: Ep 87: Be the One: Stepping Up During the Vegas Massacre with Sgt. Larry Hahn

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Sgt. Larry Hahn has done many things throughout his career with one of the largest sheriff’s department’s in the country. But it was what he did off-duty on the night of Sunday October 1, 2017 that will show you how he is the kind of leader I talk about when I ask you to be […]
Jul 18 2018
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #16: Ep 59: Portland SWAT Officer Nick Frankus on Confidence: How to Get it, Keep it, and Make Sure It’s Real.

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Nick Frankus has been with the Portland Police Department for 18 years – many of them on the department’s SWAT Team. Nick is a very observant and introspective guy and he’s been documenting the lessons he’s learned along the way and he’s now sharing them in his own podcast Work on the Edge, which I […]
Apr 04 2017
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 100! Learning from Your Failures and Moving Forward with Traver Boehm

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Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Tim Kennedy, Andy Stumpf, Kelly Starrett, Tony Horton…just some of the amazing guests we’ve had in the first 99 episodes.

It seems like it has taken forever to get to episode 100. In fact, it’s taken almost 4 years. I’ve been inconsistent, infrequent, behind, and distracted as a producer and host. I’ve also been, at times, laser focused, motivated, and progressing.

Traver Boehm, my first guest on episode 1 (and a dozen other appearances) returns live in person for a reunion of sorts. We revisit that first episode, tell some stories, and you’ll learn about how the show started and the challenges we faced.

You’ll also hear me talk veeeeery openly about the struggles I continue to endure. The fact that I’m actually in worse shape now than when the show started –  and that was the whole point of the show! (seriously, wtf!?).

In a lot of ways, the experience of getting a podcast to 100 episodes is no different than trying to navigate everyday life. The podcast has certainly fallen victim to callouts, extended shifts, natural disasters, and various critical incidents that have forced my focus back onto my day job.

Sometimes we fail, sometimes we succeed.  The important thing is to keep moving forward. You never really fail until you quit. I’ve failed plenty in the last 4 years, not just with the podcast but with my own health and fitness. I’ve also learned a lot, and advanced my life in other areas beyond anything I could have imagined.

Many of you came to this show because you were struggling and you needed to know that you weren’t alone. You’re not. The struggle is real, but the only option we have is to get back up and try again.  

Feb 26 2019
1 hour 47 mins
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Rank #18: Ep 80: SEAL Team 6 Vet Andy Stumpf with Lessons from Hostile Territories

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Andy Stumpf is many things. Boring is not one of them. He’s a retired U.S. Navy Lieutenant who served in the Navy SEALs He served in the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU) better known as SEAL Team 6 He was a BUD/s instructor. He holds two world records for jumps in the wingsuit. He […]
Jan 26 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #19: Ep 82: Rob Shaul of Mountain Tactical Institute on Physical Training for Tactical Athletes

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Rob Shaul is the founder of Mountain Tactical Institute. Rob trains first responders, military athletes, and tier 1 operators.He got his start in Wyoming, training mountain athletes. When members of the military got wind of his success, they started seeking him out to help them climb the mountains of Afghanistan. When first responders learned about […]
Mar 09 2018
1 hour 28 mins
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Rank #20: Ep 57: Tony Blauer on Violent Aggression and Managing Fear

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Tony Blauer says he is engaged in “the study of human movement as it relates to violent aggression.” Tony has been teaching self-defense tactics to cops, tier 1 special operators, and housewives for over thirty years. Blauer created the S.P.E.A.R. System, CrossFit Defense and many other self-defense courses and he’s made a career out of training people […]
Mar 21 2017
1 hour 16 mins
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