Law Enforcement
Sleep to Perform
By Katie Thompson | 7.10.2018
#Law Enforcement #Strength and Conditioning #Mindset
We’ve all heard the saying, “You can sleep when you’re dead;” many of us are even guilty of using it as a personal motto.  The reality is: Without sleep, you can’t perform.  High personal and professional demands often push sleep to the wayside. However, sleep is a vital part of optimal physical, mental, technical, and tactical performance.
Standards
By Ryan Johnson | 5.8.2018
#Shooting #Law Enforcement
Standards: 1. a level of quality or attainment. synonyms: quality, level, grade, caliber, merit, excellence.What standards do we place upon ourselves when working in an environment with others who do similar tasks (e.g. shooting)? What level of accountability should we have for our lack of proficiency when it comes to training? 
Law Enforcement vs. Military Instruction
By Ryan Johnson | 4.10.2018
#Shooting #Law Enforcement
With available courses of instruction ranging from simple concealed carry classes to full blown hits of tactical splendor on training structures, where does one find the best outlet for instruction and who is best suited to provide that instruction. I've had the opportunity to attend firearms related courses from a myriad of sources stretching from former military Special Operation personnel, local law enforcement, federal entities and civilian based instructors. All I felt provided a varying array of information from daily use techniques to the last ditch method for problem solving. I'd like to provide some insight of my experiences and opinions on how I was affected by various training courses based on their delivery, method of instruction and instructor background. My intent is to assist those who wish to seek training and provide them with an idea of where to find what they are looking for.
How to Practice
By Seth Haselhuhn | 4.3.2018
#Mindset #Shooting #Law Enforcement
There are several different approaches to training which should be considered when designing training programs and shooting is no different. Whether you’re training for combat, self-defense, competition, or hobby, if you’re looking for improvement here are a few different approaches you can use to maximize your training and make the most of your range days. Practice makes perfect, wait – no, perfect practice makes perfect, or is it just practice makes permanent? We know that practice works and if you’ve looked into the shooting world at all it doesn’t take long to see there’s no such thing as a perfect anything. That leaves the old “muscle memory” saying that we never rise to the occasion – only fall to the level of our training, which seems to make the practice and permanent connection. That leaves us with little hope of learning how to get better. However, with a little insight from the motor learning research and some application of their theories we can consider three different practice approaches which can guide us in pursuit of our training goals. I’ll break down what scientists call blocked, random, and varied practice and discuss how you can use them in your training.