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Excerpts — Fit For Duty 3rd Edition With Online Video

Learn the benefits of a healthy lifestyle for law enforcement officers

So far, we’ve discussed some of the negative effects of poor fitness. Here are some of the benefits of an effective fitness program.

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Understand the fundamentals of plyometric training

Plyometrics, also called jump training, is a training technique designed to increase muscular power and explosiveness. Originally developed for Olympic athletes, plyometric training has become a popular workout for people of all ages, including children and adolescents.

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The risk of stress and inactivity for law enforcement

In an FBI (1988) training survey of local law enforcement agencies, stress management was rated the number one in-service training need. Several studies over the years have suggested that law enforcement is significantly more stressful than other occupations, and just slightly less stressful than firefighting.

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