nutrition

5 Keys to Improve Your Tactical Training and Mission Readiness

5 Keys to Improve Your Tactical Training and Mission Readiness

You don’t have to be in a tactical career field (i.e. military, law enforcement, firefighter, etc.) to know that their day-to-day demands are far different than most other career options. In my time as a Combat Arms Instructor in the Air Force, I had the chance to train and teach many other military police, firefighters, and special operations men and women. In addition to tactical weapons training, I was a Physical Training Leader for my squadron of around 200 people. To make sure that our squadron was always as mission ready as possible for any short-notice deployments, I would focus on 5 key components to their tactical training regimen; movement prep, strength and power, anaerobic and aerobic capacities, mobility, and nutrition.

Hammering the Basics of Nutrition: Macronutrients and Calories

Hammering the Basics of Nutrition: Macronutrients and Calories

If there is one thing that I firmly believe, it’s that you must hammer the basics until they become so second nature, you don’t even have to think about it anymore. Then, and only then, do you begin to introduce new methods. If you can’t squat correctly, why would you add chains or bands? If building a birdhouse seems daunting, why would you attempt to build a skyscraper?

EATING RIGHT, SIMPLIFIED

EATING RIGHT, SIMPLIFIED

When life gets the craziest, that’s when it’s more important than ever to take care of your body and that starts with what you put in it. With a little planning and a small time investment up front, you will find yourself eating healthier and feeling better even when life is crazy.  

Feel and Look your Best by Getting Rid of the C. R. A. P. in Your Diet

Feel and Look your Best by Getting Rid of the C. R. A. P. in Your Diet

Everyone says they want to feel and look better. Everyone also says they try to eat healthy, so why are so many people struggling to reach their health and fat loss goals? Simply put, they consume too much C.R.A.P.: Caffeine, Refined Sugars, Additives and Preservatives.