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Mike Bires - Co-Founder/CTO of TeamFFD

Welcome to my blog here on Team Fit For Duty. I hope I can inspire you and keep you motivated as you travel alongside my journey of becoming healthier, and I can't wait to join you on yours!
Sep
03

A Simple Primer To Keto and Intermittent Fasting For Law Enforcement

The entire weight loss industry is fixated on the ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting, and regular fasting. Recent medical studies and nutritional experts have been producing more and more books, articles, videos and podcasts touting the benefits of these techniques when it comes to improving one's health and weight loss. What Is The Keto Diet?  This diet goes against everything we have been taught by health classes, dieticians, personal tr...
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Dec
19

"Catching Some Zzzz's" With Dr. Jace Allbright

In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, we're talking about sleep with Dr. Jace Allbright. Sleep is a huge factor in allowing our bodies to properly recover. The key to proper sleep isn't only the length of sleep, but the density. What should we be doing to wind down? What activities should be avoided before hitting the hay? Dr. Jace walks us through methods we can implement in our sleep routine to avoid sleep aids and substances. Big Rich is back o...
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Nov
03

Coming Back With A Vengeance.... and Biscuits and Gravy

In the latter part of August, I posted an article here on Team Fit For Duty titled "Physical Fitness Qualification Test Preparation: Day 1." The purpose of the article was to follow a pre-academy workout routine so others could see that it was possible to overcome challenges and barriers, as they aim for the goal of working in law enforcement. Police physical fitness is probably the most crucial parts of the profession. It helps in every aspect o...
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Aug
28

Physical Fitness Qualification Test Preparation: Day 1

This is the first post of what I hope will be several in a series aimed at helping others prepare for the police physical fitness qualification test , commonly referred to as the "PFQ." It is also known as the physical agility test ("PAT") or simply, the "PT" test. My goal is to be real and show those interested in getting into the police academy, that through proper training, nutrition and mindset, how easy it is to make your dreams a reality. B...
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Mar
04

Have You Considered A Nourish Bowl?

Try this trending fitness meal What you eat will make or break your fitness results so if you aren't happy with your current body, then I'll bet that your diet could use some improvement.  I realize that finding the time to cook and eat healthy meals is a challenge for many of my clients and so I'd like to introduce you to the Nourish Bowl.  What is a Nourish Bowl?  It's a simple meal that consists of greens, protein, healthy fat, ...
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Jan
07

Fitness Challenge Tips: Getting Prepared

The first Team Fit For Duty Fitness Challenge starts on January 9th. For some of you, this is your first time at working out and following a nutrition plan. Others might be seasoned pros, but one thing is for sure - we're all here for a common goal of getting healthier and leaner.  During the last few days, I've been getting myself prepared for the challenge, by slowly changing some habits. As with anything involving "Murphy's Law," I'm test...
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