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The Team Fit For Duty Blog

The latest information about fitness, nutrition and health and the law enforcement profession is right here in our blog.
Jul
17

"Doing It On Vacation" with Natalie Marcom

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Mike is working and workout out while on vacation with his family. With the help from former marine and owner of Nakoma CrossFit in Lake Havasu, Natalie Marcom, Mike is staying on track while enjoying summer vacay.  After having two children and retiring from the marine corp, Natalie found herself 100lbs overweight. She shares her tedious weight loss journey and how it took years for her to get the weig...
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Jul
17

Smart Snacking On The Go

  Long car rides, waiting at the airport, even a trip to the movies usually calls for some typeof food to snack on. It's not that we are even hungry but most of the time, we are bored and just want something, well, to munch on. If we are not prepared for whatever adventure ahead though we reach for the nearest treat. Then before we've even realized what we have done we have eaten the whole bag, jar, box etc... You get the point right? So her...
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Jul
10

"Shift Survival - Graveyard Edition" with Officer Ike

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Officer Ike is in the studio. Ike has been of graveyard shift for the majority of his career in law enforcement. He is telling us how he's stayed in shape while working during the nocturnal hours, ways to help your body adjust, and the excitement working graveyard offers.  Marc and Tamrin are covering a mother who took a headshot to a carjacker when her kids were in the car, heartbreaking officer suicid...
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Jul
03

"Pin-Ups For Vets" with Gina Elise

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Mike is speaking the founder of Pin-Ups For Vets, Gina Elise. After hearing about US veterans going without medical care, she wanted to raise money by creating a 1940's  Pin-Up style calendar and donate the proceeds to buy rehab equipment for a local VA hospital.  13 years later, the calendar is striving and features female veterans sharing their amazing stories. The non-profit organization travels...
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Jul
01

A Happy Healthy BBQ For The Win

  It is the 4 th of July weekend. The BBQ vibe is in the air. It is inevitable that you will be surrounded by loved ones and friends at least at one gathering this week. Laughter, music, and no doubt food will be at every event. Granted you cannot control everything that will be brought to the party (unless you are hosting and are so gracious as to tell everyone you will be supplying the entire event). There are so many ways to keep to your ...
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Jun
26

"Front Leaning Rest, Recruit" with Marc and Tamrin

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Marc and Tamrin are going over everything to consider before heading to the police academy and walking up through prep. Steps you should be taking before you even fill out your application, training for your physical agility test, and how preparing physically can help your mental preparation for the written testing.  Marc and Tamrin discuss this week's law enforcement news including a department that su...
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Jun
23

Avoiding Getting Sick While Traveling

  In Law Enforcement we don't always have the privilege of having holidays and weekends off, we don't always get the mental break that is needed from the day in and day out intense calls. Summer is finally here, the kids are on break, & now is when most of us make use of our precious hours saved up to go travel the world and escape the stresses of work and everyday life! We plan everything, what to bring, what to have to keep the kids bu...
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Jun
20

"Predicting People" with Yousef Badou

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Tamrin and Ziggy are joined by Victor Lopez and Yousef Badou in the studio. Yousef is a Kuwaiti-American, fluent in Arabic, and a Marine Corps Infantry Veteran of ten years, who served multiple tours in Iraq. He now teaches behavior analysis and predictive threat analysis and explains how he is helping law enforcement and civilians hone in on intuition and react effectively in escalated incidents.  Offi...
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Jun
12

"Pigskin and Lace" with Astrid Cruz

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Mike is interviewing Legends (Lingerie) Football League running back, Astrid Cruz. Astrid hits the weights hard in the gym, can take a hit on the football field, and is ready to tackle the police academy in Florida starting in June. Mike covers this weeks law enforcement news; from politicians who stand for pedophilia and incest, questionable discipline for an officer, and the level of insensitivity and disr...
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Jun
09

Beating Back Pain

  Officers can experience back pain due to a few job-related factors, sitting and standing for long periods of time without proper support for the back as well as having to wear the protective vests that add weight along with the duty belts. Not only are these belts extremely heavy but the weight of all the tools carried on it are not always evenly distributed. The equipment puts at least 25lb of extra weight added to your body. All of this ...
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