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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.
Apr
11

Alleviate Carpal-Tunnel Syndrome

In the law enforcement field of dispatch we work with our hands constantly. We are typing away for eight or more hours a day. Unfortunately, most of us are not a stranger to carpal tunnel. It affects a vast majority of us. We are putting so much strain and stress on our tendons and over extending our wrists. There are a few tricks that we can do to alleviate that stress as well as some exercises to strengthen our wrists. First, here are some of t...
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Apr
10

"Looks Can Be Deceiving" with Dylan Davis and Brendan Pryor

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, we are speaking with law enforcement couple Brendan Pryor and Dylan Davis. Brendan is a police officer in Maryland and Dylan was an officer in Washington, DC.  Dylan had hopes of joining the LAPD, but after an injury, she was faced with changing her course. With a master's degree in terrorism and homeland security under her belt, she expresses her future aspirations of the badge. Team Fit For Duty's, Tr...
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Apr
07

Beating The Midnight Munchies

  In law enforcement graveyard and swing shift can be two of the busiest shifts. Yes, of course, Dayshift can be hectic too. In general, I am talking about crazy busy in the sense of humping in-progress call after in-progress call. As a patrol officer, you do not always have the time or the luxury to sit down for a meal let alone a warm meal. After your shift, you most certainly do not have the energy to go home, meal prep and bring all of y...
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Apr
03

"OIS- You and Your Family" with Kellie Clark

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Mike, Marc, and Kellie Clark are addressing what goes through the minds of officers and wives in officer-involved shootings. We often don't take into account how OIS' effect spouses of officers, Kellie is giving her perspective on the mindset of the wife and how to remain supportive of those who choose to go into the law enforcement profession.  We answer questions from viewers on FaceBook Live about th...
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Mar
27

"Teachers, Parents, Cops, and Active Shooters" with Kellie Clark and Jon Monroe

​In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Kellie Clark and Jon Monroe are in the studio with Marc and Mike for the second installment of The Real Cops FaceBook Live series. The whole crew is answering viewer questions and talking about what parents, teachers, students, and civilians need to know about preparing and dealing with active shooters. Listen Now... Show Take-Aways Summary of The Real Cops Interview with Jon Monroe and Kellie Clark: The Real...
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Mar
26

The Dark Side

​ Graveyard. It is the shift that most junior patrol officers and dispatchers get assigned to work right after training. It is where you gain a lot of experience quickly and put your training capabilities to the test. Most junior officers prefer working the dark side; it is where the adrenaline kicks in, it is where all the action happens. Although some law enforcement officers choose that shift because it works out best for the home life or beca...
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Mar
20

"Down 20 Pounds" with Evangelina Galindo

​In this episode of The BOLO Podcast,  Evangelina Galindo is giving Mike an update on her 20 pound weight loss and the corrections academy she is currently attending. She details all that the academy entails and is staying mentally strong to make it to graduation day. What should you expect going through the application and interview process? What are the living conditions? What to expect in training? All of this and more!!! Jon Monroe ...
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Mar
13

"Own The Position" with Dr. Jace Allbright

​ In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, we have Dr. Jace Allbright back to teach us about mobility. He is educating us how mobility work is beyond just foam rolling and stretching. Also, how to properly utilize mobility work and how it helps to aid in your recovery and keep your body with the ability of a full range of motion.  Marc and Tamrin go over what you should be aware of when going through the academy. Listeners of the show share thei...
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Mar
12

Go With The Resistance

​ Resistance Bands are one of the best workout tools to take with you anywhere. They are lightweight, do not take up much room at all and can be used everywhere! The chances are that you have already heard of them and have even possibly used one version of them. But are you consistently using them or tried all of them? These bands are so versatile and make a great addition to anyone's workout! These would be a great tool to use at any p...
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Mar
12

My Run In With Asthma

If you have been following along on our podcast, blog, or my personal Instagram you would know that I have been preparing for a run. I only had a few short weeks to prepare but I was ready for the challenge. However, as the weather around me started to get colder I noticed that my performance was starting to be less than what I had expected. I felt as though I was stressing myself out about the time, weather conditions, and the elevation. I tried...
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