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"Sixteen Candles and Supplements!" with Larry Cheng

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In this episode of The BOLO Podcast, Mike, Tamrin, and "Juicy" are back and speaking with Larry Cheng. Larry has been in law enforcement for 5 years. Before joining law enforcement he worked in the sports nutrition industry as a formulator. He is bringing us some serious knowledge on supplements and is informing us on what to look for when choosing a supplement, what to research and be aware of when looking for a pre-workout and other products manufactured to aid in your fitness.

The crew is discussing this week's hot topics from a family's home that was protected by their dog, the danger of Fentanyl to officer's and the community, and the stresses back to school brings to the whole family.


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Show Take-Aways

Summary of the segment with Larry Cheng:

  • You are never too young or too old to start on your wellness journey.
  • There was a couple who came home and found blood all over their walls. An intruder had come into their home and the dog attacked the intruder, who fled the scene.
  • When you are around school grounds reduce your speed.
  • If a pedestrian is in the intersection, marked or unmarked, you must yield to the pedestrian.
  • Make sure your children are aware of their surroundings and are not distracted by devices.
  • Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, exposures to officers and the community have become an epidemic. A state of emergency was declared in Detroit due to the severity of contact with the drug.
  • When looking at drugs like carfentanil and lofentanil, the dependency is even more severe than heroin.
  • From a single touch of these drugs getting on officer's uniforms, there have been reports of the officers overdosing from brushing the residue off.
  • "The higher the stimulants the better the supplement" is not true.
  • There are only so of a stimulant that your body can utilize.
  • People build up their tolerance for certain stimulants and up their dosage, and become reliant, this is not the healthy thing to do.
  • With all of the stimulants, you may not realize how much you are damaging your body
  • Caffeine is the most prevalent stimulant in pre-workouts.
  • Know your tolerance of caffeine before choosing a pre-workout and don't overdo it.
  • You cannot be told by someone else what is best for you in particular when choosing a supplement or stimulant, it must be tailored to your needs.
  • Tamrin cycles off with her pre-workout so she doesn't become dependent or immune to it, Larry also suggests this.
  • Putting a little bit of your pre workout in your water and sipping it throughout your shift will help you maintain instead of getting a rush and crashing later.
  • Nature made caffeine like green tea, cacao, guarana, and coffee are going to last a while longer than something made in a lab.
  • Pre-workout was originally designed to open your blood cells and release nitrous oxide, creating a pump.
  • You can be counter productive by taking too much pre-workout and not get that pump you may desire.
  • If you are looking to get in law enforcement, by taking illegal substances or something legal that wasn't prescribed to you, you could be disqualified for it.
  • Be aware and don't get caught up in the supplements.
  • It's better to under do something than overdose.
  • Your body is going to try and protect it self, so by overdoing certain supplements, you can end up feeling sick or causing cardiovascular problems.
  • Know body and know your tolerance.
  • More is not better.
  • What is your purpose for the supplement?
  • Don't rely on a supplement for your primary supplement or as a quick fix.
  • Proper sleep and nutrition are crucial in reaching your fitness goals.
  • Always make sure you have nutrients and food in your system before taking supplements.
  • Check with a physician before taking supplements, especially if you have a pre-existing condition or a history in your family of a condition.
  • Make sure to read the labels and do your research on the ingredients in the product.
  • Look for a new business opportunity we will be bringing to fitness trainers soon!!!
  • Magnesium and aspartate are what Larry recommends to help with insomnia.
  • Night time workouts, putting the electronics away, natural essential oils, and natural supplements may help with insomnia.
  • You will be exposed to 5 different FTO's because the department wants you to be exposed to different ways of doing things.
  • The public deserves officers who are diligent, competent, and professional.

Mike met Melissa, a dispatcher, and her son Caleb, who was born prematurely. As a result of some medication, as a baby, Caleb had severe hearing loss and they need our help getting hearing aids for this amazing 9-year-old boy. Go to www.gofundme.com/calebs-hearing-aids-fund to donate and help Caleb. You can follow Caleb's mom, Melissa on Instagram @melissa_lannee.

If you are preparing for the police academy fitness program or the police physical fitness examination, supplements may help you perform at a higher level. However, always check the ingredients of anything you place in your body while testing for a law enforcement position, to ensure it does not test positive for an illegal substance.


Resources

Nutrition/Fitness Tip - Break Fast For Breakfast ​

This week's nutrition/fitness tip from Kristen Jauregui  

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Break Fast For Breakfast - Police fitness and nutrition, police dispatcher fitness

Did you know that breakfast literally means breaking the fast? When you really think about it, we are fasting anywhere between 8-12 hours during the night, ranging fr


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