If you want to get into law enforcement but you are overweight or out of shape, this article is for you. I don’t care if you want to be a local police officer, state trooper, or a sheriff deputy, you will be required to pass the physical fitness test. If you’re ready to get into shape for the police agility test, here are the top 8 police fitness must do’s.
- 45 Minutes a day
If you can’t put in 45 minutes in the gym or at the park to train for the physical fitness test, then you aren’t police material. Just 45 minuets, 3-4 times a week is all you need to get in the best shape of your life. You will rev up your metabolism and get you burning calories in no time.
- Do resistance training
Doing cardio all the time is not only unsafe but it’s not a very effective workout routine. The key is to follow an exercise program that incorporates both strength training and cardiovascular improvement simultaneously. That’s why I recommend following a law enforcement specific workout program instead of following a One-Size-Fits-All workout plan. Strength training will build muscle and it will help you burn more calories as well.
- Write it down
Keeping a food journal may seem unnecessary but this is the best way to open your eyes to what you’ve been eating. Keeping track of every morsel you put in your mouth will have you changing your eating habits ASAP.
- Buddy up
When training for the police officer physical fitness test you don’t want to go at it alone. Going to the gym solo will get old real quick. Why not go with a friend? You could even get a personal trainer! It’ll make the time fly and you’ll always have someone to give you that extra push.
Yes, we all hate them but doing this annoying and difficult exercise will give you a lot of bang for your buck.
The most dangerous habit you can develop while trying to get fit is skipping meals. Eat and do it often. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks in between is healthy. This will also keep your metabolism up therefore helping you burn more fat.
In my opinion, it’s God’s best invention. Stay hydrated. Water keeps you feeling full and gives you the energy you need to keep on target with weight loss goals.
- Keep salt at bay
While drinking water is awesome, retaining it by eating too much salt is not. Cutback on the salt and you’ll cutback on your weight.