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How Does A SWAT Team Really Train?

 How Does A SWAT Team Really Train? It was late July and the lead story on all the local news stations was the record setting heat and humidity predicted for the day. There was a health advisory warning against any … Continue reading

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Strong Grip of the Law

The Strong Grip Of The Law by Jim Vaglica Years ago, when I was a young rookie cop, I made a lot of arrests. One night I decided it was time to lock up this bad guy, so I moved … Continue reading

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Firefighter Fitness – Hotshots

  Hotshot Training: Could You Handle The Heat? In the wake of the tragedy in which 19 hotshot firefighters lost their lives fighting a wildfire in the hills of Arizona in June of 2013, I was left with many questions. … Continue reading

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How To Do Dips By The Iron Guru

Dips By the Iron Guru by Jim Vaglica Most of you are too young to remember Vince Gironda. He was known as the Iron Guru and he opened Vince’s Gym in North Hollywood in 1948. Vince trained some of the … Continue reading

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Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training

 Get a Grip on Thick Bar Training By Jim Vaglica Question #1: What muscle group can be seen more often than any other? Answer: Forearms Question #2: What’s the most functional strength you can possess? Answer: Grip Strength Weightlifters and … Continue reading

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Globe Gripz – Review

At first glance you might write off Globe Gripz as just another gym accessory gimmick but look a little further and you’ll discover they’re actually a very versatile tool that can add options to even the most basic gym.

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Dip into More Muscle & Strength

Dip into More Muscle & Strength Why should you include dips in your training? Because they are one of the greatest upper body muscle and strength building exercises ever created. Aside from chin-ups, dips are a best test of one’s … Continue reading

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Functional Range Training

 Functional range training with Will Brink in the Fall of 2011 Anyone can shoot at a fixed target. But what happens when you introduce real physical stress. Stuff like an elevated heart rate, adrenaline dump or tunnel vision.  Studies have … Continue reading

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Jim’s Q & A with Strongman John Sullivan

Jim’s Q & A with strongman John Sullivan John Sullivan is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach and a national level strongman competitor. He’s trained professional fighters and Olympic athletes. Formerly the Strength & … Continue reading

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Strongman training with tactical shooting – sponsored by Fein

Video with Jim Vaglica combining Strongman training with tactical shooting. Strongman style training combined with SWAT style Tactical Shooting. Fein energy

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