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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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Jim Vaglica’s Intro to CrossFit

A Crossfit Competition “How hard could it be?” I was presented with the opportunity to compete in the 2013 Nevada Police & Fire Games, held each August in Las Vegas. The competition brings in over 2000 competitors and offers more … 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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Waltham cops team up on ABC reality show ‘Expedition Impossible’

  Three Waltham Police officers”were prime-time material”last summer. Sergeant Jim Vaglica, a Billerica resident, Lt. Robert Robillard from Concord, and Officer Dani Henderson, a resident of Marlborough, comprise the team known simply as “The Cops” on the ABC reality show … 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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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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Week 7 of training for the 2008 CT SWAT Challenge

A video at the midway point of training for the 2008 CT SWAT Challenge.  

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SWAT Muscle: My article in Reps Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

SWAT Muscle  Jim Vaglica in Reps Magazine <a href=”http://www.zinio.com/pages/Reps!/Jan-Feb-12/416203886/pg-132″>Reps!-Jan-Feb-12</a>

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SWAT training with the Prowler 2

Will Brink – “working with some of the highly popular functional exercises, such as the Prowler, drag sleds, sandbags, kettle bells, and others. I have been doing this type of training with the tactical Law enforcement ( SWAT ) I … Continue reading

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