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Fit for Duty 3rd Edition With Online Video

Fit for Duty 3rd Edition With Online Video

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    When facing threats of violence and terrorism, law enforcement officers are often critical first responders. The ability of these officers to be alert, physically ready, and mentally prepared to handle the hazardous situations that are a regular part of the profession is essential to their agencies and the communities they protect. Fit for Duty, Third Edition With Online Video, provides practical information on creating and implementing physical fitness and wellness programs to help law enforcement officers fulfill their demanding job requirements.

    Authors Robert Hoffman and Thomas R. Collingwood offer a comprehensive resource with job-specific training and strategies supported by more than 60 years of experience helping law enforcement officers achieve physical fitness and lead healthier lives. Now fully updated with current statistics, anecdotes, and research from agencies across North America, Fit for Duty, Third Edition, contains the following:

    · Expanded content on physical readiness that provides guidelines and helps readers understand how their fitness affects their ability to perform

    · A new chapter on nontraditional training that provides instruction on incorporating stability and medicine ball exercises, circuit training, plyometrics, Pilates, and yoga into exercise routines

    · Accompanying online video that demonstrates 40 test protocols and exercises, showing officers how to properly perform the recommended activities

    · Reproducible checklists and forms that make instruction easy and allow officers to incorporate fitness into daily routines

    · An image bank that contains all the forms, figures, tables, and technique photos from the book

    Fit for Duty, Third Edition, is divided into four progressive sections. The text starts with big-picture information on fitness assessment, beginning with the general fitness levels of the entire nation and then focusing on how fit law enforcement officers compare to the general population. Part II explains the importance of physical fitness and how to train in each of those specific areas to increase cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, explosive strength, flexibility, agility, speed, and anaerobic power. Part III focuses on lifestyle components of fitness, including diet and nutrition, weight management, stress management, smoking cessation, and the prevention of substance abuse. Part IV ties together all information from the previous sections into achievable plans and goals. It also explains how to avoid common hurdles and pitfalls of adopting lifestyle changes so that officers will have positive results. Throughout the text, exercise drills are featured in a numbered, step-by-step format so that people of all fitness levels can easily follow them.

    With this text, law enforcement instructors and administrators can establish complete and customized fitness programs that prepare current and future officers in every branch of service. Individual officers will receive the tools they need to improve their fitness levels, which will help them in many situations they might encounter.


    A comprehensive resource for law enforcement officers, instructors, and administrators to use in officer training and agency fitness and wellness programs. Also a textbook for college and university officer training programs.

    Part I. Assessing Your Fitness

    Chapter 1. What Does Fitness Mean to an Officer’s Physical Readiness?

    History of Physical Fitness

    Components of Physical Fitness

    Physical Readiness for the Job

    Job Relatedness of Physical Fitness Tests and Standards

    Maintaining a Professional Image


    Chapter 2. What Does Fitness Mean to an Officer’s Health and Well-Being?

    Societal Fitness and Health

    Officers’ Fitness and Health

    Benefits of a Fitness Program


    Chapter 3. How Do You Start Being Active?

    Exercise Versus Physical Activity

    Preparing for Activity

    Making the Commitment

    Creating a Plan

    Following the Plan


    Chapter 4. How Fit Are You?

    Importance of Testing

    Agency Physical Performance Testing

    Fitness Standards Validation for Law Enforcement

    Assessing Your Fitness Level

    Using Your Test Results


    Part II. Training for Fitness

    Chapter 5. Principles of Exercise

    Principle 1: Regularity

    Principle 2: Recovery

    Principle 3: Reversibility

    Principle 4: Overload

    Principle 5: Progression

    Principle 6: Balance

    Principle 7: Variety

    Principle 8: Specificity

    Principle 9: Adaptation

    Principle 10: Individuality

    Principle 11: Moderation

    Fitness Training Myths


    Chapter 6. Cardiorespiratory Endurance

    What Is Cardiorespiratory Endurance?

    Designing Your Cardiorespiratory Program

    Environmental Guidelines

    Warming Up and Cooling Down


    Chapter 7. Resistance Training

    What Are Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance?

    Developing Muscular Strength

    Designing Your Resistance Training Program

    Resistance Training Tips

    Resistance Bands

    Partner-Resisted Exercises

    Developing a Calisthenics Training Plan

    Scheduling Exercise


    Chapter 8. Flexibility

    What Is Flexibility?

    Designing Your Flexibility Program

    Flexibility Training Tips


    Chapter 9. Anaerobic Fitness

    What Is Anaerobic Fitness?

    Designing Your Anaerobic Running Program

    Training for the 300-Meter Run

    Designing Your Lower-Body Explosive Power Program

    Designing Your Agility Running Program

    Anaerobic Fitness Training Tips


    Chapter 10. Nontraditional Training

    Stability Ball Exercises

    Medicine Ball Exercises

    Combination or Multijoint Exercises







    Part III. Managing the Lifestyle Components of Fitness

    Chapter 11. Understanding Diet and Nutrition

    Classes of Nutrients

    Basic Nutritional Goals


    Chapter 12. Controlling Weight

    What Is Weight Management?

    Principles of Weight Loss

    Developing a Weight-Loss Plan

    Planning for Weight Management and Good Nutrition

    Using an Eating Checklist


    Chapter 13. Dealing With Stress

    What Is Stress?

    Handling Stress

    Tips for Reducing Stress


    Chapter 14. Quitting Smoking

    What’s So Bad About Cigarettes?

    Impact of Smoking on Performance

    Effects of Secondhand Smoke

    Benefits of Quitting

    How to Quit


    Chapter 15. Preventing Substance Abuse

    Abuse and Addiction



    Performance-Enhancing Supplements and Steroids


    Part IV. Maintaining Your Fitness

    Chapter 16. Setting Fitness Goals

    Determining Your Fitness Goals

    Profiling Your Fitness

    Setting Goals Using CHAMPS

    Goal-Setting Tips

    Creating Goals for Various Fitness Levels

    Using a Goal-Setting Worksheet


    Chapter 17. Motivating Yourself to Be Fit

    The Way We Change

    Identifying Common Roadblocks

    Acting to Avoid Slipping and Dropping Out

    Reviewing Your Performance

    Rewarding Yourself


    Robert Hoffman, MS, retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel in 1991. During his 22 years in the military, Hoffman completed assignments around the world. He commanded a brigade headquarters company in Germany, a ranger company in Vietnam, and a Special Forces SCUBA detachment at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He also commanded the 4th Ranger Training Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia, where in addition to working with rangers, Hoffman trained U.S. drug enforcement agents who were being deployed in South America.

    Hoffman spent three years as the director of training for the Army’s Soldier Physical Fitness School and helped to develop the Army’s Total Fitness program. He also spent four years as a professor in the department of physical education at West Point. While there, he was an assistant cross country and track coach and a junior varsity basketball coach.

    Hoffman was certified as a fitness instructor by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and as a master fitness trainer by the U.S. Army. He received a master’s degree in physical education from Indiana University and was a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers. Hoffman was also the author of Running Together: The Family Book of Jogging, and he helped write the army’s Physical Fitness Training field manual.

    Hoffman passed away in July 2016.

    Thomas R. Collingwood, PhD, has been involved in implementing law enforcement programs for 40 years. He developed and directed the continuing education division of the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research, where he created the institute’s police instructor course that has trained more than 10,000 police fitness coordinators. He also designed the FitForce national law enforcement fitness program. Collingwood has worked with more than 200 law enforcement agencies worldwide to design fitness programs and has conducted validation studies to define job-related fitness standards for 100 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies. He is the author of 10 books and more than 100 publications in the field.

    Collingwood was a military policeman with the U.S. Army, a police psychologist with the Dallas Police Department, and a training director for the Kentucky Department of Justice. He has served as the national fitness director for the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers and as a special advisor on law enforcement fitness to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). He also was an advisor for the redesign of the U.S. Army’s Physical Readiness program.

    Collingwood holds a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kentucky and a doctorate in psychology from the University of Buffalo, and he is a certified health and fitness director with the American College of Sports Medicine. The IACP, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, and U.S. Secret Service have all recognized Collingwood for his work in the field of law enforcement fitness. He was the recipient of the Healthy American Fitness Leaders award presented by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and the National Jaycees.

    Collingwood resides with his wife, Gretchen, in Richardson, Texas.

    All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors and available online.

    Image bank. Includes all of the exercise technique photos and illustrations for easy-to-follow instruction. In addition, the image bank includes tables and copies of all checklists and forms from the book for easy distribution during classes and seminars.

    Online video. Includes 40 video clips that demonstrate various test protocols and exercises found in the book. The videos explain and demonstrate the proper techniques for these tests and exercises so that users gain the most benefit from the workouts.