Preparing for the POWER test for LE (Seeking advice)

Jake_Disty

Amateur
The long story short is that I am slightly overweight and not as active as I should be. The other day I finally realized that I need to take my physical health more seriously. The reason for my sudden change is because I need to improve my physical health before going off to the Police Academy in Illinois. I do not have any deadline for when I leave for the academy at this point, I am still a part of a ongoing internship program with my department that I plan to apply with. I have already started by working on the elliptical twice a day and doing what I can with it. I am looking into a real gym membership and I believe having a personal trainer would be beneficial to me getting my start.

I want to ask for any advice on how to prepare for the academy in terms of my physical health. Any advice is welcome.
 

Grizzly

Regular Member
How much budget/time per week do you have for this? In an ideal world I'd say do BJJ5 days a week to include an open mat or two (1hr+ just rolling) as cardio. Add in a strength focused routine 3-4 days a week.

Log your calories and adjust them as needed to drop weight. A nutrition consultant/trainer could help with the weights and nutrition. A BJJ place that has a MMA side or focus could likely point you to a coach in that area. Since coming in strong and at a certain weight is important for fights and bjj tournaments.

Many BJJ gyms will have a decent enough weight area you can use to avoid having two memberships. And having a solid base in BJJ will be of great value in LEO stuff.
 

Jake_Disty

Amateur
How much budget/time per week do you have for this? In an ideal world I'd say do BJJ5 days a week to include an open mat or two (1hr+ just rolling) as cardio. Add in a strength focused routine 3-4 days a week.

Log your calories and adjust them as needed to drop weight. A nutrition consultant/trainer could help with the weights and nutrition. A BJJ place that has a MMA side or focus could likely point you to a coach in that area. Since coming in strong and at a certain weight is important for fights and bjj tournaments.

Many BJJ gyms will have a decent enough weight area you can use to avoid having two memberships. And having a solid base in BJJ will be of great value in LEO stuff.

I am looking into BJJ. The fitness trainer I plan to work with has solid background in MMA.
 
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