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The Police Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic provides cops with videos, training drills and expert advice to help ensure the officer’s head is straight and body is strong. Complete physical and psychological fitness - through regular trips to the gym, five-mile runs, and conversations with the police psychologist - is critical for an officer to perform the job to maximum potential.
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Fitness with Di Naso: Front to Backward Lunge

James Di Naso gives us pointers on how to safely develop functional strength to use on the street.


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About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Fitness with Di Naso: Introduction

PoliceOne’s fitness expert introduces his approach to police fitness based on the most recent research into functional strength. This is part one of 12 segments James is contributing to P1TV.


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About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Fitness with Di Naso: Back to Basics - The Split Squat

James Di Naso gives us pointers on how to safely develop functional strength to use on the street.


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The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?
Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape
Winning Over Injury - A Tactically Oriented Approach to Treating Injured Officers

Visit the Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic


About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Fitness with Di Naso: Back to Basics - The Bench Squat

James Di Naso gives us pointers on how to safely develop functional strength to use on the street.


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The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?
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Visit the Health - Physical and Mental Fitness topic


About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Fitness with Di Naso: Self Assessment

What is your level of “functional” fitness? Take this simple test.


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The Law of Exercise Specificity: Is your workout really going to help you in the field?
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About James Di Naso:

James Di Naso is co-owner and police performance director of Police Kinesiology Co. and an instructor for North East Multi-Regional Training Inc., a regional police academy in Illinois.

James is a member of the American Society for Law Enforcement Training and the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and has presented at both organizations’ annual conferences. He has trained hundreds of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers over the past three years.

Before focusing his efforts on training law enforcement officers, James worked for 15 years as a sports performance coach training athletes at every level, including professional athletes from the National Football League and Major League Baseball. James holds a master’s degree in exercise science from Eastern Illinois University as well as professional certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.


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Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape

Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape

CHICAGO — Chicago's new top cop said he is considering a mandated physical fitness test for officers, one that could also take into account body fat, not only how much a cop weighs.

"We need to develop a mind-set that taking care of yourself, being fit, being nutritionally sound, being as healthy as you can be is what you need to be a police officer."

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Chicago's top cop wants force in better shape

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