Making time to work out
Submitted by Rich Von Voigt
RIVERHEAD PD, New York
Several years ago, PoliceOne had an article by Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith on staying in shape. Her article included some very simple and to-the-point information. She was so on target with that information then, and it still merits our attention today.
Here is my workout when I was a road officer. Every one of us has a place that we can get out of the public’s eye for a few minutes a day (behind a shopping mall or warehouse someplace). Get out of your cruiser at least every hour. Take a few minutes to stretch out your back, legs, and arms. Reach for the trunk assume the position and do about 10-25 push ups depending on your ability and progress from there. Do a few trunk twisters and resume patrol.
Now you do that every hour starting with the second hour and finish on the seventh hour, you would have done a minimum of 60 push ups on your tour.
- Officer Safety