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SWAT training Vids

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by willbrink, Aug 29, 2008.

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  1. willbrink

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    Folks. I have a series of training vids I have produced recently now up on a dedicated youtube page called SWATFitnessTraining. Here's the most recent for example, week 11:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNUZZJwDUXo

    Enjoy. ;)
     
  2. CountGlockula

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    Cool, thanks for sharing! I love The Cult!
     
  3. Bobarino

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    i must be honest, but at the same time try not to sound like a braggart, but the exercises they are doing are about half of what my twice weekly workout is. their intensity level is less than impressive. seeing that makes me feel pretty good about my level of fitness, speed and shooting skill. and mind you, i'm still battling a type of leukemia! these must be videos of practice runs or something huh?

    Bobby
     
  4. exar

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    Yeah, I'm going to give them benefit of the doubt and assume they're exhausted from doing this all day. I've done drills wearing full gear (Civil War reenacting, wool overcoats and gear gets hot!) all day on and off and my performance was about on par with what I saw there and I don't work out everyday. I do try to keep my arms strong though with push ups and pull ups. I also feel better about my personal performance, in comparison, and might enjoy a live fire interactive course like that. :cool:
     
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    Looks like fun! I love sports/working out and I love shooting :D
     
  6. willbrink

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    "i must be honest, but at the same time try not to sound like a braggart,"

    Too late.:rolleyes:
     
  7. willbrink

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    Glad you enjoyed it Count. There's other vids with other bands for music, but I love the Cult too. ;)
     
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    Where is the footage of the compound of an armed cult being assaulted?:D
     
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    Bobarino i doubt you work out in full gear do you? weighs more than you think guy. notice it says week 11? so yeah i bet they are tired from doing all those training drills. good job keep it up man.
     
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    This video is confirmation that I have the right idea.

    I'm not a SWAT member. However, my workout routine lately has involved a lot of work on monkey bars. Yes, that's right. I jog to the local playground for kids and workout on the monkey bars, doing pull-ups, etc. I want my strength to be practical.
     
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    For all the guys here comparing themselves to what's in this training video, you can't be serious. This is training and in the middle or end. Meanwhile, we all tend to think we're better than we really are. Phelps' teammates beat Phelps on a regular basis in practice. To quote Allen Iverson, "Practice, are we talkin' about practice...practice?"
     
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    It's

    ;)
     
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    was that glocks they where using for sidearms? i thought swat used 1911's
     
  14. chriso

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    Different departments use different weapons some departments even let the officers use a pistol of choice as long as its approved by the chief
    In our CERT team here they use HK USP's in 9mm.
     
  15. willbrink

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    What Chriso said. Just depends on the department. They would all have 1911s if it was up to me! :)
     
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    I've met many a fit person with good technical shooting, arrest control, and decision making skill sets who upon integrating the four over time failed to perform as expected. Actually, it was totally expected, just not by them.

    Thanks for the clip.
     
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    You mean magazine? :D

    I liked it too.
     
  18. I LIKE IT!

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    Not bad for old farts.:neener:

    I've seen better, but that was younger folks of course.

    To be honest I probably couldn't do that anymore(out of shape) and I'm 25.:(

    The one thing I never see in a cop is "warrior" mentally, with good reason I suppose.
     
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    Willbrink...Are you kidding? I'm a 65 1/2 year old 5' 7" 140 pound weakling and I can do all that and maybe faster... Come on...Is that all swat can do? I thought they were "elete"...
     
  20. sam59

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    Nice Video

    That video gave me some idea's for training.

    "Willbrink...Are you kidding? I'm a 65 1/2 year old 5' 7" 140 pound weakling and I can do all that and maybe faster... Come on...Is that all swat can do? I thought they were "elete"..."

    I hope that was tongue in cheek.
     
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    Thanks again for sharing.

    So what's the format? As in X number of weeks, with X goals, and X as the consequences of success or failure? Oh, and what the typical success and failure rates? Thanks - E
     
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    So what's the format?

    Depends on the day and focus for the day as well as other variables.

    As in X number of weeks, with X goals, and X as the consequences of success or failure?

    This was 12 weeks of training with the goals of improving performance, functional strength, endurance, shooting under physical and mental stress,etc. Short term consequences for them of not completing the exercise and shooting rotations would be being less well prepared for the match they are focused on (The CT SWAT Challenge) and long term, not being as well prepared for their job as they could be, which could be fatal...


    Oh, and what the typical success and failure rates?

    Depends on how you define success and failure in the context of this particular training course. It's not like a SWAT tryouts where a person can fail the tryout and not be accepted to the team. These are already active team guys, so none "failed" in the classic sense, and this was not a pass/fail sort of training. The course was designed to gradually but steadily test and improve their performance. If you watch early vids from later vids, you can see an obvious progression in intensity and difficulty over the 12 week period.

    However, I will be training a course based on the above style training as the SnW Training Academy Spring and Fall 2009. See my site www.OptimalSWAT.com for more info on that is interested. I don't have exact dates yet, but will have them up soon as I get them.

    Courses will be open to LE and or tactical LE only BTW.
     
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    Well, I hope the training is good, because I am not sure about the smarts. At about 3:05, you see those guy climb on top of a container box where there is a perfectly good ladder there there next to them. :banghead:

    Are they Aggies?

    I always liked the idea of training smarter, not harder...or at least take the ladder out of the video, LOL!!!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  25. willbrink

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    Actually, they had the same response. "There's a perfectly good ladder right there!" I told them the ladder was for for coming down only! :eek:
     
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