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The Sports Supplement Bible

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Will Brink, the man behind Optimal SWAT has released a new book, ‘The Sports Supplement Bible.’ It covers over 60 supplement ingredients used to create many well known sports supplements. I’ve known Will for years and he has always been forthright and with over 20 years in the body building industry, he knows a thing or two on the subject.

Be sure to visit Will’s website for the book, where he talks about the book and shares several videos like the one above. So far it is available for Nook and Kindle and now hard-copy print version.

Practical Applied Stress Training

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Practical Applied Stress Training (PAST) is a tailored physical fitness program for Tactical Law Enforcement teams by Optimal SWAT. Designed to help the LEO deal with the physical side of stress and keep rounds on target, PAST prepares students to be on the “wrong end of statistics” meaning training for worst case scenarios. The result is that situations LEOs regularly encounter will be that much easier to master. Author Will Brink feels that traditional methods of short sprints or push ups before a shooting drill employed during many training courses don’t go far enough to recreate the real world. Instead, he has designed a program that incorporates functional strength, dealing with unbalanced loads, and overall strength and fitness combined with shooting scenarios.

PAST does not rely on expensive equipment but rather focuses on functional strength using ropes climbs, vehicles pulls, sand bag and telephone pole carries as well as other activities. Additionally, traditional firearms training tools such as shot timers are used in that portion of the program. This keeps the program within reach of even the most resource constrained department.

The PAST program covers training the individual as well as the team. To this end, the manual offers sample training plans and drills but also focuses on the program at a conceptual level to help teams develop their own tailored program. The author also addresses different forms of measuring progress to allow different users to get the most from the experience. Overall, it looks to be an excellent training tool for the LEO and should be considered for certain military formations as well.

Optimal SWAT

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

State of the art training is now a priority not only for firearms but also physical fitness, including proper nutrition. As more military and law enforcement members begin to look for a physical edge, companies such as Optimal SWAT with previous experience in the mainstream fitness industry have begun to offer tailored programs for the tactical community. Optimal SWAT is helmed by well known trainer and author Will Brink who has combined his years of experience in the gym with his desire to help America’s armed professionals.

As you can see from the video, while the training itself is decidedly low tech, the regimen focuses on improvement at tasks that our warriors face on a daily basis. Training includes functional strength, improving bodyweight to strength ratios, dealing with unbalanced loads, conditioning, as well as grip strength. All of this is combined with shooting rotations designed to greatly improve performance and shooting under stress.

Visit the Optimal SWAT website to check out more on their background, articles, videos, and training schedules.