Jim Vaglica

Background

Jim Vaglica is a Strength & Conditioning Specialist. He works as a Police Patrol Sergeant and he spent 16 years with a regional SWAT team. He has competed in many bench press contests, SWAT competitions and was recruited for "The Cops" team on Mark Burnett's Expedition Impossible. Vaglica also competed on "American Grit" hosted by John Cena. He now focuses on obstacle racing. He also runs the fitness website JimVaglica.com.

Links

BodySpace: Bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/JimVaglica/
Facebook: Facebook.com/jim.vaglica
Twitter: @JimVaglica
Instagram: Instagram.com/jimvaglica
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/profile/JimVaglica/
Google+: Plus.google.com/+JimVaglica/

Articles

  • What It Takes To Become An American Ninja Warrior

    One Bodybuilding.com writer went behind the scenes to uncover the physical and psychological hurdles of the world's most challenging obstacle course.

  • Positively Powerful Arms With Slow Negative Reps

    Forget about lifting big weights for big arms. Here you'll LOWER even heavier weights for a full three seconds in this sleeve-busting triset.

  • SWAT: Only The Strong Survive

    Think you're tough? Here's how elite SWAT team members train for ultra-high-performance law enforcement.

  • The Novel Way To Make Big Muscle Gains

    1 + 1/2 never equaled 1 in math class, but it adds up to big muscle when you apply this intensity-boosting principle in the gym.

  • Strong-Arm Tactics: Get A Grip Like A Cop

    In law enforcement, controlling your firearm—not to mention a fleeing suspect—requires exceptional grip strength. Here's why you need it and how to build it.

  • How To Retain Muscle After Surgery

    A lifter's worst fear is a bad injury. Here's how Jim Vaglica navigated the road back after shoulder surgery with steely determination and minimal muscle loss.

  • Be More Than Strong. Be Tough!

    Toughness can't be categorized in a rep range or a fiber type. It's everything you do in the gym and more. You don't need to be tough—until, one day, you do. When that time comes, will you be ready?

  • War Of The WODS: How Hard Could CrossFit Be?

    It's easy to lob insults at new trends without trying them. This lifter and police officer put his body on the line and faced three tough CrossFit workouts!

  • A Difference You Can Feel: Gironda Dips And Triple Add Sets

    You don't have to go hunting for new exercises every time you want to shock your body into growth. Just try these two twists on staple upper-body movements!

  • Fight Fire With Fitness: Follow The ''Hotshot'' Workout!

    There's no tougher foe than a raging wildfire. Load up your pack, gain some elevation, and try the workout favored by the ''Hotshots!''

  • 3 Ways To Skyrocket Your Cardio Intensity!

    Plenty of training modalities don't live up to the hype. High-intensity interval training definitely does. Aside from the known health benefits, it'll leave you on the ground begging for mercy. Here's how to get started.

  • 3 Ways To Skyrocket Your Cardio Intensity!

    Plenty of training modalities don't live up to the hype. High-intensity interval training definitely does. Aside from the known health benefits, it'll leave you on the ground begging for mercy. Here's how to get started.

  • Crush It! Heavy Skull Crushers For Titanic Triceps

    Skull crushers are the only exercise that comes with a warning built into their name. Who would dream of doing this with heavy weights? Officer Jim Vaglica, aka the strong arm of the law.

  • Was I Prepared For A Reality TV Adventure Race?

    For one police officer and weightlifter, a reality TV race provided the ultimate test of a lifetime spent in training. He traded the air-conditioned gym for the scorching Sahara!

  • You Must Be Frontin': 5 Movements To Balance Your Delts

    Everyone can benefit from better posture. But your steady diet of pushing exercises isn't helping. Put these strategic moves in your program and stand up for yourself!

  • Breaking Up With Scar Tissue: One Lifter’s Experience With A.R.T.

    If you’ve ever adjusted your program around painful body parts, you’re definitely in the majority. Officer Jim Vaglica had tried it all, but backup finally arrived in the form of Active Release Technique.

  • Two Heads Are Better Than One: 5 Moves For Balanced Biceps

    Biceps are the original two-headed beast. Make sure you're feeding both halves of yours with a complete array of curls.

  • Two Heads Are Better Than One: 5 Moves For Balanced Biceps

    Biceps are the original two-headed beast. Make sure you're feeding both halves of yours with a complete array of curls.

  • Get A Grip: The Importance Of Forearm Strength

    A strong grip is good for more than opening pickle jars. Work some forearm tools into your existing program, and your reward will be greater overall strength.

  • Pressing Charges: 7 Bench-Press Crimes, Solved

    Are you guilty of the leg-writhe, the chest-bounce, or the two-rep set? Learn from Officer Jim Vaglica before someone issues a bench warrant!