Originally Posted by JTM811
As an officer, good luck to you in your efforts to enter the Blue Brotherhood. Keep working out and being consistent in your efforts. If you have the opportunity or funds, get with a program that can teach you some basic MMA or even wrestling.
Being strong and in shape as an officer is important, but it also takes heart and desire especially when sh*t hits the fan. It ain't always the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but the size of the fight in the dog!
BTW if you are following Rippentoe's workout stuff, that's a pretty good program/instructor to get info from IMO.
I agree on this one. In the Army they teach us all at least a little bit of how to fight with our hands. You only need a little training to have a major upper hand against someone who has no training and just thinks he's a badass. If you know some solid moves he'll be on his ass fast.
As far as lifting, good job. You're already doing things right. Just try to add weight to the bar every week. If you're passionate about lifting, then hang around for a while. Do some reading, and ask some questions if you're curious about anything. You'll be surprised at how much you'll learn.