A state of readiness, especially for war.
BECOMING A SPECIAL OPERATOR AND JOINING THE COMMUNITY MEANS EMBODYING A LIFE OF SELF-MASTERY, FORGING DISCIPLINE, RESILIENCE, DRIVE, DETERMINATION, HONOUR, INTEGRITY AND COURAGE.
DO YOU WANT TO BE A SPECIAL OPERATOR?
ARE YOU PREPARING FOR A PHYSICAL PREPAREDNESS TEST?
ARE YOU LOOKING TO ADVANCE IN THE OPERATIONS COMMUNITY?
ARE YOU LOOKING TO GREATLY INCREASE YOUR ENGINE CAPACITY AND EFFICIENCY?
DO YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR STRENGTH, POWER & CONDITIONING TO ELITE LEVELS?
ARE YOU A MEMEBR OF THE POLICE FORCE, ARMED FORCES OR FIRE SERVICES AND ARE LOOKING TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER?
DO YOU WANT TO GET INTO THE BEST SHAPE OF YOUR LIFE?
DO YOU WANT TO BULLETPROOF YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND?
Special Operator is a fully comprehensive 7 week training program designed to fully prepare the individual for the rigours of being a special operator and preparing them for special operations testing and training.
It is an integrated functional fitness and mental toughness training program. It leverages the best practices of special operator style physical and mental training.
Our online special operator training programs range from getting existing Special Operators into even better, elite shape and to those looking to embark on their fitness journey to get special operator ready.
Get into the best shape of your life and start your journey to discovering your true potential.
Special Operator is for existing members of the Police/Armed Forces looking to advance their career or for individuals looking for a career in the Police/Armed Forces. Special Operator is also designed for existing Firefighters or for individuals looking for a career in the Fire Service.
The Training Program is specifically designed for:
An Garda Siochana
An Garda Siochana ERU
An Garda Siochana ASU
This training will not only make you functionally fit, but “operator strong”. It will make you adaptable to whatever challenges come your way. You’ll get into the best shape of your life.
Special Operator training is rigorous and not for the faint of heart, it requires an honest assessment of yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, and a deep commitment to daily training and improvement. Day by day, you will become better, stronger and more resilient.
Through this program you will develop mental endurance and combine it with the physical skills of strength, stamina, work capacity, endurance and durability. This combination enables you to win in your mind before stepping onto the battlefield and tap the energy that lies deep inside all of us. Let the mind control the body, not body control the mind.
Your training program will contain up to at least 4-5 different Gym based workouts per week. You will also have an active recovery/outdoor training day to compliment the program. Your program will be designed around your specific goals, existing training level and time constraints.
A nutritional plan designed to boost metabolism, fuel your performance and burn bodyfat. It will contain great tasting meals that are easy to prepare and will provide you with more energy in life, the gym and on the field. The plan will include foods that will help you build muscle, lose body fat and improve recovery from workouts and games.
Weekly Q+A’s with Dave via Email, Facebook and Instagram for the duration of the program.
The warm up will be both movement based and skill based to prepare your body for the main training session.
The main section of the session and is the priority section for the day. This section covers Strength/Power Development that will stress your CNS most.
The movements and exercises in this section compliment the Main Section of the workout. Its main aim is to address weaknesses and assist in bullet-proofing the body.
The Engine section of the workout aims at increasing your work capacity, cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory systems. Along with standard gym equipment, cardio equipment utilised here will include Row, Ski, Airbike, Bike, Treadmill run, Outdoor run, burpees and skipping.
A Standalone Engine Training Day consists of a training session or sessions that focus purely on developing and increasing your Engine Capacity. These sessions can take the form of IWT’s (Interval Weight Training Sessions), Conditioning Specific blocks, Runs, a Hike or a combination.
No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, No such thing as spare time, no such thing as free time, no such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.”
Dave is a lifetime student of human performance, the body and mind. He lives and embodies what he teaches. He coaches people who want to develop, grow, overcome obstacles and to better themselves.
Everyone who has worked with Dave has benefitted from the skills he has developed underpinning his own journey, both as a rugby player, an athlete and a coach.
He has the ability to identify weaknesses in even the strongest body, and has a talent for correcting flaws through intelligent programming and attention to technique and behaviours.
Aside from working with many sports teams and athletes as a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, he has worked with a plethora of Professional Operators and individuals seeking the step up to Special Operations including Army Rangers, Commandos, ERU and ASU Garda Personnel and the Fire Service.
Dave is passionate about preparing individuals for the rigours, both physically and mentally for the advancement and step up to special operator level. His programming and training has helped bring them up to such levels of professionalism and demands.
He believes that life is about fulfilling your potential. It is about longevity and strengthening the body and mind. Conditioning and bulletproofing both of them increases that.