• Training Ideas for Group Physical Training
    Physical training for the military has been largely composed of body weight and aerobic training; however, this type of training is not appropriate for preparing tactical athletes for the physical demands of their work tasks. This article provides tactical athletes with a new perspective on how to include strength and power movements into a group training program.
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  • NSCA ClassicsTraining Ideas for Group Physical Training_imageWhy You Should Read This Article
    Traditionally, physical training for the military has been largely composed of body weight and aerobic training. This type of training is not appropriate for preparing tactical athletes for their physically demanding and rigorous work tasks. The author of this article clearly demonstrates what can be done to improve physical training in the group setting. He includes power and strength movements as well as other body weight movements to help increase strength and power for the full body.

    Recommended Reading
    This article is recommended because it gives the tactical operator a new perspective on how to include strength and power movements into a group training program. The exercises provided are far from the traditional bodyweight, strength-endurance, running, cardiovascular endurance, and training protocols. This new circuit of exercises allows improved results and better performance of job tasks due to a focused approach on integrating a wide array of physical qualities.

    TSAC Report
    Training Ideas for Group Physical Training by Kevin Chimento
    Issue 4, page 4.6, 2008


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