Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning for Law Enforcement Officers

by Shane David Irving
TSAC Report April 2016
Vol 39, Issue 1

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Specialist law enforcement resources are under constant strain to maintain operational and organizational outcomes. The high operational tempo disturbs many functions including skill enhancement, personal development, work/life balance, and time for physical conditioning.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members. Read more articles from TSAC Report 



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Shane Irving is the Managing Director of Optimal Performance Solutions (OPS). He is a 20-year tactical operations veteran who possesses a vast array o ...

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