Considerations for Physiological Monitoring of Tactical Personnel

by Ben Hinton, MS, CSCS
TSAC Report July 2014
Vol 41, Issue 1

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Collecting data can be trial and error, but by building a solid foundation prior to data collection and putting the appropriate people and procedures in place, the tactical facilitator can minimize errors while optimizing effort, money, and time.

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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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Ben Hinton is a Health and Fitness Officer for the New South Wales (NSW) Police Force based in Sydney, Australia, and has been in this role for over s ...

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