Feasibility and Difficulties of Conducting Research on Professional Firefighters

by Matthew Sokoloski, CSCS, TSAC-F, Dr Brandon Rhett Rigby, PhD, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, Isaac Rowland, CSCS, Ryan Gordon, CSCS, and Christopher Ryan Bachik, CSCS, TSAC-F
TSAC Report April 2021
Vol 59, Issue 9

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss the difficulties that can arise when performing physiological-based research with firefighters.

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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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Matthew Sokoloski, CSCS, TSAC-F

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Matthew Sokoloski is currently a PhD candidate, studying exercise physiology at Texas Woman’s University. He teaches a variety of exercise physiolog ...

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Rhett Rigby is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. He also serves as ...

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