TSAC Report 40 Research Review

by Rod Pope, PhD
TSAC Report September 2016
Vol 40, Issue 1

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This article is part of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

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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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Rod Pope is currently a Professor of Physiotherapy at Charles Sturt University and co-leads the Tactical Research Unit headquartered at Bond Universit...

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