TSAC Report 40 Research Review

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


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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5. Paul, S, Bhattacharyya, D, Chatterjee, T, Pal, MS, Majumdar, D, Singh, SN, and Majumdar, D. Physiological and biochemical responses during incremental uphill load carriage. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 50: 26-33, 2015.
6. Perroni, F, Guidetti, L, Cignitti, L and Baldari, C. Age-related changes in upper body strength and lower limb power of professional Italian firefighters. Sport Sciences for Health 11(3): 2015.
7. Ramstrand, N, Zügner, R, Larsen, LB, and Tranberg, R. Evaluation of load carriage systems used by active duty police officers: Relative effects on walking patterns and perceived comfort. Applied Ergonomics 53: 36-43, 2016.
8. Warr, B. Physical fitness in Army National Guard Soldiers and its relationship on utilization of medical resources during combat (PhD thesis, Arizona State University). Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing; 2011. 

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