TSAC Report 45 Research Review

by Rod Pope, PhD
TSAC Report February 2017
Vol 45, Issue 1


This article is the ninth in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

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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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2. Crawley, A, Sherman, R, Crawley, W, and Cosio-Lima, L. Physical fitness of police academy cadets: Baseline characteristics and changes during a 16-week academy. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research 30(5): 1416-1424, 2015. 
3. Kotseva, K, Wood, D, De Backer, G, De Bacquer, D, Pyörälä, K, Keil, U, and EUROASPIRE Study Group. Cardiovascular prevention guidelines in daily practice: A comparison of EUROASPIRE I, II, and III surveys in eight European countries. Lancet 373(9667): 929940, 2009. 
4. Mitrović, B, Jancović, R, Dopsaj, M, Vučković, G, Milojević, S, Pantelić, S, and Nurkić, M. How an eight-month period without specialised physical education classes affects the morphological characteristics and motor abilities of students of the Academy of Criminalistic and Police Studies. Facta Universitatis, Series: Physical Education and Sport 14(2): 167-178, 2016. 
5. Myklebust, G, Engebretsen, L, Braekken, I, Skiolberg, A, Olsen, O, and Bahr, R. Prevention of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female team handball players: A prospective intervention study over three seasons. Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 13(2): 71-78, 2003. 
6. Olsen, O, Myklebust, G, Engebretsen, L, Holme, I, and Bahr, R. Exercises to prevent lower limb injuries in youth sports: cluster randomized controlled trial. British Medical Journal 330(7489): 449-455, 2005. 
7. Orr, R, and Pope, R. Gender differences in load carriage injuries of Australian Army soldiers. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 17(1): 488-494, 2016. 
8. Orr, R, Pope, R, Peterson, S, Hinton, B, and Stierli, M. Leg power as an indicator of risk of injury or illness in police recruits. International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health 13(2): 237-247, 2016. 
9. Parry, S, and Puthucheary, Z. The impact of extended bed rest on the musculoskeletal system in the critical care environment. Extreme Physiology and Medicine 4: 16, 2015. 
10. Poplin, G, Roe, D, Burgess, J, Peate, W, and Harris, R. Fire fit: Assessing comprehensive fitness and injury risk in the fire service. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 89(2): 251-259, 2016. 
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