Optimization of the Critical Speed Concept to Tactical Professionals and Load Carriage

by Nathan Dicks, PhD, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F
July 2020


From the NSCA’s 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Nathan Dicks explains the Critical Speed Concept. He presents the normative data, parameters for tactical professionals, and how it can be modeled with load carriage for use in prescribing high-intensity interval training.

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Educator, Concordia College

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Nathan Dicks is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University with a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He holds both the CSCS and the TSAC ...

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