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Boots on the Ground: Purpose and Efficacy of United States Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test

April 1, 2017

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A comprehensive but realistic battery of tests can reveal those who are sufficiently fit and athletic to immediately assimilate into training with the least possible likelihood of failure or injury. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) was designed to identify those individuals and screen out those who require further physical development.

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TSAC Report – April 2019 Research Column

October 31, 2019

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This article is part of 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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Respiratory Response Personal Protective Equipment Musculoskeletal Injuries Metabolism Firefighters OPAT Police Officers Air Force Special Tactics Operators

A Sample Six-Week Exercise Program to Improve General Physical Preparedness for an Occupational Physical Assessment

April 1, 2017

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This article provides a sample six-week, non-linear program for improving muscular strength, power, endurance, anaerobic capacity, and aerobic capacity. However, this is not a “one-size fits all” program, and manipulation of the program variables may be warranted for some individuals.

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Tactical Fitness Research 2018

May 13, 2019

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Guy Leahy writes a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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Tactical Fitness Research 2018

February 18, 2019

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This article is a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet

November 19, 2018

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Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Professional Development ROTC Tactical Athlete Military Training Cadet Training

Occupational Physical Fitness Tests for Police Officers—A Narrative Review

January 8, 2019

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Occupational police tests described in the literature can serve as indicators of the occupational performance of their employees. In addition, practitioners in charge of police training should develop and employ obstacle courses composed of critical work tasks, as they may be strongly related to tests of aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and agility.

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