Effects of a 12-week physical training program and nutrition plan on the body composition of overweight police trainers

Aleksandar Cvorovic, Rob Marc Orr, Novak Bacetic

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➢ Although the daily tasks of police officers are mostly sedentary, optimal body composition and physical abilities are important for the occasional high intensity task duties that may occur and for general health.
➢ The question of body composition and its manifestation in the form of obesity is a frequent subject in all segments of society and among different occupations (Lukaski, 2017). As such, it is also present in law enforcement, firefighters and military personnel (Daves et al., 2016; Michaelidis et al. 2011; Friedel, 2012). Apart from proven negative health effects, a sub-optimal body composition can also directly affect the successful job performance of a modern policeman (Daves et al., 2016).
➢ The main goal of this research was to determine the effects of a 12-week intervention of physical training and a caloric deficit in the controlled conditions of the police campus. The leading hypothesis of this research was that, under the influence of planned physical training and a recommended caloric deficit, it was possible to significantly affect the loss of body fat while maintaining and improving the relative values of skeletal muscle mass.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
EventVIII International Scientific Conference " Archibald Reiss Days" - Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 2 Oct 20183 Oct 2018
Conference number: 8th


ConferenceVIII International Scientific Conference " Archibald Reiss Days"
OtherThe International Scientific Meeting Archiebald Reiss Days was organized for the eighth time in a row, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development. The gathering was held in the period from 2-3.10.2018. at the premises of the Criminal Police Academy. 80 works were presented at the event, whose authors are representatives of domestic and foreign institutions of higher education, ministries, and other organizations dealing with rights, security, criminalistics, forensics, IT and other fields in the field of national security and police work. The thematic collection of papers contains 92 papers, printed in CD edition.

Reiss 2018 Conference Topics:

Social, Economic and Political Factors of Crime

Criminalistic and Criminal Justice Aspects in Solving and Proving of Criminal Offences

Police Organization – Structure, Functioning and Human Resources

Contemporary Security Challenges

Cyber crimes and IT Security

Innovative Methods in Forensic Science

Forensic Linguistics and Language for Specific Purposes
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