Tactical Load Carriage: Impacts and Conditioning

Rob Marc Orr, Rodney R Pope

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Abstract

Tactical athletes (military, law enforcement and firefighters) are required to carry heavy external loads as part of their occupation - as are several other occupations and sporting athletes. Uniquely this session will merge science and practical application to minimise the risk of injury caused by load carriage and optimise performance. Factors influencing tactical load carriage, from load weight to environment, will be examined as will the negative impacts of load carriage to the athlete and their performance. The session will conclude with a ready-to-apply load carriage conditioning framework that is evidence-based and has been tried and tested in tactical populations

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
EventThe Sports Science Summit - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Jan 201726 Jan 2017
Conference number: 2017
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ConferenceThe Sports Science Summit
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period24/01/1726/01/17
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Orr, R. M., & Pope, R. R. (2017). Tactical Load Carriage: Impacts and Conditioning. The Sports Science Summit, London, United Kingdom.