To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies

Jennifer Wooland, Rob Marc Orr, Ben Schram, Robert G. Lockie, Ryan Holmes, Charlie Kornhauser, Jay Dawes

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Aim: To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies (LEAs).
Design: A retrospective cohort study.
Method: Retrospective data were collected from two LEAs (LEA1 n=165; LEA2 n=633). The data of LEA1 included: age, weight, 1-minute push-up (1PU) and sit-up (1SU) repetitions, 1-repetition maximum bench press (1RM Bench) and bench press ratio (BPR). LEA2 included age, weight, 1PU, 1SU, grip dynameter (GRIP) and prone plank (PLANK). A Pearson’s correlation was used to calculate relationships between each of the fitness measures.
Results: 1PU were strongly correlated to 1SU (LEA1 r=0.660; LEA2 r=0.590) and BPR (LEA1 r=0.762), moderately to 1RM Bench (LEA1 r=0.652); and weakly to GRIP (LEA2 r=0.138). 1SU were moderately correlated to BPR (LEA1 r=0.572) and PLANK (LEA2 r= 0.578) and weakly to 1RM Bench (LEA1 r=0.394).
Conclusion: Police trainees and officers who present with higher levels of physical capability are suggested to perform better in a range of different physical fitness and job-specific tests. However, while there were some
orrelations between the upper-body and trunk fitness performance measures, the relationships were not strong enough to
arrant replacing one measure with another.
Key Practice Points:
• Given the diverse fitness requirements of police officers, the conditioning and reconditioning of a diverse range of physical fitness measures must be eveloped as part of return-to-work planning.
• Even though time may be limited and there are relationships between some of these potential outcome measures, police trainees and officers should be assessed using a variety of fitness assessment measures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages320
Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2019
EventTRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 17 Oct 201919 Oct 2019
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ConferenceTRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference
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CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period17/10/1919/10/19
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Law Enforcement
Police
Physical Fitness
Weights and Measures
Return to Work
Hand Strength
Cohort Studies
Retrospective Studies
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Wooland, J., Orr, R. M., Schram, B., Lockie, R. G., Holmes, R., Kornhauser, C., & Dawes, J. (2019). To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies. 320. Abstract from TRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Wooland, Jennifer ; Orr, Rob Marc ; Schram, Ben ; Lockie, Robert G. ; Holmes, Ryan ; Kornhauser, Charlie ; Dawes, Jay. / To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies. Abstract from TRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
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Wooland, J, Orr, RM, Schram, B, Lockie, RG, Holmes, R, Kornhauser, C & Dawes, J 2019, 'To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies' TRANSFORM 2019 Physiotherapy Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 17/10/19 - 19/10/19, pp. 320.

To investigate relationships between upper-body and trunk fitness measures used in law enforcement agencies. / Wooland, Jennifer; Orr, Rob Marc; Schram, Ben; Lockie, Robert G.; Holmes, Ryan; Kornhauser, Charlie; Dawes, Jay.

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