Use of Physical Fitness Assessments in Tactical Populations

Rob Marc Orr, Robert Lockie, Gemma Milligan, Cheryl Lim, Jay Dawes

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Physical fitness assessments for tactical occupations (e.g., military, law enforcement, and emergency services) can include predictive tests of anaerobic power, cardiovascular fitness, muscular endurance, muscular power, strength, agility, and/or simulated occupational tasks. Not only can these tests be used to assess the ability of someone to undertake the job role but they can be used to determine injury risk, training failure, and/or general health. This review discusses different uses for physical fitness assessments and considerations for their use in tactical populations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-113
Number of pages8
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number2
Early online dateJun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022


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