Use of physical fitness assessments in tactical populations

Robin M. 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
Number of pages8
JournalStrength & Conditioning Journal
Early online date18 Jun 2021
Publication statusEarly online - 18 Jun 2021


  • military
  • law enforcement
  • fire and rescue
  • army
  • police


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