Implementation of an ability based training program in police force recruits

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Orr, R. M., Ford, K., & Stierli, M. (2016). Implementation of an ability based training program in police force recruits. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(10), 2781-2787.

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Current police recruit physical training programs generally employ group-based runs of a one-size-fits-all approach. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of an ability based training program, as derived from the 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Assessment, on the metabolic fitness and injury rates of police recruits undergoing basic training. recruits completing two different stages of training (Session 1, n=54: Session randomly assigned to either a control group (standard group intervention group (Ability Based Training running program). Physical completed once a week over a 10-week period. Aerobic fitness was measured progressive shuttle run test performance. Injury data were captured via Incident forms. Results found that aerobic fitness was maintained improved in both groups for Session 1, with no significant differences groups post-training. In Session 2, both groups significantly improved (p

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