There is no standard physical exercise protocol that can guarantee adequate physical and working efficiency of police officers. However, integrated circuit training can be used to train more physical abilities by optimizing timing and promoting well-being and performance in job tasks. Therefore, the purpose of this preliminary study was to monitor and evaluate the physiological and perceptual impact of multifunctional tactical training (MTT) and to develop it as a specific method for increasing the physical and working abilities of the Mobile Units police officers. A total of 4 police officers (of different ages, seniority, and anthropometric characteristics) voluntarily participated in this study. They used the MTT method consisting of a series of multiple exercises that are specific and functional for the Mobile Units personnel and designed to develop strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, speed, aerobic and anaerobic power, reaction time, coordination, dynamic balance, and agility. The MTT method was developed according to the principles of individualization, progressivity, variety and multilaterality of the load. Small tools and materials from riot gear were used. During the MTT session (approximately 40 min duration), the police officers’ heart rate was constantly monitored, and the rate of perceived exertion was measured immediately before and after each execution of the circuit, which was performed three times. The obtained results show that MTT is a safe and effective method for training the cardiorespiratory system. In addition, functional exercises are necessary to prepare the police officers to efficiently perform tactical tasks while preventing the risk of injury. Further studies are needed to improve the MTT method with an objective of continuous physical-motor education among police officers.

Designing a multifunctional tactical training method to improve the physical and occupational performance of italian state police mobile units: A brief report

Greco G.
Supervision
2021-01-01

Abstract

There is no standard physical exercise protocol that can guarantee adequate physical and working efficiency of police officers. However, integrated circuit training can be used to train more physical abilities by optimizing timing and promoting well-being and performance in job tasks. Therefore, the purpose of this preliminary study was to monitor and evaluate the physiological and perceptual impact of multifunctional tactical training (MTT) and to develop it as a specific method for increasing the physical and working abilities of the Mobile Units police officers. A total of 4 police officers (of different ages, seniority, and anthropometric characteristics) voluntarily participated in this study. They used the MTT method consisting of a series of multiple exercises that are specific and functional for the Mobile Units personnel and designed to develop strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, speed, aerobic and anaerobic power, reaction time, coordination, dynamic balance, and agility. The MTT method was developed according to the principles of individualization, progressivity, variety and multilaterality of the load. Small tools and materials from riot gear were used. During the MTT session (approximately 40 min duration), the police officers’ heart rate was constantly monitored, and the rate of perceived exertion was measured immediately before and after each execution of the circuit, which was performed three times. The obtained results show that MTT is a safe and effective method for training the cardiorespiratory system. In addition, functional exercises are necessary to prepare the police officers to efficiently perform tactical tasks while preventing the risk of injury. Further studies are needed to improve the MTT method with an objective of continuous physical-motor education among police officers.
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