Tactical Conditioning Optimisation (TACOPS) Short Course

Screening and assessment for tactical professions 

  • Validity and reliability
  • The different purposes of screening and assessment for tactical populations
  • Types of assessments
  • Selecting assessments

Revising the science of conditioning

  • Optimised resistance training 
  • Optimised metabolic conditioning
  • Overload, specificity and SAID principles

Movement orientated training

  • Understanding movement and 'functional' training
  • The real 'core' training
  • Synergy in action, balance profiles and potential for movement

Designing conditioning programs for trainees

  • Influential & risk factors 
  • Periodisation types and application
  • Factors influencing the conditioning process
  • ries common to new trainees
  • Short term injuries & Long term rehabilitation considerations

Designing conditioning programs for qualified and specialist personnel

  • Kinetic versus cyber personnel
  • Influential & risk factors
  • Factors influencing the conditioning process
  • Periodisation types and application
  • Injuries common to qualified personnel
  • Short term injuries & Long term rehabilitation considerations
  • Environmental considerations and conditioning for extreme conditions

Specific topics

  • Part time versus full time force  
  • Gender differences
  • Older personnel
  • Training the tactical athlete versus training the person
  • Health and Wellbeing: From shift work to sedentary behaviour

Tactical load carriage: impacts and conditioning 

  • Historical basis
  • Scientific basis
  • Injuries associated with load carriage
  • Performance impacts associated with load carriage
  • Conditioning for load carriage

Conditioning groups

  • Applying the exercise science 
  • Ability based training
  • MOT - Base exercises and movement