What We Learned About SWAT Selection

By Adam Scott, MS, CSCS   Last week’s article produced some great feedback from our LE community – A big thanks to everyone who replied.  We received input from SWAT teams in Florida, Illinois, California, New Jersey, Texas and a few others. Almost every SWAT selection we received was different, but when we broke them […]

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Alpinist Fitness Assessment Results

  By Dr. Kristen Ouellett and Rob Shaul   We developed The Alpinist Project  as a physiological and fitness testing tool for high level and professional alpinists. The tests occurred over two days, with the physiological testing day 1, and Alpinist Fitness Assessment on Day 2. Five athletes were tested; four men and one woman. […]

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Fitness Demands for Fire/Rescue Athletes – A Study Review

By Rob Shaul Several studies have been conducted on Firefighters’ work-related fitness demands. Below is a summary of some the more interesting findings.   Which Fitness Assessments Translate Best to Job-Related Tasks? In 2004 researchers at Arizona State University partnered with the Phoenix Fire Department to identify which fitness assessments best predicted performance on a […]

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