Among other components of physical fitness, performance on tactical tasks depends on cardiorespiratory endurance (CE) and muscular strength (MS). Police academies’ curriculum aim to increase cadets’ CE and MS, with males outscoring females in both tests. Curricula should assist cadets to adopt and adhere to a physically-active lifestyle while in the academy and upon graduation, for both health-related benefits and success in their tactical tasks. PURPOSE: To explore both CE-MS and sex trends between a four-year curriculum. METHODS: Retrospective data of 98 males and 79 females analyzed. Besides the senior year, cadets receive physical education classes. This serves as the foundation for adopting and adhering to physically-active lifestyle during their senior and postgraduation years by applying different training methods on their own. As part of their yearly evaluation, cadets completed a 12-min Cooper and a handgrip strength test. Estimated VO2max and absolute bilateral handgrip strength (HS) used as dependent variables. A multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) 4X2 for academic years and sex performed using SPSSÓ. RESULTS: Using Pillai’s trace, there was a significant effect of academic years, V=.09, F6,338=2.6, p=.02, η2 =.04 and sex, V=.80, F2,168=344.4, p
Morris, Kendrick; Kukic, Filip; Koropanovski, Nenad; Stamatis, Andreas Dr.; and Papadakis, Zacharias
"Handgrip Strength and VO2max Trends in Police Cadets: A Case Study,"
International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings: Vol. 2:
13, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ijesab/vol2/iss13/6