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The Need for Speed & Endurance in Military and Law Enforcement
With battles in an urban environment becoming a part of daily life for both overseas troops and our own police officers here in America, the need to speed programs have never been more applicable to today’s civil servants.
There is a need for speed in the military and law enforcement professions. More and more agencies around the United States are adopting the 300m run in addition to the 1.5 mile run as part of testing protocol for candidates as well as maintenance programs for military and law enforcement. For instance the FBI uses the Cooper’s Institute Physical Testing procedures along with about half of the police department in the U.S. Some departments are adding shuttle runs, agility tests, vertical jumps to build speed and explosive power which is needed in today’s urban combat environments.
Cardio vascular endurance is usually measured with the 1.5 mile, 2 mile or 3 mile run in most branches of the military, but now many local, state, and federal law enforcement departments and agencies are adding the 300m run and this challenges many of the applicants more than pushups and sit-ups. So speed training should be introduced to your training programs. Quite frankly, speed training should be added into every soldier and police officers program as it could be that half second faster you get to cover when the shots are coming in your direction.
The following chart is designed for the Cooper’s Institute Cardio tests used by many law enforcement departments around the United States at all levels of government. Many applicants have trouble with the 300m sprint followed by the 1.5 mile run – this is how to remedy that challenge. This is a supplemental running program that combines endurance and speed workouts together to help with running stamina, endurance, pace and speed needed in both military and law enforcement applications.
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