2020, Volume 12, Issue 1
Physical training as the basis of professional activities of patrol policemen
Kostiantyn Prontenko1, Valentin Bondarenko2, Sergiy Bezpaliy3, Dmytro Kyslenko4, Yurii Lisnichenko5, Vasyl Ollo6, Alla Aloshyna7, Olexandr Bychuk8, Volodymyr Smirnov9
1Department of Physical Education, Special Physical Training and Sport, S.P. Koroliov Zhytomyr Military Institute, Zhytomyr
2Department of Special Physical Training, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv
3Department of Weapon Training, National Academy of Internal Affairs, Kyiv
4Department of Special Physical Training, Institute of Management of State Protection of Ukraine Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
5Department of Tactics and Basic Military Disciplines, Odessa Military Academy
6Department of Food and Material Supply, Odessa Military Academy
7Department of Sports-Mass Work and Tourism, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Lutsk
8Faculty of Physical Culture, Sport and Health, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Lutsk
9Department of Special Disciplines, Military Diplomatic Academy named after Yevheniy Bereznyak
Author for correspondence: Kostiantyn Prontenko; Department of Physical Education, Special Physical Training and Sport, S.P. Koroliov Zhytomyr Military Institute, Zhytomyr; email: email@example.com
Background: Physical training is an integral part of policemen’s professional training. The aim of the study is to verify experimentally the effectiveness of the authors’ methodology of training future patrol policemen targeted at increasing their general physical fitness level during the primary professional training course.
Material and methods: The study involved the patrol policemen of the primary professional training course (N = 115) of the National Academy of Internal Affairs. The level of physical fitness was assessed by the following tests: 100-m race, pull-ups, push-ups, 1000-m race, shuttle run 4 х 9 m, sit-ups, standing long jump, sitting forward bend, and the plank.
Results: The obtained data show that the level of general physical fitness of experimental groups’ policemen is significantly better (p < 0.05–0.001) than in control groups’ policemen at the end of the experiment in terms of the level of power, endurance, flexibility, speed and static endurance.
Conclusions: The excellent physical fitness level, which was formed during the primary professional training course, will contribute to maintaining a proper level of physical condition and health of policemen and their professional longevity, as well as improving their professional performance.
Key words: patrol policemen, physical training, general physical fitness