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TAP-Batshaw training program

The Kinesiology clinic of the University of Montreal offers a specific training program to prepare for the TAP-Batshaw test, a preventive health program and a return to work program following an injury. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information on our services offered.

The training program below is designed to help you prepare for the TAP-Batshaw test and is based on the minimum criteria required to pass the test, that is:

  • Run a distance of 400 meters in less than 90 seconds.
  • Drag a bag weighing 65,7 kg across a distance of 20 meters.
  • Push a 32 kg load and hold for 30 seconds.
  • Pull a 32 kg load and hold for 30 seconds.

Before undertaking this training program, it is recommended to:

  • consult a kinesiologist;
  • be able to run 2 minutes at 8 km/h. Otherwise, allow more time to prepare and consult a kinesiologist;
  • have no injuries or musculoskeletal problems.

To avoid injury and overtraining, it is recommended to have a good pair of shoes, warm up before each session, have rest days regularly and adopt a good technique for strength training exercises. It is also important to drink water during workouts and to eating well.

The training program is composed of two parts : strength training and interval training. Strength training helps develop strength and muscular endurance. These two physical components are essential for success the second part of the TAP-Batshaw test, to drag the dummy and also helps to prevent injury. Cardiovascular interval training helps develop aerobic capacity and anaerobic endurance, both are essential for the first part of the test.

TAP-Batshaw training program

This is a general training program and does not guarantee your success in the TAP-Batshaw. In addition, the achievement of high intensity exercices in this guide involves risk of injury. To obtain a personalized program more specific to your needs and condition, to ensure that there is no risk to starting the program or to get advice on your training, it is recommended to consult a kinesiologist.