The Special Tactical and Rescue (Star) Unit of the Singapore Police Force are renowned for their expertise in dealing with highly dangerous situations involving hostage and rescue, and the apprehension of armed criminals.
The lynchpin of their unique skill set: an extremely demanding level of all-round physical fitness.
As a measure of basic fitness, Star Unit officers are expected to ace their IPPT tests every year (attaining no less than the gold standard). But that’s not all: They’re also put through a rigorous fitness test that simulates the scenarios an officer may encounter in his work. The following workouts are designed by the instructors of the Star Unit to push every officer’s fitness level to the limit – so that he can excel at his job.