So You Want to Train Tactical Athletes: Becoming a TSAC Facilitator
    This career series article focuses on the calling of the tactical strength and conditioning facilitator. It touches on the drive, commitment, and dedication necessary to work with tactical populations.
    Not All Calories Are Created Equal
    The type of calorie you consume (i.e., carbohydrate, protein, fat, etc.) may have a significant effect on the amount and nature of body weight alterations.
    The Importance of Grip Strength for Firefighters
    Grip strength is important for firefighters. Grip strength may also be used to tell more about the tactical athlete’s readiness to train, hormone levels, nutritional status, and central nervous system (CNS) fatigue.
    A Physiological Analysis of Ice Hockey Positions
    As hockey season approaches, it is important to examine the physiological demands placed on each of the player positions to help in guiding program design. This article covers those demands in detail.
    Is Unstable Surface Training Advisable for Healthy Adults?
    When compared to stable surface resistance training, unstable surface training (UST) provides lesser core activation, decreased force production, and decreased performance.
    Kettlebell Training: What Does the Science Say?
    Kettlebells are an efficient and effective tool to utilize in the tactical field when space is limited or resources are scarce. With limited resources, the tactical athlete can still develop their physiological profile by utilizing kettlebells.
    What is the Scientific Basis of Speed and Agility
    Why do various training protocols work more than others? What is happening “behind-the-scenes” of speed and agility development? Dr. Bruce Craig discusses the adaptations that take place for the central nervous system to accommodate accordingly. These adaptations are what lead to enhanced speed and agility development.
    Training Considerations for a Fitness Challenge
    In this article, Steve Rhyan provides training considerations for such fitness challenges. He discusses the importance of (relative) strength, power, and anaerobic conditioning to the successful completion of the event and wraps it all up with program design recommendations.
    Conditioning for Combative and Defensive Tactics
    Combat calls for more than maximum strength. At times, close combat can last for more than 3 min, so it is imperative that tactical operators include conditioning into their training programs to be prepared for all possible scenarios. Chris Mooney offers a program that consists of training three days per week to enhance conditioning levels for combat readiness.
    General Safety Considerations for the Power Clean
    Leo Totten writes on the importance of safety when teaching and completing the power clean. There are several considerations that are not readily seen when performing power cleans. These include lifting on appropriate surfaces, not using spotters, lifting in separate areas of the facility, using appropriate barbells, wearing proper lifting shoes, wearing belts at the appropriate times, and using straps at appropriate times.