Extreme Exercise for Mental Toughness and Selection: Effective Training or Errant Bullying? (Part II)
    Mental toughness involves training five skills that can be periodized within a strength and conditioning program to assist the tactical athlete with difficult times in a preemptive manner.
    Is Strength and Conditioning Necessary for the Youth Football Athlete?
    Youth weight training is often misunderstood. However, as more injuries occur in youth football, we have to ask if strength and conditioning could help prevent both the severity and frequency of injuries.
    The Serape Effect: A Kinesiological Model for Core Training
    Understanding the functional anatomy of the core, in particular the serape effect, is essential for any strength and conditioning program design.
    Injury Prevention in EMS
    Strengthening fundamental movement patterns and decreasing restrictions in the calves/ankles, hip flexor group, hip extensors, and thoracic region may reduce injuries during patient transfers and spine board lifts for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel.
    More Weight on the Bar: Being a Strength and Conditioning Coach Today
    It is important to understand what knowledge, skills, and abilities are required to become a successful strength coach. This article turns back time to compare what has stayed the same and what has changed.
    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.