The Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) program is an educational program designed specifically for tactical operators and tactical facilitators. The TSAC program is designed to optimize mission/job performance by combining cutting-edge research, proven training methods and field experience to reduce injury risks while increasing strength, power, speed, agility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness.
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The TSAC Report is the NSCA’s bimonthly, online-only publication geared toward the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. It provides research-based articles, performance drills, and conditioning techniques for operational, tactical athletes. The TSAC Report is only available for NSCA Members.
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Connect with members including other firefighters, law enforcement officers, and military personnel on the NSCA forums. If you are an Associate or Professional Member, read and post comments. To join in on the discussion, choose a forum, and click on one of the topics.
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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.
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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 TSAC Conference, Katie Sell talks about the unique demands and skills required of wildland firefighters. Because wildland firefighters are involved in many different disciplines, Katie stresses the importance of fitness for not only job performance, but survival.
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NSCA experts answer your FAQs. Today, we look to Jason Dudley, Paul Goldberg, Katie Krall and Rob Schwartz to ask the question, “How has the NSCA helped you in your career? (TSAC)"
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"The Fire Service is one of the most physically demanding jobs out there and fitness plays an important role throughout their career. The NSCA-TSAC program provides the necessary information for our fire/rescue professionals to not only increase performance, reduce injuries, but help guard against the #1 killer of firefighters - heart attacks."
John Hofman, MS, CSCS, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Sacramento Fire Department