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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Articles and Videos of Interest
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.
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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.
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In this hands-on lecture from the NSCA's 2014 TSAC Conference, TSAC Program Manager Tyler Christiansen introduces the concept of not only teaching the Olympic lifts to tactical athletes, but simplifying them to encourage acceptance and competency.
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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