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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Articles and Videos of Interest
In this member-only video from the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference, Paul Davis, PhD, of the First Responder Institute, talks about the physical demands of the firefighting profession while posing the question, could it be one of our last demanding occupations?
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Paul Goldberg, CSCS, RD, is currently the Human Performance Program Coordinator at 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Tactical Human Optimization Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconditioning (THOR3) at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. Now in his 20th year as a strength coach and Registered Dietitian (RD), Paul comes from a tactical training and professional sports background.
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This article discusses the Combat Fitness Test (CFT), which was developed to bring functional combat movements down to the individual Marine level, altering the way each unit conducts physical training.
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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