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A Health and Fitness Testing Battery for Correctional, Custody, and Law Enforcement Populations
By Karly Cesario, TSAC-F and Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F | July 23, 2021

The following article provides a list of tests that could comprise a fitness assessment to measure overall fitness and health prior to, during, and after an academy training program.

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Developing Successful Fitness Teams
By Sam Rothschild, CSCS, NSCA-CPT | July 16, 2021

Do you have a successful fitness team? The concepts described in this article are used to develop teams with personal trainers who are happy and have bought into winning cultures.

The Thermal Outdoor Environment in Track and Field – Best Practices Recommendations for Minimizing Risks
By Juan Gonzalez, PhD, CSCS,*D, D’Angela Lucero, Paola Barrera, Baylee Endsley, Jose Ramos Jr, and Jung Il-Oh | July 09, 2021

The purpose of this article is to help disseminate information on the thermal environment during track meets, risk management, and thermal reducing approaches coaches, athletes, and sports medicine personnel can employ for improved athletic performance in a hot environment.

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The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning
By Nick Tumminello, NSCA-CPT | July 02, 2021

This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

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