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Integrated Perspectives on Tactical Preparation—Adding Mental Skill Training to Physical Fitness during Police Training Scenarios
By Stacy L Gnacinski, MS, CSCS, and Ken Brock | January 15, 2019

This article shares various options for integrating mental skills training into existing strength and conditioning programs. Such simultaneous, dual-training approaches may better prepare officers for the realities of occupational performance.

Effects of Core Instability on Muscle Activity
By Developing the Core | January 15, 2019

Potentially, an instability training program that first involves static balance and then progresses to dynamic balance activities would improve intrinsic balance. This improvement in balance would increase movement confidence, releasing the neuromuscular system from a stiffening strategy to more unimpeded motion, force, and power development.

How Much Protein Do Resistance Training Athletes Need?
By Dr. Michael A. Nelson | January 15, 2019

Consumption of dietary protein by athletes is a common intervention to maximize gains in muscle and strength, and to improve body composition. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current research on the optimal amount of dietary protein for resistance training athletes.

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Components of Group Dynamics within the Strength and Conditioning Context
By DR Andrew D. Gillham, PhD, CSCS,*D | January 15, 2019

Coaching staffs need to be mindful of how groups are formed for training, who the leaders are, and what group norms are established across the different combinations of athletes training.

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