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    Altering Traditional Exercises to Fit Any Need
    Given the right implement and creativity, there is no limit to being able to adjust and modify exercises to achieve program goals. This article shares a few of the many exercises that can be done to work with specific limitations.
    Physiological Responses to Defensive Tactics Training in Correctional Populations – Implications for Health Screening and Physical Training
    Correctional officers can achieve heart rates that are indicative of maximal effort exercise during a simulated confrontation with a noncompliant inmate. Given the nature of the position, agencies should attempt to hire individuals that have the potential to be able to work in these situations and training instructors should ensure they are physically developed so they can function and make correct decisions when providing maximal effort under stress.
    Factors Impacting First Responder and Military Recruits and How Certified Strength and Conditioning Professionals are Needed Now More Than Ever
    The article discusses the talent crisis that is currently plaguing United States first responders, public safety agencies, and military organizations, and concludes with highlights of select successful programs.
    Military Fitness Research, 2017
    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO May 30 – June 3, 2017. Overall, there were more than 50 presentations with a military focus, an indication of the importance of this research. The following is a review of some of the presented research.
    Boots on the Ground: Realizing Physical Potential while Combatting Reality
    Most law enforcement officers are physically taxed, mentally exhausted, and emotionally overwhelmed. As such, a complexity exists with a requirement to match the need for physical fitness in a demographic that lives their lives in a potential state of general exhaustion.
    A Review of Musculoskeletal Injuries in the United States Army
    Despite best efforts, musculoskeletal injuries among active duty service members continue to be pervasive and on the rise. Tactical facilitators can each do their part as a member of one team to avoid the injuries that are preventable and to rehabilitate, recondition, and optimize performance in the ones that do occur and are treatable.
    Learning to Fail: A Prerequisite for Success in Mission Critical Teams – Part 2
    If Mission Critical Teams intend to enhance their capability, they must first embrace a learning organizational culture and develop a belief that organizations are required to continually improve and adapt in the current competitive and complex environment in order to survive and prosper.
    TSAC Research Review, Issue 46
    This article is the eleventh in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.
    Polarized Endurance Training (PET) for Cardiovascular Endurance Optimization
    There is growing evidence that polarized endurance training is a promising method for optimizing a tactical athlete’s cardiovascular system, preparing for physical performance tests, allowing for a more full recovery during deployment, and allowing for safer return to duty after injury or deployment.
    The Often Forgotten Exercise—Isometrics
    Learn 12 isometric exercises that can be used to help maintain or develop strength. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere and typically require no equipment.