Accounting for Mental and Physical Stress in the Law Enforcement Physical Training Schedule

by Marcus Trusty, CSCS, TSAC-F
TSAC Report April 2015
Vol 38, Issue 1


Job descriptions, schedules, personal responsibilities, and physical training experience are all factors that should be taken into account when designing a unique and specialized training program for tactical athletes.

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This article originally appeared in TSAC Report, the NSCA’s quarterly, 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. Read more articles from TSAC Report 



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Marcus Trusty is currently a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), ...

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