Boot on the Ground: Strength and Conditioning in the United States Army – Lessons Learned from a Year Coaching Infantrymen

by John Mata, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
TSAC Report February 2019
Vol 2, Issue 51


John Mata writes about his experience as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) and his opportunity to be part of a pilot program directed by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

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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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Mr John Mata, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC

Student, Reef Systems Corp., Cary, NC, United States

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John Mata is currently a contractor with REEF Systems Corp as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, Educator, and Assistant Program Manager working for a ...

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