Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

by Megan Lautz, MS, RD, TSAC-F
TSAC Report April 2021
Vol 59, Issue 8

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

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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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