Hydration and Electrolyte Considerations for Tactical Athletes

by Trisha B. Stavinoha, MS, RD, CSCS
TSAC Report February 2016
Vol 39, Issue 1

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It is important for tactical athletes to be aware of their fluid intake and hydration status when training for or performing job duties. This article explains several ways this can be accomplished.

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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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Trisha Stavinoha earned her Master of Science degree in Sport Nutrition from Long Island University. She has been a credentialed sport dietitian and s ...

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