Tactical Fitness Research 2018

by Guy D. Leahy, MEd, CSCS,*D
TSAC Report February 2019

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This article is a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

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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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2. Bushman, TT, Grier, TL, Canham-Chervak, M, et al. The Functional Movement Screen: Association and predictive value in active men. American Journal of Sports Medicine 44(2): 297-304, 2016.

3. Cohen, B, Foulis, S, Canino, M, et al. Psychological hardness and success on the occupational physical assessment test in Army combat arms soldiers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 50(5): S733, 2018.

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