Tactical Fitness Research Presented in 2015

by Guy D. Leahy, MEd, CSCS,*D
TSAC Report October 2015
Vol 39, Issue 1

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This article summarizes several sessions at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 62nd Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, CA, May 27–30, 2015 that examined various aspects of tactical performance.

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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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References

1. Beals, K. Nutrition and training habits associated with the strongest and fittest Special Operation Forces operators. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S763, 2015.
2. Crowder, TA. Creating a soldier performance index. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S800, 2015.
3. De la Motte, SJ, Beutler, A, Gribbin, T, Sabatino, M, and Deuster, P. Do the Functional Movement Screen, Y-balance anterior reach test, and landing error scoring system similarly detect injury risk? Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S552, 2015.
4. English, KL, Amonette, WE, and Graham, M. What is “evidence-based” strength and conditioning? Strength and Conditioning Journal 34(3): 19-24, 2012.
5. Granados, J, Castillo, W, Gillum, T, Christmas, K, and Kuennen, MR. The effect of beetroot juice supplementation on combined thermal/hypoxic stress. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S493, 2015.
6. Haubenstricker, J, Beals, K, Lovaleker, M, and Lephart, S. Dietary supplement use according to health-related behavior covariates in SQT and CQT students. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S760, 2015.
7. Hoffman, JR, Landau, G, Stout, JR, Hoffman, MW, Sharvit, N, Rose, P, et al. B-alanine ingestion increases muscle carnosine content and combat specific performance in tactical athletes. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S581, 2015.
8. Hoffman, MW, Stout, JR, Hoffman, JR, Landau, G, Fukuda, DH, Sharvit, N, et al. Critical velocity is associated with combat-specific performance measures in a Special Forces unit. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S764, 2015.
9. Hydren, JR, McClung, HL, Gonzalez, DA, Wilson, MA, Murphy, NE, Margolis, LM, et al. Muscle damage, inflammatory, and performance responses to metabolically-matched load carriage and non-weight bearing endurance exercise. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S805-S806, 2015.
10. Kardouni, CJ, McKinnon, CJ, and Seitz, AL. Shoulder dislocation 10-year incidence and chronic injury rate in the U.S. Army: an epidemiological study. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S900, 2015.
11. Kuennen, M, Granados, J, Jansen, L, Gillum, T, and Christmas, K. Dietary nitrate supplementation does not help US military soldiers “beet” the heat. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S806, 2015.
12. Lowe, JB, Scudamore, EM, Stevenson, MC, Johnson, SL, Přibyslavská, V, Langford, TW, et al. 3 weeks of chronic hypergravity training improves tactical athlete anaerobic tasks. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S806-S807, 2015.
13. Mayer, JM, Childs, JD, Libous, JL, Neilson, B, Koppenhaver, SL, and Quillen, WS. Factors influencing lumbar extension strength gains in soldiers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S809, 2015.
14. Perlsweig, KA, Abt, JP, Nagai, T, Sell, TC, Wirt, MD, and Lephart, SM. Effects of age and military service on strength and physiological characteristics of US Army soldiers. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S420, 2015.
15. Sell, TC, Sell, M, Abt, J, Rafferty, D, Simonson, A, Wohleber, M, et al. Injury epidemiology of unintentional musculoskeletal injuries in United States Air Force special tactics forces. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S897, 2015.
16. Wittbrodt, MT, Mizelle, JC, Wheaton, LA, Sawka, MN, Shinohara, M, Millard-Stafford, ML. Exercise-induced dehydration alters brain activation during a cognitive-motor task. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5): S809, 2015.
17. Tenan, MS, La Fiandra, ME, and Ortega, SV. The effect of rucksack load and heart rate on soldier shooting performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 47(5):S809-S810, 2015.

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