The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning

by Nick Tumminello, NSCA-CPT
TSAC Report July 2021
Vol 60, Issue 6

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This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

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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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