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October 2020 | Issue 59

TSAC Report 59

Issue 59 of the TSAC Report features articles on outdoor fitness testing for law enforcement recruits, bone stress response injury in law enforcement recruits, hydration and body composition for firefighters, optimizing mental recovery, aerobic fitness for firefighters, battalion-level strength and conditioning, high school implications for tactical organizations, caffeine use in tactical athletes, considerations for conducting research on firefighters, and tactical research.

Table of Contents


Seasonal Considerations for Outdoor Fitness Testing of Law Enforcement Recruits by Ashley Bloodgood, MS, Megan McGuire, and Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F,*D


Bone Stress Response Injuries in Law Enforcement Recruits by Michael Fanning, DC, DACBSP, CSCS


A Review of Hydration and Body Composition for Wildland Fire Suppression Aids by Tomas Ruvalcaba, CSCS, TSAC-F, Fernando Montes, CSCS, Ciara Gonzales, MS, CSCS, Megan McGuire, and Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F,*D


Strategies Aimed at Optimizing Mental Recovery from Training and Occupational Performance by Stacy Gnacinski, PhD, CSCS, CMPC, FMS 


Implications of Aerobic Fitness on Firefighters’ Occupational Performance, Health, and Risk of Injury by Emily Langford, MS, Ronald Snarr, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F, and Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D


Boots on the Ground: Real-World Strength and Conditioning Implementation at the Battalion Level by Matt Zummo, CSCS, USAW, FMS

32| High School Sports and Strength and Conditioning—Implications for Tactical Organizations by Robert Lockie, PhD, TSAC-F,*D, Megan McGuire, and Erika Hernandez, CSCS

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes by Megan Lautz, MS, RD, TSAC-F


Feasibility and Difficulties of Conducting Research on Professional Firefighters by Matthew Sokoloski, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, USAW, Rhett Rigby, PhD, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, Isaac Rowland, CSCS, Ryan Gordon, MS, and Ryan Bachik, CSCS, TSAC-F


TSAC Report—July 2020 Research Column by Dustin Dunnick, MS, CSCS, and Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS 

NSCA Retraction and Correction Policy

Incoming Editor-in-Chief
Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief
Rob Orr, PhD, TSAC-F

Assistant Editor
Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director
Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor
Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Coordinator
Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel
Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
Jerry Bean, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, TSAC-F
Jon Carlock, MS, CSCS,*D
Patrick Conway, MS, CSCS,*D
Jason Dudley, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, FMS, RSCC
Stacy Gnacinski, PhD

Jason Hartman, MS, CSCS
Nancy Henderson, DPT, PT, OCS
John Hofman, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
Jared Hornsby, PhD
Charlie Kornhauser, TSAC-F
Katie Miller, RD, LDN, CSCS
Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS
Courtney Shinost, DPT, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC
Stew Smith, CSCS
Tony Soika, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D 
Mick Stierli, MS, CSCS
Henry "Hal" Williamson, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F
Annette Zapp, MA, CSCS, TSAC-F

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