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Sleep Hygiene Strategies for Tactical Athletes

April 1, 2016

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Tactical athletes, due to the nature of their jobs, may have sleeping problems (such as falling asleep and/or staying asleep) which is indicative of poor sleep quality. This article shares sleep hygiene strategies that can help tactical athletes achieve better rest.

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Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

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Bearing the Cold—Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

January 1, 2016

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Knowing the risks of cold weather training is only half the battle. It is important to be familiar with a proper risk management strategy to help guide decision-making that can enhance safety and exercise performance.

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Tactical Facilitators in Firefighting

January 1, 2015

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Advice and guidance for firefighter-specific TSAC practitioners and trainers, including steps to building a health and wellness program for firefighters.

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Shift-Based Program Scheduling for Firefighters

April 1, 2016

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There is no argument that periodization is successful, and that different models can be applied with success in different fashions. The question of how shift work really affects a periodized program—more specifically firefighter shift work—is less clear.

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The Deadlift and Its Application to Overall Performance

April 1, 2014

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This article provides a few key tips on how to perform the deadlift more efficiently and safely. Some helpful coaching cues—such as keeping the head slightly up, activating the lats, and pushing the knees out—can assist a tactical athlete in executing the deadlift while increasing strength over time.

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Considerations for Specialist Tactical Law Enforcement Officers during Long-Term Special Events

April 1, 2016

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The lack of specific training for tactical athletes during long deployments poses a significant issue. This article addresses mitigation strategies that can help them perform at their best and reduce the risk of injury.

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Factors Impacting First Responder and Military Recruits and How Certified Strength and Conditioning Professionals are Needed Now More Than Ever

June 1, 2017

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The article discusses the talent crisis that is currently plaguing United States first responders, public safety agencies, and military organizations, and concludes with highlights of select successful programs.

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Boots on the Ground: Realizing Physical Potential while Combatting Reality

June 1, 2017

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Most law enforcement officers are physically taxed, mentally exhausted, and emotionally overwhelmed. As such, a complexity exists with a requirement to match the need for physical fitness in a demographic that lives their lives in a potential state of general exhaustion.

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Polarized Endurance Training (PET) for Cardiovascular Endurance Optimization

June 1, 2017

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There is growing evidence that polarized endurance training is a promising method for optimizing a tactical athlete’s cardiovascular system, preparing for physical performance tests, allowing for a more full recovery during deployment, and allowing for safer return to duty after injury or deployment.

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