When putting together a comprehensive training program for firefighters, Jill Craig looks at three things: fitness, wellness and medical surveillance, in that order. Join Jill as she talks about how the Austin Fire Department outlines its training model. From the 2014 TSAC Conference.
TSAC FacilitatorsTSACTSAC-Ftactical strength and conditioningstrength and conditioningmental toughnesswork capacityregeneration
What makes a well-rounded athlete, and more importantly, how do you train them? Andy Zalaiskalns, MARSOC Human Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach, discusses a systemic approach to developing the well-rounded tactical athlete.
TSAC FacilitatorsProgram designtsactsac-fmilitary fitnessmilitary trainingtactical strength and conditioning
With the need to be ready under any circumstances from operational missions to physical training, understanding how the adrenal gland functions is important for any tactical athlete. The adrenal gland mediates performance and can have a negative effect on the body’s physiology when exhausted. It is vital to understand the interventions needed to obviate the negative effects and enhance the positive aspects of such physiological function. This session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training sheds light on this important physiological system that impacts both physical health and functional performance.
TSAC FacilitatorsExercise TechniqueProgram designBasic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or DiseaseAdrenal glandphysiologyfunctional performancetactical fitness
In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Conference, Matt Wenning explains the sumo deadlift, a foundational exercise for maximal strength development and a tool that is essential to the tactical population due to its movement pattern. The ability to learn proper technique and progressions with this exercise can help to improve a tactical athlete’s performance and decrease the likelihood of injury because it trains major muscle groups and multiple joints at the same time.
TSAC FacilitatorsExercise TechniqueProgram designDeadliftTactical Strength and ConditioningTSACStrength