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Emphasizing Strength and Power Performance Using the Trap Bar Deadlift for the Modern-Day Warfighter

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The purpose of this article is to provide warfighters and tactical facilitators with an evidence-based approach to improve maximal strength and power using the trap bar deadlift as it relates to combat preparedness.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Periodization Trap Bar Deadlift TSAC-F Warfighter

Progressive Strategies for Teaching Fundamental Resistance Training Movement Patterns

August 4, 2023

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This article provides the personal trainer with sample exercise progressions for teaching resistance training movement patterns along with practical strategies for instruction and reinforcement of proper technique.

Personal trainers Exercise Technique Program design Fundamentals Squat Hinge Movement Patterns Resistance Training

Effects of Instability on Force and Velocity

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the effects of instability on force and velocity throughout the body.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Output Instability Force Velocity

Functional Core Assessment

October 11, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing the Core discusses two testing methods that may predict a strong or weak core based on how well the participant completes the task.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Testing and Evaluation Core SEBT Single-Leg Squat Test

Resistance Training to Improve Pistol Shooting Performance

April 1, 2014

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A combination of a kinesiology tape application and a progressive resistance training program for the upper extremity can potentially increase overall performance of the shooter’s arm during pistol target shooting.

TSAC Facilitators Program design shoulder training pistol shooting gun training strength training for shooting

Abdominal and Lumbo-Pelvic Stability Exercises for First Responders

March 4, 2020

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This article will discuss why it is important for first responders to have abdominal and lumbo-pelvic strength in relation to movements and tasks in their specific jobs. A list of possible exercises and implementation are also included.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Core Strength First Responders Tactical Professions

Performance Under Stress – Implications for Tactical Personnel

March 10, 2023

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This article discusses performance under stress, as well as factors influencing this performance in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Tactical Personnel Stress Emergency Responders Cognition Military

Strongman Training

April 2, 2021

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This excerpt from the Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, 4th Edition gives a quick glimpse into some of the implements used in strongman training.

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TSAC Report – October 2020 Research Column

May 14, 2021

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation VO2max Body Composition Structural Firefighters Police Officers Load Carriage

Training the College-Level Volleyball Athlete

August 19, 2022

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The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to methods of training collegiate volleyball athletes.

Coaches Volleyball Power Strength Training Cycles Program Design

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