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Boots on the Ground: Purpose and Efficacy of United States Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test

April 1, 2017

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A comprehensive but realistic battery of tests can reveal those who are sufficiently fit and athletic to immediately assimilate into training with the least possible likelihood of failure or injury. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) was designed to identify those individuals and screen out those who require further physical development.

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Redefine the Run: 2020 and Beyond

November 25, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Rob Stanley, a physiologist for the United States Army, reviews historical perspectives of researching the run, current research, and contemporary approaches to training. He also demonstrates current application of 2D kinematic/kinetic feedback, accelerometer, and survey feedback.

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Tactical Programming Considerations—Preparing for the Army Physical Fitness Test

June 22, 2015

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There are many factors to consider in the planning and implementation of any strength and conditioning program. With proper planning, tactical facilitators may be successful in preparing potential soldiers for the APFT.

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Correlating Sex-Specific Military Performance Training to Collegiate Lacrosse

February 10, 2023

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This article examines training from collegiate lacrosse programs and how this data can be used to develop data-informed recommendations and refine current approaches towards preparing military and tactical personnel for the Army Combat Fitness Test.

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Building Buy-In for Army Tactical Training at the Brigade Level

August 12, 2022

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This article gives a firsthand account of working in a few of the United States Army’s earlier human performance and injury reduction programs as a strength coach and active-duty physical therapist.

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units

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A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

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Instilling a Warrior Culture – A Guide for Developing a Unit Combatives Program

March 15, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to guide tactical leaders in their development of a unit combatives program (UCP).

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Tactical Fitness Research, 2016

June 1, 2016

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting was held in Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016. The number of TSAC presentations continued to increase, compared to the last few years, when the Federal Government sequester severely affected attendance.

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TSAC Report – January, 2019 Research Column

October 11, 2019

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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.

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From the Field – Transitioning from Military Service to Strength and Conditioning Coach

December 31, 2021

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This article provides recommendations and advice from a former active-duty Infantry/Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army on the transition to becoming a tactical strength and conditioning coach.

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