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The Growth and Maturation of the Female Pediatric Athlete

November 6, 2018

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Growth and maturation are two important processes that occur throughout an individual’s childhood and adolescent years. The purpose of this article is to review the dimensions, proportions, stature, body mass, and maturational events of all female pediatric athletes in general. It also serves to identify how early sport specialization and different modes of training of the female pediatric athlete affects her growth and maturation.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Female Athlete Youth Training Youth Development LTAD Long Term Athletic Development Strength Training hs-coaching

Early Sport Specialization Versus Diversification in Youth Athletes

December 1, 2013

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the different opinions regarding the validity of early sport specialization as opposed to diversification, specifically the effect these two methods have on injuries, motor development, skill acquisition, and social and psychological aspects.

Coaches Program design Personal Trainers long-term athletic development Youth training guidelines NSCA Coach

Resistance Exercise Considerations for Load Carriage

May 8, 2020

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This article addresses three main areas of resistance exercise that best prepares tactical personnel for load carriage.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Load Carriage Tactical Professional Fatigue Resistance Dynamic Trunk Stability Injury Prevention

A Coach and Trainer’s Challenge – Individual Variables in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

March 11, 2019

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There are many factors, both personal and environmental, that play a role in the success of a training and diet program for an individual client. This article looks at the factors to be aware of and some solutions to finding the best fit program for an individual client.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Health Fitness Nutrition Client Success

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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F coaching cues how to deadlift deadlift

Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Resilience for the Tactical Professional: Part 1 – Allostatic Load Theory: Principles for the Tactical Professional at Home and on the Job

February 4, 2022

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This article defines and reviews the allostatic load theory in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Allostatic Load Theory Tactical Stress TSAC-F

Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers

October 22, 2018

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Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

Personal trainers Program design Professional Development Pain Pain Management

TSAC Research Review, Issue 39

April 1, 2016

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This article is the fourth of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design fatigue firefighter fitness TSAC wellness for firefighters wellness programs Soldier load carriage

Role of Hormones

May 13, 2022

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This excerpt from Strength Training, Second Edition briefly details hormones and their role in the human body.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Hormones Insulin Growth Hormone IGF Testosterone Estrogen Cortisol

Developmental Model for Prospective Male and Female US Air Force Special Warfare Candidates: Part 1 – Background

May 12, 2023

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This article seeks to explain the differences between males and females in training and adaptations, as well as provide actionable guidelines to improve performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Special Warfare Air Force Body Mass Load Carriage Endurance

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