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Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

Coaches Nutrition diet fad diet paleo diet gluten free diet intermittent fasting sport nutrition NSCA Coach

From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet

November 19, 2018

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Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Professional Development ROTC Tactical Athlete Military Training Cadet Training

Milk – A Multi-Faceted Food

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the macronutrients and micronutrients that are in milk and provides information to help athletes better comprehend the benefits of consuming milk as part of their nutritional intake.

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Considerations for Donating Blood, Platelets, and Plasma

July 1, 2016

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If one is a very active individual or a competitive athlete, what are the positives and negatives of donating blood, platelets, and plasma?

Personal trainers Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease NSCA-CPT Plasma Platelets Donating Blood

The Benefits of Exercise for Adolescents with ADHD and Practical Recommendation for the High School Strength and Conditioning Coach

September 29, 2023

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This article highlights the benefits of exercise for adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It also provides practical recommendations for high school strength and conditioning coaches working with ADHD student-athletes.

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Kids Must Strength Train – A Call to Action

November 6, 2020

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This article discusses the impact and importance of resistance training with kids on their mental and physiological health and well-being.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Resistance Training Youth Athleticism SAID Principle Motor Development

Sport-Specific Training – A Guide to Exercise Selection

November 24, 2023

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This article seeks to help simplify the exercise selection process by providing clarity on how different exercises can aid in enhancing performance and potentially reduce injury risk.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Sport-Specific Exercise Selection Joint Angle Squat

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

April 2, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Caffeine Coffee Tea Energy Drink Tactical Athlete Dose and Timing

Tactical Training and the Menstrual Cycle – From the Field Experience from Naval Special Operations Training

April 8, 2022

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This article serves to educate people about the menstrual cycle in the tactical female population. It provides a framework for how to work through the phases of menstruation to increase training response, and thus, overall success in military training.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Special Forces Menstrual Cycle Hormones Premenstrual Syndrome

Soldier Musculoskeletal Injuries, Risk Factors, and Recommendations

August 5, 2019

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Soldiers must be physically prepared to meet a broad range of challenges. This article is designed to help identify risks and discuss recommended strategies to implement in order to minimize those injury risks at the company, commander, and soldier level.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Risk Factor Return to Duty Physical Readiness Training Musculoskeletal Injuries

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