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TSAC Research Column – October 2022

July 7, 2023

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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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Implications of Aerobic Fitness on Firefighters’ Occupational Performance, Health, and Risk of Injury

March 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the health and occupational implications of firefighters not currently meeting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aerobic capacity recommendations.

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Microdosing and the Tactical Athlete – Considerations and Opportunities for Time-Critical Performance

December 16, 2022

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This article explains the potential benefits of microdosing training with tactical athletes.

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Basic Obstacle Race Program Design for a First-Time Participant

April 21, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to provide personal trainers an overview of training clients for their first Spartan Sprint event.

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Assessing Speed and Agility Related to Sport Performance

May 1, 2017

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This article presents information about assessing speed and agility in a controlled environment with a test that is similar to the actual demands of a specific sport.

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Strongman Training for Youth

April 1, 2014

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Strength and conditioning coaches can safely and effectively integrate strongman training into youth strength and conditioning programs by following established programming guidelines and available research recommendations.

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Low-Intensity Steady-State Cardio

October 20, 2023

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This article will explain the interference effect and provide a rationale for why low-intensity steady-state (LISS) cardiovascular training may be a useful tool for those interested in improving their body composition.

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TSAC – Reducing the Risk of Injury – Using a Hierarchy of Controls

December 27, 2019

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This article is part of a new, continuing series on practical, evidence-based approaches to reducing the risk of injury while developing tactical strength and conditioning.

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Bearing the Cold—Tips for Cold Weather Exercise

January 1, 2016

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Knowing the risks of cold weather training is only half the battle. It is important to be familiar with a proper risk management strategy to help guide decision-making that can enhance safety and exercise performance.

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Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

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In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

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