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Implementing Strength Training to Improve Ruck March Capacity

April 17, 2020

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This article describes the various strength training processes that can be implemented to build a soldier’s ruck march capacity.

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Considerations for Ruck Injury Prevention in the Low Back

April 1, 2017

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Given the high prevalence of injuries that occur during rucking, implementing an injury prevention program is paramount. Disseminating information on proper injury prevention training methods and reducing the risk of ruck-related back injuries can improve overall mission readiness with minimal lost training time.

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Ruck-Based Selection Training

June 1, 2016

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Training to move heavy weight over a distance presents the participant with a unique set of physical challenges not typically seen in other training programs. However, there is a greater risk for injuries if appropriate training is not engaged in prior to the event.

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TSAC Research Review, January 2015

January 1, 2015

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This article is the first 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 communities.

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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.

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Group Personal Training for Osteoporosis Prevention

October 8, 2019

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Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density (BMD) are conditions that affect millions of people, and the amount of people afflicted is on the rise. To potentially reverse this trend, personal trainers can provide group sessions of high-intensity progressive resistance training to increase BMD and prevent osteoporosis.

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Circuit Strength Training with Ability-Based Modifications for Law Enforcement Recruits

March 4, 2019

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Circuit training is quick and effective way to induce training adaptations that are similar to the demands that tactical officers face in their career. This is a basic layout of a circuit training program that can be implemented to recruits during training to prepare them for the physical demands they will face.

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The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning

July 2, 2021

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This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

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Progression for First Responders to Help Prevent Lifting Injuries

April 1, 2013

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This article contains a sample progression to use with high call volume fire departments to help maintain mobility while building job-specific strength and avoiding a hyper-fatigued state.

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Monitoring Training Load in American Football

February 4, 2019

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Monitoring training load is essential for determining if athletes are adapting positively or negatively to their training program. This article goes over the various measurement metrics and includes recommendations to monitor training load for football athletes.

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