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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 19: Boyd Epley

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Boyd Epley, founder of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and one of the most decorated strength coaches of all time, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about how the NSCA was founded, how Coach Epley talked Nebraska into letting him weight train all football athletes (most of whom never lifted before), and growing the profession for female strength and conditioning coaches.

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Physical Preparation for Academy Training Specific to Female Law Enforcement Recruits

February 18, 2022

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This article will detail example resistance training and aerobic conditioning sessions that could be used by a female recruit in the lead-up to their academy program.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Recruits RPE Scale Tactical Strength and Conditioning

TSAC Report 43 Research Review

April 1, 2015

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This article is the eighth in 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. On this occasion, the focus is on new research presented at the 2016 NSCA National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 7 – 8, 2016.

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TSAC Report 45 Research Review

February 1, 2017

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This article is the ninth in 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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design police cadet fitness load carriage tasks soldier fitness wildland firefighter firefighter

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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation VO2max Body Composition Structural Firefighters Police Officers 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

Reducing the Risk of Injury

May 6, 2019

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This article is an overview of several studies that look into the effects of intensity and volume in the training of combat soldiers and its relation to injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Volume Intensity Reducing Injury Combat Soldiers

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

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Army Combat Fitness Test Military Soldier Lacrosse H2F Army

TSAC Research Column – January 2022

August 26, 2022

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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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Wildland Firefighter Law Enforcement Combat Soldiers

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