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The 165-lb Body Drag Benchmarking and Training Implications for Law Enforcement Recruits

December 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to describe the 165-lb body drag as performed by California law enforcement recruits in order to graduate academy.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Body Drag Law Enforcement Strength TSAC-F

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

Concurrent Activation Potentiation – Inconsequential Event or Viable Ergogenic Strategy

January 18, 2020

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This article aims to discuss concurrent activation potentiation (CAP) and the proposed mechanisms underlying it, summarize the available research examining the phenomenon, and provide strategies for its implementation.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Potentiation Maximal Muscular Effort Weightlifting Concurrent Activation Potentiation

The Role of Cervical Musculature and Upper Trapezius Isometric Contractions in the Reduction of Concussions

January 1, 2016

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The evaluation, treatment, and management of concussions are an ongoing evolution in sports injury management and medicine. Strengthening the neck and shoulder region has been one way of trying to reduce head and neck injuries.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease strength and conditioning neck strengthening injury reduction concussion

Coaches’ Guide to Sports Burnout

February 2, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to provide clarity and give an overview of sports burnout as it pertains to both athletes and coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Sports Burnout Support Exhaustion Communication

Abstracts

Abstract submissions are open yearly from November to March (exact dates change annually). See the Abstract Submission and Presentation Guidelines for more information (below). Research abstract presentations are an opportunity to present current research findings to researchers and strength and conditioning professionals at the NSCA National Conference.

Considerations for Increasing Speed of an In-Season Soccer Athlete

January 27, 2023

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The following article is an example training program that was built based on personal experience and research for an in-season soccer athlete.

Personal trainers Program design Soccer In-Season Speed Power Metabolic Training

TSAC Research Column – October 2021

June 3, 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 Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Firefighter 20-M Multistage Fitness Test Law Enforcement Fitness

TSAC Report 49 Research Review

October 1, 2018

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This article is the 12th 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 Science TSAC Firefighters Police Academy Tactical Athlete

TSAC—Reducing the Risk of Injury—Dual-Tasking Effects on Balance and Gait

July 24, 2020

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

TSAC Facilitators Program design Gait Dual-Task Training TSAC-F Balance Multi-Tasking

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