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Practical Applications and Future Directions of Electromyography use in Tactical Populations

November 20, 2020

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This article reviews electromyography (EMG) procedures as well as provides examples of how EMG data analysis has been used in tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation EMG Force Output Muscle Activation Load Carriage

Advanced Understanding of Olympic-Style Weightlifting for Sport

September 24, 2018

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Some of the major misconceptions concerning Olympic-style weightlifting for sport are addressed in this article, providing evidence-based recommendations to better implement the snatch, clean and jerk, and their derivatives in the training of high school and collegiate athletes.

Coaches Program design Olympic Style Weightlifting Snatch Clean Jerk High School Coaching hs-coaching

Population-Specific TSAC Research Column

January 12, 2024

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The purpose of the following article is to discuss current interventions surrounding prevention of musculoskeletal injury and improved physical fitness across military, fire, and police populations.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Military Fire Police Wildland Firefighters Musculoskeletal Force Plate VO2Max

Time Course of Physiological and Anatomical Changes

April 3, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essential of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explores the neural and muscular adaptations to training over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Neural Adaptations Peripheral Adaptations Skeletal Muscle Training Intensity

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

Strength and Conditioning Considerations for Triathletes

November 12, 2018

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Triathlons are unique compared to other sports as athletes are required to master three distinct disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running. This article lays out a training program that focuses on a balance between strength training and sport training to avoid overtraining and overuse injuries and to maximize performance in a multi-sport athlete.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Triathlete Multi-Sport Athlete Running Cycling Swimming

Strength Training Practices for Rowing – Part 2 – Strength Training for Performance

June 12, 2020

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This article is the second of a series of articles on strength training practices for rowing and seeks to provide information on periodization strategies for rowers of different competitive levels and schedules, as well as include sample periodization plans and sample programs.

Coaches Program design Rowing Periodization Strength Training Stroke Motion

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.

The Inter-Association Task Force for Preventing Sudden Death in Collegiate Conditioning Sessions

May 1, 2017

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This consensus statement provides specific conditioning recommendations with the intent of ending conditioning-related morbidity and deaths of collegiate athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Safety collegiate conditioning rhabdomyolysis safety National Athletic Trainers’ Association

The French Contrast Method – Theory and Application

April 7, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the theory behind the French Contrast Method (FCM), current evidence demonstrating its effectiveness, as well as proper implementation and execution for athletic populations.

Coaches Program design French Contrast Method Plyometrics Power Velocity Rate of Force Development

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