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Effects of Instability on Force and Velocity

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the effects of instability on force and velocity throughout the body.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Output Instability Force Velocity

Eccentric and Balance Training to Enhance Pistol Shooting Performance in the Young Athlete

November 19, 2018

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The Scholastic Action Shooting Program (SASP) is a speed shooting competition designed for school-aged youth. The key to training a successful SASP competitor is to not overlook the often forgotten balance and eccentric training exercises that target key muscle groups involved in the competition. An implementation of balance and eccentric training is suggested to aid the performance of young shooters in competition.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Eccentric Training Balance Training Youth athlete Training for shooting Youth Training hs-coaching

Improving Physical Readiness Testing (PRT) Results for U.S. Navy Sailors

August 19, 2019

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This article focuses on the requirements that must be met for sailors to pass a Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), and resources the Command Fitness Leader (CFL) and tactical facilitator have at their disposal to assist sailors. In addition, an example program is provided to help support sailors struggling to meet PFA requirements.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Physical Readiness Testing PRT Sailors TSAC-F

Assessing Power in Youth Populations

December 31, 2018

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The administration and measurement of youth power development has become more available and familiar with the advances of technology. This excerpt introduces varieties of testing and administration practices to assess power in the youth population.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Power Developing Power Youth Training LTAD hs-coaching

Tactical Fitness Research, 2016

June 1, 2016

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 63rd Annual Meeting was held in Boston, MA, May 31 – June 4, 2016. The number of TSAC presentations continued to increase, compared to the last few years, when the Federal Government sequester severely affected attendance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Client Consultation|Assessment tactical fitness

Assessments and Measures—Interviews from Experts in Personal Training

April 2, 2015

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While a basic fitness assessment will always be a part of a comprehensive client assessment, there is an array of more sophisticated tests and measures that are available to the personal trainer today.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation fitness testing how to measure fitness Fitness assessment

Single-Leg and Double-Leg Training Implications for Basketball

January 1, 2015

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Both unilateral and bilateral training should be used to optimally develop basketball players. This article compares single-leg and double-leg training options and provides considerations and potential implications for training basketball athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design single-leg training basketball conditioning double-leg training bilateral training Unilateral training

TSAC Report – January, 2019 Research Column

October 11, 2019

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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 Nutrition Program design Testing and Evaluation Tactical Research Research Report TSAC

Seasonal Considerations for Outdoor Fitness Testing of Law Enforcement Recruits

February 5, 2021

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This article discusses the variability in physical testing outcomes for law enforcement recruits based on the ambient temperatures and relative humidity present on test day.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Law Enforcement Fitness Testing Recruits Temperature Relative Humidity

TSAC Report – April 2020 Research Column

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