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Performance Under Stress – Implications for Tactical Personnel

March 10, 2023

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This article discusses performance under stress, as well as factors influencing this performance in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Tactical Personnel Stress Emergency Responders Cognition Military

Creatine Supplementation – A Method to Support Brain Health and Cognitive Function in the Tactical Profession

December 23, 2022

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This article discusses the possible benefits of creatine supplementation for tactical athletes and their cognitive function.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Creatine Traumatic Brain Injury Cognitive Function

Anna Craig - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 22

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In this episode with Associate Head Coach of Athletic Performance, Anna Craig, you will learn how “Annual Strategic Planning” improves the professionalism and unity of the University of Texas (UT) Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. Craig shares her coaching philosophy and talks about the role of mentors during her tenure at UT with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon. This episode stresses the importance of building autonomy in student-athletes and having humility to effectively manage staff dynamics within collegiate strength and conditioning. Learn about how Craig’s off-campus work, coaching in the private sector, allows her to grow professionally. Tune in for some useful tips on staff and facility management. Connect with Anna on Instagram at: @annaecraig or by email at: anna.craig@utexas.edu| Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or LinkedIn: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Physical Abilities Testing Validation for Public Safety

April 1, 2014

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Those who are in key decision-making positions should understand the importance of proper research, validation, and implementation procedures when developing physical fitness standards.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Safety physical fitness testing testing for job applicants Physical fitness standards

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

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 102: Drew Hammond

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Drew Hammond, Army Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Program Director at Fort Bragg, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about differences between tactical and collegiate strength and conditioning. Topics include the Army H2F Program, tactical athlete programming, and how to pursue military strength and conditioning positions. Find Drew on LinkedIn: Drew Hammond | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Catherine Wallace - NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 7 Episode 18

Podcast

From tactical strength and conditioning to developing the skills to train a specialized group of football kickers, Catherine Wallace shares how growing up in a military family inspired her into coaching. In this episode, Wallace connects with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, on how to pursue a tactical coaching career in different branches of the military and public safety. She discusses how earning the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) certification led her to pursue the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), and more ways that involvement with the NSCA has positioned her for career growth. There is also a discussion about “holistic programs” within strength and conditioning, an area that has been popularized, but is perhaps still misunderstood. Listen and learn about the rapidly growing tactical strength and conditioning area of the field, and the mindset needed to thrive as an impactful coach. Connect with Catherine on Instagram at: @tac.coach.cath or by email: catherine.university@hp.com | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

The 75-Yard Pursuit Run Performed by Law Enforcement Recruits – Percentile Rankings and Implications for Training

August 8, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to present normative data that has been previously collected for the 75PR, use the data to create informed training practices, and support the need for further research of this particular topic in law enforcement.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Foot Pursuit Law Enforcement Officers Agility Change of Direction

Evidence-Based Exercise for Structural Firefighters—A Brief Review

September 11, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to address the key elements when designing a training program for firefighters, provide evidence for utilizing circuit training, and suggest recommendations on how to incorporate circuit training into the training program.

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