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Establishing a Physical Fitness Assessment and Training Program in a Large Metropolitan Law Enforcement Organization

June 4, 2021

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This article is a personal perspective of creating and providing a fitness assessment and resistance training program from scratch to a large law enforcement organization.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Law Enforcement SWOT Academy TSAC-F Fitness and Wellness

Programming Considerations for the Tactical Officer in Law Enforcement – Focusing on Fundamentals

October 29, 2018

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By examining a practical approach to programming fundamentals based on a needs analysis and training objectives relative to the program, a foundational plan can be laid that may lead not only to the appropriate progression of a given officer but also to the mutual satisfaction of the trainer and trainee alike.

TSAC Facilitators Program design TSAC Tactical Athlete Law Enforcement

Heart Rate Response to Psychological Stress—Importance of Stress Education for Law Enforcement Recruits

April 8, 2019

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Law enforcement officers can experience psychological and physical stress in most of every part of their day, even starting from the first day of the academy. This article looks at Heart Rate Response in relation to stress, and interventions to manage stress through the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Heart Rate Response Stress HR Monitoring Law Enforcement

Bridge: Modifying the Sled Push for Tactical Athletes, with Steve Morgan

March 18, 2019

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Steve Morgan, Tactical Strength Coach with the US Army, explains modifications to the sled push for tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Sled Push Tactical TSAC-F Exercise Modification

Bone Stress Response Injuries in Law Enforcement Recruits

March 12, 2021

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This article looks to explain why law enforcement recruits have higher incidences of lower extremity bone stress responses and stress fractures. It also explores injury mitigation pathways to increase the graduation rates among law enforcement academies.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Law Enforcement Bone Stress Recruits Injury Mitigation

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

Risk Factors Requiring Wellness Interventions

November 6, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explains the importance of wellness programs for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Wellness Interventions Tactical Sleep Disruption Stress Nutrition

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

Considerations to Improve Tactical Professional Return to Duty Outcomes Following Musculoskeletal Injury

March 18, 2022

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This article is intended to assist tactical facilitators in the construction of a well-designed tactical return to duty program to help combat against the musculoskeletal injury burden that exists within tactical professions.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease

TSAC Research Review, January 2015

January 1, 2015

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This article is the first 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 communities.

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