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Integrated Perspectives on Tactical Preparation—Adding Mental Skill Training to Physical Fitness during Police Training Scenarios

January 15, 2019

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This article shares various options for integrating mental skills training into existing strength and conditioning programs. Such simultaneous, dual-training approaches may better prepare officers for the realities of occupational performance.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Mental Skills Training

Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

Coaches Exercise Science Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Recovery Mental Preparation

Developing Mental Skills in Athletes

August 24, 2018

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Strength and conditioning professionals should consider mental skills training when creating a training program to maximize performance. Developing mental skills is a very long and challenging process; however, the benefits are worth it. Utilizing these skills will put the athlete in a position to succeed in sport, as well as life.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Developing Mental Skills Mental Skills Training Mental Skills in Youth Training hs-coaching

From the Field – Chronicles of a High-Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach

June 17, 2022

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This article provides a personal perspective on the art of coaching that stems from acquired knowledge, education, and real-world application through professional sports experience from working in human performance.

Coaches Professional Development Strength and Conditioning Values Experience Mission Statement Relationships

Strategies Aimed at Optimizing Mental Recovery from Training and Occupational Performance

April 30, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide education surrounding the importance of recovery in tactical populations, identify key aspects of the mental recovery process, and identify strategies Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can implement to promote mental recovery when working with athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Mental Recovery TSAC-F Tactical Athletes Relaxation Stress Management

Combining Physical and Mental Training

June 1, 2017

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Much in the same way that a single movement or a single workout does not make or break a training cycle, the same holds true for mental skills. The challenge is that the strength and conditioning coach will likely need to reach out to another professional trained in sport psychology to help establish the plan and construct the appropriate interventions.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach physical training mental training sport psychology

Leave No Stone Unturned—Training for Success in the NFL Combine

March 4, 2019

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The NFL Combine is a week-long evaluation process that allows NFL scouts, coaches, general managers, and owners to get an up-close and personal evaluation of the talent that comprises the given year’s draft class. This is a day-by-day program outline to maximize results and effort for the NFL combine.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation NFL Combine Football Athlete Testing

Concurrent Cognitive and Physical Fitness Training – Part Two

March 29, 2024

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This article builds upon a previous article on the potential benefits personal trainers can offer clients by combining both cognitive and physical training.

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Basic Obstacle Race Program Design for a First-Time Participant

April 21, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to provide personal trainers an overview of training clients for their first Spartan Sprint event.

Personal trainers Program design Aerobic Endurance Muscular Strength Grip Strength

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