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Concurrent Cognitive and Physical Fitness Training

December 8, 2023

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This article presents general information suggesting physical training as a means for improving cognitive fitness.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Cognitive Fitness Personal Training Psychological Training

From the Field Two-Part Series: Part 1 – The Benefits of Alternative Licensure for Strength and Conditioning Coaches Pursuing Physical Education Teaching

March 1, 2024

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This article will explore the benefits of alternative licensure programs for strength and conditioning coaches aspiring to become physical education teachers.

Coaches Professional Development Physical Education K-12 Fundamental Movement Patterns Health and Wellness

Attentional Focus as a Resource to Optimize Tactical Personnel Training and Performance

June 19, 2020

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To address and combat neurocognitive decline in tactical personnel, this article will detail the mechanistic underpinnings of, and describe how to apply, attention regulation strategies to facilitate greater skill acquisition, retention, and performance transfer.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Cognitive Function Skill Acquisition Motor Control TSAC-F

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

The Role of Exercise in Anxiety and Depression: Background and Practical Considerations

June 1, 2017

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Evidence suggests a positive relationship between physical activity, exercise, and mental health. Exercise as a treatment modality is now being considered alongside psychotherapeutic and pharmacological approaches, and the role of specifically trained exercise specialists and personal trainers is an important component of the multi-disciplinary team.

Personal trainers Exercise Science PTQ psychology depression

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

Considering the Mental Health of Athletes

February 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to explore some phrases that strength and conditioning coaches may hear or behaviors they may witness, and provide some direction to identify which allied healthcare and performance professionals may need to get involved to best help the strength and conditioning coach and athlete elevate their performance.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Mental Health Pandemic Relationships Psychology

Lacrosse

February 19, 2021

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This excerpt briefly explains programming agility sessions for lacrosse athletes.

Coaches Program design Lacrosse Agility Decision-making Skills Reactive Agility

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

Design and Planning for Endurance Training

February 11, 2019

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This section from the book, Developing Endurance, gives an overview of how to plan and develop a program for endurance athletes by following four steps.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Endurance Training Endurance Athlete Programming Developing Endurance

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