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Sequencing and Integrating Training

December 4, 2020

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This article breaks down periodization into sequencing and integrating training factors to optimize training outcomes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Mesocycles Periodization Neuromuscular Adaptations Block

Applied Periodization in Shoulder Injury for the Tactical Athlete—Part 1

July 1, 2016

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An organized, science-based, and evidence-based periodized program that is guided by capable and competent professionals is the most efficient and effective way to accomplish the task of returning from a shoulder injury to full active duty. The concepts of periodization paired with evidence-based strength and conditioning interventions provides the framework needed for tactical facilitators to accomplish this task.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tactical strength and conditioning TSAC periodization rehab shoulder injury

Hierarchical Structure of Periodization Cycles

August 24, 2018

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The periodization of training is facilitated by a hierarchical structure that allows for several distinct interrelated levels that can be used in the planning process. Each level of the periodization process should be based on the training goals established for the athlete or team.

Coaches Program design Periodization Program Design Training Load Training Volume

Periodization Approach Utilizing Progressive Overload Method for Physical Training Program in ROTC Cadets

August 1, 2017

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The Physical Readiness Training Manual includes many exercises intended to keep military personnel in optimal physical condition while staying at a low risk to injury. Additionally, the application of progressive overload may be beneficial to periodization programming in ROTC cadet preparation for the Army Physical Fitness Test.

TSAC Facilitators Program design periodization TSAC-F TSAC ROTC progressive overload

Unintended Consequences of Too Much Discipline

December 24, 2018

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This article reviews the day-to-day operations of a strength and conditioning coach in the collegiate setting and identifies key factors that affect common coaching practices and athletic performance. Development of a dominant coaching style in controlling time, space, flow, and efficiency is examined to avoid problems and unintended negative consequences.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development Coaching Philosophy Coaching Style Strength and Conditioning Coach Collegiate Setting

TSAC Report – July 2020 Research Column

April 9, 2021

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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 Program design Testing and Evaluation Lower-body Strength Triple Hop Body Composition Soldier Endurance

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

Creative Coaching Practices to Enhance Athletic Performance

July 15, 2019

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This NSCA Coach article describes how to manipulate movements, lifts, and rest periods in a way that controls time, space, and flow efficiently to creatively enhance athletic performance.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Strength and Conditioning Coach Coaching Effective Coaching Creative Programming

Balancing Resistance Training with Sport Practice Demands – Appreciating the RDL for In-Season Strength Training

May 21, 2021

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This article examines why the Romanian deadlift (RDL) provides a suitable in-season strength training application, explores the interlinked relationship between the demands of practice and resistance training, and identifies how the RDL functions with other lower-extremity exercises.

Coaches Program design RDL In-Season Resistance Training Variation Range of Motion

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Firefighters Fire Suppression Tasks Equipment Carry TSAC-F

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