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How to Design and Implement a Legally Defensible Tactical Fitness Test

May 1, 2015

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This session from the NSCA’s 2015 TSAC Annual Training provide examples of how different agencies (i.e., fire, military, and police) have implemented legally defensible fitness tests. Previous experiences will be shared as well as general recommendations on how to implement a scientifically-based testing battery.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Legal Issues legally defensible testing battery task analysis

Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

August 5, 2019

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During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

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Wellness Coaching – Keeping Military Members Fit to Fight

September 3, 2021

Article

The purpose of this article is to present evidence for implementing wellness coaching practices for enhanced dissemination of knowledge and improved efficacy of lasting behavior change, positively affecting the service member’s fitness performance levels and decreasing risk of lifestyle disease development.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Wellness Coaching Dietary Supplements Health-Related Behaviors

NSCA Government Resources

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Are you a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? Are you transitioning out of the military and looking for new career opportunities? Service Members are now eligible for reimbursement when they pursue the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) certification.

Military Fitness Research, 2017

June 1, 2017

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO May 30 – June 3, 2017. Overall, there were more than 50 presentations with a military focus, an indication of the importance of this research. The following is a review of some of the presented research.

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Tactical Fitness Research, 2019

February 22, 2020

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This article briefly explores some current research that has important implications for improving the readiness and lethality of military personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Energy Expenditure Body Mass Body Composition Sweat Rate TSAC-F

TSAC Research Review, Issue 38.3

April 1, 2014

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This research review covers topics such as the effects of police officer equipment loads, military occupational specialties, and the effects of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility injury risk factors protective clothing aerobic capacity Equipment loads

Emphasizing Strength and Power Performance Using the Trap Bar Deadlift for the Modern-Day Warfighter

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The purpose of this article is to provide warfighters and tactical facilitators with an evidence-based approach to improve maximal strength and power using the trap bar deadlift as it relates to combat preparedness.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Periodization Trap Bar Deadlift TSAC-F Warfighter

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 86: Brice Long

Podcast

Brice Long, Director of Human Performance Experience at O2X, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about O2X’s holistic approach for fire, police, military, and federal agencies. Topics under discussion include the value of training as a firefighter, physical tests and assessments in the National Guard, and being diverse in your skill sets as a coach. Find Brice on Instagram: @o2xhumanperformance or Twitter: @o2xhp | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Considerations for Ruck Injury Prevention in the Low Back

April 1, 2017

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Given the high prevalence of injuries that occur during rucking, implementing an injury prevention program is paramount. Disseminating information on proper injury prevention training methods and reducing the risk of ruck-related back injuries can improve overall mission readiness with minimal lost training time.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease low back injury tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F Ruck training

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