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Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Resilience for the Tactical Professional: Part 2—Holistic Measurement and Monitoring: Theory, Principles, and Application

June 24, 2022

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Part 2 of this series on allostatic load theory will focus on how monitoring personnel holistically can contribute to a well-rounded health and performance model supporting the tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Autonomic Nervous System Program Design Testing and Evaluation

The Recharge Skate – A Tool for Expressing In-Season Repeat Sprint Ability

March 4, 2022

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This article features the recharge skate—an in-season hockey conditioning drill, designed by the authors, to maintain hockey-specific energy system fitness throughout the competitive season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Ice Hockey Repeat Sprint Ability Alactic Energy Systems Development

A Health and Fitness Testing Battery for Correctional, Custody, and Law Enforcement Populations

July 23, 2021

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The following article provides a list of tests that could comprise a fitness assessment to measure overall fitness and health prior to, during, and after an academy training program.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Law Enforcement Fitness Testing Battery Custody Assistants TSAC-F

Comparing Metabolic Rate Measurement Methods

May 1, 2017

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Although accelerometers, pedometers, heart rate monitors, and questionnaires are not as accurate as direct and indirect calorimetry in determining metabolic rate, these less expensive tools can be used to create exercise plans, particularly those focused on health promotion and fitness.

Personal trainers Client Consultation|Assessment metabolism metabolic rate fitness health and wellness

Physical Preparation for Academy Training Specific to Female Law Enforcement Recruits

February 18, 2022

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This article will detail example resistance training and aerobic conditioning sessions that could be used by a female recruit in the lead-up to their academy program.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Recruits RPE Scale Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Tracking Training Load and its Effect on Injury Risk and Fitness

September 9, 2019

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The aim of this article is to provide those working with tactical populations an introduction into tracking training load to mitigate injury risk while concurrently optimizing fitness.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Training Load Rate of Perceived Exertion Intensity External Load Internal Load

Boots on the Ground: Realizing Physical Potential while Combatting Reality

June 1, 2017

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Most law enforcement officers are physically taxed, mentally exhausted, and emotionally overwhelmed. As such, a complexity exists with a requirement to match the need for physical fitness in a demographic that lives their lives in a potential state of general exhaustion.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design TSAC Report law enforcement officers LEO TSAC tactical strength and condtioning

Practical Guidelines for Accurate Body Fat Measurements

October 7, 2022

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This article seeks to explain monitoring body composition, including how to assess it properly for an accurate evaluation to minimize errors in body fat estimation and maximize physical training.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Body Composition Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

How to Use and Not be Used by Fitness Technologies

October 1, 2018

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Dr. Andy Galpin, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Sports Performance at California State University Fullerton, talks about the impact of fitness technology on coaching, and how you can master the technology, in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference.

Personal trainers Coaches Program design Fitness Technology Athlete Monitoring

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