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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

Excessive Sitting – A Tactical Performance Problem

January 7, 2022

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Tactical professionals are often met with jobs that require long periods of sedentary time. This article provides practical strategies for how to minimize the negative impact of chronic sitting for the tactical professional.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Sedentary Muscular Recruitment Neuromuscular Activation Mobility Occupational Task Performance

TSAC Report – July 2019 Research Column

March 21, 2020

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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 Firefighters Specialist Police Warrior Task Sleep Health Tactical Athlete

Implications of Aerobic Fitness on Firefighters’ Occupational Performance, Health, and Risk of Injury

March 19, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss the health and occupational implications of firefighters not currently meeting the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) aerobic capacity recommendations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Firefighters Aerobic Capacity Fire Suppression Tasks VO2max

Using Complexes to Help Improve Tactical Job Performance

August 24, 2018

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Just as any athletic team can benefit from sport-specific training, tactical professionals can benefit from occupational task-specific training as well. Combining pushing, pulling, pressing, and total body movements into complexes may help mimic the demands and movements of job tasks that tactical personnel may encounter.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Complexes Tactical Strength Tactical Endurance TSAC Programming Complexes

Occupational Physical Fitness Tests for Police Officers—A Narrative Review

January 8, 2019

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Occupational police tests described in the literature can serve as indicators of the occupational performance of their employees. In addition, practitioners in charge of police training should develop and employ obstacle courses composed of critical work tasks, as they may be strongly related to tests of aerobic endurance, strength, muscular endurance, and agility.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation TSAC Tactical Training Police Testing Occupational Fitness Test

Post-Injury Training to Essential Job Demands for Firefighters

April 15, 2022

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This article explores a return to duty program for the tactical facilitator to implement with injured firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Firefighter Occupational Performance Job Tasks Return to Duty

Tests Based on Work Demands and Training Status

June 1, 2017

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Fitness testing uses a battery of protocols recognized by the scientific community as both reliable and valid, and it measures important fitness constructs such as aerobic endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, power, agility, flexibility, and balance.

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Tactical Professional Award

The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year Award is awarded to the coach, researcher, tactical professional, educator, or administrator whose influential contributions to the field measurably result in its advancement in a way that exceeds the outcomes achieved by others.

TSAC Research Review, TSAC Report 41

June 1, 2016

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This article is the sixth in 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 Technique Program design job task analysis FMS functional movement screen Load carriage tactical strength and conditioning TSAC exercise

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