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Polarized Endurance Training (PET) for Cardiovascular Endurance Optimization

June 1, 2017

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There is growing evidence that polarized endurance training is a promising method for optimizing a tactical athlete’s cardiovascular system, preparing for physical performance tests, allowing for a more full recovery during deployment, and allowing for safer return to duty after injury or deployment.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science TSAC Report Endurance cardiovascular fitness tsac-f tactical strength and conditioning

Considerations for Physiological Monitoring of Tactical Personnel

July 1, 2014

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Collecting data can be trial and error, but by building a solid foundation prior to data collection and putting the appropriate people and procedures in place, the tactical facilitator can minimize errors while optimizing effort, money, and time.

TSAC Facilitators Program design tsac personnel tsac monitoring

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

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

Mobilize, Activate, Stimulate – Maximizing Your Warm-Ups

July 30, 2015

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Strength and conditioning professionals have a finite time to develop their athletes or clients. Too often the first 10 – 15 min of sessions are under-coached and poorly structured. In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Coach Emily Nolan explores ways to maximize the use of warm-ups.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Professional Development Dynamic Warm-ups Strength and Conditioning Coach Athletic Development Optimizing Time

NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Region

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NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Rocky Mountain Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.

Improving Recovery for Tactical Athletes

September 16, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help provide recommendations of overall recovery modalities for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Program design Recovery Tactical Athletes Nutrition Sleep

Tactical Performance Concepts & Application

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The importance of physical fitness is never greater than when lives are at stake. Specifically, professionals in law enforcement, fire/rescue, and the military need fitness and tactical athleticism to efficiently respond to calls and complete missions regardless of the obstacles, mixed terrain, interference, and dangerous environmental conditions involved

Hormonal Response to Muscle Contraction

September 17, 2021

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This excerpt from Strength Training describes the hormone response to exercise and their functions within the human body.

Coaches Exercise Science Endocrine System Hormones Muscular Force Production Resistance Exercise IGF Testosterone

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