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Intrinsic and Extrinsic Performance Motivation: Turning Athletes’ Attitudes from “Have to” into “Want to”

August 5, 2022

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This article aims to share practical application strategies that strength and conditioning coaches can use in fostering a positive change in their athlete’s performance by understanding intrinsic and extrinsic performance motivation and how to adopt an autonomy-supportive coaching style.

Coaches Exercise Science Professional Development Motivation Intrinsic Extrinsic Attitude Leadership

Examining the Connection between Training the Core and Performance

November 26, 2021

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This article examines how training the core and performance are connected. This article seeks to help propose how to best use the literature to maximize understanding and use of the current concepts.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Core Strength Core Stability Star Excursion Balance Test

Lactate Threshold and Maximal Exercise Performance

August 13, 2018

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Scientific research has identified lactate threshold (LT) and maximal exercise performance as being very important contributors to endurance performance. A well-designed endurance training program can lead to improvement in both LT and maximal exercise performance within a single season and from season to season.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Endurance Developing Endurance Lactate Threshold

Specificity and the Tactical Athlete

September 30, 2022

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This article discusses using the principle of specificity as an important component in tactical training programs to enhance performance, decrease injuries, and improve functional longevity of a tactical athlete.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Tactical Athlete Movement Sleep Nutrition Training Load Specificity

The Effects of Altitude on Training and Racing Performance in Endurance Athletes

November 13, 2020

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The goal of this article is to define some of the basic physiological responses to acute and chronic altitude exposure and to provide some evidence-based, practical guidelines when approaching training and racing at higher altitudes.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design High Altitude Sea Level Endurance Performance Carbohydrate Intake Hydration

Vertical vs. Horizontal-Oriented Drop Jump Training: Chronic Effects on Explosive Performance of Elite Handball Players

August 5, 2019

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This infographic highlights the effects on performance measures from separate vertical or horizontal jump training programs in elite handball players.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Infographics Horizontal Jump Vertical Jump Explosive Performance

Integrated Perspectives on Tactical Preparation—Adding Mental Skill Training to Physical Fitness during Police Training Scenarios

January 15, 2019

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This article shares various options for integrating mental skills training into existing strength and conditioning programs. Such simultaneous, dual-training approaches may better prepare officers for the realities of occupational performance.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Mental Skills Training

Maximizing Game Performance – A Task-Based Approach to Speed and Agility Development

July 31, 2015

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On-field success in sports requires the ability to solve sport-specific problems and utilize speed and agility within the specific context of the game. In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Ian Jeffreys explains how adding a task-based approach to an athlete’s speed and agility training can help ensure optimal transfer from training to game performance.

Coaches Program design strength and conditioning Speed Training Agility Training Game Performance

Increasing Performance on Tactical Aerobic Endurance Tasks

August 24, 2018

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When isolating aerobic capacity as a determinant of performance, traditional interventions have focused on increasing an individual’s VO2max. Based on the large acute improvements from a single positive psychology research study, investigations into the application of integrated psychophysiological strategies to optimize performance should be explored.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Aerobic Endurance Training TSAC Tactical Performance Task Neurofeedback Training

Battalion Integration of Physical Performance Experts

October 6, 2023

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This article explores the challenges and successes of integrating physical performance experts at the battalion level.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Organization and Administration Professional Development

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