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High School Athletic Directors’ Resources

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Resources for High School Athletic Directors and Administrators who are interested in adding a strength and conditioning position to their school or improving their existing strength and conditioning program. Includes tools for creating a position and evaluating your existing program, as well as information for parents.

Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lifestyle Change Sedentary Client Non-Exercise-Based Physical Activity

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

Critical Evaluation of the Wim Hof Method

March 19, 2021

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Through this article, personal trainers should understand the extremes of the Wim Hof method, and instead encourage clients to follow scientifically-backed deep breathing and cold therapy practices to supplement a well-rounded exercise program.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Breathing Meditation Cold Exposure Personal Trainer

Leave No Stone Unturned—Training for Success in the NFL Combine

March 4, 2019

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The NFL Combine is a week-long evaluation process that allows NFL scouts, coaches, general managers, and owners to get an up-close and personal evaluation of the talent that comprises the given year’s draft class. This is a day-by-day program outline to maximize results and effort for the NFL combine.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation NFL Combine Football Athlete Testing

Micronutrient Requirements for Athletes

May 1, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition briefly discusses micronutrients and their role in optimal athletic performance.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Nutrition Micronutrients Nutrition Vitamins Minerals Organic Compounds

A Sample Ability-Based Conditioning Session for Law Enforcement and Correctional Recruits

June 10, 2019

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Law enforcement and correctional officers have the potential to be in a physically demanding situation at any time. This article is an overview of a conditioning program that can be used in physical training for recruits in the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Physical Training Aerobic Capacity Aerobic Training Conditioning Tactical Recruits

Developing the Knowledge Base for the Certified Personal Trainer

January 1, 2015

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With each experience of training a new client comes an opportunity to research, consult, and learn something new. The career-driven personal trainer will learn from their mistakes, build on their successes, and utilize their knowledge base with each new client they encounter.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development personal trainer certification building a personal training business how to become a personal trainer Personal training

An Example Fitness Assessment Battery for Community Service Officers

February 14, 2020

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This article details an example assessment battery that could be used to measure the relative health and fitness of community service officers (CSO) within the context of similar populations.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Fitness Assessment Illinois Agility Test Dummy Drag Grip Strength

Psychological and Motivational Techniques

October 1, 2018

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This book excerpt reviews the psychological principal of the self-determination theory (SDT) and its role in motivation and how this can be used in a tactical setting.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Organization and Administration TSAC Motivational Techniques Self-Determination Theory Psychological Skills PST

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