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Melatonin Supplementation in Adults – Is it Safe and Effective?

June 11, 2021

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A client asks you about melatonin, are you prepared to answer? This article explores the efficacy and safety of supplemental melatonin as a sleep aid in adults.

Personal trainers Nutrition Melatonin Supplements Sleep Cycle Hormones

Sleep Hygiene Strategies for Tactical Athletes

April 1, 2016

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Tactical athletes, due to the nature of their jobs, may have sleeping problems (such as falling asleep and/or staying asleep) which is indicative of poor sleep quality. This article shares sleep hygiene strategies that can help tactical athletes achieve better rest.

TSAC Facilitators Program design tactical strength and conditioning tsac rest sleep quality test sleep hygiene sleep

Understanding Inter-Individual Responses to Exercise

December 11, 2020

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This article briefly describes how individuals can have the same training program, but have large fluctuations in the adaptation responses due to genetic and life style factors.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Adaptations Genetics Personal Trainer Biological Factors

Design and Planning for Endurance Training

February 11, 2019

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This section from the book, Developing Endurance, gives an overview of how to plan and develop a program for endurance athletes by following four steps.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Endurance Training Endurance Athlete Programming Developing Endurance

Risk Factors Requiring Wellness Interventions

November 6, 2020

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning explains the importance of wellness programs for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Wellness Interventions Tactical Sleep Disruption Stress Nutrition

Combining Physical and Mental Training

June 1, 2017

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Much in the same way that a single movement or a single workout does not make or break a training cycle, the same holds true for mental skills. The challenge is that the strength and conditioning coach will likely need to reach out to another professional trained in sport psychology to help establish the plan and construct the appropriate interventions.

Coaches Exercise Science NSCA Coach physical training mental training sport psychology

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

April 2, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Caffeine Coffee Tea Energy Drink Tactical Athlete Dose and Timing

The Effects of Alcohol on Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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The effects of alcohol on athletic performance vary depending on quantity, demographics, and type of exercise, making it difficult to determine specific recommendations. From an athletic performance standpoint, the acute use of alcohol can influence motor skills, hydration status, aerobic performance, as well as aspects of the recovery process.

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Periodized Nutrition and Metabolic Flexibility for Special Operators

April 1, 2014

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The extent to which a special operator’s training schedule can be planned in advance is often limited due to their unpredictable operational demands. However, there may be opportunities to plan for specific training during certain periods.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Nutrition sports nutrition periodization tactical athlete military athlete; tactical strength and conditioning TSAC

Central Concepts Related to Periodization

May 1, 2017

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The ability to manage the adaptive response, handle accumulated fatigue, and capitalize on the aftereffects established from training is central to the training process.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Central Concepts Related to Periodization Periodization strength training recovery training program design

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