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TSAC Report 47 Research Review

June 1, 2017

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This article is the 11th 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 Science TSAC Report tactical strength and conditioning TSAC

Sleep Improvement Programs for Firefighters – A Critically Appraised Topic

June 18, 2021

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The research reviewed in this article provides a baseline snapshot of clinically-relevant tools to screen, diagnose, and provide treatment that can improve behavior surrounding sleep, as well as quantity and quality of sleep in occupational firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Professional Development Firefighters Sleep Deprivation Sleep Health TSAC-F

Injury Prevention and Proper Movement—Anecdotal Evidence to Help Tactical Athletes Perform at their Best

January 1, 2014

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Chronic fatigue, stress, sleep deprivation, unhealthy diets, and pain can be commonplace in most departments. The tactical facilitator should try to keep their action plans simple and achievable to help prevent injuries and optimize performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety training for tactical athletes TSAC tactical strength and conditioning

Good Night – Sleep and First Responders

March 1, 2024

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This article aims to bring awareness to the importance of sleep and recovery for first responders, as well as providing strategies to optimize sleep specific to their occupational demands.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Sleep First Responder Firefighter Recovery

Creatine Supplementation for Athletes

November 15, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to discuss creatine supplementation for athletes by addressing supplementation for athletic performance, recovery, cognition, brain function, safety, contraindications, and other special considerations.

Coaches Nutrition Creatine Supplementation Sports Nutrition Glycogen ATP PCr Creatine

Sleep Health in High Performance Populations—Considerations to Optimize Athletic Potential

May 6, 2022

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This article aims to provide a good understanding of sleep health and the way it affects high performance populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Sleep High Performance Sleep Hygiene Sleep Measurement

Ice Hockey – In-Season Strength and Conditioning Considerations

June 30, 2023

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This article provides some practical applications to minimize the negative effects associated with a long intensive ice hockey season on ice hockey athletes.

Coaches Program design Ice Hockey Travel Fatigue Fitness

Aged Firefighter Needs Analysis – Enhancing Readiness throughout the Career Span

April 19, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to propose a training model for the aging firefighter to improve the athletic qualities of aerobic fitness and muscular strength so that they may remain healthier longer into their careers.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Firefighter VO2Max Muscular Endurance Injury Prevention

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 65: Annette Zapp

Podcast

Annette Zapp, Lieutenant Firefighter in Chicago, talks to the Former NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about strength and conditioning in the firefighting niche. Topics under discussion include the perks of being a firefighter who is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®), the typical lifestyles and attitudes of firefighters in general, and common issues that they face both physically and mentally. Find Annette on Twitter: @FireSQFitness or Instagram: @FireSQFitness

Coaches Professional Development

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

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