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Soldier Readiness Test Pilot: Overview of Combat Relevant Testing and Embedded Resources on Military Readiness

April 30, 2018

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training, Karen Daigle presents the opportunities and challenges associated with various levels of strength and conditioning and medical resources embedded in operational military units.

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Soldier Musculoskeletal Injuries, Risk Factors, and Recommendations

August 5, 2019

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Soldiers must be physically prepared to meet a broad range of challenges. This article is designed to help identify risks and discuss recommended strategies to implement in order to minimize those injury risks at the company, commander, and soldier level.

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units

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A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

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Developing USMC Force Fitness Program: Improving Tactical Athletes and Preventing Injury

January 28, 2019

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In this 2018 TSAC Annual Training video, Jay Sedory and Arron Prowett discuss the development of the Force Fitness Program used to create and advance the understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness in order to prepare a well-rounded soldier for combat.

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Implementing Strength Training to Improve Ruck March Capacity

April 17, 2020

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This article describes the various strength training processes that can be implemented to build a soldier’s ruck march capacity.

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Continuing Education for Army Master Fitness Trainers

January 1, 2015

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To apply performance enhancement and injury prevention practices employed by today’s professional and collegiate athletics to the Army, a restructuring of training paradigms needs to be implemented across the force.

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Boots on the Ground: Purpose and Efficacy of United States Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test

April 1, 2017

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A comprehensive but realistic battery of tests can reveal those who are sufficiently fit and athletic to immediately assimilate into training with the least possible likelihood of failure or injury. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) was designed to identify those individuals and screen out those who require further physical development.

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The 8 Main Movement Patterns – A Programming Framework for Tactical Strength and Conditioning

July 2, 2021

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This article details the rationale for making the eight main movements the foundation of tactical strength and conditioning.

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Boots on the Ground: Strength and Conditioning in the United States Army – Lessons Learned from a Year Coaching Infantrymen

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John Mata writes about his experience as a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) and his opportunity to be part of a pilot program directed by United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

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The Army Combat Fitness Test – Redefining Physical Training for the United States Army

July 29, 2019

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This article describes the transition from the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) to the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), as well as the detailed events that make the ACFT.

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