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Heart Rate Response to Psychological Stress—Importance of Stress Education for Law Enforcement Recruits

April 8, 2019

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Law enforcement officers can experience psychological and physical stress in most of every part of their day, even starting from the first day of the academy. This article looks at Heart Rate Response in relation to stress, and interventions to manage stress through the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Heart Rate Response Stress HR Monitoring Law Enforcement

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 85: Richard Howell

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Richard Howell, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Indianapolis Colts National Football League (NFL) team, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about his impressive 21 years with the organization. Topics under discussion include going from pre-medical to strength coach, building relationships with athletes and staff members, and how technology provides hard numbers for sport coaches to understand stress management. Connect with Richard through email: Richard.howell@colts.nfl.net | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Exercise and Persistent Musculoskeletal Pain—A Review and Recommendations for Personal Trainers

October 22, 2018

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Many personal trainers work with clients who are dealing with musculoskeletal pain that has negative consequences both on the client’s ability to exercise and their activities of daily living. This article discusses the different types of pain, and describes targeted approaches for training clients with persistent musculoskeletal pain.

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Strategies Aimed at Optimizing Mental Recovery from Training and Occupational Performance

April 30, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to provide education surrounding the importance of recovery in tactical populations, identify key aspects of the mental recovery process, and identify strategies Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can implement to promote mental recovery when working with athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Mental Recovery TSAC-F Tactical Athletes Relaxation Stress Management

Coping Strategies for Westward Travelers

November 19, 2018

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Traveling can take a lot out of a person. Making a plan to prepare for pre travel, during travel, and time zone changes can help an individual manage the stress of traveling effectively. This infographic gives key information to help an individual prepare for westward travel.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Stress Management Westward Travel Sleep Travel infographics

Coping Strategies for Eastward Travelers

November 6, 2018

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Traveling can take a lot out of a person. Making a plan to prepare for pre travel, during travel, and time zone changes can help an individual manage the stress of traveling effectively. This infographic gives key information to help an individual prepare for eastward travel.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Stress Management Eastward Travel Sleep Traveling infographics

Understanding and Managing Stress in Collegiate Athletics

June 1, 2016

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It is important for strength and conditioning coaches, sport coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators to recognize and address the evidence of stress within student-athletes in order to avoid chronic stress-related anxiety and injury.

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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

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

A Mindful Lift – Benefits of Mindful Meditation in Strength and Conditioning – Part 2

March 5, 2021

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Part 2 of this article series explores the possible benefits of mindful meditation for coach development as well as how it can improve reflective practice and the coach-athlete relationship.

Coaches Professional Development Mindful Meditation Stress Management Reflection Coach-Athlete Relationship

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