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Altering Traditional Exercises to Fit Any Need

June 1, 2016

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Given the right implement and creativity, there is no limit to being able to adjust and modify exercises to achieve program goals. This article shares a few of the many exercises that can be done to work with specific limitations.

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Injury Risk Reduction Programs for Firefighters—A Case Example

July 1, 2015

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The program described in this article is an example of how a department can attempt to address and potentially prevent musculoskeletal injuries in firefighters and similar tactical populations. This process includes the use of movement screens, active workshops, and various modes of feedback.

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Applied Periodization in Shoulder Injury for the Tactical Athlete—Part 2

February 1, 2017

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The exercises and progressions provided in this article can be used as a basic guideline for rehabilitation of common shoulder injuries, as well as a way to strengthen areas that are commonly affected by injury.

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The Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) Process and Periodization

June 1, 2016

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This article shows how to introduce and apply the sport season model, periodization cycles, and variables of training into the ARFORGEN process. Overtraining, including the signs and symptoms, also is covered.

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Occupationally Fit for Duty—What are the Physical Tasks of California Patrol Law Enforcement Officers?

September 1, 2016

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A common theme in tactical fitness is to train for the demands of the position. This begs the questions: what are the actual occupational physical fitness requirements of the position of a California patrol law enforcement officer and how might these inform programming for this population?

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Building Strength in the Fire Academy—Sample Training Program from Personal Perspective

April 1, 2016

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Through a well-designed resistance training program, firefighter recruits can gain the movement skills, confidence to exercise, and foundational strength/physiological adaptations that they need for a long and healthy career.

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Physiological Responses to Defensive Tactics Training in Correctional Populations – Implications for Health Screening and Physical Training

June 1, 2017

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Correctional officers can achieve heart rates that are indicative of maximal effort exercise during a simulated confrontation with a noncompliant inmate. Given the nature of the position, agencies should attempt to hire individuals that have the potential to be able to work in these situations and training instructors should ensure they are physically developed so they can function and make correct decisions when providing maximal effort under stress.

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Learning to Fail: A Prerequisite for Success in Mission Critical Teams – Part 2

June 1, 2017

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If Mission Critical Teams intend to enhance their capability, they must first embrace a learning organizational culture and develop a belief that organizations are required to continually improve and adapt in the current competitive and complex environment in order to survive and prosper.

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The Technology Piece – Industry, Academia, and Subject Matter Experts All Working Together for the Best Outcome for the End User

September 24, 2018

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There is growing momentum in the modernization of law enforcement (and other tactical populations) to integrate industry and academic institutions into modernization plans. Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators® (TSAC-F®) can contribute to this collaboration.

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Reintegration Considerations for Tactical Athletes

July 1, 2016

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From a strength and conditioning perspective, how should a tactical athlete be reintegrated when they return to a kinetically operational workplace after time away?

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