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Polarized Endurance Training (PET) for Cardiovascular Endurance Optimization

June 1, 2017

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There is growing evidence that polarized endurance training is a promising method for optimizing a tactical athlete’s cardiovascular system, preparing for physical performance tests, allowing for a more full recovery during deployment, and allowing for safer return to duty after injury or deployment.

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Thoracic Mobility for the Tactical Operator

October 8, 2018

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Tactical operators face many challenges in relation to their job and need to be able to move optimally in order to avoid injuries. The tools provided in this article may assist in helping to develop the ability to improve thoracic mobility in tactical operators.

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A Sample Ability-Based Conditioning Session for Law Enforcement and Correctional Recruits

June 10, 2019

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Law enforcement and correctional officers have the potential to be in a physically demanding situation at any time. This article is an overview of a conditioning program that can be used in physical training for recruits in the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Physical Training Aerobic Capacity Aerobic Training Conditioning Tactical Recruits

Exercise Technique—A Simple Approach to Teaching the Power Clean in a Group Environment

June 1, 2017

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There are numerous complexities involved in teaching the Olympic-style lifts. This article explains one way to teach the power clean progression and some coaching cues that can be used to teach sport or tactical athletes in a group setting.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Olympic lifts how to teach the Olympic lifts strength training weightlifting

Tire Flipping—A Method of Assessing Functional Power Output for Firefighters

April 1, 2013

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The movement pattern utilized when flipping a tire is similar to the movements required during firefighting. Learn not only how to flip a tire, but how to assess functional power output among firefighters through the use of tire flipping.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Client Consultation|Assessment Strength training Conditioning training Tire flipping workouts Tire workouts Tire flip; How to flip a tire Tire flipping weight Tire flipping benefits Tire flipping technique tire flipping how to flip a tire

Obstacle Course Training to Enhance Army Physical Readiness

January 1, 2016

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Obstacle course training can offer variety to any physical readiness training program. Properly conducted obstacle course training may be a useful method to train strength, endurance, and mobility simultaneously.

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Ruck-Based Selection Training

June 1, 2016

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Training to move heavy weight over a distance presents the participant with a unique set of physical challenges not typically seen in other training programs. However, there is a greater risk for injuries if appropriate training is not engaged in prior to the event.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design endurance exercise heavy loads endurance training

Considerations for Ruck Injury Prevention in the Low Back

April 1, 2017

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Given the high prevalence of injuries that occur during rucking, implementing an injury prevention program is paramount. Disseminating information on proper injury prevention training methods and reducing the risk of ruck-related back injuries can improve overall mission readiness with minimal lost training time.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease low back injury tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F Ruck training

Shoulder Taps – A Novel Time-Efficient Screening Tool for Tactical Operators

October 21, 2019

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This article presents the shoulder taps, which could serve as a more time-efficient screening tool for tactical operators. Although this article will present the shoulder taps as an assessment modality, it may be expanded upon and prescribed as an exercise for the purpose of improving trunk, hip, and shoulder stability.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Movement Pattern Screening Tool FMS Tactical Operators

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