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Understand the Energy Demands of the Tactical Athlete

June 1, 2016

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The daily energy requirements of tactical personnel are highly variable, depending on gender, body composition, activities performed, age, and environmental conditions.

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Using Complexes to Help Improve Tactical Job Performance

August 24, 2018

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Just as any athletic team can benefit from sport-specific training, tactical professionals can benefit from occupational task-specific training as well. Combining pushing, pulling, pressing, and total body movements into complexes may help mimic the demands and movements of job tasks that tactical personnel may encounter.

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Tactical Solutions Roundtable Session – Preparing National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for the Army Combat Fitness Test

February 26, 2021

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From the virtual 2021 NSCA Coaches Conference, human performance specialists from the O2X Human Performance network discuss the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), including what it entails, how strength coaches can best prepare individuals for it, and the nutritional and mental demands of training for the test.

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Loading and Unloading Strategies: Managing All Variables within a Comprehensive Program

June 19, 2020

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Joel Raether, Director of Sport Performance at Authentic Performance Center, uses this session to take a closer look at how all variables within a program must be addressed to account for cumulative fatigue, density of variables within, and how to manage stressors for the tactical athlete with high demands for physical, mental, physiological, and emotional stress.

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Nutrition Professionals

June 1, 2017

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All sports nutrition professionals should be able to answer basic nutrition questions. However, athletes with complex nutrition issues should be referred to the appropriate resource as explained in this book excerpt.

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Physical Assessment of an Air National Guard Pararescue Team and the Importance of a Specialized Training Program

December 22, 2015

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The purpose of this article is to examine the effects and results of a training program designed specifically for United States Air Force (USAF) Pararescuemen.

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Program Design for Soldiers

March 7, 2018

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Unfortunately for many soldiers, running, pushups, and sit-ups address endurance, but do little to train mobility and strength. To meet the demands of their work and help avoid overuse injuries, a training program for soldiers should include mobility, strength, and endurance components.

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Firefighting - The Last Bastion of Demanding Occupations

April 29, 2013

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In this video from the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference, Paul Davis, PhD, of the First Responder Institute, talks about the physical demands of the firefighting profession while posing the question, could it be one of our last demanding occupations?

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The Woman Warrior—Training Considerations for Women Entering Elite Combat School

April 1, 2016

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Several obstacles can derail women from reaching or succeeding in the elite combat schools and will need to be mediated. The main obstacles this article focuses on are the current standard fitness requirements for attending an advanced combat school, the high absolute strength and power demands required by these combat schools, and the unique physiology of women compared to men.

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What Types of Fitness Training do Firefighters Actually Need? Models to Adapt Training Preference

April 1, 2016

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Military and law enforcement needs analyses are not specifically matched to firefighting, but those training styles are better than basic fitness regimens or no regimen at all. For firefighters who are attracted to other styles of training not specific to firefighting, there are ways to train for all the demands of firefighting without making the firefighter use training modalities that they dislike or are not comfortable using.

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