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Sports Science: The Brain-Body Connection

April 28, 2016

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Develop a better understanding of the brain’s role on exercise and recovery for the tactical athlete, and learn how to identify and implement heart rate variability (HRV) markers for prescribing recovery strategies. Presented by Mark Stephenson, Director of the Human Performance Program at a special operations unit for the Department of Defense, at the NSCA’s 2016 TSAC Annual Training.

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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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science energy demands tactical strength and conditioning tsac-f

Adrenal Exhaustion: Implications for Military Reliance

May 1, 2015

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With the need to be ready under any circumstances from operational missions to physical training, understanding how the adrenal gland functions is important for any tactical athlete. The adrenal gland mediates performance and can have a negative effect on the body’s physiology when exhausted. It is vital to understand the interventions needed to obviate the negative effects and enhance the positive aspects of such physiological function. This session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training sheds light on this important physiological system that impacts both physical health and functional performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Adrenal gland physiology functional performance tactical fitness

Boots on the Ground: What Have We Learned? A Retrospect on the Past 10 Years Working as a TSAC-F

October 15, 2018

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The tactical strength and conditioning field is evolving each year. Because of the experience of those in the field, as well as the growing body of research, we are gaining a better understanding of what it actually means to work within the tactical field.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC TSAC-F Tactical Athlete Strength and Conditioning

Initiating Mental Skills Training with Tactical Athletes—Views of United States Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructors

May 28, 2018

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Tactical facilitators are especially well-positioned to integrate mental skills training that may develop more complete tactical athletes who are prepared for dangerous environments. This article offers recommendations for mental skills training based on reported views from a tactical population.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Mental Skills Training Tactical Strength and Conditioning TSAC Combat Instructors

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

From Personal Experience—TSAC Influence

March 1, 2015

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One of the most important skills for tactical facilitators to have is the ability to influence others. One way tactical facilitators can improve their influence is through education, observation, and participation.

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Needs Analysis for a Tactical Athlete

March 25, 2019

Article

Learn the basics of conducting a needs analysis for tactical athletes based on the athlete’s goals and desired outcomes, assessments, limitations on workout frequency and duration, equipment availability, health and injury status, and occupational physiological demands.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Tactical Needs Analysis TSAC-F

The Deadlift and Its Application to Overall Performance

April 1, 2014

Article

This article provides a few key tips on how to perform the deadlift more efficiently and safely. Some helpful coaching cues—such as keeping the head slightly up, activating the lats, and pushing the knees out—can assist a tactical athlete in executing the deadlift while increasing strength over time.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F coaching cues how to deadlift deadlift

Human Performance Monitoring and Augmentation—Turning Data into Decisions

March 25, 2019

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In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Conference, Josh Hagen explains the importance of having an understanding metrics and how to implement monitoring for tactical athletes to influence training for optimal performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Athlete Monitoring Metrics Tactical Athlete Data Analytics Military

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