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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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science heart rate variability stress recovery strategies

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

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tsac periodization rehabilitation shoulder injuries

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

Nutrient Needs during Deployment and Shift Work

August 20, 2021

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This excerpt explains the importance of optimal nutritional strategies in conjunction with good sleep hygiene and how that can help mitigate damaging effects of deployment and shift work on performance.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition Nutrition Deployment Shift Work Sleep Hygiene

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

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?

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design tsac tsac athletes tactical athletes

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

Hydration and Electrolyte Considerations for Tactical Athletes

February 1, 2016

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It is important for tactical athletes to be aware of their fluid intake and hydration status when training for or performing job duties. This article explains several ways this can be accomplished.

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition rehydrating fitness drinks replenishing electrolytes Hydration

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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