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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.

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Child’s Play: FUNdamental Warm-Up Games for All Sports

January 8, 2021

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From the 2020 NSCA Coaches Conference, Ashley Jones, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Houston SaberCats Major League Rugby team, presents a high-energy hands-on presentation highlighting fun warm-up games coaches can implement with their athletes.

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TSAC Report July 2018 Research Column

April 29, 2019

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This article is part of a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning.

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Tactical Training and the Menstrual Cycle – From the Field Experience from Naval Special Operations Training

April 8, 2022

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This article serves to educate people about the menstrual cycle in the tactical female population. It provides a framework for how to work through the phases of menstruation to increase training response, and thus, overall success in military training.

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Intermittent Fasting – An Update on its Effects on Athletic Performance

April 1, 2016

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Athletes have sought out intermittent fasting as a strategy to optimize performance. However, it is important to critically evaluate the research available in order to establish specific recommendations and determine if intermittent fasting is safe or effective.

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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Special Edition Episode: Korey Stringer Institute

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Courteney Benjamin and Yasuki Sekiguchi, from the Korey Stringer Institute, talk to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about preventing sudden death in the heat and how coaches can plan ahead, create, and respond with an emergency action plan. Find the Korey Stringer Institute on Twitter: @K_S_Institute | Find Scott on Instagram: @coachcaulfield

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Sample Job Description - Full Time Strength and Conditioning Coach

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Tactical Fitness Research Presented in 2015

October 1, 2015

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This article summarizes several sessions at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 62nd Annual Meeting, held in San Diego, CA, May 27–30, 2015 that examined various aspects of tactical performance.

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Performance under Pressure – Coping Skills and Mitigation Strategies for Tactical Personnel

November 3, 2023

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This article will discuss specific measures of stress that can be monitored, as well as coping skills to mitigate the negative effects of stress.

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The Role of Nitric Oxide in Tactical Performance

September 1, 2016

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Supplements that claim to boost nitric oxide have not been proven to be all that effective since the actual conversion in the blood cell is rather complicated and requires oxygen, which is usually in short supply during exercise or at high altitude. So how does an athlete boost their nitric oxide production?

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