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Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

August 5, 2019

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During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Aerobic Endurance Running Specificity Injury Prevention Mission

Lower Back Issues Among First Responders: The How, Why, and What

May 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Annual Training, John Hofman covers many common ailments that are specific to firefighters and how they are brought on by overuse, poor compensation, and improper motor patterns. Hofman shares effective strategies that can help improve a department’s health, wellness, and injury prevention programs, as well as corrective exercises.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety emergency injury liability coverage personal training sessions personal training liability

Back Off: Strong Backs from Rehabilitation to Performance

October 1, 2019

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From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Rob Orr, co-lead of Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit, explains how the backs of tactical personnel can be compromised. He also details the systems that affect the back and how to construct programs to optimize physical conditioning and reconditioning.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lower Back Lower Cross Syndromes Back Pain Force Transfer Tactical Personnel

The ACL Epidemic that Never Needed to Happen

January 29, 2018

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Understand the cause of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury epidemic and some ways to help prevent it through training and warm-ups. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Bryan Mann, PhD, teaches simple additions or tweaks to your current programs to greatly reduce the ACL tear rate.

Coaches Program design Safety ACL Injury Prevention Knee Injury Program Design

Training Program Considerations for Endurance Runners

May 1, 2017

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This article contains examples of how to periodize training programs to help aerobic endurance athletes reach their peak condition at the appropriate time of the year.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Training for running exercise program design training for endurance sports how to train for a 5k how to train for a marathon how to train for a 10k race

Effective Methods of Grip Strength Development

July 1, 2013

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Development of grip strength is often overlooked in traditional resistance training programs, but small program adjustments that target grip strength can be of benefit athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design handgrip strongman training hand exercises wrist exercises forearm exercises forearm workouts grip strength exercises strength training

Year-Round Nutrition Program

March 5, 2021

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This excerpt briefly explains nutrition periodization for different training cycles to help maximize performance for endurance athletes.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Macronutrients Hydration Nutrition Periodization Training Cycle

Why Youth Strength and Conditioning Matters

June 1, 2017

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Providing a safe and effective youth strength and conditioning program is only the foundation of their long-term athletic development.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design Youth Training Srength and Conditioning Coaching LTAD Athletic Development

Show Me the Money – How to Make Your Business Case for Tactical Fitness

May 1, 2015

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Even the best programs need to demonstrate their value in order to be supported by upper management, supervisors, and employees. In this session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training, Gaëtan Girard provides arguments and tools that can help build a case for a tactical fitness program within an organization.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development strength and conditioning Business Tactical TSAC Fitness

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