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Not Adding Up – Why Gravitational Running Techniques May Not Biomechanically Equal Speed

December 3, 2021

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This article seeks to provide some insight to optimal biomechanics in running technique and why normal gravitational techniques may not suit tactical athletes while load-bearing.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Tactical Athlete Kinematics Running Technique Gravitational Running Techniques Biomechanics

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

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

Why You Should Offer Running Analysis to Enhance Your Business

May 20, 2022

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This article provides practical guidelines for performing a running analysis in order to potentially attract more clients who are interested in improving their running performance.

Personal trainers Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Professional Development Running Gait Analysis Flexibility Mobility Balance Business

Sample 5K Training Plan for Runners

May 1, 2017

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This excerpt from the book Developing Endurance, published by Human Kinetics, presents a sample 5K training plan for runners.

Coaches Program design 5k training plan couch to 5k 5k training program how to run a 5k Suzie Snyder sprint training 5k for beginners

Energy System Training

April 22, 2022

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning aims to educate on some fundamentals of energy systems training in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Intervals Anaerobic Aerobic Energy Systems Tactical Multi-Stage Fitness Test

Training the Arm Swing for High Performance

May 17, 2024

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This article explains the connections between the upper and lower body and their influence on performance and recovery strategies in sprinting.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Sprinting Arm Swing Myofascial Chains Aerobic Anaerobic

The Effects of Strength Training on Running Economy in Highly Trained Runners

May 1, 2017

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A review of the literature concludes that a strength training program including low-intensity to high-intensity resistance exercises and plyometric exercises performed 2 – 3 times per week for 8 – 12 weeks is an appropriate strategy to improve running economy in highly trained middle- and long-distance runners.

Personal trainers Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique running economy infographics

Reducing the Risk of Injury

May 6, 2019

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This article is an overview of several studies that look into the effects of intensity and volume in the training of combat soldiers and its relation to injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Volume Intensity Reducing Injury Combat Soldiers

A Sample Ability-Based Conditioning Session for Law Enforcement and Correctional Recruits

June 10, 2019

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Law enforcement and correctional officers have the potential to be in a physically demanding situation at any time. This article is an overview of a conditioning program that can be used in physical training for recruits in the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Physical Training Aerobic Capacity Aerobic Training Conditioning Tactical Recruits

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