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Injury Prevention and Proper Movement—Anecdotal Evidence to Help Tactical Athletes Perform at their Best

January 1, 2014

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Chronic fatigue, stress, sleep deprivation, unhealthy diets, and pain can be commonplace in most departments. The tactical facilitator should try to keep their action plans simple and achievable to help prevent injuries and optimize performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety training for tactical athletes TSAC tactical strength and conditioning

Integration of Endurance Resistance Training

May 1, 2017

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When integrating resistance training, endurance athletes must ensure that the sessions or workouts are sequenced in the context of the overall workload. Giving careful thought to these factors when designing the training plan will increase the chances of success.

Coaches Exercise Science Program design endurance training strength training weight training

Resistance Exercise Considerations for Load Carriage

May 8, 2020

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This article addresses three main areas of resistance exercise that best prepares tactical personnel for load carriage.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Load Carriage Tactical Professional Fatigue Resistance Dynamic Trunk Stability Injury Prevention

Branched-Chain Amino Acids

December 17, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition explains branched-chain amino acids

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Nutrition BCAAs Albumin Protein Protein Synthesis Free Fatty Acids

TSAC Research Review, Issue 39

April 1, 2016

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This article is the fourth of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design fatigue firefighter fitness TSAC wellness for firefighters wellness programs Soldier load carriage

TSAC Research Review – Issue 37

April 1, 2015

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This article is the second of a continuing series that examines pertinent and recent tactical strength and conditioning research reviews.

TSAC Facilitators Program design first responders fatigue firefighter conditioning firefighters

Measurement and Evaluation in a Microdosed Training Program

January 6, 2023

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This article seeks to provide insight on a training method based around prescribing small amounts of training to achieve a large amount of physical improvements.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Needs Analysis Testing Basketball

Single-Leg and Double-Leg Training Implications for Basketball

January 1, 2015

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Both unilateral and bilateral training should be used to optimally develop basketball players. This article compares single-leg and double-leg training options and provides considerations and potential implications for training basketball athletes.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design single-leg training basketball conditioning double-leg training bilateral training Unilateral training

From College to Command—Human Performance Optimization and the Army ROTC Cadet

November 19, 2018

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Soldiers in today’s Army should be exposed to realistic and stressful training scenarios. Additionally, they should be educated on the physical, psychological, and cognitive effects of combat and fatigue. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (AROTC) cadets are an ideal training audience since they are already immersed in an academic environment.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Professional Development ROTC Tactical Athlete Military Training Cadet Training

Muscle Activation and Strength Training

June 1, 2017

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Periodization of training is based on the principle that different loads (e.g., light, moderate, or heavy) or power requirements recruit different types and numbers of motor units. Recruitment order is important from a practical standpoint for several reasons.

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