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Practical Guidelines for Accurate Body Fat Measurements

October 7, 2022

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This article seeks to explain monitoring body composition, including how to assess it properly for an accurate evaluation to minimize errors in body fat estimation and maximize physical training.

Personal trainers Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Body Composition Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

Transferring Physical Conditioning Principles to Practice to Enhance Performance in Tactical Personnel

July 22, 2019

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This article provides methods used by tactical facilitators, related research articles, and professional interviews to demonstrate how physical conditioning facilitates the transition from practice to duty for service members, including law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Tactical Physical Conditioning Law Enforcement Military

Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning for the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says

May 1, 2016

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The path to actual integration of mental and physical training for the tactical athlete is paved with growing empiricism. The current challenge is to sustain creative development of functional approaches and demonstrate that integration can deliver potential benefits.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design training resiliency mental strength training for tactical athletes tactical strength and conditioning

A Coach and Trainer’s Challenge – Individual Variables in Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

March 11, 2019

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There are many factors, both personal and environmental, that play a role in the success of a training and diet program for an individual client. This article looks at the factors to be aware of and some solutions to finding the best fit program for an individual client.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Health Fitness Nutrition Client Success

Microdosing and the Tactical Athlete – Considerations and Opportunities for Time-Critical Performance

December 16, 2022

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This article explains the potential benefits of microdosing training with tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Tactical Athlete Microdosing Resistance Training

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 84: Dr. Chris Morris

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Chris Morris, Director or Performance Science at the University of Kentucky, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about the importance of capturing athlete readiness through data and technology. Topics under discussion include Dr. Morris’s time as a University of Kentucky football player turned PhD student, how sports science is critical to understanding athlete’s capacities on a much deeper view, and developing interpersonal relationships with athletes to create trust and buy-in. Find Dr. Morris on Twitter: @CMorrisPhD | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Evidence-Based Exercise for Structural Firefighters—A Brief Review

September 11, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to address the key elements when designing a training program for firefighters, provide evidence for utilizing circuit training, and suggest recommendations on how to incorporate circuit training into the training program.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Firefighters Fire Suppression Tasks Equipment Carry TSAC-F

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 51: Hunter Schurrer

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Hunter Schurrer, Contracted Human Performance Specialist for Fort Lewis Washington 1st Special Forces Group talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about Coach Schurrer’s experience working with collegiate athletes, his mentors at the beginning of his S&C career, and his transition from D1 athletics to Tactical Strength and Conditioning. Topics under discussion include coaching colligate athletes, transitioning to the tactical setting, and training special forces groups.

TSAC Facilitators Coaches Professional Development

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 48: Bert Sorin

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Bert Sorin, President and Co-Owner of Sorinex Exercise Equipment, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about Bert Sorin’s upbringing and his experience being a collegiate athlete, how Sorinex is contributing to the field, and how TSAC is continuing to grow and improve.

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development

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