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Considerations for Specialist Tactical Law Enforcement Officers during Long-Term Special Events

April 1, 2016

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The lack of specific training for tactical athletes during long deployments poses a significant issue. This article addresses mitigation strategies that can help them perform at their best and reduce the risk of injury.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design deployment training Detraining long-term deployment tactical fitness

Developing a Career in TSAC

July 28, 2014

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The NSCA provides career-focused benefit videos designed to help members gain expert insight, knowledge and tips to help further their careers.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC Career in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Jobs in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Firefighter Law Enforcement Military

Heart Rate Response to Psychological Stress—Importance of Stress Education for Law Enforcement Recruits

April 8, 2019

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Law enforcement officers can experience psychological and physical stress in most of every part of their day, even starting from the first day of the academy. This article looks at Heart Rate Response in relation to stress, and interventions to manage stress through the academy.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Heart Rate Response Stress HR Monitoring Law Enforcement

High School Sports and Strength and Conditioning – Implications for Tactical Organizations

February 26, 2021

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This article explores the concept of how lifestyle behaviors encouraged at the high school-level could affect fitness during adulthood, with a focus on both sport and strength and conditioning participation.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Academy Sports Recruits TSAC-F Motivation hs-coaching

Bone Stress Response Injuries in Law Enforcement Recruits

March 12, 2021

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This article looks to explain why law enforcement recruits have higher incidences of lower extremity bone stress responses and stress fractures. It also explores injury mitigation pathways to increase the graduation rates among law enforcement academies.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Law Enforcement Bone Stress Recruits Injury Mitigation

Tactical Coach Award

The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach whose influence within his or her assigned tactical (military, law enforcement, fire and rescue) setting exceeds that of peers. Achieving this influence can be the result of one or multiple coaching related accomplishments such as but not limited to measurable performance improvements or injury reduction, program creation, advancement through innovation, and other initiatives that enhance wellness, health, and performance at the local level.

Accounting for Mental and Physical Stress in the Law Enforcement Physical Training Schedule

April 1, 2015

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Job descriptions, schedules, personal responsibilities, and physical training experience are all factors that should be taken into account when designing a unique and specialized training program for tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease handling stress physical stress Training program design

Establishing a Physical Fitness Assessment and Training Program in a Large Metropolitan Law Enforcement Organization

June 4, 2021

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This article is a personal perspective of creating and providing a fitness assessment and resistance training program from scratch to a large law enforcement organization.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Law Enforcement SWOT Academy TSAC-F Fitness and Wellness

Using Complexes to Help Improve Tactical Job Performance

August 24, 2018

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Just as any athletic team can benefit from sport-specific training, tactical professionals can benefit from occupational task-specific training as well. Combining pushing, pulling, pressing, and total body movements into complexes may help mimic the demands and movements of job tasks that tactical personnel may encounter.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Complexes Tactical Strength Tactical Endurance TSAC Programming Complexes

Circuit Strength Training with Ability-Based Modifications for Law Enforcement Recruits

March 4, 2019

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Circuit training is quick and effective way to induce training adaptations that are similar to the demands that tactical officers face in their career. This is a basic layout of a circuit training program that can be implemented to recruits during training to prepare them for the physical demands they will face.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Tactical Circuit Training Training Recruits

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