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A Quarterback-Specific Movement Program

April 1, 2019

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The football quarterback (QB) is a unique position in sport. To throw or pass the ball, the QB needs to incorporate nearly every muscle in the body in a very precise sequence to optimally release the ball with the right amount of power, spin, and precision. Specific movement patterns are suggested to optimize the performance of a QB.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Quarterback Football Movement Specificity Movement Programming

Specificity and the Tactical Athlete

September 30, 2022

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This article discusses using the principle of specificity as an important component in tactical training programs to enhance performance, decrease injuries, and improve functional longevity of a tactical athlete.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Tactical Athlete Movement Sleep Nutrition Training Load Specificity

The 165-lb Body Drag Benchmarking and Training Implications for Law Enforcement Recruits

December 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to describe the 165-lb body drag as performed by California law enforcement recruits in order to graduate academy.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Body Drag Law Enforcement Strength TSAC-F

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

Gluteal Muscle Strength and Activation, and the Relation to Knee Pain

April 1, 2019

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This article focuses on exercises that strengthen the gluteal muscles for abduction to help reduce knee pain in full range of motion and promote proper movement in the primary knee joints.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design TSAC Glute Muscle Knee Pain Proper Movement

Defining, Measuring, and Monitoring Resilience for the Tactical Professional: Part 1 – Allostatic Load Theory: Principles for the Tactical Professional at Home and on the Job

February 4, 2022

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This article defines and reviews the allostatic load theory in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Allostatic Load Theory Tactical Stress TSAC-F

Concurrent Cognitive and Physical Fitness Training – Part Two

March 29, 2024

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This article builds upon a previous article on the potential benefits personal trainers can offer clients by combining both cognitive and physical training.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Professional Development

Military Fitness Research, 2017

June 1, 2017

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The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 64th Annual Meeting was held in Denver, CO May 30 – June 3, 2017. Overall, there were more than 50 presentations with a military focus, an indication of the importance of this research. The following is a review of some of the presented research.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science TSAC Report TSAC military tactical strength and conditioning

Practical Application for Long-Term Athletic Development

May 28, 2012

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Learn about the framework for practical, functional, and sequential skill development for a “best practices” model. This model is designed to develop a movement vocabulary, physical literacy, and movement skills for improved athleticism.

Coaches Exercise Science athletic long-term youth skill development movement movement skills athleticism physical literacy skill building

Patterns of First Responders

July 1, 2014

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Tactical facilitators need to understand the movement patterns that first responders encounter because they can have a profound effect on underlying biomechanics and may contribute to excessive tissue loads.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety injury prevention for EMTs injury prevention for firefighters repetitive motion disorder Overexertion trauma

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