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Sleep Improvement Programs for Firefighters – A Critically Appraised Topic

June 18, 2021

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The research reviewed in this article provides a baseline snapshot of clinically-relevant tools to screen, diagnose, and provide treatment that can improve behavior surrounding sleep, as well as quantity and quality of sleep in occupational firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Professional Development Firefighters Sleep Deprivation Sleep Health TSAC-F

Does Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy Have Application to Athletic Performance?

April 30, 2021

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This article will review available information about pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy and practical applications that could be adopted by strength and conditioning coaches.

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Utilizing the Priority Training System for First Responders

March 1, 2014

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The “priority training system” is one method first responders can use to ensure adequate exercise while not overexerting to the point that they are too fatigued to perform their jobs.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety over training fatigue recovery first responders priority training system

Addressing ADHD Within a Program

October 1, 2015

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A problem facing personal trainers is the lack of awareness needed to work with clients who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This article aims to bring awareness of the symptoms of ADHD to personal trainers, discuss how they potentially affect training of various clients, and present programing considerations for training clients with ADHD.

Personal trainers Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease CSPS NSCA-CPT special populations personal training attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD

Fitness, Wellness and Medical Surveillance

May 1, 2015

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When putting together a comprehensive training program for firefighters, Jill Craig looks at three things: fitness, wellness and medical surveillance, in that order. Join Jill as she talks about how the Austin Fire Department outlines its training model. From the 2014 TSAC Conference.

TSAC Facilitators TSAC TSAC-F tactical strength and conditioning strength and conditioning mental toughness work capacity regeneration

Building Better Athletes Through Increased Self-Confidence

July 1, 2016

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Planning and designing training programs for a new group of athletes (e.g., a new recruiting class or a new coaching job) can be problematic without a base level understanding of the athletes’ current skill levels. This article describes one system that can be used to determine an athlete's self-confidence on different exercises.

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Return to Training

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The NSCA has built a collection of resources to help our community of strength and conditioning professionals and athletes safely return to training and adapt to the new challenges created by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Post-Concussion Effects on Neurocognitive Performance in Tactical Athletes

April 1, 2014

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Concussion is a concerning injury and recovery can last days, weeks, or even months. Becoming familiar with post-concussion symptoms and the ensuing health-related sequelae is essential for those aiming to optimize the physical performance of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease symptoms of concussion mTBI concussion signs of concussion

Caffeine Use in Tactical Athletes

April 2, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to discuss caffeine use in tactical populations and provide recommendations for responsible consumption.

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