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Military Research—Recent Insights and Implications

August 1, 2015

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Recent advances in research and human performance programs (HPP) has made it possible to learn more about the tactical athlete while creating enhanced methodologies and implementation. This review draws on the past three years of research focusing on strength and conditioning within military communities, exploring the current themes of research and the implications of future studies.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design strength training HPP human performance programs tactical strength and conditioning TSAC

Adrenal Exhaustion: Implications for Military Reliance

May 1, 2015

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With the need to be ready under any circumstances from operational missions to physical training, understanding how the adrenal gland functions is important for any tactical athlete. The adrenal gland mediates performance and can have a negative effect on the body’s physiology when exhausted. It is vital to understand the interventions needed to obviate the negative effects and enhance the positive aspects of such physiological function. This session from the 2015 TSAC Annual Training sheds light on this important physiological system that impacts both physical health and functional performance.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Adrenal gland physiology functional performance tactical fitness

Pick Your Protein

December 1, 2015

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How can tactical athletes ensure they are getting enough protein, what is the best timing for protein intake, and what should they look for in a protein supplement?

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition evaluating protein supplements protein supplements best protein timing protein

Injury Prevention for Tactical Personnel – Compiling the Evidence and Lessons Learned

July 1, 2019

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Musculoskeletal injuries are the primary source of disability in the United States military. With the integration of movement screens and the implementation of tactical strength and conditioning facilitators there can be success in reducing the amount of musculoskeletal injuries in the tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Testing and Evaluation Reducing Injuries FMS TSAC TSAC-F Injury Prevention

NSCA Tactical Annual Training

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Maximize Tactical Readiness & Resilience: Propel Your Strength & Conditioning Career and Support Those Who Serve

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 29: Vernon Griffith

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Vernon Griffith, co-owner of Virginia High Performance and high school strength and conditioning coach, talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about opening Virginia High Performance, transitioning from the military to strength and conditioning, and impacting youth athletics.

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Mixed Type Residual Training

May 1, 2015

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What makes a well-rounded athlete, and more importantly, how do you train them? Andy Zalaiskalns, MARSOC Human Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach, discusses a systemic approach to developing the well-rounded tactical athlete.

TSAC Facilitators Program design tsac tsac-f military fitness military training tactical strength and conditioning

Considerations to Improve Tactical Professional Return to Duty Outcomes Following Musculoskeletal Injury

March 18, 2022

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This article is intended to assist tactical facilitators in the construction of a well-designed tactical return to duty program to help combat against the musculoskeletal injury burden that exists within tactical professions.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease

Load Carriage Effects on Cognitive Function among Military Personnel – A Critically Appraised Topic

January 20, 2023

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The purpose of this paper is to conduct a critical appraisal of peer-reviewed articles on the effects of load carriage on cognitive function among military personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Load Carriage Cognitive Function Ruck Military

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