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Military-Specific TSAC Research Column – October 2023

February 16, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to discuss relationships between current fitness testing within the United States Army and its effect on overall tactical readiness.

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Developing Fitness-Component Assessments for Military Units

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A physical assessment continues to be one of the best ways to evaluate and measure physical preparedness and readiness of a military unit for job-related tasks and future missions. Tactical facilitators must consider multiple factors when developing testing protocols and programs, including leadership support, limited resources, and training cycle time constraints.

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Wellness Coaching – Keeping Military Members Fit to Fight

September 3, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to present evidence for implementing wellness coaching practices for enhanced dissemination of knowledge and improved efficacy of lasting behavior change, positively affecting the service member’s fitness performance levels and decreasing risk of lifestyle disease development.

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How to Design and Implement a Legally Defensible Tactical Fitness Test

May 1, 2015

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This session from the NSCA’s 2015 TSAC Annual Training provide examples of how different agencies (i.e., fire, military, and police) have implemented legally defensible fitness tests. Previous experiences will be shared as well as general recommendations on how to implement a scientifically-based testing battery.

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From the Field – Transitioning from Military Service to Strength and Conditioning Coach

December 31, 2021

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This article provides recommendations and advice from a former active-duty Infantry/Military Intelligence Officer in the United States Army on the transition to becoming a tactical strength and conditioning coach.

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Population-Specific TSAC Research Column

January 12, 2024

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The purpose of the following article is to discuss current interventions surrounding prevention of musculoskeletal injury and improved physical fitness across military, fire, and police populations.

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Correlating Sex-Specific Military Performance Training to Collegiate Lacrosse

February 10, 2023

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This article examines training from collegiate lacrosse programs and how this data can be used to develop data-informed recommendations and refine current approaches towards preparing military and tactical personnel for the Army Combat Fitness Test.

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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.

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TSAC Report – Military Column – January 2024

June 7, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to explore physical training interventions and their impact on military combat-centric roles for female soldiers.

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The Metabolic “Pink Taxing” of Fitness Standards for Female Service Members

May 3, 2024

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This article will explore the concept of “pink taxing,” whereby females must expend more metabolic energy compared to their male counterparts to achieve the same scores in standard military fitness tests.

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