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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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment Legal Issues legally defensible testing battery task analysis

Tactical Fitness Research, 2019

February 22, 2020

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This article briefly explores some current research that has important implications for improving the readiness and lethality of military personnel.

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Are you a member of the U.S. Armed Forces? Are you transitioning out of the military and looking for new career opportunities? Service Members are now eligible for reimbursement when they pursue the NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSAC-F®) certification.

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

Road to Nowhere: The Military’s Unhealthy Obsession with Running

August 5, 2019

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During 2018 TSAC Annual Training, the NSCA’s own Tactical Strength and Conditioning Program Manager, Nate Palin, discusses his personal and professional take on running in the military setting. Here Palin identifies the pros, risks, and shortcomings associated with run-centric physical training for special operations forces, as well as discusses more safe and efficient strength and conditioning alternatives to running-based fitness programs for these tactical operators.

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Thoracic Mobility for the Tactical Operator

October 8, 2018

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Tactical operators face many challenges in relation to their job and need to be able to move optimally in order to avoid injuries. The tools provided in this article may assist in helping to develop the ability to improve thoracic mobility in tactical operators.

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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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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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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.

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