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Assessment Batteries—Practical Decision Making for Firefighter Fitness Batteries

April 1, 2016

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In addition to standard health, fitness, or sport assessment guidelines, several guidelines exist for the fire service. Since each agency is different in its preferences, capabilities, and philosophies, applying a standard recommendation may not be possible. This article introduces basic decision-making considerations for fire service assessment batteries.

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The FMS Hurdle Step

January 5, 2024

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The second in a planned series to review essential considerations of each Functional Movement Screen (FMS) pattern, this article will examine the FMS hurdle step pattern in finer detail.

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The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines—Part 1: An Introduction to Movement and Potential Problems

April 1, 2015

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This is the first part of a four-part series that will address implementing a comprehensive evidence-based approach to proper movement patterns in order to reduce movement dysfunction in Marines.

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Assessing Agility Using the T Test, 5-10-5 Shuttle, and Illinois Test

May 1, 2017

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Before implementing an agility training program, baseline measures of change of direction ability should be assessed. This article presents norms for three tests that can be used to assess change of direction ability.

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Movement Screens and Identifying Weaknesses

May 1, 2015

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Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, spoke at the NSCA's 2012 National Conference on using movement screen to identify weakness in athletes.

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Developing an Educational Culture

April 1, 2016

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Personal trainers and strength and conditioning coaches around the world are the frontline and display of any fitness facility. Common issues, such as sales techniques and member interaction/experience, can be qualities that are developed over time through employee education.

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A Health and Fitness Testing Battery for Correctional, Custody, and Law Enforcement Populations

July 23, 2021

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The following article provides a list of tests that could comprise a fitness assessment to measure overall fitness and health prior to, during, and after an academy training program.

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Training for Upper Body Power in Protective Security Personnel – A Tactical Athlete Approach

January 19, 2024

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This article discusses the importance of upper body power training for protective security personnel and its potential for an occupational performance marker.

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Real World Corrective Exercise

July 28, 2014

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In this lecture from the NSCA's 2014 Coaches Conference, Mike Robertson talks about corrective exercise and its application. Invoking Gray Cook, Mike defines corrective exercise as "a holistic approach where an assessment is used to determine specific weaknesses and/or limitations of the athlete" - be it aerobic, strength, or agility.

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Operationalizing Power

June 1, 2017

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Considering that the term "power" typically evokes the perception of high-speed movement, many people are inclined to take the tenets of specificity to literally mean “train fast, be fast.” However, to create the most strategic methods of training and adaptation, it is vital to compartmentalize power into the primary testable and trainable elements.

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