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Aged Firefighter Needs Analysis – Enhancing Readiness throughout the Career Span

April 19, 2024

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The purpose of this article is to propose a training model for the aging firefighter to improve the athletic qualities of aerobic fitness and muscular strength so that they may remain healthier longer into their careers.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Firefighter VO2Max Muscular Endurance Injury Prevention

TSAC Research Review, Issue 38.3

April 1, 2014

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This research review covers topics such as the effects of police officer equipment loads, military occupational specialties, and the effects of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility injury risk factors protective clothing aerobic capacity Equipment loads

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Protective Security Personnel Upper Body Power Tactical Athlete Combat

Load Carriage – Programming for Special Operations Forces

April 28, 2023

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This narrative review will focus on the research related to tactical load carriage and on a program recommendation to maximize strength and endurance adaptations in Special Operations Forces (SOF).

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Special Operations Forces Load Carriage Stress Inoculation Training Readiness

Boots on the Ground: Purpose and Efficacy of United States Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test

April 1, 2017

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A comprehensive but realistic battery of tests can reveal those who are sufficiently fit and athletic to immediately assimilate into training with the least possible likelihood of failure or injury. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) was designed to identify those individuals and screen out those who require further physical development.

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A Sample Strength and Conditioning Program for Fire Academies

May 28, 2021

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This article serves as a guide for current and future strength and conditioning professionals who oversee program design for fire academy recruits. This includes a summarized needs analysis and a sample training program that considers the unique challenges of the fire academy.

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Physical Training Considerations for Police Academy Recruits

June 16, 2023

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This article discusses the benefits of utilizing evidence-based training approaches supported by current strength and conditioning research with law enforcement officer recruits.

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Excessive Sitting – A Tactical Performance Problem

January 7, 2022

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Tactical professionals are often met with jobs that require long periods of sedentary time. This article provides practical strategies for how to minimize the negative impact of chronic sitting for the tactical professional.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Sedentary Muscular Recruitment Neuromuscular Activation Mobility Occupational Task Performance

Evidence-Based Exercise for Structural Firefighters—A Brief Review

September 11, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to address the key elements when designing a training program for firefighters, provide evidence for utilizing circuit training, and suggest recommendations on how to incorporate circuit training into the training program.

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Physical Fitness Initiatives in the Fire Service – Barriers and Benefits

January 3, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss some barriers and benefits of training initiatives among professional firefighters.

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