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Tactical Training and the Menstrual Cycle – From the Field Experience from Naval Special Operations Training

April 8, 2022

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This article serves to educate people about the menstrual cycle in the tactical female population. It provides a framework for how to work through the phases of menstruation to increase training response, and thus, overall success in military training.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Special Forces Menstrual Cycle Hormones Premenstrual Syndrome

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 53: Tex McQuilkin

Podcast

Tex McQuilkin, Director of Training and Education at Power Athlete talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about Coach McQuilkin’s work at power athlete, his athletic background, and his start into Strength and Conditioning. Topics under discussion include: Power Athletes education program, Coach McQuilkin’s experiences working with athletes, his GA position,

Coaches Organization and Administration Professional Development

Basic Obstacle Race Program Design for a First-Time Participant

April 21, 2023

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The purpose of this article is to provide personal trainers an overview of training clients for their first Spartan Sprint event.

Personal trainers Program design Aerobic Endurance Muscular Strength Grip Strength

One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

June 1, 2017

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This article describes proper technique for the one-arm dumbbell snatch, which is a total body power exercise.

Coaches Exercise Technique dumbbell snatch strength training

TSAC Report 47 Research Review

June 1, 2017

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This article is the 11th in a continuing series of tactical strength and conditioning (TSAC) research reviews. It is designed to bring awareness to new research findings of relevance to tactical strength and conditioning communities.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science TSAC Report tactical strength and conditioning TSAC

Giving the Clients What They Want—A Personal Perspective

October 1, 2014

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It is the job of the personal trainer to help clients reach their goals in a safe and effective manner. However, it can be easy to lose sight of the big picture of a client’s life and have tunnel vision on specific training aspects that may not matter.

Personal trainers Organization and Administration Professional Development personal trainers how to be a successful personal trainer Personal training

Shoulder Taps – A Novel Time-Efficient Screening Tool for Tactical Operators

October 21, 2019

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This article presents the shoulder taps, which could serve as a more time-efficient screening tool for tactical operators. Although this article will present the shoulder taps as an assessment modality, it may be expanded upon and prescribed as an exercise for the purpose of improving trunk, hip, and shoulder stability.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Testing and Evaluation Movement Pattern Screening Tool FMS Tactical Operators

Physical Preparation for Academy Training Specific to Female Law Enforcement Recruits

February 18, 2022

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This article will detail example resistance training and aerobic conditioning sessions that could be used by a female recruit in the lead-up to their academy program.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Law Enforcement Recruits RPE Scale Tactical Strength and Conditioning

Jared Siegmund | Training Paralympic Athletes

Podcast

As a Strength and Conditioning Coach with the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), Jared Siegmund prepares athletes for the apex of achievement and perseverance. Siegmund shares that, contrary to public belief, the Olympic competition cycle is not every four years — Team USA athletes face fierce competition in World Series events along the way to qualify. He also speaks to the creativity required to coach Paralympic athletes, where missing limbs create unique biomechanics and hearing or visual impairments impact cueing. Siegmund touches on his principles-based programming architecture, sample adaptations, and USOPC’s interdisciplinary support team. Additionally, Siegmund and McMahon discuss the new generation of modern athletes who are more in tune with data and can control their preparation experience. The discussion concludes with the importance of a growth mindset and getting out of your comfort zone, as well as opportunities to enter elite sport. Connect with Jared on Instagram at: @jaredsiegmund_ or LinkedIn: @jared-siegmund | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or LinkedIn: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

Is the Log Press a Viable Alternative to the Clean and Jerk? An Analysis and Thoughts on Available Literature

February 18, 2022

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This article presents evidence why the log press may be a viable alternative exercise for the clean and jerk for some populations.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Clean and Jerk Log Press Power Mobility Strongman

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