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Not Adding Up – Why Gravitational Running Techniques May Not Biomechanically Equal Speed

December 3, 2021

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This article seeks to provide some insight to optimal biomechanics in running technique and why normal gravitational techniques may not suit tactical athletes while load-bearing.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Tactical Athlete Kinematics Running Technique Gravitational Running Techniques Biomechanics

Determinants of Running Speed

May 1, 2017

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Two factors that determine running speed are stride cadence and stride length. Because athletes propel themselves forward only when their foot is in contact with the ground, the stance phase of the running stride should be the focus of speed enhancement programs.

Coaches Exercise Science Mechanics of running how to run faster speed training running mechanics

Gravitational Running and the Tactical Athlete

February 4, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to review various gravitational running (GR) techniques from an evidence-based approach, then recommend whether to include GR techniques in the training of tactical athletes.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Cardiovascular Fitness Running Efficiency Tactical Athletes

Biomechanics of Speed

September 16, 2019

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This excerpt from Developing Speed looks at how a fundamental understanding of the biomechanical principles that affect speed can assist coaches and athletes in developing running speed.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Speed Force Biomechanics Laws of Motion

Integrating Anaerobic Speed Reserve, Intermittent Fitness Test, and Maximum Aerobic Speed Tests for Comprehensive Fitness Evaluation in Soccer

November 17, 2023

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This article aims to explain why integrating multiple tests such as Anaerobic Speed Reserve (ASR), Intermittent Fitness Test (IFT), and Maximum Aerobic Speed (MAS) can provide a comprehensive evaluation of soccer players’ fitness levels and help to design effective training programs tailored to their individual needs.

Coaches Program design Testing and Evaluation Soccer Fitness Intermittent Fitness Test Speed

High Knee Drills

June 1, 2017

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High knee drills help develop coordinated front-side mechanics and are often used as part of a warm-up. This article details several high knee drills that you can use with your athletes.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique high knee drills

The 75-Yard Pursuit Run Performed by Law Enforcement Recruits – Percentile Rankings and Implications for Training

August 8, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to present normative data that has been previously collected for the 75PR, use the data to create informed training practices, and support the need for further research of this particular topic in law enforcement.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation Foot Pursuit Law Enforcement Officers Agility Change of Direction

Quantifying Training and Competition Load

August 6, 2021

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This excerpt from NSCA’s Essentials of Sport Science highlights the importance of quantifying training load for both programming and monitoring an athlete’s progression or regression over time.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Program design Training Load Player Load RPE GPS

Using Lactate Threshold Data

February 25, 2022

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This excerpt explains the role that lactate plays in exercise metabolism and how that information is useful for athletes to predict things like pacing, fitness, and efficacy of training programs.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Science Program design Testing and Evaluation Lactate Threshold ATP Glycogen Stores Marathon

Energy System Training

April 22, 2022

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This excerpt from NSCA's Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning aims to educate on some fundamentals of energy systems training in tactical personnel.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Intervals Anaerobic Aerobic Energy Systems Tactical Multi-Stage Fitness Test

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