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What Types of Fitness Training do Firefighters Actually Need? Models to Adapt Training Preference

April 1, 2016

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Military and law enforcement needs analyses are not specifically matched to firefighting, but those training styles are better than basic fitness regimens or no regimen at all. For firefighters who are attracted to other styles of training not specific to firefighting, there are ways to train for all the demands of firefighting without making the firefighter use training modalities that they dislike or are not comfortable using.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design firefighter training tactical strength and conditioning TSAC-F TSAC firefighters

Home Training Methods: Improving Strength, Power and Hypertrophy Performance Attributes with Limited Equipment

May 28, 2021

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This article, tailored to individuals who do not have access to traditional equipment, will explore the exercise methods that less-impacted populations utilize during the shutdowns, and examine how those training effects can benefit strength-, power-, and hypertrophy-minded athletes.

Personal trainers Program design Aerobic Training High-Intensity Interval Training Lighter-Load Training Mind/Body Training

Exercise Physiology 101 – What Every Personal Trainer Should Know

December 8, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help both personal trainers and clients with seven main concepts within exercise physiology that will improve training effectiveness and assist in explaining the body’s response to exercise.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Nutrition Exercise Technique Program design Exercise Physiology Stroke Volume Hydration EPOC Resistance Training Bone Density Aerobic Exercise

Effects of Exercise on Hypertension—Part 3

June 1, 2017

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Lifestyle modification, including exercise, is important for both preventing and treating hypertension. More recent guidelines for treating hypertension have increased emphasis on lifestyle factors, such as exercise. As fitness professionals, it is important to educate and encourage clients with hypertension on the importance of exercise in their overall health.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design Carmine Grieco Mike Reeder

Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning

April 1, 2013

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Tactical jobs are fast-paced, physically and psychologically intense, and failure can have tragic consequences, making it vital to train tactical athletes to perform better under stress.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety performing under pressure stress management techniques how to deal with stress stress management stress relief How to handle stress

Concurrent Activation Potentiation – Inconsequential Event or Viable Ergogenic Strategy

January 18, 2020

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This article aims to discuss concurrent activation potentiation (CAP) and the proposed mechanisms underlying it, summarize the available research examining the phenomenon, and provide strategies for its implementation.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Potentiation Maximal Muscular Effort Weightlifting Concurrent Activation Potentiation

Redefining the Strategy for Chronic Low Back Pain

November 8, 2019

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This article explores the possible causes of low back pain, as well as three potential strategies that a personal trainer may use to work with someone dealing with low back pain.

Personal trainers Program design Low Back Pain Dysfunctional Patterns Core Strength

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.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety fitness tests tactical strength and conditioning fitness assessment firefighter

Benefits of High-Intensity Interval Training for Athletic, General, and Clinical Populations

August 14, 2020

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The goal of this brief review is to describe what classifies as high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and summarize the potential benefits for various populations: athletic, general, and clinical.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Program design HIIT Maximal Aerobic Capacity Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training Tabata

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.

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