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NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Season 6 Episode 9: Lacey Jahn


Hear from Lacey Jahn, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the United States Marine Corps East School of Infantry. Jahn shares her unusual path into strength and conditioning with NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, including stops in curriculum development and working as a lifeguard. Learn more about tactical strength and conditioning jobs, athletic qualities as they relate tactical performance in the military, and the how to approach attending strength and conditioning education events as a young coach. You can reach out to Lacey on Instagram: @laceylyrla | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

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Using Complexes to Help Improve Tactical Job Performance

August 24, 2018


Just as any athletic team can benefit from sport-specific training, tactical professionals can benefit from occupational task-specific training as well. Combining pushing, pulling, pressing, and total body movements into complexes may help mimic the demands and movements of job tasks that tactical personnel may encounter.

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Protecting Our Public Protectors

April 29, 2013


David Frost, PhD, CSCS, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on how strength and conditioning programs can support our tactical operators.

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Tactical Strength and Conditioning Course


The NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Course upcoming events.

Mixed Type Residual Training

May 1, 2015


What makes a well-rounded athlete, and more importantly, how do you train them? Andy Zalaiskalns, MARSOC Human Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach, discusses a systemic approach to developing the well-rounded tactical athlete.

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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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TSAC-F Study Materials(2)


The TSAC-F examination reflects the most current and accepted KSA standards within the health and fitness industries. Further, the examinations may be developed from references that may be in addition to resources listed below. NSCA materials survey important content area, but are not a comprehensive study of the Exercise Sciences.

Zercher Squat: Field Alternative for Front Squat

March 19, 2021


This exercise technique excerpt demonstrates the Zercher squat as a possible alternative and more field-specific squat for tactical athletes.

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Battalion Integration of Physical Performance Experts

October 6, 2023

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This article explores the challenges and successes of integrating physical performance experts at the battalion level.

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Reducing the Risk of Injury – Elements of Injury Causation

October 8, 2019

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This article is part of a continuing series on practical, evidence-based approaches to reducing the risk of injury while developing tactical strength and conditioning.

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