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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

What are the Competencies of a Qualified Strength and Conditioning Professional?

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The strength and conditioning profession involves combined competencies for the application of sport/exercise science, administration, management, teaching, and coaching. Its professionals must also comply with various laws and regulations while responding to instances of potential injury, and related claims and suits. This creates remarkable challenges, and requires substantial experience, expertise, and other resources to effectively address them, especially in multi-sport (e.g., collegiate and scholastic) settings.

The Role of Nitric Oxide in Tactical Performance

September 1, 2016

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Supplements that claim to boost nitric oxide have not been proven to be all that effective since the actual conversion in the blood cell is rather complicated and requires oxygen, which is usually in short supply during exercise or at high altitude. So how does an athlete boost their nitric oxide production?

TSAC Facilitators Nutrition ergogenic aids supplements nutrition nitric oxide

Determination of Resistance Training Frequency

May 1, 2017

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Factors such as the types of exercises used, the number of muscle groups trained per session, the structure of the program, and the client’s training status and overall fitness level dictate training frequency.

Personal trainers Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Training frequency how often should I lift weights resistance training strength training workout plans workout routines

Case Study: 3 Smart Questions Every Concerned Parent of a Teen Athlete Should Ask

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The proper age-specific program may improve your teenager’s sports performance and reduce their risk of injuries.

Case Study: Should your high school have a CSCS on staff?

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High school administrator discusses the considerations for athletes, non-athletes, faculty and the school budget.

So You Want to Train Tactical Athletes: Becoming a TSAC Facilitator

May 27, 2013

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This career series article focuses on the calling of the tactical strength and conditioning facilitator. It touches on the drive, commitment, and dedication necessary to work with tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration Professional Development TSAC Becoming a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach Careers in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Tactical Athlete

The Perception and Progression of the Female Athlete

June 1, 2017

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Female athletes in the United States have made great progress in sports since Title IX was enacted in 1972. Despite the progress they have made, female athletes have yet to gain full recognition for their athleticism and their achievements. The purpose of this article is to break down the stigma female athletes have received over the years and shine light on the differences that make female athletes a reward to train.

Coaches Program design Organization and Administration NSCA Coach female athletes strength and conditioning Title IX hs-coaching

Technology and the Strength Coach—A Discussion of Practicality, Affordability, and Efficacy

November 1, 2014

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When choosing whether to purchase new technological advances, strength and conditioning coaches should consider price, practicality, and credibility in order to maximize the training of their athletes.

Coaches Organization and Administration fitness trackers fitness monitors fitness smartwatch wearable tech fitness apps Fitness equipment hs-coaching

Balancing High Operational Load While Sustaining Conditioning for Law Enforcement Officers

April 1, 2016

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Specialist law enforcement resources are under constant strain to maintain operational and organizational outcomes. The high operational tempo disturbs many functions including skill enhancement, personal development, work/life balance, and time for physical conditioning.

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