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Periodization Strategies for Firefighters

April 26, 2014

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There are inherent challenges to designing training programs for firefighters, Mark Abel says in this member-only lecture from the 2014 TSAC Conference. Join Mark as he provides valuable insight into programming for these tactical athletes, including appropriate periodization and training strategies that address these challenges.

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Physical Fitness Initiatives in the Fire Service – Barriers and Benefits

January 3, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss some barriers and benefits of training initiatives among professional firefighters.

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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.

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TSAC Report 43 Research Review

April 1, 2015

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This article is the eighth 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. On this occasion, the focus is on new research presented at the 2016 NSCA National Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, July 7 – 8, 2016.

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Firehouse Injury Prevention Strategies

April 29, 2013

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John Hofman, CSCS, MS, spoke at the NSCA's 2013 TSAC Conference on preventing injury when providing firefighters with an in-house training program. In this hands-on presentation, John demonstrates exercises and prevention strategies.

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Tire Flipping—A Method of Assessing Functional Power Output for Firefighters

April 1, 2013

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The movement pattern utilized when flipping a tire is similar to the movements required during firefighting. Learn not only how to flip a tire, but how to assess functional power output among firefighters through the use of tire flipping.

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Practical Exercise Programming for Wildland Fire Suppression Aids

November 15, 2019

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This article discusses flexible programming strategies for wildland fire suppression aids (FSAs). It also includes a detailed index of exercises that could be utilized for this specific population.

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Fitness, Wellness and Medical Surveillance

May 1, 2015

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When putting together a comprehensive training program for firefighters, Jill Craig looks at three things: fitness, wellness and medical surveillance, in that order. Join Jill as she talks about how the Austin Fire Department outlines its training model. From the 2014 TSAC Conference.

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Shift-Based Program Scheduling for Firefighters

April 1, 2016

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There is no argument that periodization is successful, and that different models can be applied with success in different fashions. The question of how shift work really affects a periodized program—more specifically firefighter shift work—is less clear.

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Using Suspension-Based Resistance Training as a Method of Shoulder Prehabilitation for Firefighters

August 12, 2019

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This article discusses how suspension-based resistance training may help develop the stability and muscular endurance in the shoulder joint needed to decrease the risk of shoulder injuries as a result of the demands of firefighting.

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