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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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Evidence-Based Exercise for Structural Firefighters—A Brief Review

September 11, 2020

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The purpose of this article is to address the key elements when designing a training program for firefighters, provide evidence for utilizing circuit training, and suggest recommendations on how to incorporate circuit training into the training program.

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Feasibility and Difficulties of Conducting Research on Professional Firefighters

April 23, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to identify and discuss the difficulties that can arise when performing physiological-based research with firefighters.

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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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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 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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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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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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