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History of Fitness Testing in Tactical Occupations

June 1, 2017

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Physical assessments have evolved as a result of developments in scientific research, equipment loads, operational environments, and doctrine.

TSAC Facilitators Testing and Evaluation Fitness testing TSAC tactical strength and conditioning

Case Study: The Significant Change Quietly Taking Place in High School Athletics

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Strength and Conditioning Coaches who are NSCA-Certified are preparing youth for training, using proven strategies that improve their safety and competitiveness.

Tracking Training Load and its Effect on Injury Risk and Fitness

September 9, 2019

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The aim of this article is to provide those working with tactical populations an introduction into tracking training load to mitigate injury risk while concurrently optimizing fitness.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Training Load Rate of Perceived Exertion Intensity External Load Internal Load

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 90: Sam Melendrez

Podcast

Sam Melendrez, full-time strength and conditioning coach for Discovery Canyon Campus High School, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about the value of strength and conditioning coaches at the high school level. Topics include advice for those who are interested in strength training youth and high school athletes, programming fundamentals, and the value of applying classroom management skills in the weight room. Find Sam on Twitter: @sammelendrez2 | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

TSAC Research Review, Issue 38.3

April 1, 2014

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This research review covers topics such as the effects of police officer equipment loads, military occupational specialties, and the effects of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighters.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design mobility injury risk factors protective clothing aerobic capacity Equipment loads

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

NSCA’s Coaching Podcast, Episode 85: Richard Howell

Podcast

Richard Howell, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Indianapolis Colts National Football League (NFL) team, talks to the NSCA Coaching Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about his impressive 21 years with the organization. Topics under discussion include going from pre-medical to strength coach, building relationships with athletes and staff members, and how technology provides hard numbers for sport coaches to understand stress management. Connect with Richard through email: Richard.howell@colts.nfl.net | Find Eric on Instagram: @ericmcmahoncscs or Twitter: @ericmcmahoncscs

Coaches Professional Development

TSAC Report 49 Research Review

October 1, 2018

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This article is the 12th 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.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science TSAC Firefighters Police Academy Tactical Athlete

Improving the Strength and Conditioning Program on a Limited Budget

February 3, 2023

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This article provides a first-hand perspective of different approaches strength and conditioning coaches can take when they need to produce a highly competitive athlete, but their financial resources are limited.

Coaches Program design Professional Development

Law Enforcement Tactical Strength and Conditioning Programs— Transform “Impossible” Obstacles into Ideal Opportunities

March 11, 2019

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Mandy Nice explains the benefits and need of expanding health and fitness programs into military and law enforcement agencies, and offers strategies for the common obstacles preventing implementation of these programs.

TSAC Facilitators Organization and Administration TSAC Fitness Programs Tactical Strength and Conditioning

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