Several obstacles can derail women from reaching or succeeding in the elite combat schools and will need to be mediated. The main obstacles this article focuses on are the current standard fitness requirements for attending an advanced combat school, the high absolute strength and power demands required by these combat schools, and the unique physiology of women compared to men.
TSAC FacilitatorsExercise TechniqueProgram designtactical athletemilitary athletetactical strength and conditioningTSACcombat schools
Dr. William Kraemer, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, and Tunde Szivak, MA, presented at the 2013 TSAC Conference on the integration of women into the world of modern war fighting, and discussed their physiology and social/psychology.
TSAC FacilitatorsOrganization and AdministrationProfessional Developmentsocial/psychologywomen PhysiologyWomen in Modern WarTSACTactical Athlete
This article will present a sample program that was implemented successfully by a group of older women in competition, and discuss the general exercise principles utilized to increase BMD in postmenopausal women.
Personal trainersCoachesProgram designBone Mineral DensityPost-MenopausalOsteoporosisOsteopeniaHigh-Intensity Training
Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.
Personal trainersProgram designClient Consultation|AssessmentSafetyBasic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or DiseasePregnancyTraining Pregnant ClientPhysiological Changes
Trainer Tips are infographics designed to help you, an NSCA professional, educate clients and promote your services. These member-only resources can be used for client education, motivation, and promotion.
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This article serves to educate people about the menstrual cycle in the tactical female population. It provides a framework for how to work through the phases of menstruation to increase training response, and thus, overall success in military training.
TSAC FacilitatorsExercise ScienceProgram designBasic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or DiseaseSpecial ForcesMenstrual CycleHormonesPremenstrual Syndrome