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Hormonal Response to Muscle Contraction

September 17, 2021

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This excerpt from Strength Training describes the hormone response to exercise and their functions within the human body.

Coaches Exercise Science Endocrine System Hormones Muscular Force Production Resistance Exercise IGF Testosterone

Physical Employment Standards—Is “Legally Defensible” the Same as “Morally Defensible?”

April 1, 2015

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While no recruitment process will ever be perfect, it is time to address the “legal defensibility” of physical employment standards as the primary consideration in developing recruitment guidelines that are concurrently designed to increase workplace diversity.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Safety Emergency Procedures Legal Issues Firefighters VO2 Max Recruiting Employment Standards Legal Actions

3 Field Methods for Assessing Body Composition

May 1, 2017

Article

This book excerpt describes field methods for assessing body composition that are portable and easy to use for assessment of several people in a short time period.

Personal trainers Coaches Nutrition Testing and Evaluation Client Consultation|Assessment BMI body composition test body composition body fat percentage test body fat testing body fat test BMI test

Tactical Fitness Research 2018

May 13, 2019

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Guy Leahy writes a review of the research relating to the tactical population from presentations and research from the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Tactical Athlete Research

Injury Prevention for Tactical Personnel – Compiling the Evidence and Lessons Learned

July 1, 2019

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Musculoskeletal injuries are the primary source of disability in the United States military. With the integration of movement screens and the implementation of tactical strength and conditioning facilitators there can be success in reducing the amount of musculoskeletal injuries in the tactical populations.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Organization and Administration Testing and Evaluation Reducing Injuries FMS TSAC TSAC-F Injury Prevention

Boots on the Ground: Purpose and Efficacy of United States Army Occupational Physical Assessment Test

April 1, 2017

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A comprehensive but realistic battery of tests can reveal those who are sufficiently fit and athletic to immediately assimilate into training with the least possible likelihood of failure or injury. The Occupational Physical Assessment Test (OPAT) was designed to identify those individuals and screen out those who require further physical development.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Testing and Evaluation tactical strength and conditioning occupational physical assessment test opat

Gluteal Muscle Strength and Activation, and the Relation to Knee Pain

April 1, 2019

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This article focuses on exercises that strengthen the gluteal muscles for abduction to help reduce knee pain in full range of motion and promote proper movement in the primary knee joints.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design TSAC Glute Muscle Knee Pain Proper Movement

Effects of Instability on Force and Velocity

December 3, 2019

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This article discusses the effects of instability on force and velocity throughout the body.

Personal trainers TSAC Facilitators Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Power Output Instability Force Velocity

Reconditioning from Sedentariness

July 29, 2019

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With the rapid development of technology, the daily demands for physical activity are significantly reduced. This article details four distinct phases for personal trainers to implement when working with clients coming from sedentary lifestyles.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Lifestyle Change Sedentary Client Non-Exercise-Based Physical Activity

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