• Body Composition is Related to Army Combat Fitness Test Scores

    Joseph Diprima from the University of Central Florida, discusses his research relating to body composition and the Army Combat Fitness Test scores. This poster presentation was given during the 2021 National Conference.

  • Fitness Measures on Physical and Mental Quality of Life in Pro Firefighters

    This poster presentation was given at the 2021 National Conference. It was an exploratory study discussing the effects on physical fitness measures on physical and mental quality of life in professional firefighters.

  • Firefighter Wellness and Resiliency Maximizing Success Using a 4-Pillar Approach

    From the 2021 NSCA Tactical Annual Training, Annette Zapp discusses wellness amongst firefighters and how tactical facilitators can influence behaviors, habits, movement, mental acuity, and dietary choices to help them live their best lives.

  • The Effects of Wearing Law Enforcement Duty Belts on Postural Stability

    This poster presentation was given at the 2022 National Conference. Megan Sax van der Weyden from George Mason University, discusses the findings from the research looking at postural stability of law enforcement officers when wearing a duty belt and a vest.

  • Improvement in ACFT Performance 72 Hrs. After Practice Assessment in ROTC Cadets

    In this Podium Presentation, originally presented at the 2022 National Conference, Christopher Bonilla discusses the findings of the research investigating whether there was any improvement in the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) performance if the ROTC cadets have the opportunity to perform a pra...

  • A Holistic Approach to Tactical Operator Wellness and Performance

    Mick Stierli, a Sargent with the New South Wales Police Force and the creator of both the Physical Training Instructors program and the New South Wales Police RECON program in Australia, discusses his holistic approach to providing care and training to police officers over the course of their car...

  • Soldier Readiness: Combat Relevant Testing and Resources on Military Readiness

    In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training, Karen Daigle presents the opportunities and challenges associated with various levels of strength and conditioning and medical resources embedded in operational military units.

  • Development of a Comprehensive Injury Prevention Program in a Fire Department

    Deena Kilpatrick, Joe Jones, and Jill Mills team up in this session from the 2019 NSCA Tactical Annual Training to discuss the various components of a comprehensive injury prevention program within a fire department. They also provide strategies to create and implement a comprehensive injury prev...

  • Episode 109 - Joseph Denk

    Joe Denk, Applied Sport Scientist and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Naval Special Warfare, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about immediate and actionable sports science data for tactical athletes. Topics under discussion include the dynamic of wor...

  • Tactical Solutions Roundtable - Barringer, Long, Smith, Stuart-Shor, Turner

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  • Programming for Law Enforcement: Principles First

    From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Matt Thompson, explains the principles that have helped guide his program design process and how coaches can utilize similar principles to help filter systems and methods to create a more effective training program.

  • Back Off: Strong Backs from Rehabilitation to Performance

    From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Rob Orr, co-lead of Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit, explains how the backs of tactical personnel can be compromised. He also details the systems that affect the back and how to construct programs to optimize physical conditioning and reconditionin...

  • USMC Force Fitness Program: Improving Tactical Athletes and Preventing Injury

    In this 2018 TSAC Annual Training video, Jay Sedory and Arron Prowett discuss the development of the Force Fitness Program used to create and advance the understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness in order to prepare a well-rounded soldier for combat.

  • Compartmentalizing Physical Training: The Data is on the “Floor”

    From the 2019 Tactical Annual Training, BridgeAthletic's Rob Hartman reminds coaches that with all the technology out there, coaching the moment can still provide all the data you need. Hartman discusses how to use the data to understand the population, the individual, yourself, and coaching effo...

  • Redefine the Run: 2020 and Beyond

    In this session from the NSCA’s 2019 Tactical Annual Training, Rob Stanley, a physiologist for the United States Army, reviews historical perspectives of researching the run, current research, and contemporary approaches to training. He also demonstrates current application of 2D kinematic/kineti...

  • Building Injury Free Tactical Athletes: A Repeatable Model for Police Academy

    This 2018 TSAC Annual Training video features Charles Kornhauser and Ryan Holmes discussing their experience in identifying the challenges in physical training for police recruits, and their development of programs based on task analysis and injury prevention for individuals in the academy.

  • Optimizing Trunk Qualities for Resiliency, Performance and to Mitigate Injury

    In this hands-on session from the 2018 Tactical Annual Training, Joel Raether, owner of Authentic Performance, discusses strategies and exercises he utilizes to improve trunk performance and resiliency, while subsequently demonstrating his progressions and regressions for these exercises

  • Load Carriage Across Tactical Personnel: Green, Blue, Red

    Rob Orr, co-lead of Bond University’s Tactical Research Unit, explains the differences in load carriage requirements and contexts between different tactical forces, and how to prepare tactical personnel for load-carriage tasks. This session from the NSCA’s 2018 Tactical Annual Training also looks...

  • Differences/Similarities in Preparation - Special Ops Candidate, Active Student

    In this NSCA 2018 TSAC Annual Training video, Stew Smith explains the differences and similarities of the preparation in the training for a special operations candidate and an active student.

  • Tactical Combine—What Does It Take To Become An Operator?

    Jeff Carroll talks about his experience working with the tactical population and some of the key areas that tactical facilitators need to be aware of in training and testing for this population, in this session from the NSCA’s 2018 TSAC Annual Training.

  • Modifying the Sled Push for Tactical Athletes

    Steve Morgan, Tactical Strength Coach with the US Army, explains modifications to the sled push for tactical populations. This Bridge video demonstrates techniques that are referenced in the article "Programming Considerations for the Tactical Officer in Law Enforcement – Focusing on Fundamentals...

  • Episode 97 - Soileau & Nice

    NSCA Tactical Program Managers, Jason Soileau (Military) and Mandy Nice (Public Safety), talk to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about supporting those in the tactical professions over the course of their careers. Topics under discussion include the U.S. Army Ho...

  • Episode 102 - Drew Hammond

    Drew Hammond, Army Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) Program Director at Fort Bragg, talks to the NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager, Eric McMahon, about differences between tactical and collegiate strength and conditioning. Topics include the Army H2F Program, tactical athlete progr...

  • Episode 51 - Hunter Schurrer

    Hunter Schurrer, contracted Human Performance Specialist for Fort Lewis, Washington 1st Special Forces Group talks to the NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Scott Caulfield, about Schurrer’s experience working with collegiate athletes, his mentors at the beginning of his strength and cond...