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.
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.
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...
From the 2022 NSCA Tactical Annual Training, active firefighter Megan Lautz and civilian registered dietitian Katie Dennison, discuss challenges and solutions for fitness and nutrition along the many different seasons of a firefighter’s career.
Coaching Tactical Professionals to Lift Terribly... Well
From the 2022 NSCA Tactical Annual Training, Chris McQuilkin and Levi Garrett share how they evaluate, manipulate, and investigate tactical professionals, the demands of their jobs, and how coaches can maximize their programs to help these athletes succeed.
MSK Injury Risk Among Firefighters: Movement Quality Isn't the Only Factor
From the 2022 NSCA Tactical Annual Training, David Cornell provides coaches with measures of risk factors, how the firefighter changes over the course of their career, and example programming for firehouses.
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...
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.
Loading and Unloading Strategies: Managing Variables in a Comprehensive Program
Joel Raether, Head of Performance at Landow Performance, uses this session to take a closer look at how all variables within a program must be addressed to account for cumulative fatigue, density of variables within, and how to manage stressors for the tactical athlete with high demands for physi...
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...
Implementation of a Physiological Specific Female Soldier Training Program
Ryan Carroll presents resources for, and discussion around, the implementation of a physiological specific female soldier training program and how tactical facilitators can optimally train these individuals.
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...
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...
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...