Tactical Strength and Conditioning Report


The TSAC Report is the NSCA’s quarterly, online-only publication designed for the training of tactical athletes, operators, and facilitators. You must be a member of the NSCA to access the TSAC Report.


This Issue

  • JULY 2015  |  Issue 38

Issue 38 of the TSAC Report features articles on selecting protein, stress inoculation training, TSAC research review, accounting for mental and physical stress in the law enforcement physical training schedule, physical assessment of an air National Guard Pararescue team and the importance of a specialized training program, progression for first responders to help prevent lifting injuries, the importance of proper movement for Marines— part 3: evidence-based movement assessment, and developing the basic movement patterns before training for specificity.

Featured Articles

  • 38.04 | Pick Your Protein by Trisha Stavinoha, MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS
  • 38.06 | Stress Inoculation Training in Tactical Strength and Conditioning by Craig Weller
  • 38.10 | TSAC Research Review by Rod Pope, PhD
  • 38.14 | Accounting for Mental and Physical Stress in the Law Enforcement Physical Training Schedule by Marcus Trusty, CSCS
  • 38.16 | Physical Assessment of an Air National Guard Pararescue Team and the Importance of a Specialized Training Program by Kara Federowicz, ATC, CSCS, Jamie Osmak, CSCS, USATF-1, Jason Machowsky, MS, CSSD, CSCS, and Polly deMille, MS, RN, CSCS, USAT
  • 38.22 | Progression for First Responders to Help Prevent Lifting Injuries by Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, EMT-P, CSCS
  • 38.24 | The Importance of Proper Movement for Marines— Part 3: Evidence-Based Movement Assessment by Matt Zummo, MS, USAW-1
  • 38.28 | Develop the Basic Movement Patterns before Training for Specificity by Robb Rogers, MEd

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Rob Orr, PhD

Assistant Editor

Britt Chandler, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Publications Director

Keith Cinea, MA, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Managing Editor

Matthew Sandstead, NSCA-CPT

Publications Coordinator

Cody Urban

Editorial Review Panel

Mick Stierli, MS, CSCS
Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS
Travis Ireland, MS, ATC, CSCS
Patrick Conway, MS, CSCS,*D
Henry "Hal" Williamson,
Jon Barba, MS, CSCS
Stew Smith, CSCS
Jerry Bean, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, TSAC-F
Tony Soika, MS, CSCS
Jon Carlock, MS, CSCS,*D
Jason Hartman, MS
Brett Crossland, MS, CSCS
John Hofman, MS, CSCS
Katie Miller, RD, LDN, CSCS
Brian Schilling, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA
Courtney Shinost, DPT, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC
Mark Abel, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
Jason Dudley, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, FMS-1, RSCC
Kevin Serre, PhD, MS, CSCS