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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

  • JANUARY 2016 | ISSUE 40

Issue 40 of the TSAC Report features articles on considerations for exercising in the cold, strategies to develop and retain fire fitness trainers, TSAC research review, proper movement and injury prevention strategies, understanding physical abilities test development, continuing education for Army Master Fitness trainers, integrating mental and physical strength and conditioning, and the effects of body mass bias on performance and fitness tests.

Featured Articles

  • 40.04 | Bearing the Cold— Tips For Cold Weather Exercise by Jason Hartman, MS, CSCS
  • 40.08 | Suggested Strategies For Developing and Retaining Fire Fitness Trainers by John Bennett, MS, CSCS
  • 40.12 | TSAC Research Review by Rod Pope, PhD
  • 40.16 | Proper Movement and Injury Prevention— Anecdotal Evidence to Help Tactical Athletes Perform at Their Best by Bryan Fass, ATC, LAT, EMT-P, CSCS
  • 40.18 | Physical Abilities Test Development— Using Physiological Data to Get a Clearer Picture by Ben Hinton, MSc, CSCS
  • 40.20 | Continuing Education For Army Master Fitness Trainers by Cory Schierberl, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, and Tony Soika, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
  • 40.24 | Integrating Mental and Physical Strength and Conditioning For the Tactical Athlete: What the Research Says by Michael Asken, PhD, Tyler Christiansen, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D, RSCC*D, and Katie Sell, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F
  • 40.30 | Body Mass Bias— Effects On Fitness Test and Tactical Performance) by Guy Leahy, MEd, CSCS,*D
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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, TSAC-F
Jon Barba, MS, CSCS
Stew Smith, CSCS
Jerry Bean, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS, TSAC-F
Tony Soika, MS, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
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