Strength and conditioning programmes for tactical athletes

The physical demands of tactical professions such as military, law enforcement and fire and rescue require those workers to be in top physical condition to perform their jobs well and decrease the risk of injury. NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning contains scientific information to assist in implementing strength and conditioning programmes for trainers that work with these tactical athletes.

Editors Brent Alvar, Katie Sell and Patricia Deuster have extensive experience as scholars and practitioners in their respective fields. They have assembled a team of distinguished contributors who bring to light current trends in strength and conditioning. These include experts in the fields of academia, athletic training, firefighting, law enforcement, military, nutrition, physical therapy and strength and conditioning.

The contributors not only provide foundational knowledge of exercise physiology and biomechanical movement patterns, but they also comprehensively review all of the components necessary for National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitators (TSAC-F) to design and operate successful training programmes for tactical athletes.

Topics discussed include:

  • Nutrition and supplements
  • Injury treatment and rehabilitation
  • Wellness interventions
  • Assessments and evaluations

Additionally, exercises, drills and techniques targeting the specific needs of tactical athletes in areas such as flexibility, mobility, speed, agility, power and aerobic endurance are described in great detail and accompanied by full-colour photos.

NSCA’s Essentials of Tactical Strength and Conditioning is available to buy now from, priced at £66.99 / €80.40 (HK Rewards members £53.59 / €63.42).

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