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Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) Program, this unique reference guide will assist candidates preparing for the NSCA TSAC-F exam and is currently the only preparation resource for the exam. This custom e-book contains the most comprehensive information about the structure and function of body systems, training adaptations, testing and evaluation, exercise techniques, program design, and organization and administration of facilities. NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator’s Reference Guide contents are based on the TSAC-F Exam Content Description Booklet and are composed of information from the following resources:
Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition
NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition
NSCA TSAC Report
NSCA’s Performance Training Journal
TSAC conference handouts
Only the most TSAC-relevant content was selected to ensure a concise study aid for the exam. NSCA’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator’s Reference Guide not only provides candidates with information for the exam but also increases their knowledge of safe and effective practices in tactical strength and conditioning.
This product is available only for purchase in the United States, Canada, and Australia.
From Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning, Third Edition
Structure and Function of the Muscular, Neuromuscular, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory Systems Gary R. Hunter, PhD, CSCS, FACSM and Robert T. Harris, PhD
Bioenergetics of Exercise and Training Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Endocrine Responses to Resistance Exercise William J. Kraemer, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN, FNSCA; Jakob L. Vingren, PhD, CSCS; and Barry A. Spiering, PhD, CSCS
Biomechanics of Resistance Exercise Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Adaptations to Anaerobic Training Programs Nicholas A. Ratamess, PhD, CSCS*D
Adaptations to Aerobic Endurance Training Programs Ann Swank, PhD, CSCS, FACSM
Age- and Sex-Related Differences and Their Implications for Resistance Exercise Avery D. Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS*D, FNSCA
Performance-Enhancing Substances Jay R. Hoffman, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM, FNSCA and Jeffrey R. Stout, PhD, CSCS, FACSM, FISSN, FNSCA
Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance Kristin Reimers, PhD, RD
Principles of Test Selection and Administration Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation of Selected Tests Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT and John Garhammer, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
Warm-Up and Stretching Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D
Resistance Training and Spotting Techniques Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D and Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D
Resistance Training Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D; Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D; and Dan Wathen, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Plyometric Training David H. Potach, PT, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D and Donald A. Chu, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA
Speed, Agility, and Speed-Endurance Development Steven S. Plisk, MS, CSCS*D
Aerobic Endurance Exercise Training Benjamin H. Reuter, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D and Patrick Hagerman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FNSCA
Periodization Dan Wathen, MS, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA; Thomas R. Baechle, EdD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D; and Roger W. Earle, MA, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D
Rehabilitation and Reconditioning David H. Potach, PT, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D and Terry L. Grindstaff, DPT, ATC, SCS, CSCS*D
Facility Organization and Risk Management Michael Greenwood, PhD, CSCS*D, FACSM, FISSN, FNSCA and Lori Greenwood, PhD, ATC, LAT
Developing a Policies and Procedures Manual Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS, FNSCA and John Taylor, MS, CSCS*D, CP, FNSCA
From NSCA’s Essentials of Personal Training, Second Edition
Exercise Psychology for the Personal Trainer Bradley D. Hatfield, PhD, FACSM, FNAK and Phil Kaplan, MS, NSCA-CPT
Client Consultation and Health Appraisal Tammy K. Evetovich, PhD, CSCS, FACSM and Kristi R. Hinnerichs, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D
Fitness Testing Protocols and Norms Eric D. Ryan, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT and Joel T. Cramer, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, FACSM, FISSN
Cardiovascular Training Methods Travis W. Beck, PhD
Clients With Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions Moh H. Malek, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA, FACSM
Clients With Orthopedic, Injury, and Rehabilitation Concerns Kyle T. Ebersole, PhD, LAT and David T. Beine, MS, ATC, LAT
From NSCA TSAC Report The Tactical Athlete Fitness Operation Order Military Fitness and Injury Risks Firefighter Fitness: The Importance of a Complete Fitness Program Injury Prevention for the Police Officer Body Mass Bias, Allometric Scaling and Military Fitness Tests Suspension Training Training in the Field with Limited Equipment Skill Transfer Exercises and Skill Strength Developing the Core for Breaching Officers Concerns and Benefits of On-Duty Exercise Training for Firefighters Periodization Strategies for Firefighters The Afghanistan Pre-Deployment Training Program Debriefing the Body: Unload to Reload Tactical Fitness
Candidates preparing for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator’s (NSCA TSAC-F) exam.
Founded in 1978, the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association with members in more than 56 countries. Drawing on its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.
Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.