Dec 16, 2022
The Relationship between Stress & EMS Providers

About 30 percent of first responders develop mental health disorders, including depression, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as compared with 20 percent in the ... more »

Dec 16, 2022
Physical Impact of Stress on Tactical Athletes

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an important public health and military problem since PTSD symptoms are thought to occur in as many as 15 to 20% of individuals exposed to combat.  Ho... more »

Dec 16, 2022
Fuel Timing to Optimize Performance

Meal and nutrient timing can be key components of a tactical athlete’s performance and recovery. When it comes to performance, oftentimes the minor details lead to major payoffs.  Pre-, int... more »

Dec 7, 2022
The 4 C’s of Emotional & Mental Control

For the tactical athlete, there is always a great deal of stress present. It starts in the preparation or training phase and continues into ‘live’ situations. Unlike sport athletes that have a... more »

Dec 7, 2022
Nutritional Support for Injury & Recovery

The main goals of nutrition during recovery from an injury are to preserve lean mass and strength, promote healing, maintain energy balance, reduce inflammation, and stay on track for a projected ret... more »

Dec 5, 2022
George Mason ATCs Team with Local Firefighters

At George Mason University, the Athletic Training and Public Safety Fellowship has paired certified athletic trainers with the local Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue and Police D... more »

Dec 5, 2022
Tips to Improve Speed, Power, & Strength

Like so many Americans, you may be looking to step up your strength training routine as we approach the new year. A recent article from Stack.com outlined eight great tips to improve the trai... more »

Dec 5, 2022
3 Dumbbell Workouts to Build Strength

Thinking about making a change from barbell training to dumbbell training? Training with free weights, or dumbbells, is often thought of as the most effective way to build strength and muscle. Inc... more »