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Communicating Load Prescriptions: A Common Error of Omission

By Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, SFG, SFL on October 24, 2023

Every coach hears these questions without fail: "What weight should I use?" or "How hard should this set be?". Sometimes it's because the athlete didn't read their program but oftentimes it's on us as coaches to provide sufficient clarity when it comes to prescribing the appropriate weight for the given set and rep parameters.

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Minimize Pain and Amplify Progress with FMS

By BridgeAthletic on October 17, 2023

This post has been adapted from a more detailed article that appears in BridgeAthletic’s new ebook called “Raising the Bar: How World-Class Coaches Elevate Their Programming”. You can download the complete eBook for free to get tips and advice from experts at Exos, FMS, Hyperice, Results Fitness, and more.

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Programming with Special Blocks in Bridge

By Craig Rasmussen, CSCS, SFG, SFL on October 10, 2023

Programming specialized protocols that utilize kettlebells (or any other piece of equipment) can pose a significant challenge, especially when working with different digital platforms. By utilizing BridgeAthletic as your digital platform, you can tap into its immense power to effortlessly program these specialized protocols and, most importantly, make them more comprehensible for your athletes and clients.

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Supplement Safety with Tactical Professionals

By Megan Lautz, MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F on September 26, 2023

Dietary supplements seem like the "magic pill" a tactical operator needs to perform better, increase energy, or gain muscle. After all, if the jacked guy on TikTok uses it, the supplement must work, right? While dietary supplement regulation and safety might not be the "sexy" topic for strength coaches, education is vital to reducing side effects and overall harm in your tactical professionals.

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Nutrition Recovery

Eating Healthy on the Go: Tips for Busy Operators

By Megan Lautz, MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F on September 19, 2023

It's no secret that tactical professionals have weird schedules. So why do health professionals keep giving shift workers nine-to-five nutrition information? Level up your nutrition advice by giving professionals tips on how to eat healthy while saving time, money, and energy.

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Simple Rules for Better Soft Tissue Care & Improving Mobility

By BridgeAthletic on August 31, 2023

This post has been adapted from a more detailed article that appears in BridgeAthletic’s new ebook called “Raising the Bar: How World-Class Coaches Elevate Their Programming”. You can download the complete eBook for free to get tips and advice from experts at Exos, FMS, Hyperice, Results Fitness, and more.

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Post-Training Nutrition for Tactical Professionals

By Megan Lautz, MS, RD, CSCS, TSAC-F on August 24, 2023

Eating after a workout can be a challenge for tactical professionals. Having grab-and-go fuel before they run to the next task is key to recovery. To recover appropriately, the energy burned from exercise needs to be replaced. A good post-workout meal replaces the carbohydrates burned during the workout and provides amino acids for optimal muscle recovery. 

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Sleep Series pt. 4 | Sleep Hygiene

By Jacob Behara MS, CSCS on August 15, 2023

Welcome to Part Four of our Sleep Series! In Part Three, we discussed the power of stimulus control in improving sleep. Now, let's dive into another crucial aspect of sleep improvement: sleep hygiene.

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Sleep Series pt. 3 | Practicing Stimulus Control

By Jacob Behara MS, CSCS on August 01, 2023

Welcome to Part Three of our Sleep Series! We're thrilled to take you on a journey through the world of sleep, where we'll be exploring everything from the basics to the more advanced concepts. In this series, we'll cover sleep hygiene and nutrition, sleep trackers, wearables, and more.

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