Fire Academy brings in Tactical Strength and Conditioning Instructor for Program Development

Mar 22, 2023

With any tactical profession, the academy setting is generally a cadet’s first impression of fitness, health, and wellness as they relate to the tactical operator. An academy should construct the framework of education in which a cadet will utilize as a baseline for occupational preparedness, longevity of health, and injury mitigation. The local Fire and EMS academy, Fire In Texas, expands their cadet resiliency initiative as their continued collaboration with Jabai Performance and Texas A&M University – Commerce progresses toward program implementation.

With the previous academy class (class 68), the Texas A&M University – Commerce ROAR HP Lab provided pre-, intra-, and post-academy movement analysis via Dari Motion.


Academy class 68 was provided movement analysis, but did not include any form of intervention, programming, or fitness instructor involvement. For the current academy class, class 69, Fire In Texas brought in tactical strength and conditioning instructor Hussien Jabai to facilitate physical fitness programming and coordinate exercise demonstrations to cadets.

Dr. Michael Oldham utilizing Dari Motion to analyze cadet movement patterns.

The concept of the program focuses on 3 different phases:

Assessment 1

  • Phase One – Movement Preparation
  • Phase Two – Functional Capacity Training

Assessment 2

  • Phase Three – Job-Specificity Conditioning

Assessment 3

Academy class 69 begins Phase Two this week.

Follow up articles will display program status and development.

About the TSAC Instructor

Hussien Jabai

Hussien Jabai, an exercise science professional with a focus in tactical strength and conditioning, is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Tactical Strength and Conditioning instructor for Jabai Performance. Mr. Jabai dedicates endless efforts toward forming research collaborations at local, state, and national levels driven to facilitate injury mitigation throughout the tactical population. Mr. Jabai strives to assist in first responder resiliency through instructing and coordinating academy strength and conditioning programs, providing professional development for fitness instructors that service the tactical community, consulting with departments and agencies on program development, and presenting on concepts of exercise science as it applies to the tactical operator. Mr. Jabai continues to provide resources for personnel all over the globe as the Lead TSAC instructor for the Tactical Performance and Resilience Certificate Program, offered by Texas A&M University – Commerce.

About the Lead Researcher

Dr. Michael Oldham

A renowned human performance practitioner and researcher, Dr. Michael Oldham holds a PhD in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition, exploring the role of supplements in human performance, stress, and recovery.  Dr. Oldham’s 30 years of experience as a coach spans across a variety of youth, collegiate, and professional sports, including a consulting coaching role with the US Women’s National Soccer Team prior to the 1996 Olympics.  His research mission at TAMUC is to pursue ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.  His team is composed of researchers, certified professionals, and tactical professionals with a singular goal, e.g., providing the most comprehensive preparation possible for the first responder and tactical communities, enabling long and healthy careers of public service.


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