Are Other Factors Accompanying (Military) Diving Activity Capable of Initiating Damage to the Airways?

Research Paper Title Study of the changes in respiratory function in self-contained underwater breathing apparatus divers. Background The objective was to investigate the respiratory function of professional divers by conducting spirometry and to compare the data obtained with those of non-divers. Methods This study involved 52 military divers who carried out dives at small and… Read More

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Pacing & Cardiorespiratory Demands while Carrying either Fighting or Approach Loads during Short Mixed Terrain Marches

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory responses to heavy military load carriage over complex terrain. Background This study examined complex terrain march performance and cardiorespiratory responses when carrying different Soldier loads. Methods Nine active duty military personnel (age, 21 ± 3 yr; height, 1.72 ± 0.07 m; body mass (BM), 83.4 ± 12.9 kg) attended two test… Read More

Cardiorespiratory Responses to Load Carriage: Compact Mode vs Distributed Mode

Research Paper Title Effect of heavy load carriage on cardiorespiratory responses with varying gradients and modes of carriage. Background The present study was undertaken to determine the effect of different uphill and downhill gradients on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses of soldiers while carrying heavy military loads in two different modes. Methods Eight physically fit male… Read More

Can We Determine the Genetic, Physiologic, & Behavioural Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialised Military Men?

Research Paper Title Genetic, Physiologic, and Behavioral Predictors of Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Specialized Military Men. Background Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is a crucial performance requirement of specialised military occupations. Age and physical activity are established predictors of CRF, but it is not clear how these predictors combine with each other and/or with genetic predisposition. The goal… Read More

What are the Cardio-respiratory Responses to Heavy Load Carriage over Complex Terrain?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory responses to heavy military load carriage over complex terrain Background This study examined complex terrain march performance and cardiorespiratory responses when carrying different Soldier loads. Methods Nine active duty military personnel (age, 21 ± 3 yr; height, 1.72 ± 0.07 m; body mass (BM), 83.4 ± 12.9 kg) attended two test… Read More

What are the Sex & Age Differences in Physical Performance between Army Basic Training & Operational Populations?

Research Paper Title Sex and age differences in physical performance: A comparison of Army basic training and operational populations. Background To determine the age- and sex-specific differences of physical fitness performances and Body Mass Index (BMI) in basic training and the operational Army. Cross-sectional Study. Methods This secondary analysis utilizes retrospective surveys of U.S. Army… Read More