Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More
Does Completing Basic Military Training mean a decline in Physical Performance?
Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background To investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. This was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of basic military training. Recruit physical… Read More
A Historical Review & Analysis of US Army Physical Readiness Training & Assessment
Research Paper Title A Historical Review and Analysis of Army Physical Readiness Training and Assessment. Background The Combat Studies Institute is excited to publish this work on the history of physical readiness training in our Army by Dr. Whitfield B. East, a Professor in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy… Read More
Is Improved Guidance & Oversight Needed to Ensure Validity & Equity of US Military Fitness Standards (1998)?
Research Paper Title Improved Guidance and Oversight Are Needed to Ensure Validity and Equity of Fitness Standards. Purpose Physical fitness is a fundamentally important part of military life for both men and women in the Department of Defense (DOD). Each year, thousands of service members are denied promotions, schooling, or other benefits for failing to meet fitness standards.… Read More
Can a Technique-focused Training Programme Improve Performance on Annual Fitness Tests?
Research Paper Title Effects of technique-focused training in conjunction with physical readiness training on Army physical fitness test performance. Background The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is a semi-annual requirement. While conducting physical readiness training (PRT) is a requirement for all Soldiers, there is no requirement to train Soldiers on techniques that may help to… Read More
Modernising the US Navy’s Physical Readiness Test (PRT): Introducing the General Fitness Test (GFT) & Operational Fitness Test (OFT)
Research Paper Title Modernizing the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test: Introducing the Navy General Fitness Test and Navy Operational Fitness Test. Abstract The lessons learned from recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown operational commanders that the military fitness tests currently used by the different services are inadequate in terms of assessing the physical… Read More
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