Accession Number : ADA564023


Title :   Naval Special Warfare Injury Prevention and Human Performance Initiative


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA


Personal Author(s) : Lephart, Scott M ; Abt, J P ; Sell, T C ; Crawford, K ; Lovalekar, M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a564023.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : Suboptimal physical readiness has been demonstrated to result from suboptimal biomechanical, musculoskeletal, and physiological characteristics and is further compounded with poor or inadequate nutrition. The lack of scientifically guided physical training significantly diminishes physical readiness and predisposes the Operator to a greater risk of musculoskeletal injury and impacts the tactical requirements necessary under extreme conditions. Physical conditioning and training remains the cornerstone of the weapons platform as an Operator. Progressive efforts have been made to integrate functional-specific activities into current physical conditioning and training to better meet the demands of combat. Although recent changes in physical conditioning and training have qualitatively provided favorable results, a scientific and systematic examination of training relative to tactical specificity is warranted.


Descriptors :   *PHYSICAL FITNESS , BIOMECHANICS , DIET , MILITARY TRAINING , MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM , NUTRITION , SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE