EVALUATION OF PHYSICAL FITNESS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN MARINES.
NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physical fitness program for Women Marines and to make recommendations for possible improvements. Twenty-two recommendations are offered, including the following 1 A battery of 5-7 tests be developed to provide objective pass-fail standards based on the fitness needs of Women Marines the exercise series devised for testing be used on a daily progressive basis during recruit training 3 the recruit physical fitness program be modified to give more emphasis to the use of activities with high potential for developing fitness and to posture and body mechanics activities 4 for Women Marines on permanent duty status, emphasis be placed on maintaining the prescribed level of physical fitness as measured by an appropriate standardized test, with the individual free to select her own means of maintaining fitness 5 special attention be given to providing Women Marines on permanent duty status sufficient opportunity to exercise, place to exercise, and attractive programs of recreational activities and 6 attention be given to providing qualified leadership for physical fitness activities for Women Marines. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations