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The Effects of Continuous One-Arm Kettlebell Swing Training on Physiological Parameters in United States Air Force Personnel: A Pilot Study

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Technical Report,01 Aug 2015,31 Aug 2016

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USAFSAM/FH Wright-Patterson AFB United States

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The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of one-arm kettlebell KB swing training on various U.S. Air Force USAF physical fitness testing components. Thirty trained male n15 and female n15 USAF subjects volunteered and were sequentially assigned to one of three groups based on 1.5-mile run time 1 KB one-arm swing training, 2 KB one-arm swing training plus high intensity running KB run, and 3 traditional USAF physical training PT according to Air Force Instruction 36-2905. The following measurements were made before and after 10 weeks of training 1.5-mile run, 1-minute maximal push-ups, 1-minute maximal sit-ups, maximal grip strength, pro agility, vertical jump, 40-yard dash, body weight, and percent body fat. Subjects attended three supervised exercise sessions per week for 10 weeks. During each exercise session, all groups performed a 10-minute dynamic warmup followed by either 1 10 minutes of continuous KB swings, 2 10 minutes of continuous KB swings plus 10 minutes of high-intensity running, or 3 20 minutes of moderate-intensity running plus push-ups and sit-ups.

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  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

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