Accession Number:

ADA055404

Title:

An Evaluation of Fitness Training for Recruits in the Canadian Forces.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Aerobic power, skinfold thickness and lung function were measured for male and female recruits before and after training at CFRS Cornwallis and ERFC St. Jean. The data indicated that the programmes at both establishments produced an improvement in these fitness parameters which was impressive considering that the fitness training portion of the course lasts only nine weeks. Fitness levels among recruits graduating from Cornwallis and St. Jean compared favourably with those measured for officer cadets graduating from the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School and with levels observed among other segments of the Canadian military population of comparable age. This report also discusses the problem of motivating the recruit to maintain a high fitness level during the remainder of his or her military career. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE