The Effects of an Augmented and the Standard Recruit Physical Training Program on Fitness Parameters.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Results of the present study indicate that the present physical conditioning program for Navy recruits is not well-suited to meet training objectives of developing total body fitness. Simply increasing the intensity of the current runningcalisthenic format improves stamina but not upper torso muscular strength. It is advised that to provide a more all-around fitness enhancement program for recruits, current training methods need to be restructured. It is suggested that to better align recruit physical capabilities with shipboard work requirements, calisthenic conditioning be replaced with a more effective mode of training upper torso muscular strength. Author
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