Accession Number:

ADA139646

Title:

Effects of Ranger Training on Selected Measures of Strength and Cardiovascular Fitness

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The effects of two-month long Ranger Training Course on the physical fitness levels of 167 Ranger students was evaluated in pre- and post-training administrations of a special physical fitness test which consisted of a modified Harvard Step Test plus pushups and chinups. All heart rate measurements from the step test showed on average significantly improved cardiovascular fitness for the students after training. They also were able to perform significantly more pushups but significantly less chinups than before training.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE