Physical Fitness Predictors of Success and Injury in Ranger Training
Interim rept. Jan 1979-Sep 1980
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The relationships among physical fitness, occurrence of injuries, and success in ranger training were studied with 909 ranger students. Success in training was found to be associated with trainee physical fitness as measured by the advanced physical fitness test APFT events and a special physical fitness test that included a modified harvard step test. The occurrence of nonserious injuries during training was found to be related to physical fitness as measured by several events of the APFT and by one heart rate measurement following the Harvard Step Test. Elimination from the course for medical reasons also was associated with one heart rate measurement from the Step Test.
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