Relationship of Anaerobic Power Capacity to Performance during a 5-Day Sustained Combat Scenario,
ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA
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Anaerobic power capacity was assessed on 34 infantrymen before and after a five-day combat scenario. The objective of this study was to determine the importance of this fitness component with the ability to perform field infantry tasks. Anaerobic performance was assessed for the upper and lower body muscle groups using the Wingate test WT. The isokinetic endurance test IET was administered to assess anaerobic capacity of the elbow and knee extensor muscles. This test utilized the cybex dynamometer. upper body muscularendurance as assessed by anaerobic power capacity may play an important role in the ability to sustain infantry tasks over 5 days.
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