An Assessment of Pre- and Post-Fitness Measures in Two Remedial Conditioning Programs
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Because of the severe sanctions that can be levied against personnel failing the PRT and body fat standards, it is important to assess the effectiveness of a Basic Exercise Program based program in reducing body fat and improving PRT performance among Navy personnel. The purpose of this study was to determine if taking part in a command-organized remedial program based on the BEP is effective in reducing body fat, improving failure-specific performance on the various components of the PRT, and improving overall physical fitness level. Remedial physical conditioning programs at a submarine base and an air station were evaluated. Pre- and postprogram PRT results were collected for participants at the submarine base n64 and the air station n44 to assess changes in the number of curl-ups, number of push-ups, runwalk time, overall classification score, percent body fat, and percent passing the overall PRT. In general, comparisons over time showed a trend toward improvement among participants in their performance on PRT fitness components and overall classification score.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research