A Progressive Resistance Weight Training Program Designed to Improve the Armor Crewman's Strength
Master's thesis 1 Aug 1991-5 Jun 1992
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The duties of a tank crewman are physically demanding. If a tank crewman is stronger, he will preform his job better, easier, quicker, and safer. Therefore, the focus of this thesis is the design of a weight training program to improve individual strength which will result in enhanced performance. While U.S. Army physical fitness manuals contain substantial information on weight training and principles of strength training, current doctrine does not address the specific needs of armor crewmen in the performance of their tasks. Because there is no standardized or sample weight training program, each soldier must design his own plan by selecting exercises from the manuals. The goal of my research is to bridge this gap by synthesizing this information into a prototype program.
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