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Effects of Two Physical Training Paradigms on Biological and Cognitive Characteristics of Airmen: Lessons Learned

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Infoscitex Corporation Dayton United States

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In order to determine the effect of different physical training paradigms on Airman biological and cognitive profiles overtime, a complex exercise-based pilot experimental program was conducted over a 12-week period. During that time, Active Duty participants engaged in a 9-week physical training program, tests of physical endurance and strength, body composition analyses, biomarker collections, and cognitive tests. In addition to briefly discussing results, this paper provides a current review of exercise induced brain derived neurotrophic factor BDNF literature and discusses the lessons learned for conducting future experiments of this nature. It focuses on how to refine experimental designs of future exercise-based AF research efforts, addressing issues associated with Active Duty Airmen subjects such as attrition and controls.

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Technical Report,01 Nov 2011,30 Jun 2012



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Approved For Public Release;

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FA8650-14-D-6500 TO 0003

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