The purpose of this study was to identify and characterise physical performance responses to a targeted 10-week load-carriage physical training intervention in males. Performance measures of maximal strength, heart rate, rating of perceived exertion, and basic fitness from nine male civilians before and after the 10-week training intervention are presented. There were significant increases in maximal force (~200 N) and aerobic performance (Level. Shuttle 8.9 vs 9,4 variables). Small-to-large effect sizes were shown for basic fitness and perceptual responses. The 10-week load-carriage physical training intervention elicited physical performance improvements and may facilitate load-carriage task performance.
Wills, Jodie A.; Saxby, David J.; Glassbrook, Daniel J.; and Doyle, Tim L.A
"A TARGETED LOAD-CARRIAGE TRAINING PROGRAM ELICITS POSITIVE ADAPTATIONS AFTER 10-WEEKS,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 46.
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