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Cardiorespiratory responses induced by various military field tasks

Pihlainen K et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Finland

Journal : Military Medicine

Typical military tasks include load carriage, digging, and lifting loads. To avoid accumulation of fatigue, it is important to know the energy expenditure of soldiers during such tasks. The purpose of this study was to measure cardiorespiratory responses during military tasks in field conditions. Unloaded (M1) and loaded (M2) marching, artillery field preparation (AFP), and digging of defensive positions (D) were monitored. 15 conscripts carried additional weight of military outfit (5.4 kg) during M1, AFP, and D and during M2 full combat gear (24.4 …
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