A targeted load-carriage training program elicits positive adaptations after 10-weeks

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports Proceedings Archive
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, ISBS 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 10 Sep 201814 Sep 2018



  • Strength
  • fitness
  • military

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