A physical training framework for reserve personnel: A rationalization and recommendations

Robin M. Orr, Bond University
Rodney P. Pope, Bond University
Joseph J. Knapik, Bond

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Orr, R. M., Pope, R. P., & Knapik, J. J. (2016). A physical training framework for reserve personnel: A rationalization and recommendations. Strength and Conditioning Journal, 38(4), 36-41.

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Abstract

Reserve (part-time) army personnel typically perform occupational and operational tasks akin to those of their active-duty counterparts but may have lower fitness because of less physical training. As such, reserve military personnel may be at a greater risk of injury and have physical performance deficits. To improve fitness and performance, training guidelines suggest 3d/wk aerobic training and 2d/wk of strength training, although some days may include both. Among reserve military personnel away from their units, both general and occupationally oriented training could be tracked using computer applications and/or by evening training in groups, which may improve compliance and motivation.

 

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