EFFECT OF A PHYSICAL TRAINING PROGRAM ON CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS IN MIDDLE AGED MEN

Authors
  1. Brown, T.E.
  2. Lane, G.
  3. Allen, C.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The effect of an endurance training program on middle aged servicemen of various ranks and occupations was investigated. Using the functional relationship between heart rate and workload, the cardiorespiratory fitness expressed as maximum aerobic power was measured before and after both six and 12 weeks training. Six and 12 weeks training for 30 minutes per day, three days per week produced a significant reduction in subcutaneous fat, in working pulse rate and provided a substantial improvement in aerobic power in middle aged men. It is concluded that the endurance program undertaken at CFB Borden for middle aged men does result in a significant improvement in cardiovascular fitness.
Report Number
OR-984 — Operational Report
Date of publication
15 Dec 1973
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
74-02230
CANDIS No
22208
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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