AN EVALUATION OF FITNESS TRAINING FOR RECRUITS IN THE CANADIAN FORCES

Authors
  1. Myles, W.S.
  2. Biggs, S.
  3. MacDonald, H.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Aerobic power, skinfold thickness and lung function were measured for male and female recruits before and after training at CFRS Cornwallis and ERFC St. Jean. The data indicated that the programmes at both establishments produced an improvement in these fitness parameters which was impressive considering that the fitness training portion of the course lasts only nine weeks. Fitness levels among recruits graduating from Cornwallis and St. Jean compared favourably with those measured for officer cadets graduating from the Canadian Forces Officer Candidate School and with levels observed among other segments of the Canadian military population of comparable age. The report also discusses the problem of motivating the recruit to maintain a high fitness level during the remainder of his or her military career.
Report Number
TR-78-X-6 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1978
Number of Pages
19
DSTKIM No
78-01687
CANDIS No
82384
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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