A HEALTH AND AEROBIC FITNESS ASSESSMENT OF THE 2ND BATTALION, ROYAL 22ND REGIMENT, QUEBEC CITY

Authors
  1. Myles, W.S.
  2. Townshend, R.D.
  3. Brown, T.E.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Aerobic fitness and body composition were assessed for 430 members of the 2nd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment (2R22R) as a preliminary to a proposed unit training programme. Aerobic power (VO2 max) was predicted from heart rate during submaximal exercise performed on the bicycle ergometer and values were categorized as poor, fair, good or excellent. Skinfold thickness was measured at three sites (triceps, subscapular and suprailiac) and a total greater than 50 mm was considered to indicate excess body fat. Among those aged 18-24 years, 81% had good or excellent levels of VO2 max and 83% had a skinfold thickness measurement below 50 mm. Truncated
Report Number
TR-77-X-12 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1977
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
77-02743
CANDIS No
99494
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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