Accession Number : AD0637187

Title :   PHYSICAL TRAINING IN CONFINED SPACES. I. EVALUATION OF THE UNIVERSAL GYM.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB CAMP LEJEUNE N C

Personal Author(s) : Rasch,Philip J. ; Bird,James S.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A group of Marine infantrymen were trained for six weeks on a Universal Gym and a Marcy Isometric Power Rack in order to determine the value of these pieces of apparatus for use in maintaining the physical fitness of Marines confined to shipboard for an extended period. The subjects displayed improved performance in certain tests of muscular strength, but did not demonstrate improved performance in events requiring cardiorespiratory fitness and/or speed of movement of large muscle masses. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PHYSICAL FITNESS, *MILITARY PERSONNEL), CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), MUSCLES, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE