Optimizing the physical training of military trainees

Robin M. Orr, Rodney Pope

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Initial military training is designed to prepare new trainees for the requirements of military service. Providing a physical training program to optimize initial training success while minimizing the potential for injury,especially overuse injury, is vital. Several key factors, including initial trainee fitness, other training requirements, and program-induced cumulative overload, need to be considered when developing and implementing a physical training program for a military trainee. The use of an undulating model, incorporating elements of metabolic and neuromuscular conditioning, as well as load carriage conditioning should form the framework of a military trainee's physical training plan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015


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