Effects of Basic Training on Acute Physiological Responses to a Combat Loaded Run Test
Source: Military Medicine, Volume 175, Number 4, April 2010 , pp. 273-279(7)
The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of an 8-week basic training (BT) with added strength training (ST) or endurance training (ET) on both the performance of a 3K-combat loaded run test and the acute neuromuscular and hormonal responses. All training groups improved (p < 0.001) their run-test times: ST by 12.4%, ET by 11.6%, and normal training (NT) by 10.2%. Significant acute decreases were observed in maximal isometric force of leg extensors (p < 0.01‐0.05) in all subject groups following the run. Increases were observed in acute testosterone responses (p < 0.001) after the test in all groups both at pre- and post-training. However, ET and NT demonstrated lower (p < 0.001‐0.05) acute post-training serum cortisol responses than ST. In conclusion, the present results indicate that within a demanding BT, the added training for ET and especially ST may be compromised in their adaptation potential due to interference from the demands of BT.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Personnel Division of Defence Command, Finnish Defence Forces, P. O. Box 919, 00131 Helsinki, Finland. 2: Department of Biology of Physical Activity, University of Jyväskylä, P. O. Box 35 (VIV), 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland. 3: Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269.
Publication date: 2010-04-01
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