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Accession Number ADA564023
Title Naval Special Warfare Injury Prevention and Human Performance Initiative.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 7p
Personal Author J. P. Abt K. Crawford M. Lovalekar S. M. Lephart T. C. Sell
Abstract Suboptimal physical readiness has been demonstrated to result from suboptimal biomechanical, musculoskeletal, and physiological characteristics and is further compounded with poor or inadequate nutrition. The lack of scientifically guided physical training significantly diminishes physical readiness and predisposes the Operator to a greater risk of musculoskeletal injury and impacts the tactical requirements necessary under extreme conditions. Physical conditioning and training remains the cornerstone of the weapons platform as an Operator. Progressive efforts have been made to integrate functional-specific activities into current physical conditioning and training to better meet the demands of combat. Although recent changes in physical conditioning and training have qualitatively provided favorable results, a scientific and systematic examination of training relative to tactical specificity is warranted.
Keywords Biomechanics
Injury prevention
Military training
Musculoskeletal injuries
Musculoskeletal system
Physical conditioning
Physical fitness
Physical readiness
Qualitative biomechanical analyses
Special operations forces
Tactical athletes

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
92A - Job Training & Career Development
57A - Anatomy
57S - Physiology
95C - Biomedical Instrumentation & Bioengineering
Corporate Author Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Jul 2010-30 Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0912

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