The Effect of Carried Loads on the Combative Movement Performance of Men and WomenMilitary Medicine (1985)
This study examined the effect of carrying typical military loads of varying magnitude on the combative movement performance of 16 male and 14 female subjects. The subjects performed a series of tests which included a 25 yard spring, standing long jump, agility run, reaction - movement test, and ladder climb. These tests were performed under five load conditions ranging from a baseline condition (no load) to one of approximately 37 kg. The results from these performance tests constitute valuable information concerning the effects of selected loads on combative movement.
- Biomechanics Laboratory
Publication DateJuly, 1985
Citation InformationPhilip E. Martin and Richard C. Nelson. "The Effect of Carried Loads on the Combative Movement Performance of Men and Women" Military Medicine Vol. 150 Iss. 7 (1985)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/philip_martin/2/