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Is baseline aerobic fitness associated with illness and attrition rate in military training?

Authors
  • Dimitriou, Lygeri1
  • Lockey, J2
  • Castell, L2
  • 1 London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London, UK.
  • 2 Green Templeton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxon, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Publication Date
February 2017
Volume
163
Issue
1
Pages
39–47
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/jramc-2015-000608
PMID: 26929111
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The least fit recruits may have found training more physically demanding as reflected in the higher URTS duration, which may have led to a high attrition rate from the Army. It is worth considering that baseline aerobic fitness might be an important factor in illness development and attrition rate in recruits during this type of military training.

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