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Tactical combat movements: Inter-individual variation in performance due to the effects of load carriage

Body Composition Assessment
Andrew P Hunt et al.
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Publication Year : 2016

Country : Australia

Journal : Ergonomics

An examination into the effects of carried military equipment on the performance of two tactical combat movement simulations was conducted. Nineteen Airfield Defence Guards performed a break contact (five 30-m sprints) and a fire and movement simulation (16 6-m bounds) in five load conditions (10–30 kg). Heavier loads significantly increased movement duration on the break contact (0.8%/kg load) and fire and movement (1.1%/kg). Performance deterioration was observed from the beginning to the end of the series of movements …
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