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Sex differences in the physiological response to a demanding military field exercise

Body Composition Assessment
Vikmoen et al.
Used Parameters : MM, BFM

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Norway

Journal : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

Purpose To investigate sex differences in the effect of a military field exercise on physical performance, body composition, and blood biomarkers. Methods Measurements were done in 23 male and 12 female conscripts before, and 0, 1, 3, 7, and 14 days after a 6‐day military field exercise. Results During the field exercise, body mass decreased more in men (− 6.5±1.1 kg) than in women (− 2.7±0.7 kg), and muscle mass decreased only in men (− 2.7±1.0 kg). Body composition recovered within one week. Performance decreased, with no …
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