Age, body composition, aerobic fitness and health condition as risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries in conscripts.

@article{Heir1996AgeBC,
  title={Age, body composition, aerobic fitness and health condition as risk factors for musculoskeletal injuries in conscripts.},
  author={Trond Heir and Grethe Eide},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports},
  year={1996},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={222-7}
}
Musculoskeletal injuries occur frequently in connection with physical activity. More information was sought on pretraining factors that may predispose to such injuries. Data were obtained on the age, height, weight, aerobic fitness as measured by a 3000-m run test, and health as assessed on the basis of a medical examination, of 912 male conscripts prior to an 8-week period of basic military and physical training. Injuries were registered as they occurred by doctors attached to the training… CONTINUE READING

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