Body armor, performance, and physiology during repeated high-intensity work tasks.

  title={Body armor, performance, and physiology during repeated high-intensity work tasks.},
  author={Brianna L Larsen and Kevin Netto and Daniel Skovli and Kim Vincs and Sarah Vu and Brad Aisbett},
  journal={Military medicine},
  volume={177 11},
This study examined the effect of body armor during repeated, intermittent high-intensity simulated military work. Twelve males performed 11 repetitions of a military style circuit, wearing no armor on one occasion and full armor (approximately 17 kg) on another. Performance was measured by the time to complete individual work tasks plus overall circuit time to completion. Heart rate, intestinal temperature, and rating of perceived exertion were recorded after each circuit. Participants… CONTINUE READING

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