United States Army physical readiness training: rationale and evaluation of the physical training doctrine.

@article{Knapik2009UnitedSA,
  title={United States Army physical readiness training: rationale and evaluation of the physical training doctrine.},
  author={Joseph J. Knapik and William R Rieger and Frank A Palkoska and Steven P Van Camp and Salima Darakjy},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={1353-62}
}
This paper reviews the rationale and evaluations of Physical Readiness Training (PRT), the new U.S. Army physical training doctrine designed to improve soldiers' physical capability for military operations. The purposes of PRT are to improve physical fitness, prevent injuries, progressively train soldiers, and develop soldiers' self-confidence and discipline. The PRT follows the principles of progressive overload, regularity, specificity, precision, variety, and balance. Specificity was… CONTINUE READING

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