A physical training framework for reserve personnel: A rationalization and recommendations

Robin M. Orr, Rodney P. Pope, Joseph J. Knapik*

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Reserve (part-time) army personnel typically perform occupational and operational tasks akin to those of their active-duty counterparts but may have lower fitness because of less physical training. As such, reserve military personnel may be at a greater risk of injury and have physical performance deficits. To improve fitness and performance, training guidelines suggest 3 d/wk aerobic training and 2 d/wk of strength training, although some days may include both. Among reserve military personnel away from their units, both general and occupationally oriented training could be tracked using computer applications and/or by evening training in groups, which may improve compliance and motivation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-41
Number of pages6
JournalStrength and Conditioning Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016


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