Factors Affecting the Training Response

The terms duration, frequency and intensity are commonly used when talking about training for fitness or health. All training programs, whether running, biking, swimming, or climbing, strive to vary in duration, frequency, and intensity so as to optimize conditioning and minimize injuries. Five major factors determine the extent of your maximal aerobic capacity and the magnitude of your response to training. These include Initial level of aerobic fitness General principles apply to all types of...

Calisthenics in Naval Special Warfare

Hip Flexor

Muscle strength and endurance are both essential for operational performance. Muscular strength is also required for many Special Warfare missions. Muscular endurance is needed when work is required over longer periods of time e.g., patrolling with a heavy load, climbing with equipment, swimming, or carrying a buddy . The goal of a physical training PT program for the SEAL should be to develop complete muscular fitness i.e., strength, endurance, and power . Muscle strength provides the...

Conditioning and Deconditioning

Conditioning and deconditioning, also known as training and detraining, are responsible for gains and losses, respectively, in fitness levels. Whereas conditioning is a gradual process and may take six or more weeks to see specific effects, deconditioning occurs relatively quickly. Some of the various metabolic and cardiorespiratory effects of conditioning arc presented in Table 1-4. Table 1-4. Various Effects of Physical Conditioning 1T levels of ATP, CP, glycogen it in blood volume it levels...

Physical Training for Load Bearing

Most regular home exercise programs and weekly NSW training programs are not adequate for the physical demands of moderate to heavy load-bearing. This section is designed to provide you with an appreciation of the physical demands of load-bearing and an approach to initiating load training. Elements of a Load-Bearing Conditioning Program The key elements for conditioning for load-bearing incorporate strength, speed and endurance training while relying on the principle of specificity of training...