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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27227789/modifiable-anthropometric-characteristics-are-associated-with-unilateral-and-bilateral-carry-performance
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Ben Beck, Greg L Carstairs, Daniel C Billing, Joanne N Caldwell, Kane J Middleton
A mismatch between physical ability and task requirements can increase the risk of on-the-job injury. Therefore, understanding key anthropometric characteristics associated with job performance is important in developing targeted training programs and selecting employees in physically demanding occupations. The aims of this study were to understand which anthropometric and demographic (age, sex) characteristics were associated with performance in a unilateral stretcher carry and bilateral jerry can and kettle bell carries...
May 21, 2016: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26995042/predicting-stretcher-carriage-investigating-variations-in-bilateral-carry-tests
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Ben Beck, Kane J Middleton, Greg L Carstairs, Daniel C Billing, Joanne N Caldwell
Carrying a casualty on a stretcher is a critical task within military and emergency service occupations. This study evaluated the impact of manipulating carry speed and the object type in bilateral carries on the ability to predict performance and reflect the physical and physiological requirements of a unilateral stretcher carry. We demonstrated that three task-related predictive tests; a jerry can carry performed at 4.5 km h(-1)or 5.0 km h(-1) and a kettle-bell carry performed at 5.0 km h(-1) were strongly predictive of the physical and physiological demands of an individual participating as part of a four-person stretcher carry team...
July 2016: Applied Ergonomics
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