HIFT for Obesity Prevention, Fitness, and Health Promotion in Military Personnel

Principal Investigator: Carlos Poston

Although soldiers must be ready to respond to occupational and war theatre demands at a moment's notice, there is an epidemic of overweight and obesity and a need for improved fitness and health in the military. Using a cluster randomized clinical trial we propose to test the effectiveness of a High-Intensity Functional Training (HIFT) intervention to improve the body composition and fitness of active duty military personnel. The HIFT intervention will be compared to usual Army Physical Readiness Training and outcomes will include changes in body composition and traditional fitness measures, tests of occupational- and combat- preparation, and measures of cardiovascular health risk and systemic inflammation for both groups.

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