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Sanidad Militar

versión impresa ISSN 1887-8571

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CLEMENTE SUAREZ, V.J.  y  ROBLES PEREZ, J.J.. Organic response to a combat simulation. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2012, vol.68, n.2, pp.97-100. ISSN 1887-8571.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1887-85712012000200006.

Background and Objectives: Analysis of organic response in combat is a bit field of study specifically studied in specific literature, for this reason the objective of this work is to analyze the effect of a combat simulation in the organism of soldiers. Material and Methods: We analyzed the critical flicker fusion frequency (CFFF) as a means of detecting fatigue of central nervous system (CNS), leg explosive strength, isometric strength, blood lactate and rating of perceived exertion in 20 soldiers before and after performing a combat simulation. Results: After combat simulation, soldiers showed a significant increase (p<0,05) in lactate levels (2,57±0,62 mmol/l vs. 4,92±2,18 mmol/l) and isometric strength and a decrease in legs explosive strength. CFFF values decreased, showing signs of fatigue of CNS. Conclusions: Combat simulation was highly stressful, showing signs of fatigue of the CNS, are carried out in anaerobic conditions, despite the low speed o execution, and the subjective perception of effort does not correspond to the organic response obtained. These data could use to adapting current training systems for current missions in combat zones.

Palabras clave : Lactate; Combat; Soldiers; Strength; Flicker fusion frequency.

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