versão impressa ISSN 1887-8571
CLEMENTE SUAREZ, V.J. e 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.
Palavras-chave : Lactate; Combat; Soldiers; Strength; Flicker fusion frequency.