Oct 17, 2014

K-State Research @ Iron Major CrossFit


Which is Better?  CrossFit or Unit PT
If you're reading this blog...I think we know your answer.
 
Photo from MilitaryTimes
 
Summary of Article by Jon Anderson
Researchers with Kansas State University’s kinesiology lab will track 20 groups of soldiers — more than 200 troops in all — over four years. Half of the troops will do by-the-book PT training, and the other half will get trained up in CrossFit.

“We’ll be working with two, or maybe four, groups at once,” says Kansas State kinesiology professor Katie Heinrich, who’s leading the effort. Each pair of groups — one doing CrossFit, one doing regular PT — will get a broad range of fitness testing first, then train for six months, then get tested again.

Subjects will be recruited from students and staff at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College and Combined Arms Center. CrossFitters will work out at the post’s Iron Major CrossFit box. The others will work out on their own or with their unit, but follow a training plan drawn straight from the service’s most recent workout regs — Field Manual 7-22, Army Physical Readiness Training, released in 2012.

Check out the full article at the link below:
http://blogs.militarytimes.com/pt365/2014/10/16/crossfit-vs-unit-pt-troops-will-do-the-training-plans-in-whats-likely-the-biggest-crossfit-study-ever/

No comments: