Relationship between simulated fire fighting tasks and physical performance measures

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ABSTRACT

DAVIS, PAUL O., CHARLES O. DOTSON, and D. LAINE SANTA MARIA. Relationship between simulated fire fighting tasks and physical performance measures. Med. Sci. Sports Exercise, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 65–71, 1982. Twenty-six physical performance variables were assessed on 100 professional fire fighters and correlated against timed measures of five sequentially performed fire fighting tasks and against fractionated heart rates collected during performance of the fire fighting tasks via Holter monitoring of the ECG. Canonical correlation analysis revealed that two factors, physical work capacity and resistance to fatigue, accounted for the fractionated time and heart rate data. The first factor, influenced heavily by the average intra-task heart rate (L=0.94) and by the approximately equal weights for the five simulated tasks (-0.53

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