|Title||Decreases in Maximal Oxygen Uptake Among Army Reserve Offices' Training Corps Cadets Following Three Months Without Mandatory Physical Training|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Liguori, G, Krebsbach, K, Schuna, Jr, JM|
|Journal||International Journal of Exercise Science|
During the academic year, Army ROTC cadets are required to participate in mandatory physical training; however, during summer months training is not required. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a change in cadet VO2max after the summer when training is not mandatory. Participants completed a graded exercise treadmill test to determine their VO2max in late spring of 2010 and again in early fall of 2010. Results indicated that over a three-month break from mandatory physical training, a significant decrease in VO2max was seen for both genders in ROTC cadets.