Physical fitness profile of professional Italian firefighters: Differences among age groups

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From: Applied Ergonomics(Vol. 45, Issue 3)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 250 words

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To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2013.06.005 Byline: Fabrizio Perroni, Lamberto Cignitti, Cristina Cortis, Laura Capranica Abstract: Firefighters perform many tasks which require a high level of fitness and their personal safety may be compromised by the physiological aging process. The aim of the study was to evaluate strength (bench-press), power (countermovement jump), sprint (20 m) and endurance (with and without Self Contained Breathing Apparatus - S.C.B.A.) of 161 Italian firefighters recruits in relation to age groups ( Author Affiliation: (a) School of Exercise and Sport Sciences (SUISM), Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Piazza Bernini 12, Turin, Italy (b) Italian Fire Fighter Corp, Italy (c) Department of Human Sciences, Society and Health, University of Cassino and Lazio Meridionale, Italy (d) Department of Human Movement and Sport Science, University of Rome "Foro Italico", Italy Article History: Received 10 July 2012; Accepted 10 June 2013

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A357605455