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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: Aerobic fitness


Thread: Aerobic fitness

Message: Re: Aerobic fitness

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Date: Mon, 08 Jan 1996 21:47:51 UTC


  Various Air Forces have reported the results of studies which address the
question you have raised.  These have been reported in issues of Aviation
Medicine.   A quick summary is that weight training (isometric exercise)
increases resistance to G-LOC and Aerobic trai8ning increases resistance to
fatigue.  You mut remember however that the duration of G load is greater in
military aviation than sport aerobatics so the conclusions are not 100%

When first biginning aerobatics I noticed an increase in the size of my
collar requirement.  The muscles in my neck grew I think.  (Others have said
my fat head was pulled downwards by the G forces.)


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