The First 20 Fire Academy Recruits Exercise Training Program
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03319394|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 24, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 24, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Physical Fitness||Behavioral: The First Twenty Behavioral: Comparison||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||13 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||Study statistician did not know which condition participants were assigned to.|
|Official Title:||The First Twenty Exercise Training Program and Fire Academy Recruits' Fitness and Health|
|Actual Study Start Date :||February 15, 2016|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||May 16, 2016|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||May 16, 2016|
Experimental: The First Twenty
TF20 group completed a structured exercise program. Once a week a trained firefighter with current CPR and First Aid certifications met with the group to assess progress and answer questions about the workouts or the program. The rest of the time, the participants completed the workouts on their own time. Workouts contained a combination of aerobic (e.g., running, rowing, jumping), body weight (e.g., air squats, pushups, situps), and weight lifting (e.g., presses, back squats, lunges) exercises with workouts designed to use equipment available in an exercise/gym facility (e.g., weight racks, benches). Sixty-minute TF20 sessions included a warm-up, workout and cool down. All sessions were able to be logged online in TF20 program.
Behavioral: The First Twenty
The First Twenty workouts were part of an online training program that provided resistance and endurance exercises, nutritional information, and mental performance guidance. The intervention, created by firefighters for firefighters, was a 10-week periodized program with workouts increasing in frequency and intensity each week.
Active Comparator: Comparison
The Comparison Group followed and documented their regular workout routine for 14 weeks. Once a week, a trained firefighter with current CPR and First Aid certifications met with the group to discuss questions. Participants were able to choose when to complete their workouts.
Documentation of having previously taken or concurrent enrollment in a 1 credit hour fitness class offered through the community college. HPER 240, Lifetime Fitness, introduced the student to basic fitness principles, physical activity and the relationship to a healthy lifestyle. The course was graded based on an initial assessment/orientation and participation; the student was required to log hours at the community college gym. This course was waived at the discretion of the Fire Academy Director if the student proved they had an active gym membership at a local gym facility.
- Change Candidate Physical Ability Test Time [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]The CPAT consists of eight separate events. This test is a sequence of events that requires the candidate to progress along a predetermined path from event to event in a continuous manner. This is a pass/fail test based on a maximum total time of 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
- Change in Body Mass Index (BMI) [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Measured height in meters and measured weight in kilograms were used to calculate BMI as kg/m2
- Change in Body Composition [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]A Tanita TBF-300 scale was used to measure changes in body fat percentage, fat mass, and fat free mass.
- Change in Post Exercise Heart Rate [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Heart Rate in beats per minute was assessed via a heart rate monitor immediately post-exercise
- Change in Blood Pressure [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]An Omron BP785 10 series monitor will be used to assess blood pressure after the participant has been seated comfortably for at least 5 minutes.
- Change in Estimated VO2Max [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Sub-Maximal Graded Exercise Test using a StairMaster 7000pt
- Change in Hand Grip Strength [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]A Hand Grip Dynamometer will be used to assess hand grip strength in kg
- Change in Vertical Jump Height [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]A Vertec vertical jump tester will be used to measure jump height in cm
- Change in Push-ups [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Participants will complete as many push-ups repetitions as possible in 2 minutes
- Change in Curl-ups [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Participants will complete the American College of Sports Medicine curl-up 12-inch test
- Change in Agility [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Participants will complete the Agility T-Test
- Change in Flexibility [ Time Frame: Week 0 and Week 11 ]Participants will complete the sit-and-reach test using a Flexometer
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03319394
|United States, Kansas|
|Kansas State University|
|Manhattan, Kansas, United States, 66506|
|Principal Investigator:||Katie M Heinrich, PhD||Kansas State University|