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dc.contributor.authorSanttila, Matti
dc.contributor.authorPihlainen, Kai
dc.contributor.authorKoski, Harri
dc.contributor.authorVasankari, Tommi
dc.contributor.authorKyröläinen, Heikki
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-27T10:56:27Z
dc.date.available2019-05-27T10:56:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSanttila, M., Pihlainen, K., Koski, H., Vasankari, T., & Kyröläinen, H. (2018). Physical Fitness in Young Men Between 1975 and 2015 with a Focus on the Years 2005-2015. <i>Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise</i>, <i>50</i>(2), 292-298. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001436" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001436</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_27277907
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_75297
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/64222
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate changes in physical fitness and anthropometry of young men entering the military service in Finland during the years 1975–2015. Methods: The study included the fitness test results of 627,142 healthy young male conscripts (age 19.1 T 0.4 yr). Data included results of aerobic capacity, muscle fitness tests, and anthropometric characteristics. Results: The results show that the increase in mean body mass of young men has slowed down during the last 10 yr. However, the total increase in body mass was 6.8 kg (8.8%, P e 0.001) between 1993 and 2015. The mean distance achieved in the 12-min running test decreased by 337 m (12.2%, P e 0.001) between the peak in 1980 and 2015. The relative number of conscripts who ran less than 2200 m increased from 3.6% to 25.9% (P e 0.001) between 1980 and 2015, and the proportion who ran more than 3000 m decreased from 25.1% to 6.5% (P e 0.001). The relative number of conscripts who achieved an excellent or good muscle fitness index decreased from 66.8% to 40.1% (P e 0.001) between 1992 and 2000, and remained unchanged between 2000 and 2010. However, the proportion who achieved a poor muscle fitness index increased from 8.1% to 31.4% (P e 0.001) between 1992 and 2010. Discussion: The present study shows that the increase in mean body mass of young male conscripts has slowed down during the last 10 yr. However, their aerobic capacity has still decreased during recent decades. In addition, the proportion of conscripts with poor muscle fitness has increased. From the national defense and health perspective, more initiatives are needed to encourage young men to increase their level of daily physical activity to be fit and ready for operations.fi
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins; American College of Sports Medicine
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
dc.rightsIn Copyright
dc.subject.otherfyysinen kuntofi
dc.subject.otherkuntotestitfi
dc.subject.othernuoretfi
dc.subject.othermiehetfi
dc.subject.otheralokkaatfi
dc.subject.otherphysical fitnessfi
dc.subject.otherfitness testsfi
dc.subject.otheryoung peoplefi
dc.subject.othermenfi
dc.subject.otherrecruitsfi
dc.titlePhysical Fitness in Young Men Between 1975 and 2015 with a Focus on the Years 2005-2015
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201905232764
dc.contributor.laitosLiikuntatieteellinen tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.laitosFaculty of Sport and Health Sciencesen
dc.contributor.oppiaineLiikuntafysiologiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineExercise Physiologyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.date.updated2019-05-23T12:15:19Z
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange292-298
dc.relation.issn0195-9131
dc.relation.numberinseries2
dc.relation.volume50
dc.type.versionacceptedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2017 by the American College of Sports Medicine.
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dc.subject.ysofyysinen kunto
dc.subject.ysokuntotestit
dc.subject.ysonuoret
dc.subject.ysomiehet
dc.subject.ysoalokkaat
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dc.rights.urlhttp://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/?language=en
dc.relation.doi10.1249/MSS.0000000000001436


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