Biochemical profile of Elite Army personnel
Keywords:Biochemical profile, physical training, commando
The main purpose of this study was to determine biochemical profile of an elite army personnel post-participation in a 12-weeks physically demanding commando training. Thirty seven elite army personnel aged 22.3 ± 2.85 years old with 1.71 ± 0.03 m body height and 60.11±4.66 kg body weight had participated in this study. Post-training blood samples (3 ml of the blood for the EDTA tube. 1 ml of the blood for the Fluoride Oxalate tube, and 4 ml for the plain tube) via phlebotomy procedures were drawn from the participants. The blood samples withdrawn were then analysed by qualified pathology laboratory. Results indicated that average haemoglobin readings were 13.72 ± .920 g/dl, neutrophils 60.54 ± 7.48 %/mcL, sodium 137.16 ± 2.30 mmol/L, potassium 3.79 ± .089 mmol/L and creatinine 109.21 ± 11.63 μmol/L respectively. In conclusion the results indicated significant negative impact of the training on overall biochemical response, which indicated normal physical health were intact post-training. In practical, army physical trainer may benefitted from biochemical assessment especially post high volume and high intensity physical training performed in a quite longitudinal period of time.
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