Andrzej Tomczak

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• Doctor Habilitatus – medical and health sciences (field); physical culture science (discipline) • Doctor – social sciences (field); security studies (discipline) • Doctor – physical culture science • MSc – physical education • BEng. • The author of 2 monographs and above 100 research papers. • Main research areas: fitness and physical activity, coordination motor abilities, training of soldiers (survival; SERE), nutritional status, security education.

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Level of physical activity positively affects health condition, correlates highly with level of physical fitness and contributes to the efficient performance of military tasks. The aim of the studywas to assess the level of physical activity and body mass index of the Polish Air Force soldiers. Atotal of 543 professional soldiers (men) doing milita...
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The 21st century is considered the age of malnutrition resulting in the unprecedented frequency of civilization diseases. Among these disorders, obesity is particularly distinguished and considered an epidemic-scale disease. For this reason, conducting studies on obesity and counteracting this phenomenon is essential. Research from recent years ind...
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Knowledge of the energy expenditure related to the training of policemen allows for assessment of the intensity of the work performed and is an indispensable element of planning and implementing nutrition. This study on energy expenditure comprised a total of 280 persons, students of two Polish police schools and two police training centers. The en...
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The main factors that determine the effectiveness and reliability of duties and tasks performed by border guard officers, are very good health and maintaining a high level of psychophysical fitness that depend mainly on adequate diet and physical activity and thus, nutritional status. The aim of the study was to verify the correlations between diet...
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The article describes several possible methods of assessing the preparation of soldiers for operations in conditions of isolation (SERE). In the case of a survival multidiscipline event, the assessment method can be used in training and education. I can be also use in sport activities that popularize utilitarian skills. The author is of opinion th...
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Background and Study Aim: Many researchers indicate diversity of fighters who practice combat sports in the field of gender-segregation. The aim of study is knowledge about anticipated differences in technical activities which were used during wrestling match, between men and women. Material and Methods: The study included process of sports compet...
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Żołnierze są specyficzną grupą społeczną, która narażona jest na duże obciążenie fizyczne i psychiczne związane z ich służbą oraz treningami. Racjonalne odżywianie oraz odpowiedni poziom aktywności fizycznej odgrywają kluczową rolę w utrzymaniu dobrego stanu zdrowia, dlatego wiedza o żywieniu oraz aktywności fizycznej żołnierzy jest niezbędna do ut...
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Abstract (in Polish and in English) Postęp technologiczny zmienił wymogi związane ze sprawnością fizyczną, stawiane żołnierzom oraz innym osobom zaliczanym do grup dyspozycyjnych. Obecnie podczas wykonywania zadań służbowych nie mniejsze znaczenie niż wytrzymałość i siła mięśniowa mają koordynacyjne zdolności motoryczne. Nadal jednak są one najmnie...
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INTRODUCTION: It is important for military commanders to know the extent of fatigue experienced by soldiers undergoing a long-term military training. This knowledge can enable them to determine the level of physical capabilities of soldiers. The present study aimed to evaluate changes in the level of chosen biochemical parameters in blood during th...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the changes in biochemical markers of oxidative stress and muscle damage, as well as psychomotor abilities during a military survival training. The study included 15 soldiers of special unit (SU), that completed 48 h military survival training combined with sleep deprivation. Before the training (P1), after 24 h...
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Introduction Border Guards service requirements are very specific. Very good health and excellent psycho-physical condition are the main factors that determine effectiveness and reliability of designated tasks. Disorders of nutritional status, such as underweight, overweight or obesity not only impairs well-being, but also are health problem associ...
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Introduction Research from recent years indicate a problem of excessive body weight among soldiers, who due to the kind of carried out work should reveal the best health and fitness. Moreover, proper nutritional status in case of soldiers is extremely important, as it significantly affects their physical fitness. The aim of the study was to determi...
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Introduction The nutritional supplement market has been growing continuously in the last decades. Dietary supplements has become more and more consumed every day. Epidemiological studies have been shown that supplements users tend to have better health-related behaviors, especially a healthier nutritional intake. The aim of the study was to assess...
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Research from recent years indicates a problem of excessive body weight among soldiers, who, due to the kind of work carried out, should possess good health and fitness levels. The aim of the study was to determine the association between diet and physical activity and the nutritional status of soldiers of the Polish Air Cavalry Units. One hundred...
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Background and Study aim: Survival school and SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) have been gaining more and more importance in Polish military aviation for over 20 years. The aim of this research was to answer the question whether in the period of 20 years there was a change in the awareness, knowledge and skills pertaining to survival of...
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Introduction: In recent years, a dynamic development of the dietary supplements market in Poland has been observed. The use of dietary supplements should exert a benefi cial effect by supplementing the defi ciencies of certain substances with physiological activity. However, improper dietary supplementation may result in negative health effects, e.g....
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INTRODUCTION: Armed conflicts tend to be unpredictable to such an extent that the fact that seamen also have to fight for their survival on land cannot be excluded. The aim of the study was to determine the degree of changes in selected coordination motor abilities in the course of a 36-h military survival training of Naval Academy cadets. METHODS...
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Background: Due to specific requirements of service, Border Guard officers should be characterized by good health. Whereas there is lack of studies assessing nutritional status as well as dietary behaviours among Polish Border Guard officers. Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of dietary behaviours of the Polish Border Guar...
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W opracowaniu scharakteryzowano cele i zakres działania głównych organizacji proobronnych w Polsce, które w ostatnich latach aktywnie uczestniczą w szkoleniach organizowanych przez wojsko. W opracowaniu zaproponowano możliwe obszary współpracy wojsk obrony terytorialnej i organizacji proobronnych oraz wynikające z tego korzyści.
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In English: Introduction. Air cavalry soldiers perform tasks using helicopters, which gives them the ability to undertake surprise manoeuvres on the battlefield. The military service tasks of air cavalry soldiers are similar to that of assault-force troops. Their achievement requires above average psychophysical preparation. Aim. To determine the...
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Celem niniejszej pracy było dokonanie analizy aktywności organizacji społecznych o specyfice proobronnej w umacnianiu potencjału obronnego Polski we współpracy z Siłami Zbrojnymi RP. Omówiono wprowadzony przez Biuro do Spraw Proobronnych program "Paszport do współpracy pododdziałów organizacji proobronnych z jednostkami wojskowymi Sił zbrojnych RP"...
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Obecnie w Polsce nauczycieli edukacji dla bezpieczeństwa (EDB) kształci się zazwyczaj w trakcie studiów podyplomowych, podczas których realizowane są „autorskie” programy kształcenia. Programy te istotnie odbiegają od rzeczywistych potrzeb wykształcenia kompetentnego nauczyciela EDB. W monografii przedstawiono argumentację udowodniającą, że najlep...
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The aim of this study was to analyze changes in oxidative stress and muscle damage markers during a 36-h survival training combined with sleep deprivation. The study included 23 male students of physical education (specialty: Physical Education for Uniformed Services), randomly divided into the survival or control group. The students in the surviva...
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Members of pro-defence organizations increasingly cooperate with the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland. They participate in various types of training organized by the military. These trainings are occasional or systematic. In addition, since 2016, members of pro-defence organizations participate in the military exercises. The aim of the study...
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The aim of this study was to determine the impact of the age and the Body Mass Index (BMI) on the frequency of obtaining the highest (very good) grade in the physical fitness examination conducted at the Military Sports and Fitness Centre in Zakopane. The subjects were the Polish Air Force flying personnel completing three-week sports-and-physical...
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Introduction: Preparation of air force cadets to survive in isolation is a necessary element of their training, demonstrating how hard conditions they can encounter in combat necessity. The aim of the study was to examine the influence of 36 hours long field survival conditions combined with sleep deprivation on selected motor coordination and psyc...
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Introduction and objective: The aim of the study was to determine changes in the fitness level among students of the Main Fire Service School during 3-year's education. Material and methods: A total of 75 male and 5 female students took part in the study. Fitness level measurements were carried out before beginning the studies (Measurement 0) an...
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Introduction. Taking up emergency actions when fighting various types of natural disasters requires appropriate psychophysical preparation. Thanks to the development of technique, coordination motor abilities have gained greater importance than physical strength and endurance in such activities. The purpose of the present work was to assess the imp...
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Despite suspension of conscription in Polish Army trainings of soldiers are still carried out. It is expected that they will be effective and will contribute to obtaining optimum level of psychophysical efficiency that enables fulfillment of military tasks.Total of 60 soldiers took part in the study. During the 9-month military service, soldiers ha...
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Study aim: To determine the level of physical fitness and aerobic capacity of Polish military fighter aircraft pilots. Material and methods: The study was conducted on a group of 120 Polish military fighter aircraft pilots (men). The average age of subject was 37.13 ± 5.42 years. For further analysis, the pilots were divided into three age groups:...
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Nutritional habits and physical activity influence the health status of young adults. In this study, we engaged a group of 151 students from a medical university (90 female and 61 male subjects). Anthropometric parameters, dietary habits (a 7-day dietary recall), and level of physical activity were measured. It was found that the daily food rations...
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Celem pracy była ocena stanu odżywienia oraz wybranych zachowań żywieniowych studentów i studentek Akademii Wychowania Fizycznego Józefa Piłsudskiego w Warszawie i jej Filii w Białej Podlaskiej. W badaniach udział wzięło ogółem 191 osób. Na podstawie wartości wskaźnika wagowo-wzrostowego BMI zakwalifikowano badanych do grup z niedowagą, masą ciała...
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Opracowanie zawiera 12 artykułów, m.in.: 1. Rola Akademii Sztuki wojennej w przygotowaniu kadr szczebla taktyczno-operacyjnego na rzecz nowo tworzonego Korpusu Wojsk Obrony Terytorialnej (gen. bryg. dr inż. Ryszard Parafianowicz) 2. Problemy bezpieczeństwa narodowego RP w kontekście współczesnych wyzwań i zagrożeń (płk prof. nadzw. dr hab. Tomasz K...
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Wprowadzenie. Służba żołnierzy Batalionu Reprezentacyjnego WP jest specyficzna, pełniona bez względu na porę dnia i nocy oraz w każdych warunkach atmosferycznych. Cel. Ocena stanu odżywienia żołnierzy Batalionu Reprezentacyjnego WP. Materiały i metody. W badaniach uczestniczyło 300 mężczyzn w wieku 22-49 lat. U wszystkich badanych określono wysokoś...
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Introduction. Physical activity and appropriate nutrition are the indispensable components of a healthy lifestyle. There are many opinions in the available literature concerning the correlation between active lifestyle, diet and health. Aim. To assess the diets and energy expenditure of physically active young people. Material & Method. The inves...
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Rozprawy Społeczne 2015, Tom IX, Nr 2-65-Wstęp W dużym uogólnieniu edukacja dla bezpieczeń-stwa to przygotowanie społeczeństwa do przeciw-działania wszelkim zagrożeniom bezpieczeństwa. We współczesnym świecie znacznie wzrosła rola edukacji jako szansy ludzkości w dążeniu do za-pewnienia pokoju, wolności i sprawiedliwości spo-łecznej (Edukacja… 1998...
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Survival training of military pilots in the Polish Army gains significance because polish pilots have been taken part in more and more military missions. Prolonged exercise of moderate intensity with restricted sleep or sleep deprivation is known to deteriorate performance. The aim of the study was thus to determine the effects of a strenuous 36-h...
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Study aim: contemporary military activities call for extremely high coordinative motor skills, especially precision, attention focusing and motor adjustment. No obligatory tests assessing those skills are presently used by Polish armed forces. The aim of this study was thus to set up a procedure of assessing running skills involving coordination an...
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(in English and in Polsh): In 2010, the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport in Biala Podlaska (AWF) was stablished specialty "Physical Education in the uniformed services." In pursuing this specialization program students participate in specialized classes of survival, swimming, utility, water rescue, combat, negotiation techniques, topography,...
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The aim of the study was to define the changes of the characteristics of physiological postural tremor under conditions of increasing fatigue and lack of sleep during prolonged military training (survival). The subjects of the study were 15 students of the Polish Air Force Academy in Dęblin. The average age was 19.9±1.3 years. During the 36-hour-lo...
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Introduction. Human physical condition significantly correlates with the health state, with nutritional status as its integral part. In the military, and especially in Special Forces units, great importance is attached to physical fitness of soldiers. It is believed that soldiers serving in the Special Forces units are expected to manifest the abo...
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Study aim: contemporary military activities call for extremely high coordinative motor skills, especially precision, attention focusing and motor adjustment. No obligatory tests assessing those skills are presently used by Polish armed forces. The aim of this study was thus to set up a procedure of assessing running skills involving coordination an...
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Background & Study Aim: Survival training is gaining popularity in Polish Armed Forces since soldiers on military missions are likely to fight for survival. The aim of the study was the effects of a 72-h workout combined with sleep deprivation on selected motor coordination and psychomotor indices in soldiers from a special unit. Material & Methods...
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Szeroko pojmowana i powszechnie wprowadzana w społeczeństwie edukacja dla bezpieczeństwa przyczynia się do podniesienia poziomu bezpieczeństwa narodowego. Działalność ta powinna być ustawiczna, przebiegać na wielu płaszczyznach oraz wzajemnie się uzupełniać. Obecnie, gdy została zawieszona służba wojskowa z poboru, należy większą uwagę zwrócić na k...
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The purpose of the work was to conduct an examination of the physical fitness and nutritional status of recruits (221 men beginning military service in the infantry unit). Soldiers' physical efficiency was estimated using 4 tests: standing long jump, pull-ups on bar, 30-second sit-ups and 1000-metre run. The nutritional status assessment was done b...
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W artykule przedstawiono historię i rozwój pięcioboju wojskowego w Wojsku Polskim do roku 2011. Zaprezentowano wyniki uzyskane przez reprezentację WP podczas zawodów organizowanych przez Międzynarodową Radę Sportu Wojskowego (CISM).
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Study aim : To determine physical activity levels of soldiers in military administration units and special units. Material and methods: The research included 58 military administration soldiers (male) and 45 special unit soldiers. The average age of the military administration soldiers was 45.2 ± 5.54 years, whereas in the case of special unit sold...
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Introduction:There are only few data on influence of combined effects of long lasting exercise and sleep deprivation on physical performance. Objective:To evaluate the influence of 36 hours of sleep deprivation combined with 20 hours of intermittent exercise on selected physiological and psychomotor indices. Methods: Eleven participants of survi...
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Army is a specific work environment, and the soldier's body should be able, at times, to endure maximum psycho-physical loads in a variety of geographical and climatic conditions. Specific requirements are set for soldiers of special units of the Military Police (Gendarmerie). This is due to the potential exercise of their combat tasks in the cours...
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The book consists of 23 articles, among them: 1. Recreational activity in a lifestyle of soldiers (Adach J., Adach O.) 2. Free time activities of physical education instructors in the army (Młynarczyk C., Mazur M., Gronek P.) 3. Health promotion in curricula and training programs in the Police Academy in Szczytno (Bukowiecka D., Bukowiecki I.) 4. E...
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Effects of winter survival training on selected motor indices Study aim: To assess the effects of prolonged winter survival activities of moderate workouts on selected motor skills in male participants of survival instructor training course. Material and methods: A group of 11 physical education students, participants of a survival course camp for...
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W pracy przedstawiono specyfikę szkoły przetrwania (survivalu) jako obszaru działania żołnierzy. Przedstawiono definicję szkoły przetrwania żołnierzy oraz możliwe sposoby diagnozowania kompetencji psychomotorycznych żołnierzy do realizacji zadań szkoły przetrwania.
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Celem pracy jest analiza sprawności fizycznej kobiet żołnierzy Instytucji Centralnych MON na podstawie wyników rocznego sprawdzianu. Badaniami objęto 37 kobiet żołnierzy w wieku 25-49 lat. Poziom sprawności fizycznej badanych kobiet żołnierzy jest w świetle przyjętych norm dobry (średnia ocen 4,03). Dostarczono bardzo istotnych argumentów empiryczn...
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Poziom sprawności fizycznej żołnierzy zawodowych jest przedmiotem oceny okresowych sprawdzianów sprawności fizycznej. Celem badań była ocena stopnia akceptacji zróżnicowanych testów sprawności fizycznej dla kobiet i mężczyzn żołnierzy przez słuchaczy studiów wojskowych. Zastosowano ankietę w opracowaniu własnym. Badaniami objęto słuchaczy Wyższej S...
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Summary in English and in Polish Summary In numerous publications, it is emphasized that higher frequency of over-weight and obesity occurrence is alarming. Epidemics of obesity has a great relationship with lipids` processes disorders, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, which occur more frequently. These illnesses result in a higher risk of cardiova...
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Summary in English and in Polish Summary In numerous publications, it is emphasized that higher frequency of over-weight and obesity occurrence is alarming. Epidemics of obesity has a great relationship with lipids` processes disorders, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, which occur more frequently. These illnesses result in a higher risk of cardiova...
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The study presents results of survey studies which were conducted among Polish military pilots (n=60). The aim of the study was to find whether the participation of subjects covered by the study in 3-week fitness training affected their knowledge about healthy style of living. An analysis of research results has shown that 63% of respondents was of...
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An appraisal of soldiers` psychomotor competence performer on the basis of analytic tests (single dimensional tests) fails to provide acceptable information about them being ready to take up a fight, especially a fight for survival. It seems that multidimensional tests are more accurate tools. Our tests were aimed at carrying out a comparison of mi...
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Celem pracy było rozstrzygniecie pytania: Czy istniej związek pomiędzy poziomem kompetencji psychomotorycznych do walki o przetrwania (czyli poziomem specjalnej i ukierunkowanej sprawności fizycznej żołnierza), a wynikami testów sprawności fizycznej ogólnej? Stwierdzono brak korelacji między zmierzonym poziomem kompetencji psychomotorycznych żołnie...
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Each pilot must attend a fitness session at the Military Training and Fitness Center (WOSzK) once a year. The purpose of this training is the rejuvenation of the physical and mental power of flight personnel and the strengthening of general physical efficiency and fitness. The session primarily provides for physical education activities. The themes...
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In contrast to the well known influence of isolated effects of long lasting exercise and sleep deprivation on physical performance there are few data on effect of those factors combined. Aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of 36 hours of exercise and sleep deprivation on selected physiological factors. Materials and methods. The study wa...
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An evaluation of the declared ways of acting of candidates for survival instructors in simulated situations of threat through physical aggressions were presented in the work. A projective KS-4M test was applied. Declared actions of those examined were analyzed in a micro-scale. The data was analyzed in relation to results of researches conducted on...
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Celem badań własnych w prezentowanej pracy była ocena przygotowania polskich żołnierzy do działań w warunkach odosobnienia (survival). Zastosowano metody: sondażu diagnostycznego, rejestrowania obciążeń wysiłkiem fizycznym, test kompetencji psychomotorycznych w zakresie efektywności walki o przetrwania (w formie wieloboju survivalowego). Przebadano...
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Koniecznym elementem przygotowania pilota wojskowego do wypełnienia jego zawodowej misji jest trening szkoły przetrwania (survival). Jest on ściśle związany z oddziaływaniem czynnika stresu. Autorzy podnoszą kwestię zjawiska stresu w odniesieniu do szkoły przetrwania uwzględniając specyfikę adaptacji pilota wojskowego do działania w dwóch środowisk...
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Celem pracy było określenie: - jakie formy aktywności fizycznej są preferowane przez podchorążych wojsk polskich uczelni wojskowych, - czy i jakie jest zróżnicowanie między podchorążymi wojsk lądowych a podchorążymi lotnictwa; - która grupa podchorązych w większym stopniu preferuje tzw. survivalowe formy aktywności fizycznej.
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The aim of this paper was to determine the extent of practising extreme sports by Polish military pilots.
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The aim of the study was the evaluation of physical education training effect on the physical capacity of soldiers from basic military training operating airplanes. The physical education program was altogether 42 hours - 2 hours a week, including track and field and martial arts - 8 hours, gymnastics and martial arts - 13 hours and 21 hours of gam...
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Celem pracy jest rozstrzygnięcie kwestii, czy podchorążowie i kadeci lotnictwa znacząco różnią się możliwościami przetrwania w odosobnieniu w porównaniu z pilotami wojskowymi. Na podstawie badań kwestionariuszowych ustalono, że różnic znaczących nie ma, aczkolwiek kryterium takie, odnoszone łącznie do świadomości, wiedzy i umiejętności, spełnia 25%...
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Na podstawie wyników badania ankietowego określono możliwości przetrwania w odosobnieniu (izolacji) polskich pilotów wojskowych. Badania ukierunkowano na sfery świadomości, wiedzy i umiejętności. Tylko 2% pilotów ujawnia co najmniej dostateczne przygotowanie do działań w odosobnieniu. Brak takich umiejętności koreluje z brakiem zrozumienia funkcji...

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The goal of this project is to gather and analyze information regarding the pro-defense NGO's in Poland.