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B-POC Training for Physical Fitness

Research Sponsored by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Healthy active duty Soldiers
18-40 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up pre-to-post ruck time (~30-90 minutes)
Awards & highlights

Study Summary

This trial is testing if training the brain can improve physical performance.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for healthy active duty soldiers aged 18-40 who can participate for the entire study duration. It's not suitable for pregnant women, those who failed a fitness test, have physical limitations preventing intense exercise or cognitive tasks, impaired cognition from medication or illness, or were advised against aerobic exercise.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests Brain-Physical Optimization Conditioning (B-POC) with two levels of intensity: high load and low load interventions. B-POC combines physical endurance training with cognitive challenges to improve overall performance under stress.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Since this trial involves physical and cognitive exercises rather than medications, side effects may include muscle soreness, fatigue from intense workouts, and potential stress due to challenging cognitive tasks.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am a healthy, active duty soldier.
I am between 18 and 40 years old.


Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~pre-to-post ruck time (~30-90 minutes)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and pre-to-post ruck time (~30-90 minutes) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Time to Failure Test
Secondary outcome measures
Dynamic Marksmanship

Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: B-POC high load InterventionExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
aerobic exercise [heartrate range (HRR) 70-75% of max HR, on treadmill] and a computerized high-load task for 45 minutes, 3 times per week, for 6 weeks
Group II: B-POC low load interventionPlacebo Group1 Intervention
aerobic exercise [heartrate range (HRR) 70-75% of max HR, on treadmill] and a computerized low-load task for 45 minutes, 3 times per week, for 6 weeks

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)Lead Sponsor
107 Previous Clinical Trials
36,698 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

B-POC high load intervention Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT04863469 — N/A
Physical Fitness Research Study Groups: B-POC high load Intervention, B-POC low load intervention
Physical Fitness Clinical Trial 2023: B-POC high load intervention Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT04863469 — N/A
B-POC high load intervention 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT04863469 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Are there any openings remaining for participants in this research study?

"Clinicaltrials.gov offers evidence that this trial is still actively recruiting participants, with the initial posting being made on October 20th 2020 and the most recent update occuring on March 25th 2022."

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To what demographic is enrollment for this clinical trial open?

"Eligibility criteria for this trial require that candidates are of a certain age range (18-40) and demonstrate suitable physical capability. The goal is to recruit roughly 66 individuals in total."

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What is the maximum capacity of participants in this research project?

"Affirmative. Statistics hosted on clinicaltrials.gov testify to the fact that this current medical trial, which was initially launched on October 20th 2020, is actively seeking participants. 66 patients are required from 1 location of research clinic."

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Does this trial enable individuals younger than forty to take part?

"Based on the outlined enrolment criteria, only individuals between 18 and 40 years of age are eligible for this clinical trial."

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~15 spots leftby Apr 2025