RCAF Pamphlar 30/1. 5BXPlan. 3rd Edition). AR. PER. FOR. A Royal Canadian Air Force Publication. PHYSICAL FITNESS SERIES. – For Physical fitness. Although the Royal Canadian Air Force demands a high standard of physical fitness for nel has been published under the title “5BX Plan for. Physical Fitness”. We’ve mentioned it before—the 5BX workout developed for the Royal Canadian Air Force. But today we are happy to bring you these famous.

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The plan was innovative in two respects. John Walker’s book The Hacker’s Diet first published in contains a simplified version, that is claimed to be suitable for everyone. His mandate was to establish a directorate and trade for the development of physical fitness, sports and recreation.

Celebrity practitioners of the program included the late George Burns.

Retrieved from ” https: The first four exercises are calisthenics and the last is an aerobic exercise. Many RCAF pilots were located in remote bases in northern Canada, with no access to gymnasium facilities, so it was important to offer a means of keeping fit without their use.

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Archived from the original on January 20, As the individual progresses within the system, the number of each type of exercise that must be performed increases and the difficulty of each exercise increases. Royal Canadian Air Force.


Orban, creating the program as a public servantreceived no additional income from the success of the plan. The program consists of charts that get progressively more difficult, and takes 12 minutes per day after users get past the beginning levels.

Retrieved November 6, Physical exercise Royal Canadian Air Force.

In total, twenty-three million copies of the booklets were sold to the public. The popularity of the programs in many countries around the world helped to launch modern fitness culture. The programs proved popular with civilians. The program was intended for RCAF pilots, a third of whom were not considered fit to fly at the time.

Archived from the original on January 21, This concept drew a negative reaction from others in the field at the time but it proved its worth in the three years of testing that the RCAF performed before releasing the program in Secondly, the plan only required that eleven canadiqn be spent on the exercises per day. Retrieved October 16, Views Read Edit View history.

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Firstly, it did not require access to specialized equipment. Later he produced a canadia with ten basic exercises XBX for women that required twelve minutes to complete.


This page was last edited on 16 Octoberat Throughout the charts and levels, the five exercises are the same, but more difficult variations are introduced:. He incorporated this conclusion into his proposed exercise plan for the RCAF. Royal Canadian Air Force: In he hired Bill Orban and directed him to devise a program which emphasized the development of a high level of fitness, but would consume only a relatively small amount of the RCAF personnel’s time.

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Royal Canadian Air Force Exercise Plans

A walk or run may be substituted for the final exercise; the distances to be covered and the time to be taken are also specified in the plan. Each chart is composed of five exercises that are performed within eleven minutes. This led him to the conclusion that the intensity of exercise was more important to improving fitness than the amount of time spent on it.