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This website is a knowledge and information sharing platform for both professionals and enthusiasts of civilian and military fitness, as well as military training.

What are Boot Camps?

When boot camps were first introduced in the US they were meant for the purpose of reforming prisoners, then soldiers, and finally overweight teenagers, adults and celebrities.  Such has been the rise of boot camps that in 2009, the American Council on Exercise listed boot camp training as one of the top exercise trends (Mercer, 2009) and research suggests it works (Barker, 2010). Continue reading…

History of Boot Camps

Modern fitness boot camps (also known as outdoor fitness, bootcamps and military fitness) have only been around for about 25 years in the US where they originate, and the UK where they have only really taken off in the last decade (approximately 2005-2006). Continue reading…

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Research Paper Title Physical and Performance Characteristics Related to Unintentional Musculoskeletal Injury in Special Forces Operators: A Prospective Analysis. Background Seventy-seven percent of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by United States Army Special Forces Operators are preventable. Identification of predictive characteristics will promote the development of screening methods to augment injury-prevention programmes. The objective of the research… Read More

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Research Paper Title Disease and Non-Battle Traumatic Injuries Evaluated by Emergency Physicians in a US Tertiary Combat Hospital. Background Analysis of injuries during military operations has focused on those related to combat. Non-combat complaints have received less attention, despite the need for many troops to be evacuated for non-battle illnesses in Iraq. This study aims… Read More

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Many people outside of the military have little understanding of the process of military training, especially basic training. Sleep deprivation and trauma-based training is not employed as a tool for either the Royal Navy or the Royal Marines, as discussed below: Royal Navy (RN) Initial Training: Trainees, both officers and other ranks, may experience a lack… Read More

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Did you know you can be a ‘policeman’ in the Royal Marines (RM)? In 2008, the RM Police Troop was composed of: Captain (OF-2): One (1). Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2, OR-8): One (1). Colour Sergeant (OR-7): Two (2). Sergeant (OR-6): Three. (3). Corporal (OR-4): Nine (9). One being a British military policeman from the… Read More

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Dynamic risk assessment (DRA) training is provided to the UK armed forces, however, the design and delivery varies between the Services, as outlined below: Royal Navy: DRA training is provided to Royal Navy Police (RNP) personnel due to the nature of their role. It is delivered as part of their personal safety training and is… Read More

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Below is a selection of useful and plainly amusing military mnemonics: F.B.I.D.nm Full / Brief / Individual / Delayed R.S.V.P. Rhythm, Speed, Volume & Pitch C.L.A.P. Clear, Loud, As an Order & and with Pauses C.L.A.S.S.I.C. Covert Local Area Sensing System for Intruder Classification T.O.B.I.A.S. Territorial Observation By Intruder Alarm System G.R.I.T. Group, Range, Indication… Read More

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