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Boot Camp & Military Fitness Institute
Information on military fitness, military training, elite & special forces, and military recruitment & selection
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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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To find outdoor fitness training providers within your local area, please view: Outdoor Fitness Providers

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Research Paper Title Buddy-aid battlefield pain management Background As members of the French Military Medical Service currently involved in the management of combat casualties in austere settings, the researchers read with great interest the study by Benov et al reviewing all cases of point of injury (POI) pain treatment documented in the Israeli Defense Force… Read More

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Research Paper Title Personality Traits and Perception of Müller-Lyer Illusion in Male Chinese Military Soldiers and University Students. Background In military personnel, performance such as gun-shooting precision relies on factors such as the ability to resist visual illusion, and this misperception of visual stimulus might be linked with sensation seeking related personality. Methods The researchers… Read More

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Research Paper Title Shock attenuation characteristics of three different military boots during gait. Background Musculoskeletal injuries are related to the cushioning properties of boots in military populations. This study aimed to compare ground reaction force (GRF) and subjective perceived comfort from two different military boots supplied by the Brazilian Army with a commercial boot. Methods… Read More

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Research Paper Title Dogs in the Workplace: A Review of the Benefits and Potential Challenges. Abstract Pet dogs, therapy dogs, and service dogs can be seen in workplaces with increasing frequency. Although dogs may provide many benefits to employees and employers, their presence may introduce additional hazards and concerns to the work environment. Therefore, decisions… Read More

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Introduction You are most likely at a time in your life when big changes are happening or are about to happen. So you have signed up for a branch of the armed forces and it is time to prepare for boot camp. Hopefully, your recruiter will have given you a list to help inform you… Read More

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In most forms of unconventional war, the objective is the allegiance of the people around whom, and presumably on whose behalf,  the conflict is taking place. The occupation of some specific bit of ground is secondary, if it matters at all. Thomas K. Adams (US Special Forces Operations in Action: The Challenge of Unconventional Warfare,… Read More

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