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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 A comparison of traditional and novel metrics to quantify resistance training. Background Common estimates of external training intensity for resistance exercise do not incorporate inter-set recovery duration, and might not reflect the overall demands of training. This study aimed to assess novel metrics of exercise density (ED) during resistance exercise, and how… Read More

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Research Paper Title Normal foot loading parameters and repeatability of the Footscan® platform system. Background The Footscan® platform system is one of the most commonly used clinical tools for the measurement of the foot pressure. The present study was designed to assess the repeatability of the system and identify the range of loading parameters observed… Read More

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Research Paper Title Physiological stress-induced corticosterone increases heme uptake via KLF4-HCP1 signaling pathway in hippocampus neurons. Abstract Iron overload has attracted much attention because of its adverse effect in increasing the risk of developing several neurodegenerative disorders. Under various pathologic conditions, a lot of heme are released. The aggregation of heme is more neurotoxic than… Read More

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Military chef: Why did the chicken cross the road? Military recruit: Because you didn’t cook it!

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Research Paper Title Comparison of artificial graft versus autograft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis. Background Critically evaluation and summarisation for the outcomes between autografts and artificial grafts using in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction have not been performed currently. The purpose of this study is to compare the clinical outcomes between artificial ligaments… Read More

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“Tomorrows battle is won during today’s practice.” Samurai maxim

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