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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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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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Research Paper Title Trauma exposure interacts with the genetic risk of bipolar disorder in alcohol misuse of US soldiers. Background To investigate whether trauma exposure moderates the genetic correlation between substance use disorders and psychiatric disorders, we tested whether trauma exposure modifies the association of genetic risks for mental disorders with alcohol misuse and nicotine… Read More

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Research Paper Title The incidence of military training-related injuries in Chinese new recruits: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Background Training-related injuries are the main reason for disability, long-term rehabilitation, functional impairment and premature discharge from military service. The aim of this study was to identify the incidence of injuries in the training of Chinese new… Read More

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