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Boot Camp & Military Fitness Institute
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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 Cornell and Sokolow-Lyon electrocardiographic criteria for left ventricular hypertrophy in a military male population in Taiwan: the Cardiorespiratory fitness and HospItalization Events in armed Forces study. Background The Cornell and Sokolow-Lyon electrocardiography (ECG) criteria have been widely used for diagnosing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in patients with hypertension. However,… Read More

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Knowing is not enough; you must apply. Willing is not enough, you must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 to 1832), German Poet. Advertisements

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Love running, but keep getting leg injuries? That could be because the way we run focuses jogging’s hard impacts in our lower limbs. In a light, half-hour run, the average recreational runner’s feet will strike the ground about 5000 times, absorbing shocks with every strike. Now Delphine Chadefaux at Aix-Marseille University in France and her team (2017) have used tracking techniques… Read More

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Cell phones are making people walk differently. A study that tracked how 21 people negotiated an obstacle and a step, without a phone or while texting, reading the screen, or making a call, found that using a phone made people walk slower and in less of a straight path, particularly when texting (Timmis et al., 2017). Reference Timmis, M.A, Bijl,… Read More

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Helping Your Body After Training Hard Getting fit from intense workout sessions, such as battle reenactments and military obstacles courses, requires major mental and physical stamina. You push yourself to the max and in some cases beyond your limits, causing your body to send signals of overexertion. These signals can be in the form of… Read More

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Just like the rest of our body, the brain can sometimes age quicker than we do. Now researchers at Imperial College London have a way to find out how old the brain really is (O’Hare, 2017). James Cole and colleagues trained a computer algorithm to estimate age based on brain images from 2001 healthy people, then tested it on… Read More

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