Boot Camp & Military Fitness Institute
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About the website

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 The effect of training on lumbar spine posture and intervertebral disc degeneration in active-duty [US] Marines. Background Military training aims to improve load carriage performance and reduce risk of injuries. Data describing the lumbar spine (LS) postural response to load carriage throughout training are limited. The researchers hypothesised that training would reduce… Read More

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Research Paper Title Study on autonomic dysfunction and metabolic syndrome in Chinese patients. Background There is still a lack of simple methods and instruments for the early assessment of autonomic dysfunction in metabolic syndrome patients. Assessment of sudomotor function has been proposed to explore autonomic function, and could be used as an early biomarker for… Read More

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Research Paper Title Soldier-relevant body borne loads increase knee joint contact force during a run-to-stop manoeuvre. Background The purpose of this study was to understand the effects of load carriage on human performance, specifically during a run-to-stop (RTS) task. Methods Using OpenSim analysis tools, knee joint contact force, grounds reaction force, leg stiffness and lower… Read More

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Research Paper Title Sir Hugh Cairns and World War II British advances in head injury management, diffuse brain injury, and concussion: an Oxford tale. Abstract The authors trace the Oxford, England, roots of World War II (WWII)-related advances in head injury management, the biomechanics of concussion and brain injury, and postwar delineation of pathological findings… Read More

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“Distance favours marksmanship, chaos favours training, and complexity favours education.” Unknown

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A genuine compass from World War I brought in by one of my wife’s patient’s at her GP practice, being held by my eldest son. The patient, a collector of military memorabilia, brought it in knowing my son and I are interested in military history. It was a privilege to view this piece, and also… Read More

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