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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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While medical entry standards are set out in Joint Service Publication (JSP) 950, how they are applied during the recruitment process differs between the three Services. For example, in the British Army candidates with a disbarring condition are excluded at the first opportunity (i.e. the online application process) with those requiring individual consideration being looked… Read More

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What is the number of candidates who became a Pharmacy Technician within the British armed forces between 2013 and 2015? Table 1: Pharmacy technician recruitment and selection stats for 2013 to 2015 Year No. & Type of Candidates Successful at Selection Board Commenced Training 2013 11 Candidates (all in-service transfers) 5 Candidates (45%) 4 Candidates… Read More

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Which country has more generals, Venezuela or the United States of America (USA)? Venezuela has more than 2,000 generals whilst the USA has just under 900 (The Economist, 2017, p.32). Venezuela has approximately 115,000 active personnel whilst the USA has approximately 1.3 million active personnel. Reference The Economist (2017) It’s Up To The Army. The… Read More

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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister, wants to end questions about the legality (or otherwise) and appropriate use of Japan’s not-quite army, the Self-Defence Forces (SDF), by amending Article 9, the constitution’s iconic pacifist clause. Japan’s, war-renouncing, constitution is on display at the National Archives in Tokyo, and was written by an occupying (US) army in 1946. This clause prohibits Japan from maintaining land,… Read More

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Are you thinking about competing in a big race, e.g. a 10-miler or marathon, but are not looking forward to the months of gradually building up your fitness, pounding the streets mile after mile? Perhaps you should consider sitting on some water and eating a lot! That is what the Barnacle Goose does. “Until recently… Read More

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Migratory birds are extraordinary endurance athletes – and their feats require some serious preparation. In the weeks before take-off, many undergo extreme physiological changes (Vernimmen, 2017). Most obviously, they load up on fats. In many cases, that means temporarily supersizing their digestive organs to ingest as much food as possible. Then, immediately before departure, they shrink their digestive organs to… Read More

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