Quick March: What is the Effect of Footwear on Ground Reaction Force?

Research Paper Title The Effects of British Army Footwear on Ground Reaction Force and Temporal Parameters of British Army Foot Drill. Background High rates of occupational training-related lower-limb musculoskeletal (MSK) overuse injuries are reported for British Army recruits during basic training. Foot drill is a repetitive impact loading occupational activity and involves striking the ground… Read More

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Review on the Theory of Training for Muscle Size & Strength

Research Paper Title The Basics of Training for Muscle Size and Strength: A Brief Review on the Theory. Background The periodisation of resistance exercise is often touted as the most effective strategy for optimising muscle size and strength adaptations. This narrative persists despite a lack of experimental evidence to demonstrate its superiority. In addition, the… Read More

4 Reasons Why Electrolytes are Essential for the Body

Like the oil in your car, electrolytes may not cause your body to run but they are needed to keep every organ in your body running smoothly. Electrolytes are essential for the proper functioning of the digestive, cardiac, nervous, and muscular systems. When you lack electrolytes, you will feel weak, and, if there is a… Read More

What is a Blood Type?

There are two main blood groupings in humans, called ABO and rhesus. Both are genetically determined. The ABO system has three gene variants known as alleles: A, B and O. Each of us inherits two, one from each parent. A and B are dominant and O is recessive. People who inherit two Os are blood… Read More

Periodisation & Resistance Training: Is It Necessary?

Research Papaer Title The Basics of Training for Muscle Size and Strength: A Brief Review on the Theory. Background The periodisation of resistance exercise is often touted as the most effective strategy for optimising muscle size and strength adaptations. This narrative persists despite a lack of experimental evidence to demonstrate its superiority. In addition, the… Read More

Do Functional Movement Screen Items predict Dynamic Balance under Military Torso Load?

Research Paper Title Functional Movement Screen Items Predict Dynamic Balance Under Military Torso Load. Background Musculoskeletal injuries threaten military readiness and impose a significant financial burden. The functional movement screen (FMS), a 7-item, preparticipation screening tool, may aid in identifying compensatory movement patterns that can hinder physical performance and lead to injuries in active-duty military… Read More

Can Exercise Affect Immune Function to Increase Susceptibility to Infection?

Research Paper Title Can exercise affect immune function to increase susceptibility to infection? Background Multiple studies in humans and animals have demonstrated the profound impact that exercise can have on the immune system. There is a general consensus that regular bouts of short-lasting (i.e. up to 45 minutes) moderate intensity exercise is beneficial for host… Read More