Discussing Captain Capon’s Cure: Food, Fitness & the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939

Discussion Paper Title Captain Capon’s Cure – Food, Fitness and the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939. Abstract In the late 1930s, the British Army faced a manpower crisis that threatened imperial defence. This predicament was made worse by the rejection on medical grounds of a worryingly high number of potential recruits. To try and reverse this… Read More

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What are the Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during Military Training?

Research Paper Title Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on… Read More

Nutrition & Your Workout

Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain or improved fitness, what you eat and drink before, during, after your workout can make a big difference to your results. Proper nutrition and hydration will help optimise energy levels during your workout and help your body to recover effectively between sessions. Nutrition strategies can be planned… Read More

Eating & Drinking after Workouts

Nutrition requirements after exercise will depend on the type of workout performed, for example resistance training or cardiovascular training, the intensity of the workout, and the overall goals of the individual. Post-workout nutrition aims to promote optimum recovery between workouts and to maximise results. The three key principles of recovery nutrition are to: Refuel the… Read More

Hydration during Workouts

Nutrition goals during your workout should be to replace the fluid lost through sweat and make sure you have enough fuel (carbohydrate) to last the distance and work at your hardest. When Do I Need Fuel? Whether you require carbohydrate or not during exercise depends on the length and intensity of exercise. Generally, if your… Read More

Eating & Drinking Before a Workout

Should I Eat Before A Workout? To get the most out of your workout, you need to give your body the right fuel. Eating a meal of snack before exercise will ensure your fuel stores (muscle glycogen) are topped up so that you can exercise harder and longer. Ideally, a pre-workout meal should be consumed… Read More

Military Catering: ORPs, Halal & Kosher Meals

Ministry of Defence (MOD) personnel in the United Kingdom (UK) and permanent bases overseas are primarily catered for through a number of facilities management contracts. British Armed Forces personnel serving on operations, exercises and Her Majesty’s ships and submarines are catered for under the Deployable Food Programme introduced on 01 October 2017. All food procured for… Read More