What is the Relationship between 1.5-mile run time & Injury Risk in Female Recruits during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Running to breaking point? The relationship between 1.5-mile run time and injury risk in female recruits during British Army basic training. Background The 1.5-mile best-effort run is used in the British Army to assess the fitness of all recruits and trained service personnel by means of the physical fitness assessment (PFA). The… Read More

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Pass Rates for the Royal Marines Commando Course (including AACC & RFCC) (2000 to 2009)

The number of military personnel to pass out of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) between 2001 and 2009 is outlined in the table below. Training Cohort/Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 RM Officers – 28 43 37 28 38 33 35 36 39 RM Other Ranks 500 566… Read More

Reviewing Ambulatory Physical Activity during the Initial Training Phase in a Naval Commando Unit

Research Paper Title Ambulatory physical activity during the initial training phase in a Naval Commando Unit. Background There is a positive correlation between the volume of physical activity performed and the incidence of lower extremity overuse injuries. Difficulty in evaluating the amount of activity in which highly specialised military units are engaged has prevented the… Read More

4 Tips for Surviving Military Boot Camp

Granted, the conditions at any military boot camp are nowhere near easy. When most people think about military boot camps, intense training for hours on end come to mind, and rightfully so. But contrary to public belief, military boot camps are designed for you to succeed, not fail. For this reason, any unfortunate or fatal… Read More

What is the Association of Sickle Cell Trait & Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness?

Research Paper Title Association of Sickle Cell Trait and Haemoglobin S Percentage with Physical Fitness. Background This study aimed to determine the association between sickle cell trait (SCT) as a binary variable and haemoglobin S percentage as a stratified categorical variable with aerobic and anaerobic fitness. Methods This retrospective cohort study included all recruits who… Read More

Research Paper Title U.S. Army Physical Demands Study: Differences in Physical Fitness and Occupational Task Performance Between Trainees and Active Duty Soldiers. Background U.S. Army initial entry training (IET) is designed to prepare trainees for the military environment and subsequent training, including specific programmes to increase physical fitness to perform job-specific tasks to the minimal… Read More

3 Ways to Build Muscle before Entering Boot Camp

It does not matter which branch of military service you intend to join; your military profession will commence with basic training. Your basic training may last between nine weeks to three months but no matter how long it is; you will never forget this period of your life. Basic training involves more than just training;… Read More