US Navy EOD Operators’ use of Psychological Strategies is Comparable to that of Elite Athletes

Research Paper Title Psychological Strategies During Military Training Are Linked to Resilience in US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators. Background The researchers describe the psychological strategies (PS) used by a specialised military population, US Navy explosive ordnance disposal (EOD), during training and military operations. They also aimed to establish the relationship between PS and resilience.… Read More

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Gait Biomechanics: Energy Harvesting Assault Pack vs Standard Assault Pack

Research Paper Title Spatiotemporal and kinematic changes in gait while carrying an energy harvesting assault pack system. Background Soldiers are fielded with a variety of equipment including battery powered electronic devices. An energy harvesting assault pack (EHAP) was developed to provide a power source to recharge batteries and reduce the quantity and load of extra… Read More

Discerning the Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, & Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue

Research Paper Title Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, and Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. Background While respiratory muscle fatigue is present following load carriage activity at sea level, the effect of environmental conditions on respiratory strength while undertaking load carriage is unknown. Methods The effect of thoracic load carriage during walks (5.5 km) in… Read More

Does 1.5 mile Run Time & Body Mass Predict 8 Mile Loaded March Performance?

Research Paper Title 1.5 mile run time and body mass predict 8 mile loaded march performance, irrespective of sex. Background To develop a statistical model to predict 8 mile Loaded March (LM) performance and quantify differences in physical characteristics for men and women British Army Personnel. Methods 135 trained soldiers (87 men; 48 women) completed… Read More

What are the Effects of Heavy Load Carriage during Constant-Speed, Simulated, Road Marching?

Research Paper Title Effects of heavy load carriage during constant-speed, simulated, road marching. Background Load carriage is a key element in dismounted military operations. Load carriage requirements in the field regularly exceed 50% of lean body mass (LBM) and have only rarely been studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the metabolic… Read More

Can You Use Pull Up Assist Band When Training For Military Fitness?

When you’re training for military fitness, you will have to complete and excel in various exercise activities that will assure you of your readiness and fitness for boot camp. Of all the exercises you will ever have to master, one of the most challenging exercises is the pull up (aka heave). Read More