An Assessment of Physical Fitness in Military & Security Forces

Research Paper Title Assessment of Physical Fitness in Military and Security Forces: A Systematic Review. Background The aim of this systematic review was to comprehensively study the physical fitness test and batteries used by military and security forces. The ultimate goal was to propose a physical fitness test battery to be used in military and… Read More

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Is Improved Guidance & Oversight Needed to Ensure Validity & Equity of US Military Fitness Standards (1998)?

Research Paper Title Improved Guidance and Oversight Are Needed to Ensure Validity and Equity of Fitness Standards. Purpose Physical fitness is a fundamentally important part of military life for both men and women in the Department of Defense (DOD). Each year, thousands of service members are denied promotions, schooling, or other benefits for failing to meet fitness standards.… Read More

Outlining Military Human Performance Optimisation & Injury Prevention Strategies

Research Paper Title Military human performance optimization and injury prevention: Strategies for the 21st century warfighter. Abstract This special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport is dedicated to the topic of optimising physical performance and reducing musculoskeletal injury. Effective military training should increase physical performance capabilities without incurring high rates of… Read More

216 (Parachute) Signal Sqaudron

Fancy being a member of the Royal Corps of Signals? Fancy being a paratrooper? Well, you can be both! 216 (Parachute) Signal Squadron serves with 16 Air Assault Brigade to provide telecommunications and information systems maintenance and support. Royal Corps of Signals soldiers have the opportunity to serve with these specialist organisations. Soldiers from the… Read More

Outlining Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century

Research Paper Title Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century. Abstract Military readiness is negatively impacted by the near-epidemic incidence rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). MSIs represent a major threat to the health and fitness of our Soldiers and a risk to our Nation’s ability to project military power. This risk is… Read More

Linking Adaptive Thermogenesis & Changes in Body Composition & Physical Fitness in Army Cadets

Research Paper Title Adaptive thermogenesis and changes in body composition and physical fitness in army cadets. Background To analyse the association between a 34-week military training on body composition, physical fitness and compensatory changes in resting energy expenditure (REE) recognized as adaptive thermogenesis (AT). We also explored if regional body composition changes were related to… Read More

Can a Technique-focused Training Programme Improve Performance on Annual Fitness Tests?

Research Paper Title Effects of technique-focused training in conjunction with physical readiness training on Army physical fitness test performance. Background The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is a semi-annual requirement. While conducting physical readiness training (PRT) is a requirement for all Soldiers, there is no requirement to train Soldiers on techniques that may help to… Read More