The Impact of Mindset & Persistence Through (Arduous) Training

Research Paper Title Stress, Mindsets, and Success in Navy SEALs Special Warfare Training. Background Mindsets can impact an individual’s performance in stressful experiences such as public speaking or receiving negative feedback. Yet we know little about the boundary conditions of where these mindsets predict success, and where they may become irrelevant or even maladaptive. The… Read More

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Is There an Association between Sleep Duration & Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury?

Research Paper Title Sleep duration and musculoskeletal injury incidence in physically active men and women: A study of US Army Special Operation Forces soldiers. Background In physically demanding occupations or athletic populations, sleep has been shown to be an important factor for both performance and recovery. However, evidence is limited on sleep duration and its… Read More

Time to Recover from Arduous Training!

Research Paper Title Differential recovery rates of fitness following U.S. Army Ranger training. Background To investigate tactically-related physical performance and body composition recovery following US Army Ranger training using a prospective cohort. Methods Physical performance was comprehensively assessed using a tactically-related performance battery (i.e., Ranger Athlete Warrior assessment) in 10 male Soldiers at baseline (BL)… Read More

Can We Use a Smartphone to Aid Retention in Elite Forces Training?

Research Paper Title Continuous Measurement of Reconnaissance Marines in Training With Custom Smartphone App and Watch: Observational Cohort Study. Background Specialised training for elite US military units is associated with high attrition due to intense psychological and physical demands. The need to graduate more service members without degrading performance standards necessitates the identification of factors… Read More

Is Diet Quality Associated with Physical Performance & Special Forces Selection?

Research Paper Title Diet Quality Is Associated with Physical Performance and Special Forces Selection. Background This study determined associations between diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015, physical performance, and successful selection following a US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course characterised by arduous cognitive and physical demands. Methods The HEI-2015 scores… Read More

Can a Theory of Planned Behaviour-Based Programme increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title A Theory of Planned Behaviour-Based Programme to Increase Physical Activity in Overweight/Obese Military Personnel: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Background Designing a health promotion program to increase physical activity may contribute to weight management. The purpose of this study was to investigate a theory of planned behaviour (TPB) programme to address this problem… Read More

Is Diet Quality Associated with Physical Performance & Special Forces Selection?

Research Paper Title Diet Quality Is Associated with Physical Performance and Special Forces Selection. Background This study determined associations between diet quality measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI)-2015, physical performance, and successful selection following a US Army Special Forces Assessment and Selection course characterized by arduous cognitive and physical demands. Methods The HEI-2015 scores… Read More