Historical, Physiological, Biomechanical, and Medical Aspects of Soldier Load Carriage

Research Paper Title Soldier load carriage: historical, physiological, biomechanical, and medical aspects. Abstract This study reviews historical and biomedical aspects of soldier load carriage. Before the 18th century, foot soldiers seldom carried more than 15 kg while on the march, but loads have progressively risen since then. This load increase is presumably due to the… Read More

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Are There Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Sex Differences in Training Loads during British Army Basic Training. Background To compare training loads between men and women during 14 weeks of British Army standard entry basic training. Methods Thirty-one male (mean ± SD: age, 21 ± 4 yr; height, 1.78 ± 0.08 m; mass, 77.1 ± 10.5 kg) and 28… Read More

What are the Levels of Physical Activity & Associated Factors between Military Policemen & Firemen?

Research Paper Title Levels of physical activity and associated factors between military policemen and firemen. Background Military Policemen and Firemen are professionals often involved in life-risking activities as well as duties demanding endurance and muscular strength. Nevertheless, their working conditions are rarely satisfactory. Therefore the objective of this study was to compare levels of physical… Read More

What is the Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power & Agility in Tactical Occupations?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power and Agility in Tactical Occupations: A Critical Review. Background The current literature suggests that load carriage can impact on a tactical officer’s mobility, and that survival in the field may rely on the officer’s mobility. The ability for humans to generate power and… Read More

Will Carrying a Load Increase the Likelihood of Slip Initiation and the Slip Severity?

Research Paper Title Effect of load carrying on required coefficient of friction. Background A load carrying task was identified as a major factor leading to slip and fall injuries such as overexertion and bodily reaction. Holding a load in front of the body while walking would shift the whole body centre-of-mass to the front, loading… Read More

British Army’s First Cold Weather Instructor Course

Led by extreme weather warfare specialists from the Royal Marines, the training package will be delivered in two phases and has been designed to help the Army meet the challenges of deployments such as Op Cabrit in Poland and Estonia. Capel Curig will host a 14-day mountain training stage in October 2019, when 30 soldiers… Read More

Should We Promote Leisure-time Physical Activity in Soldiers during Deployments to Maintain Combat Readiness?

Research Paper Title Effects of 6-Month Military Deployment on Physical Fitness, Body Composition, and Selected Health-Related Biomarkers. Background The purpose was to study the effects of 6-month deployment to Afghanistan on physical performance, anthropometrical, and health-related biochemical parameters in soldiers with sedentary to light physical workload shifts. Methods Twenty-five male soldiers (30 ± 4 years)… Read More