What is the Association of Psychological Stress with Physical Fitness in a Military Cohort

Research Paper Title Association of Psychological Stress with Physical Fitness in a Military Cohort: The CHIEF Study. Background Psychological stress is associated with sedentary behaviour, which may impair exercise performance. The aim of the study was to examine the association between psychological stress and physical fitness in military personnel. Methods A military cohort of 4080… Read More

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How Students Need to Train for Special Forces Entry

Do you want to be part of the Special Forces? Selection it is not the way it is portrayed in computer games or on the television. You need to work hard to make the cut. This article presents some ideas on how you can train. It will be hard, but it will be worth it.… Read More

Career-Preparation Advice & Barriers for Athletic Trainers in a Military Setting

Research Paper Title Defining Athletic Training in the Military Setting: A Survey Investigation Into Professional Characteristics, Preparation, and Barriers in Clinical Practice. Background The skill sets of athletic trainers (ATs) provide a unique contribution to the US military’s optimisation of physical readiness, and these positions are becoming more prevalent. However, knowledge regarding the job characteristics… Read More

The Military Physical Loading Questionnaire & the Effects of Occupational Loading

Research Paper Title The test-retest reliability of the Military Physical Loading Questionnaire (MPLQ). Background Despite the high prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries, there is a shortage of data quantifying the risk factors attributable to cumulative occupational demands among UK Military personnel. The researchers developed a new comprehensive questionnaire that examines occupational and operational physical loading during… Read More

Does Self-Reported Knee Pain Impact Physical Training Negatively in Conscripts?

Research Paper Title Self-Reported Knee Pain Does Not Impact Physical Training Negatively in Conscripts. Background Despite the great number of investigations on the effects of injuries during military service, there is limited information available on the use of self-reported instruments. This study evaluated self-reported knee pain (KP) and its effect on physical performance during military… Read More

Should We Adopt a Structured Resistance Training Programme for Military Personnel Aiming to Optimise Army-Specific Fitness & Skills Performance?

Research Paper Title Effects of Periodised vs. Nonperiodised Resistance Training on Army-Specific Fitness and Skills Performance. Background This study investigated the effects of periodised resistance training (PRD) and nonperiodised resistance training (NPRD) on army-specific fitness and skills performance measures. Methods Forty-nine serving members of the Australian Army were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 training… Read More

Does Standardised Exercise Programming Reduce Military Trainee MSKI Rates?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal Injuries and United States Army Readiness. Part II: Management Challenges and Risk Mitigation Initiatives. Background Noncombat injuries (“injuries”) threaten soldier health and United States Army medical readiness, accounting for more than twice as many outpatient medical encounters among active component (AC) soldiers as behavioural health conditions (the second leading cause of… Read More