Soldiers & Overtraining Syndrome

The aim of this review was to give insight in the current knowledge about functional overreaching (FOR), non-FOR (NFOR), and the overtraining syndrome (OTS) in the military. Read More

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Energy Expenditure & the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA)

Research Paper Title Estimating Energy Expenditure during Level, Uphill, and Downhill Walking. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) walking equation was developed from literature-aggregated group mean data to calculate standing and level walking energy expenditures in healthy, military-age adults. The LCDA walking equation has not been validated for use in individuals or graded walking.… Read More

What is the Relationship between 1.5-mile run time & Injury Risk in Female Recruits during British Army Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Running to breaking point? The relationship between 1.5-mile run time and injury risk in female recruits during British Army basic training. Background The 1.5-mile best-effort run is used in the British Army to assess the fitness of all recruits and trained service personnel by means of the physical fitness assessment (PFA). The… Read More

Army-approved Muscle Building Tips You Should Check Out

Working out is likely one of the very best things you can ever do for your body. If you add some cardio to this mix, good fitness will be your state in perpetuity. There is not much you can do wrong if a good workout is the backbone of your very existence. For most of… Read More

Is the Rope-Climbing Test (RCT) a Valid Specific Field Test of Upper-Body Power for Commandos?

Research Paper Title Five-meter rope-climbing: a commando-specific power test of the upper limbs. Background The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity and absolute and relative reliabilities of a commando-specific power test. The participants included 21 anti-terrorism commandos. Methods All participants were assessed on a 5-m rope-climbing test (RCT) and the following… Read More

What is the External Responsiveness & Intrasession Reliability of the Rope-Climbing Test?

Research Paper Title External Responsiveness and Intrasession Reliability of the Rope-Climbing Test. Background Although the rope-climbing test (RCT) has been validated for upper-body power assessment of Commando soldiers, the external responsiveness and intrasession reliability of the RCT have not been reported. Methods To examine RCT external responsiveness and intrasession reliability, this study consisted of 2… Read More

What is the Fighter Aircrew Conditioning Programme (FACP)?

What is the Fighter Aircrew Conditioning Programme (FACP)? FACP, a programme of the United Stated Air Force (USAF), is designed to help aircrew members develop a personalised, comprehensive approach to G-fitness early in their flying career. Sound physical conditioning habits not only improve performance in the G-environment, but may reduce or prevent injuries such as… Read More