Caffeine as a Fat Burner: Does it Work?

If you are in the process of getting ready for boot camp, you may find yourself trying to quickly burn fat and get into shape. Boot camp is physically, mentally, and emotionally intense; the better shape you are in before going into boot camp, the better. Branches of the military all have strict guidelines when… Read More

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Preparing for Basic Training: Calisthenics and Other Tips

Preparing for basic training is not something you should take lightly. In the months leading up to basic training, you want to begin preparing yourself – mentally, physically, and emotionally. Basic training is meant to prepare you to serve in the military, so it is no wonder that it is so intense. Careful preparation beforehand… Read More

Is a a High BMI associated with Heat-Related Illnesses among Conscripts undergoing Basic Training in Thailand?

Research Paper Title Personal risk factors associated with heat-related illness among new conscripts undergoing basic training in Thailand. Background Cases of exertional heat stroke have been reported every year during basic training for Royal Thai Army (RTA) conscripts. Prevention is an important strategy to reduce the incidence of heat-related illnesses. The researchers conducted a study… Read More

Tips Backed By Science to Help You Increase Your Physical Strength

Being immersed in military training is no joke. Once you enlist, you are accountable for various duties and responsibilities as a citizen and a recruit. Military training is a tough and long process, which will start with basic training – aka military boot camp. Since boot camp will last for 6 to 13 weeks, you… Read More

Resilience Training: Guided Self-reflection as an Alternative to Coping Skills in Military Officer Cadets

Research Paper Title Strengthening resilience in military officer cadets: A group-randomized controlled trial of coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection training. Background This group-randomized control trial examined the efficacy of guided coping and emotion regulatory self-reflection as a means to strengthen resilience by testing the effects of the training on anxiety and depression symptoms and perceived… Read More

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

Is Level of Physical fitness a Risk Factor for Injuries & Excessive Stress Symptoms during Basic Military Training?

Research Paper Title Physical fitness as a risk factor for injuries and excessive stress symptoms during basic military training. Background The purpose of basic military training (BMT) is to enable the recruited soldiers to acquire basic military skills and develop the required physical fitness. This training is accompanied by heightened physical stress and the risk… Read More