Preparing Yourself for Bootcamp

Introduction This article discusses some of the physical requirements recruits have to meet in boot camp and how you can start training in advance to prepare to meet the challenges you will face. Be Prepared! When you head off to boot camp you are definitely going to be experiencing a different lifestyle than what you… Read More

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Royal Navy & Royal Marines Training Praised by Ofsted

Outstanding. That is the verdict of Ofsted inspectors on the welfare, training and support Scotland’s largest military base provides for the submarines of tomorrow. HM Naval Base Clyde – home of the Royal Navy’s Submarine Flotilla – was singled out for praise by Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, following visits by her teams to more… Read More

New Gym for BRNC

A £9m fitness complex has been completed at the Britannia Royal Naval College and handed over to the Royal Navy to fit out. The first fitness lessons took place in October 2020 and while civilians making the transition to naval officer will be the principal users, a second batch of ratings training at Dartmouth to… Read More

New CO for HMS Raleigh

There is a new face at the helm of HMS Raleigh with Captain Suzi Nielsen taking charge of the Torpoint training establishment… just a few months after leaving it. The 44-year-old was in charge of the Defence Maritime Logistics School until late last year when it closed – helping to oversee its move to the… Read More

How to Avoid Personal Injuries When Training in the Military

Military training aims to make soldiers battle-ready. It begins with eight (or more) weeks of basic military training. The bulk of this training is composed of intense physical activity such as running, obstacle courses, and ruck marches/load carriages. Rigorous drills and exercises aim to strengthen recruits in preparation for deployment and operations. However, military training… Read More

Is Distance Travelled by Military Recruits during Basic Training a Significant Risk Factor for Lower Limb Overuse Injury?

Research Paper Title Distance travelled by military recruits during basic training is a significant risk factor for lower limb overuse injury. Background Military initial training results in a high incidence of lower limb overuse injuries (stress fractures and medial tibial stress syndrome). This study aimed to determine whether the distance travelled by recruits, both on… Read More

Analysing Training Load & Energy Expenditure during Military Basic Training

Research Paper Title Training Load and Energy Expenditure during Military Basic Training Period. Background To compare training load and energy expenditure during an 8-wk military basic training (BT) period among individuals having different fitness level using objective measurements in an authentic environment. Methods Thirty-four voluntary male conscripts (age, 19.1 ± 0.3 years) were divided into… Read More