What are the Biomechanical Risk Factors for Second & Third Metatarsal Stress Fractures in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Prospective study of biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits. Background This prospective study investigated anatomical and biomechanical risk factors for second and third metatarsal stress fractures in military recruits during training. This was prospective cohort study. Methods Anatomical and biomechanical measures were taken for 1065… Read More

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Military Recruits: Linking Upper Respiratory Tract Infection & Sleep

Research Paper Title Increased Risk of Upper Respiratory Infection in Military Recruits Who Report Sleeping Less Than 6 h per night. Background Professional sleep associations recommend 7-9 h of sleep per night for young adults. Habitually sleeping less than 6 h per night has been shown to increase susceptibility to common cold in otherwise healthy,… Read More

British Army Physical Employment Standards (PES)

The following four tables outline the Role Fitness Test (RFT) for: Table 1: Ground Close Combat (GCC) roles, Phase 1 Basic Training (BT) Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 2: GCC roles, Phase 2 Employment Training, or Initial Trade Training (ITT). Table 3: Non-GCC roles, BT Entrance Test and Output Test. Table 4: Non-GCC Output… Read More

Psychologists & the Training of British Army Officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS)

Research Paper Title Here, there and everywhere: psychologists and the training of British Army officers at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Abstract The Department of Communication and Applied Behavioural Science is one of the three departments in the academic faculty at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The aim of the Department is to equip officer… Read More

What Is The Best Way to Prepare For Basic Training?

Serving in the military is both an honour and a responsibility. You need to meet a certain set of standards before you are granted this privilege. You are going to be moulded into a fighter, after all. And, it is no secret that military training is tough. But before you even think about basic military… 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

What is the Incidence & Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Royal Marines Basic Training?

Research Paper Title Incidence and Time to Return to Training for Stress Fractures during Military Basic Training. Background Currently, little is known about the length of time required to rehabilitate patients from stress fractures and their return to preinjury level of physical activity. Previous studies have looked at the return to sport in athletes, in… Read More