How to Choose the Right Body Armour

Body armour is an important piece of kit that can save lives. While it was historically used to protect military personnel, there are now a variety of different people that require protection against handgun or rifle fire, including security guards, law enforcement agencies, and even the general public. Whatever your reason for wanting to invest… Read More

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Does Primarily Hip-Borne Load Carriage Negatively Alter Joint Kinetics?

Research Paper Title Primarily hip-borne load carriage does not alter biomechanical risk factors for overuse injuries in soldiers. Background To determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking speeds on trunk and lower-limb joint biomechanics. Within-subjects repeated measures to determine the effects of different body armour types, carried loads, and walking… Read More

What is the Importance of Hip Musculature to Load Carriage Walking?

Research Paper Title Lower-limb joint work and power are modulated during load carriage based on load configuration and walking speed. Background Soldiers regularly transport loads weighing >20 kg at slow speeds for long durations. These tasks elicit high energetic costs through increased positive work generated by knee and ankle muscles, which may increase risk of muscular… Read More

What is the Influence of Body Armour on Balance & Movement Quality?

Research Paper Title The Influence of Body Armor on Balance and Movement Quality. Background Body armour is essential to the protection of military personnel; however, body armour may impede the users balance and movement quality. A better understanding of the influence of body armour on balance and movement quality may help in the development of… Read More

What are the Effects of Personal Body Armour on Functional Movement Capability?

Research Paper Title Effects of Personal Body Armor on Functional Movement Capability. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool used to assess fundamental movement patterns and has been utilised to determine movement readiness of tactical athletes. However, tactical athletes rarely perform tasks without load carriage, and limited research evaluating loaded tactical personnel via… Read More