What is the Effect of Cold Water Immersion on Heart Rate Variability in Navy Divers?

Research Paper Title Diving in the Arctic: Cold Water Immersion’s Effects on Heart Rate Variability in Navy Divers. Background Diving close to the Arctic circle means diving in cold water regardless of the time of year. The human body reacts to cold through autonomous nervous system (ANS)-mediated thermoregulatory mechanisms. Diving also induces ANS responses as… Read More

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British Army’s First Cold Weather Instructor Course

The British Army is now developing its own winter warfare training teams. Currently this training is led by the Royal Marines, our cold weather experts, across the whole of UK Defence. This new course, besides helping to reduce the likelihood of cold weather injuries, will enable future Army instructors to deliver training to soldiers deploying… Read More

What is the Effect of Cold-Water Immersion on Elbow Flexors Muscle Thickness After Resistance Training?

Research Paper Title Effect of Cold-Water Immersion on Elbow Flexors Muscle Thickness After Resistance Training. Background Cold-water immersion (CWI) is commonly applied to speed up the recovery process after exercise. Muscle damage may induce a performance reduction and consequence of the intramuscular pressure induced by the muscular swelling. The aim of the study was to… Read More

Comparison of Whole-Body Cooling Techniques for Athletes & Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Comparison of Whole-Body Cooling Techniques for Athletes and Military Personnel. Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate cooling rates of The Polar Life Pod®, a military protocol and cold water immersion (CWI). Methods A randomised, repeated measures design was used to compare three treatment options. Participants exercised in an environmental… Read More