How to Make Gains and Train in Winter?

Did you know that working out in winter is easier on your body compared to when you do it at other times of the year? You can make greater improvements in your strength resistance performance in cool weather, according to various studies. This means that this is a great time to keep up with your… 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

Predicting the Energy Costs of Dismounted Movements over Snow

Research Paper Title Terrain coefficients for predicting energy costs of walking over snow. Background Predicting the energy costs of human travel over snow can be of significant value to the military and other agencies planning work efforts when snow is present. The ability to quantify, and predict, those costs can help planners determine if snow… Read More

The Siege of Stalingrad: How Clothing Caused The German War Machine’s First Major Defeat

At the height of World War II, the Nazi-led German military seemed near-unstoppable. The army advanced where it wished, and took land, where it wished, and by July of 1942, the battle for Stalingrad began. The city of Stalingrad was a major prize to be had, and Hitler had his sights fixed on the city;… Read More

British Army’s First Cold Weather Instructor Course

Led by extreme weather warfare specialists from the Royal Marines, the training package will be delivered in two phases and has been designed to help the Army meet the challenges of deployments such as Op Cabrit in Poland and Estonia. Capel Curig will host a 14-day mountain training stage in October 2019, when 30 soldiers… Read More

Morbidity of Cold Injury: Learning Lessons from the Falklands Conflict of 1982

Research Paper Title Lessons from history: morbidity of cold injury in the Royal Marines during the Falklands Conflict of 1982. Background Environmental conditions in the Falklands Conflict of 1982 favoured the genesis of cold injuries. Immediately, post-war, cold injury morbidity and its contributory factors were assessed in personnel of UK 3 Commando Brigade (3 Cdo… Read More

5 Tips for Weathering an Outdoor Fitness Boot Camp in Winter

If your upcoming fitness boot camp is going to take place outdoors during the fall or winter months, you may be dealing with factors that can affect your safety and well-being including low temperatures, inclement conditions, and drier air. Do not miss these essential cold-weather fitness safety tips: Warm Up (Literally) All proper fitness boot… Read More