Energy Expenditure & the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA)

Research Paper Title Estimating Energy Expenditure during Level, Uphill, and Downhill Walking. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) walking equation was developed from literature-aggregated group mean data to calculate standing and level walking energy expenditures in healthy, military-age adults. The LCDA walking equation has not been validated for use in individuals or graded walking.… Read More


Can GPS be used to accurately track Energy Expenditure during a Load March?

Research Paper Title Complex Terrain Load Carriage Energy Expenditure Estimation Using Global Positioning System Devices. Background Military load carriage can cause extreme energy expenditure (EE) that is difficult to estimate due to complex terrain grades and surfaces. Global Positioning System (GPS) devices capture rapid changes in walking speed and terrain but the delayed respiratory response… Read More

Is Greater Total Negative Energy Balance Associated with Declines in Lower-body Performance during Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Threshold of Energy Deficit and Lower-Body Performance Declines in Military Personnel: A Meta-Regression. Background Negative energy balance (EB) is common during military operations, diminishing body mass and physical performance. However, the magnitude of negative EB where performance would still be maintained is not well defined. The objective of the research was to… Read More

How to Keep Up with the Energy Requirement of Your Workout Routine

Everyone has problems figuring out the best way to maintain their energy level while working out. For those who are new to exercise or increasing their level of physical activity, it can be very difficult and strenuous the body. Even though people have thought “I can just start right away”, they usually wind up in a… Read More

What are the Energy Requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during Military Training?

Research Paper Title Energy requirements of US Army Special Operation Forces during military training. Background Special Operations Forces (SOF) regularly engage in physically demanding combat operations and field training exercises, resulting in high daily energy expenditure, and thus increased energy requirements. However, the majority of studies assessing energy requirements of SOF have been conducted on… Read More

How Many Calories Does A Burpee Burn?

Burpees and Energy Expenditure The amount of energy expended (or calories burned per minute) varies according to: Your weight: The amount of calories burned by your body does not depend on your weight alone, since a higher bodyweight requires (relatively) more energy expenditure to move. Intensity of physical activity/exercise. Your metabolism. Your level of physical… Read More

How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More