Can we use Modafinil as a Stimulant for Military Aviators?

Research Paper Title Modafinil as a Stimulant for Military Aviators. Background Modafinil is a wakefulness-promoting stimulant that has been approved by the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) as a fatigue countermeasure medication since 2011. Each RSAF aircrew member must undergo a ground test to exclude operationally relevant adverse drug effects prior to consuming the… Read More

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Discerning the Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, & Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue

Research Paper Title Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, and Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. Background While respiratory muscle fatigue is present following load carriage activity at sea level, the effect of environmental conditions on respiratory strength while undertaking load carriage is unknown. Methods The effect of thoracic load carriage during walks (5.5 km) in… Read More

What is the VO2 Decrease before Exhaustion during Constant Load Exercise?

Research Paper Title VO2 decrease Before Exhaustion During Constant Load Exercise. Role of Respiratory Muscles. Background The aim of this study was to analyse the VO2 kinetic during a constant load exercise, to check the existence of a VO2 decrease at the end of this kind of exercise and finally to study the respiratory muscles… Read More

Overreaching or Overtraining?

Overreaching is the correct, scientific term for what most of the fitness industry refers to as “overtraining,” which is a reduction in workout performance despite continued efforts to the contrary (scientists reserve the term “overtraining” for a medical diagnosis that has been provided after extensive investigation). Traditionally, strength coaches have assumed that overreaching involves the… Read More

What are the Effects of Caffeine on Marksmanship Accuracy & Reaction Time?

Research Paper Title The effects of caffeine on marksmanship accuracy and reaction time: a systematic review. Background Military and law enforcement personnel are required to maintain optimal marksman accuracy and reaction time during extended duty hours amidst environmental stressors. Although caffeine is commonly used to mitigate the consequences of fatigue, the effects of caffeine on… Read More

What Physiological Factors Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel?

Research Paper Title Physiological Factors Which Influence Cognitive Performance in Military Personnel. Background Maintenance of cognitive and task performance is important under several scenarios, none more so than in a military context. Personnel are prepared for and trained to tolerate many of the stressors they encounter; however, consideration of stressors typically extends only as far… Read More

Exercise & Recovery: Getting it Right

Introduction Sufficient rest and recovery is an important element of exercise and training that can ensure that your clients reap the desired adaptations from their training programmes. This brief article outlines how to monitor fatigue, assess recovery needs and the best recovery techniques to put in place. Regular, progressive, and challenging training is essential for clients to make improvements… Read More