What are the Cardio-respiratory Responses to Heavy Load Carriage over Complex Terrain?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory responses to heavy military load carriage over complex terrain Background This study examined complex terrain march performance and cardiorespiratory responses when carrying different Soldier loads. Methods Nine active duty military personnel (age, 21 ± 3 yr; height, 1.72 ± 0.07 m; body mass (BM), 83.4 ± 12.9 kg) attended two test… Read More

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Risk Factors for Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in Military Populations

Research Paper Title Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. Abstract Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a medical condition whereby damage to skeletal muscle is induced by excessive physical activity in otherwise healthy individuals. The individual performs so much activity that he/ she presumably depletes local muscle energy stores and muscle cells are unable to maintain… Read More

Is there a Metabolic Cost (Premium) of Walking in an EOD Suit?

Research Paper Title Predicting the Metabolic Cost of Walking while Wearing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Protective Clothing. Introduction The use of improvised explosive devices (IED) is becoming more prevalent in modern warfare, civil unrest and lone wolf terrorism. This has led to a greater role for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians to neutralise the threat of… Read More

Load Carriage & Extreme Environments

Research Paper Title Moving in Extreme Environments: Extreme Loading; Carriage versus Distance. Abstract This review addresses human capacity for movement in the context of extreme loading and with it the combined effects of metabolic, biomechanical and gravitational stress on the human body. This topic encompasses extreme duration, as occurs in ultra-endurance competitions (e.g. adventure racing… Read More

Physical Characteristics & Performance of Tactical Personnel: Full-Time versus Part-Time

Research Paper Title Differences in Physical Characteristics and Performance Measures of Part-Time and Full- Time Tactical Personnel: A Critical Narrative Review. Background Tactical personnel such as military, law enforcement and fire and rescue personnel routinely perform physically strenuous occupational tasks, requiring strength, endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Tactical populations are comprised of part-time and full-time personnel, with… Read More

Personal Training: 7-Miler TAB

Just completed a 7-Miler TAB (loaded march) carrying 38 lb in 1 hr 15 min (ish). The time is approximate as I didn’t take a watch (I dropped the kids of at 0800/0805 and was back in the house slightly before 0915). Mainly undulating terrain, running on pavement. Physically my body was up for the… Read More

ADF: A Review of the Soldier’s Equipment Burden

Research Paper Title A Review of the Soldier’s Equipment Burden. Executive Summary The equipment load carried by Australian Infantryman is so bulky and heavy that it can present a significant impairment to his performance. Despite all the research to date no single effective solution has arisen. The aims of this three-part report are to characterise… Read More