Research Paper Title Functional Movement Screen Items Predict Dynamic Balance Under Military Torso Load. Background Musculoskeletal injuries threaten military readiness and impose a significant financial burden. The functional movement screen (FMS), a 7-item, preparticipation screening tool, may aid in identifying compensatory movement patterns that can hinder physical performance and lead to injuries in active-duty military… Read More
Ruck/Load Marching & Risk Factors for ROTC Cadets
Research Paper Title The Effects of Military Style Ruck Marching on Lower Extremity Loading and Muscular, Physiological and Perceived Exertion in ROTC Cadets. Background Military ruck marching with load carriage increases ground reaction forces, which are related to bone stress injuries (BSI). This study’s purpose was to examine whether a ruck march increases impact loading… Read More
The Benefits of Weighted Vest Training
Weight vests are a tool that have quickly become popular among fitness and exercise enthusiasts for the substantial benefits they purportedly offer. Advocates claim that incorporating a vest into your workouts can help to build muscle size and strength, increase running endurance, and accelerate weight loss. While the scientific jury is still out on whether… Read More
What is the Anticipated Reduction in Aerobic Exercise Performance under Various Combinations of Acute Altitude Exposure & Load Carriage Conditions?
Research Paper Title Aerobic Exercise Performance During Load Carriage and Acute Altitude Exposure. Background This study quantified the impact of combined load carriage and acute altitude exposure on 5-km running time-trial (TT) performance and self-selected pacing strategy. Furthermore, this study developed a velocity prediction tool (nomogram) for similar aerobic exercise tasks performed under various combinations… Read More
Linking Stride Frequency, Load Carriage & Risk of Injury
Research Paper Title Effects of load carriage on biomechanical variables associated with tibial stress fractures in running. Background Military personnel are required to run while carrying heavy body-borne loads, which is suggested to increase their risk of tibial stress fracture. Research has retrospectively identified biomechanical variables associated with a history of tibial stress fracture in… Read More
Get Marching in March
Military mental health charity Combat Stress is urging people to get behind its March in March event and walk ten miles to raise money for veterans. How and where participants complete the challenge is up to them – all they have to do is register online. Entry costs £20, though extra sponsorship is encouraged. The… Read More
What is the Bismarck Relay Challenge?
What is the Relay? The Bismarck (4×4) Relay Challenge is a military endurance event, taking place over a 4-mile, off-road undulating route. Where & When Does It Take Place? In October 2019, it took place in the training area of Queen Elizabeth Barracks, North Yorkshire. Who Can Take Part? Members of both the Regular Army… Read More
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