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

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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

Load Carriage & Step Length: Short or Preferred?

Research Paper Title Effects of Load Carriage and Step Length Manipulation on Achilles Tendon and Knee Loads. Background Longer steps with load carriage is common in shorter Soldiers when matching pace with taller Soldiers whereas shorter steps are hypothesised to reduce risk of injury with load carriage. The effects of load carriage with and without… Read More

What is the Effect of Loading in School Children?

Research Paper Title Effect of backpack loading on cervical and sagittal shoulder posture in standing and after dynamic activity in school going children. Background Adolescent age group as school going children who experience a period of accelerated growth and development of skeletal and soft tissue. Any daily physical stresses external forces such as load carrying… Read More

Is the Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) an Improvement on other Aids?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Costs of Standing and Walking in Healthy Military-Age Adults: A Meta-regression. Background The Load Carriage Decision Aid (LCDA) is a US Army planning tool that predicts physiological responses of soldiers during different dismounted troop scenarios. The researchers aimed to develop an equation that calculates standing and walking metabolic rates in healthy… Read More