Does the The Pandolf Equation Under-predict the Metabolic Rate of Contemporary Military Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title The Pandolf equation under-predicts the metabolic rate of contemporary military load carriage. Background This investigation assessed the accuracy of error of the Pandolf load carriage energy expenditure equation when simulating contemporary military conditions (load distribution, external load and walking speed). This was a within-participant design. Methods Sixteen male participants completed 10 trials… Read More

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What is the Relationship between Multiaxial Loading History & Tibial Strains during Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title The relationships between multiaxial loading history and tibial strains during load carriage. Background To determine if a history of exercise involving multiaxial loading, through soccer participation, influences tibial stains during incremented load carriage. This was a cross-sectional study. Methods 20 female soccer players (20±1 yr) and 20 mass- and height-matched healthy women… Read More

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

What is the Effect of Load Carriage on Physiological Determinants in Adventure Racers?

Research Paper Title Effects of load carriage on physiological determinants in adventure racers. Background Adventure racing athletes need run carrying loads during the race. A better understanding of how different loads influence physiological determinants in adventure racers could provide useful insights to gauge training interventions to improve running performance. Methods The researchers compare the maximum… Read More

Performance: Practice Makes Better

Research Paper Title Effect of Practice on Performance and Pacing Strategies During an Exercise Circuit Involving Load Carriage. Background Pacing is critical for athletic endeavours, and the strategies used by athletes are often modified after practice. The importance of practice when completing occupational assessments has been established; however, the effect of load carriage and discrete… Read More

Gait Biomechanics: Energy Harvesting Assault Pack vs Standard Assault Pack

Research Paper Title Spatiotemporal and kinematic changes in gait while carrying an energy harvesting assault pack system. Background Soldiers are fielded with a variety of equipment including battery powered electronic devices. An energy harvesting assault pack (EHAP) was developed to provide a power source to recharge batteries and reduce the quantity and load of extra… Read More

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