Beliefs about the Purpose of Military-style Boot Camps & Notions of the Body’s Capacity for Change

Research Paper Title Military-style fitness boot camps: contested resources in accounting for fatness. Background In this article, the researchers examine the social management of fatness via an analysis of 4 years of participant-observation in military-style fitness boot camps and interviews with camp participants, trainers and organisers/owners. They begin by focusing on popular imagery of the… Read More

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3 Things To Do On Your Rest Day From Boot Camp

A boot camp can mean different things: a fitness boot camp, a reformation boot camp, or a military boot camp. However, regardless of these variations, boot camps are very popular for one thing: rigorous physical training. These boot camps are places where physical exertion is inevitable, to be expected, and enjoyed! To avoid injuring yourself,… Read More

4 Tips for Surviving Military Boot Camp

Granted, the conditions at any military boot camp are nowhere near easy. When most people think about military boot camps, intense training for hours on end come to mind, and rightfully so. But contrary to public belief, military boot camps are designed for you to succeed, not fail. For this reason, any unfortunate or fatal… Read More

3 Ways to Build Muscle before Entering Boot Camp

It does not matter which branch of military service you intend to join; your military profession will commence with basic training. Your basic training may last between nine weeks to three months but no matter how long it is; you will never forget this period of your life. Basic training involves more than just training;… Read More

Four Exercises That Might be Making Your Knee Pain Worse (& What to do Instead)

Even if you love boot camp fitness classes, your knees might have a different opinion. While boot camp classes are great for getting your heart rate up, building strength, and burning calories, they also are often comprised of exercises that, when done incorrectly, are not great for your knees. Listed below are four highly common… Read More

Preparing to Attend a Military Boot Camp

Boot Camp is an amazing way to push your limits and achieve ever greater goals but it is vital to be prepared for it both physically and mentally. At Boot Camp, you will be completing an array of challenging activities which include push-ups (aka press-ups), sit-ups, pull-ups (aka heaves), timed runs, and more. A 2016 study by… Read More

Discussing Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated (1999)

Research Paper Title Separation Anxiety and Boot Camp: Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated. Abstract Several members of Congress are supporting legislation to separate men and women in basic training in the military for a variety of reasons, including sexual harassment and sexual relations between men and women. The push for such legislation began with several incidents involving multiple… Read More