New TV Documentary ‘The Selection: Special Operations Experiment’

Taking part in military-style fitness and TV programmes is all the rage at the moment. Just started showing here in Australia on Tuesday nights is a new TV programme ‘The Selection’ – or The Selection: Special Operations Experiment to give the full title – which is a reality documentary taking 30 men and women with no military… Read More

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Welcome to Planet Commando: The Gold Coast’s Commando Theme Park!

Newspaper Article Title An ex special forces soldier has launched a commando theme park on the Gold Coast. Outline IN a storage estate off the main drag at Yatala is what looks to be just another big square box warehouse. Until you step inside. What greets you is impressive and intriguing. Right in front of… Read More

Linking (Military) Fitness Tests for Job Selection or Retention with Job Performance

Research Paper Title Fitness Tests and Occupational Tasks of Military Interest: A Systematic Review of Correlations. Background Physically demanding occupations (i.e. military, firefighter and law enforcement) often use fitness tests for job selection or retention. Despite numerous individual studies, the relationship of these tests to job performance is not always clear. Methods This review examined… 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

Want to be Listed on Outdoor Fitness Provider Index?

Are you an owner, director, employee, member or enthusiast of outdoor fitness? Would you like your favourite outdoor fitness provider listed on the Boot Camp & Military Fitness Institute’s Free Outdoor Fitness Provider Index? We currently have three areas covered (page views Jan 2015 to Oct 2015): Main Page: 250+ UK sub-page: 2700+ Australasia sub-page: 400+ Canada… Read More

Assessing the Evidence regarding Warm-ups for Military Fitness Testing

Research Paper Title Warm-ups for military fitness testing: rapid evidence assessment of the literature. Background Warm-up exercises are commonly used before exercise as a method to physiologically prepare for strenuous physical activity. Various warm-up exercises are often implemented but without scientific merit and, at times, may be detrimental to performance. To date, no systematic reviews… Read More

First Woman to Land Top RN Coaching Post

PO (Petty Officer) Donna Chapman has been appointed the head coach of the Royal Navy’s School of Physical Training’s arduous PT Course. Donna is the first woman to take up the post since the school’s formation in 1888. Reference Navy News (2015) Dream Come True for Top RN Coach. Navy News. July 2015, pp.38.