What is the Association of Psychological Stress with Physical Fitness in a Military Cohort

Research Paper Title Association of Psychological Stress with Physical Fitness in a Military Cohort: The CHIEF Study. Background Psychological stress is associated with sedentary behaviour, which may impair exercise performance. The aim of the study was to examine the association between psychological stress and physical fitness in military personnel. Methods A military cohort of 4080… Read More

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Should We Adopt a Structured Resistance Training Programme for Military Personnel Aiming to Optimise Army-Specific Fitness & Skills Performance?

Research Paper Title Effects of Periodised vs. Nonperiodised Resistance Training on Army-Specific Fitness and Skills Performance. Background This study investigated the effects of periodised resistance training (PRD) and nonperiodised resistance training (NPRD) on army-specific fitness and skills performance measures. Methods Forty-nine serving members of the Australian Army were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 training… Read More

What Is The Best Way to Prepare For Basic Training?

Serving in the military is both an honour and a responsibility. You need to meet a certain set of standards before you are granted this privilege. You are going to be moulded into a fighter, after all. And, it is no secret that military training is tough. But before you even think about basic military… Read More

The Dangers of Poor Posture & Military-style Exercises to Combat Them

Research suggests that the average person spends around 12 hours a day sitting. This ‘sitting disease’ maligns health and is a leading global risk factor to mortality. In fact, millions die prematurely because of physical inactivity. While you sit comfortably on your couch watching your favourite Netflix series every night, or lounging in your executive… Read More

Military Fitness & Running

If you are thinking that military fitness boot camps are a high-intensity alternative to daily running, watch out. A core component of military fitness is indeed running . . . and lots of it. In one training session you might do sprints, jogging, sideways running, slow running, you name it. You will cover miles in… Read More

The Active Lives Adult Survey Provides a Snapshot of England’s Activity Habits

The latest figures from the new format Active Lives Adult Survey, which replaced the Active People Survey (APS), show 27.7 million people (61.8%) of the 16+ population in England are active. In other words, they meet the Chief Medical Officer for England’s guidelines to do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week –… Read More

What Training Shoes are Issued to British Army Recruits?

Prior to 2017, the British Army issued Silver Shadows, PT-03 (cross-trainer), and PT1000 (running shoes) to recruits. The current training shoes issued to recruits are: The Magnum shoe fitness trainer for outdoor use; and The Hi Tec Viper Court for indoor use. References FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017. Sinclair, J. & Taylor, P.J. (2014) Influence… Read More