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

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Total Fitness for the 21st Century: What is it?

Research Paper Title Total Fitness for the 21st Century. Conference Report. Institute for Alternative Futures. Abstract Responding to the creation of a wide variety of programs to address the fitness of U.S. military personnel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ADM Mike Mullen tasked the Uniformed Services University (USU) Consortium for Health and Military… Read More

Discussing Captain Capon’s Cure: Food, Fitness & the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939

Discussion Paper Title Captain Capon’s Cure – Food, Fitness and the British Army’s Physical Development Depots, 1936–1939. Abstract In the late 1930s, the British Army faced a manpower crisis that threatened imperial defence. This predicament was made worse by the rejection on medical grounds of a worryingly high number of potential recruits. To try and reverse this… Read More

5 Tips to Care for Your Feet During a Boot Camp

Introduction Boot camp trainings can last for hours that may involve a variety of demanding exercises to help build strength, fitness, and endurance. However, doing intense workouts your body isn’t used to can take an enormous toll on your body, especially your legs and feet. Start Slow One of the most intense and physically demanding… Read More

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

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