From Sedentary to Military: 7 Tips To Start Being Active

Introduction When planning to take the path to a challenging career in the military, transitioning from your old sedentary lifestyle to being ready and active may take a while and effort to achieve it. Without patience, you may risk arriving at the training camp unprepared and failing to reach the requirements. In some instances, even… Read More

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New Gym for BRNC

A £9m fitness complex has been completed at the Britannia Royal Naval College and handed over to the Royal Navy to fit out. The first fitness lessons took place in October 2020 and while civilians making the transition to naval officer will be the principal users, a second batch of ratings training at Dartmouth to… Read More

What is British Army Warrior Fitness (BAWF)?

British Army Warrior Fitness (BAWF) will become the latest athletic initiative to embrace the virtual realm when it launches a new online competition later this month. For the past four years the set-up has staged regular team events to test the cardiovascular and endurance capabilities of personnel, but with Covid-19 making such gatherings a non-starter… Read More

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

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