What are the Associations between Anthropometric Indices, Blood Pressure & Physical Fitness Performance in Young Swiss Men?

Research Paper Title Associations between anthropometric indices, blood pressure and physical fitness performance in young Swiss men: a cross-sectional study. Background To assess the benefit of waist circumference (WC) measurements during routine conscription medical examination in two military conscription centres in Switzerland. We compared the prevalence of overweight and obesity assessed by body mass index… Read More

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Contemporary Perspectives on Resilience for Military Readiness and Preparedness

Research Paper Title Perspectives on resilience for military readiness and preparedness: Report of an international military physiology roundtable. Abstract Modern warfare operations often occur in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments accompanied by physical exertion, cognitive overload, sleep restriction and caloric deprivation. The increasingly fast-paced nature of these operations requires military personnel to demonstrate… Read More

What is the Effectiveness of the THOR3 Programme on Self-Reported Injury Rates?

Research Paper Title Evaluation of the US Army Special Forces Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning Program. Background The researchers sought to assess the rehabilitation process, training, performance, and injury rates among those participating and not participating in the Tactical Human Optimisation, Rapid Rehabilitation, and Reconditioning (THOR3) program and determine injury risk factors. Methods… Read More

International Consensus on Military Research Priorities & Gaps

Research Paper Title International consensus on military research priorities and gaps – Survey results from the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance. Background The objectives of this study were to identify perceived priorities related to military personnel’s health and physical performance, among attendees at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance (ICSPP), and… Read More

Is Greater Total Negative Energy Balance Associated with Declines in Lower-body Performance during Military Operations?

Research Paper Title Threshold of Energy Deficit and Lower-Body Performance Declines in Military Personnel: A Meta-Regression. Background Negative energy balance (EB) is common during military operations, diminishing body mass and physical performance. However, the magnitude of negative EB where performance would still be maintained is not well defined. The objective of the research was to… Read More

Does Wearing Combat Clothing & Backpack Result in Shooting Performance Degradation?

Research Paper Title Effect of carrying different military equipment during a fatigue test on shooting performance. Background This study investigated the effect of a 3-km walking test (3kWT) carrying different military equipment on shooting performance, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), heart rate (HR), and test time. Methods The relative combat wear and backpack weight (as… Read More

Highlighting Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training

Research Paper Title Supplement Use in UK-based British Army Soldiers in Training. Background The use of supplements is widespread at all levels of civilian sport and a prevalence of 60–90% is reported among high-performance UK athletes, including juniors. The prevalence of supplement use among UK-based British Army personnel is not known. The aim of the present… Read More