Utilising Technology for the Physiological Monitoring of Healthy Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Physiological monitoring for healthy military personnel. Abstract Military employment commonly exposes personnel to strenuous physical exertion. The resulting interaction between occupational stress and individual susceptibility to illness demands careful management. This could extend to prospective identification of high physiological strain in healthy personnel, in addition to recognition and protection of vulnerable individuals.… Read More

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Modernising the US Navy’s Physical Readiness Test (PRT): Introducing the General Fitness Test (GFT) & Operational Fitness Test (OFT)

Research Paper Title Modernizing the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test: Introducing the Navy General Fitness Test and Navy Operational Fitness Test. Abstract The lessons learned from recent combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown operational commanders that the military fitness tests currently used by the different services are inadequate in terms of assessing the physical… Read More

What are the effects of a transcontinental flight on markers of coagulation & fibrinolysis in healthy men after vigorous physical activity?

Research Paper Title The effects of a transcontinental flight on markers of coagulation and fibrinolysis in healthy men after vigorous physical activity. Background Athletes and military service members are known to undergo strenuous exercise and sometimes have to take long haul flights soon afterwards; however, its combined effect on many physiological functions is relatively unknown.… Read More

What is the Physical & Psychological Effect of Body Armour in a Jungle Environment?

Research Paper Title Soldiers’ Perceived versus Actual Heat Strain in a Jungle Environment. Introduction Soldiers are regularly required to work in hot environments whilst wearing protective body armour (BA). However, BA is impermeable and decreases the torso surface area available for evaporative heat losses. Consequently, an elevation in body core temperature was observed with early… Read More

Military Training: Instinct vs Training…

“At the time he had believed that Bestia had been a cruel monster, but he had long since come to realise the true purpose of the harsh treatment meted out during training. Soldiers had to keep a cool head in any conditions. They had to be disciplined from within as well as without. That process… Read More

Fortune & Training…

“Think thou that these magnificent, victorious Legionnaires became what they are through some arbitrary stroke of fortune? Nay! They do not sit around congratulating themselves in the wake of every victory. Nay! They spend every moment refining and improving their craft. Without apology, they pursue excellence. Each one knows and understands that he alone stands… Read More

SAS: Who Dares Wins, Episode 2 Tonight

Don’t forget that episode 2 (day 3/4) of SAS: Who Dares Wins (which mimics the UK Special Forces Selection process) is on Channel 4 @ 21:00 (9pm). Only 20 of the original 30 contestants are still in, and I’m looking forward to Sam the Trainee Stuntman (who is ‘fitter’ than everyone else and going to… Read More