What is the Effect of Backpack Load Placement on Physiological & Self-reported Measures of Exertion?

Research Paper Title The effect of backpack load placement on physiological and self-reported measures of exertion. Background Backpacks are the most popular way of carrying additional weight; however, it puts the body under physical stress and may cause discomfort. It may also increase oxygen demand and energy cost. Manipulation of load placement may relieve the… Read More

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Optimise Your Fitness Training Regimen by Adding CBD Supplements

Cannabidiol can be a vital part of many workout routines, because athletes find it so effective at: Reducing pain from overexertion; and Boosting efficient recovery. The non-psychoactive substance is pressed from the flowers of a relative of the cannabis plant that cannot produce marijuana’s mind-altering effects. The compound is legal in all 50 states, of… Read More

How Can You Tell if You are Overdoing it in Your Boot Camp Classes?

Boot camp fitness classes are all about pushing yourself and striving to do your very best. That is what so many people love about them. But, at the same time, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. If you are pushing yourself too hard and overdoing it in your boot camp… Read More

Helping Your Body After Training Hard: Pre- & Post-Workout Methods

Helping Your Body After Training Hard Getting fit from intense workout sessions, such as battle reenactments and military obstacles courses, requires major mental and physical stamina. You push yourself to the max and in some cases beyond your limits, causing your body to send signals of overexertion. These signals can be in the form of… Read More

Calories for Work…

“Approximately 3,200 kcal could meet the daily energy requirements for physical exercise for a 70 kg person whereas 2,600 calories was sufficient for simple office work. The metabolism of a farm worker during harvesting would require 4,300 kcal. The peak values of the daily calorie consumption for lumberjacks would amount to approximately 6,000 kcal for a 70 kg person. Long-distance racing cyclists,… 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

Rate of Perceived Exertion can Estimate Metabolic Workload

Research Paper Title Perceived Exertion and Heart Rate Models for Estimating Metabolic Workload in Elite British Soldiers Performing a Backpack Load-carriage Task. Background To identify field measures to estimate backpack load-carriage work intensity in elite soldiers is of interest to the military. Methods This study developed rating of perceived exertion (RPE) and heart rate models… Read More