Introduction ‘Fitness’ is a term that has different meanings depending upon who you ask, but generally refers to one’s health and physical condition. An active lifestyle and healthy eating can certainly improve your fitness but being fit is also about having good mental health. Therefore, it is fair to say then that to be fit… Read More
How To Reset Your Body Between Training Sessions
Introduction A lot more people have taken to training over the past year, and some newbies out there may be searching for ways to stop the post-workout pain (refer to DOMS). Exercise is beneficial for our physical and mental wellbeing, but if you are not careful you can seriously injure yourself. It is important to… Read More
New Guidance on Pregnancy & Physical Training in the British Army
Pregnant Servicewomen and new mums are to be given more guidance on taking part in physical training safely. The policy, which is also aimed at commanders and physical training instructors (PTIs), gives advice on moderate exercise, as well as suitable reconditioning plans. High-risk activities such as scuba diving or high-altitude training must not be done.… Read More
Payment for Indirectly Supervised Physical Training Sessions
Question Will Reservists continue to be paid for indirectly supervised physical training sessions they conduct in their own time after the Covid-19 crisis is over? This proposal was discussed and shot down before the pandemic but has become a reality in the current climate. I’m also interested in whether or not the MoD would pay… 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
“No speech of admonition can be so fine that it will at once make those who hear it good men if they are not good already; it would surely not make archers good if they had not had practice in shooting, neither could it make lancers good, nor horsemen; it cannot even make men able… Read More
Smoking & Basic Training: Does It Have a Negative Impact on Physical Training?
Research Paper Title Smoking and Biochemical, Performance, and Muscle Adaptation to Military Training. Background To determine whether physical performance adaptation is impaired in smokers during early stages of military training and to examine some of the putative mechanistic candidates that could explain any impairment. Methods The researchers examined measures of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde [MDA], lipid… Read More
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