Does Completing Basic Military Training mean a decline in Physical Performance?

Research Paper Title Positive, limited and negative responders: The variability in physical fitness adaptation to basic military training. Background To investigate the heterogeneity of physical adaptation in Australian Army recruits completing a 12-week basic military training regimen. This was a prospective research design. Methods Volunteer recruits (n=195) completed 12-weeks of basic military training. Recruit physical… Read More

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3 Things To Do On Your Rest Day From Boot Camp

A boot camp can mean different things: a fitness boot camp, a reformation boot camp, or a military boot camp. However, regardless of these variations, boot camps are very popular for one thing: rigorous physical training. These boot camps are places where physical exertion is inevitable, to be expected, and enjoyed! To avoid injuring yourself,… Read More

In Partnership: CIMSPA & the RAF School of PT

In October 2018, the Royal Air Force (RAF) School of Physical Training joined the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a skills development partner. Consequently, the RAF has aligned its leading physical training to CIMSPA professional standards. The RAF believes the provision of Physical Education (PEd) by its Physical… Read More

What is the Relationship between Physiological Parameter Changes & Severe Heatstroke Induced by 5-km Armed Cross-Country Training?

Research Paper Title Relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Background The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between physiological parameters changes and severe heatstroke induced by 5-km armed cross-country training. Methods A total of 521 male officers and soldiers from a special team who… Read More

What Training Shoes are Issued to British Army Recruits?

Prior to 2017, the British Army issued Silver Shadows, PT-03 (cross-trainer), and PT1000 (running shoes) to recruits. The current training shoes issued to recruits are: The Magnum shoe fitness trainer for outdoor use; and The Hi Tec Viper Court for indoor use. References FOI 2017/79625/05/01 dated 17 November 2017. Sinclair, J. & Taylor, P.J. (2014) Influence… Read More

Outlining Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century

Research Paper Title Strategies for Enhancing Military Physical Readiness in the 21st Century. Abstract Military readiness is negatively impacted by the near-epidemic incidence rate of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). MSIs represent a major threat to the health and fitness of our Soldiers and a risk to our Nation’s ability to project military power. This risk is… Read More

What are the Effects of 12 Weeks of Physical Training on Body Composition & Physical Fitness in Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Effects of 12 Weeks of Physical Training on Body Composition and Physical Fitness in Military Recruits. Background The aim of this study was to analyse the morphological and functional changes in military recruits after twelve weeks of physical training. Methods The sample consisted of 130 volunteer recruits aged 18–19 years. Anthropometric variables… Read More