Soldier Training Specific Ration Pack

Spanish company Jomipsa has created the first Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) ration pack specifically focused on high-performance military training. The ‘Performance Training Ration Pack’ is designed for consumption before, during and after high-intensity physical training, and provides the optimum nutritional provision for each of the training phases, supporting both performance and muscular recovery. It provides specific… Read More

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US Air Force Tier 2 (Job-Specific) PT Tests

Job-specific PT tests are coming to 10 career fields in the US Air Force over the next two years. They will be tough and will be very different from what personnel had to do before to pass their fitness test. These so-called Tier 2 tests are designed to be gender-neutral, and emulate specific physical challenges… Read More

New Plank Record

A 62-Year-old former US Marine has set a world record for maintaining the plank. On 15 February 2020, George Hood kept static for an incredible 8 hours 15 minutes and 15 seconds. Hood, a former US Marine and retired Drug Enforcement Administration supervisory special agent, has broken the record for longest plank before, in 2011… Read More

Do Athletic Trainers Provide a Contribution to the US Military’s Optimisation of Physical Readiness?

Research Paper Title Defining Athletic Training in the Military Setting: A Survey Investigation Into Professional Characteristics, Preparation, and Barriers in Clinical Practice. Background The skill sets of athletic trainers (ATs) provide a unique contribution to the US military’s optimisation of physical readiness, and these positions are becoming more prevalent. However, knowledge regarding the job characteristics… Read More

Comparing the Anthropometric & Physiological Profiles of Military & Civilian Athletes

Research Paper Title A Multidimensional Approach to Assessing Anthropometric and Aerobic Fitness Profiles of Elite Brazilian Endurance Athletes and Military Personnel. Background Military personnel must remain physically active to meet operational requirements. Military physical training not only provides the performance capabilities required for performing occupational tasks but also fosters the development of sport. Thus, Armed… Read More

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

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