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

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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

Fine Training…

“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

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