Does 1.5 mile Run Time & Body Mass Predict 8 Mile Loaded March Performance?

Research Paper Title 1.5 mile run time and body mass predict 8 mile loaded march performance, irrespective of sex. Background To develop a statistical model to predict 8 mile Loaded March (LM) performance and quantify differences in physical characteristics for men and women British Army Personnel. Methods 135 trained soldiers (87 men; 48 women) completed… Read More

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What are the Effects of Heavy Load Carriage during Constant-Speed, Simulated, Road Marching?

Research Paper Title Effects of heavy load carriage during constant-speed, simulated, road marching. Background Load carriage is a key element in dismounted military operations. Load carriage requirements in the field regularly exceed 50% of lean body mass (LBM) and have only rarely been studied. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the metabolic… Read More

Comparison of Whole-Body Cooling Techniques for Athletes & Military Personnel

Research Paper Title Comparison of Whole-Body Cooling Techniques for Athletes and Military Personnel. Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate cooling rates of The Polar Life Pod®, a military protocol and cold water immersion (CWI). Methods A randomised, repeated measures design was used to compare three treatment options. Participants exercised in an environmental… Read More

Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits.

Research Paper Title Physical Training for Loaded Marching Performance Among British Army Recruits. Abstract Study 1 quantified the validity and repeatability of an automated on-line (ON) gas analysis system during sub-maximal loaded marching (LM) against that of the Douglas Bag (DB) approach. The 95% ratio Limits of Agreement (LoA) revealed the ON system systematically overestimated V02 by -16%… Read More

ADF: Load Carriage Capacity of the Dismounted Combatant – A Commander’s Guide

Research Paper Title Load Carriage Capacity of the Dismounted Combatant- A Commander’s Guide. Executive Summary There is a universal requirement for military personnel to be capable of moving their body mass plus an external load. The load carried by military personnel is typically comprised of clothing, protective ensemble (i.e. body armour, helmet), combat equipment (i.e.… Read More

Personal Training: 5-miler TAB

Just completed a 5-mile TAB with 38lb in 51 min 13 (10.2 mins per mile). Predominantly flat pavement with some slopes. Forecast stated rain and low temperature by 1pm so I wore my sweatshirt; no rain, humid and very sweaty!

Research: Loaded March & Performance

Research Paper Title Frequency of Loaded Road March Training and Performance on a Loaded Road March. Background Four groups of soldiers (N=137) participated in a 9 week physical training programme that was similar except for the amount of loaded road march training. The groups conducted road marching as follow: Group O (GPO) did not perform… Read More