Gait Biomechanics: Energy Harvesting Assault Pack vs Standard Assault Pack

Research Paper Title Spatiotemporal and kinematic changes in gait while carrying an energy harvesting assault pack system. Background Soldiers are fielded with a variety of equipment including battery powered electronic devices. An energy harvesting assault pack (EHAP) was developed to provide a power source to recharge batteries and reduce the quantity and load of extra… Read More

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Discerning the Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, & Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue

Research Paper Title Interaction Between Ambient Temperature, Hypoxia, and Load Carriage on Respiratory Muscle Fatigue. Background While respiratory muscle fatigue is present following load carriage activity at sea level, the effect of environmental conditions on respiratory strength while undertaking load carriage is unknown. Methods The effect of thoracic load carriage during walks (5.5 km) in… Read More

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

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

5 Tips to Care for Your Feet During a Boot Camp

Introduction Boot camp trainings can last for hours that may involve a variety of demanding exercises to help build strength, fitness, and endurance. However, doing intense workouts your body isn’t used to can take an enormous toll on your body, especially your legs and feet. Start Slow One of the most intense and physically demanding… Read More

Determining the Effect of Low Ambient Relative Humidity during Load Carriage

Research Paper Title The Effect of Low Ambient Relative Humidity on Physical Performance and Perceptual Responses during Load Carriage Background The study evaluated the effect of low ambient relative humidity on physical performance and perceptual responses during load carriage in a hot environment. Methods Ten heat-unacclimatised male subjects participated in three 130-min trials, during which… Read More