What are the Effects of Personal Body Armour on Functional Movement Capability?

Research Paper Title Effects of Personal Body Armor on Functional Movement Capability. Background The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a tool used to assess fundamental movement patterns and has been utilised to determine movement readiness of tactical athletes. However, tactical athletes rarely perform tasks without load carriage, and limited research evaluating loaded tactical personnel via… Read More

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What is the Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power & Agility in Tactical Occupations?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Load Carriage on Measures of Power and Agility in Tactical Occupations: A Critical Review. Background The current literature suggests that load carriage can impact on a tactical officer’s mobility, and that survival in the field may rely on the officer’s mobility. The ability for humans to generate power and… Read More

Shooting Games for Tactical Training

If you are practising your tactical shooting skills, you need to be prepared for a lot of drills, different exercises, and test runs. There are the traditional ways and some fun alternatives that can make it a little more enjoyable. Take a look below at some of the helpful games you can play to work… Read More

Training for Combat: The Ultimate Warrior’s Workout Plan

There are countless examples of military and ex-military personnel who have taken up martial arts; a good example is the US Marine Corps Martial Arts Programme (MCMAP) established in 2001. These rigorous training sessions do not fall hard on them because they are used to military-type drills. In fact, a workout plan for the ultimate… Read More

What is the History of Concussion & Risk of Subsequent Injury in Athletes & Service Members?

Research Paper Title History of concussion and risk of subsequent injury in athletes and service members: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Background Risk of secondary injury after a primary concussion in sports and military contexts is an emerging area of interest in research. The purpose of this review was to provide an evidence synthesis describing… Read More

200 Metres: Athletes vs. Commandos!

In 2017, the qualification standard for British athletes for the 200 metres was set at: 21.35 seconds for men; and 24.70 seconds for women. For military personnel attending the Royal Marines Recruit Course, the Royal Marines Young Officer Course, and the All Arms Commando Course, the qualification standard for the 200 metres was set at:… Read More