Strength and conditioning for British soldiers

Turner, Anthony N. (2016) Strength and conditioning for British soldiers. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 38 (3). pp. 59-68. ISSN 1524-1602

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Abstract

With advances in strength and conditioning, a review of physical training within the British army would be beneficial. Military personnel experience high injury rates and medical attrition, affecting military capability. This may be due to inappropriate progression of exercise intensity and volume, leading to overuse injuries. To mitigate this, we advise a reduced running volume and greater emphasis on interval training, along with more strength and power training in line with the demands of a modern military and the various vocational tasks performed by soldiers. For ecological validity and practical considerations, recommendations are based on large group training and minimal resources.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: AA
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > London Sport Institute > Strength and Conditioning at the London Sport Institute
Item ID: 19180
Notes on copyright: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Turner, A. 2016, "Strength and Conditioning for British Soldiers", STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING JOURNAL, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 59-68.
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Depositing User: Anthony Turner
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 11:09
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2019 11:12
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19180

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