Ever wondered why females are more likely to get injured than males when it comes to pack marching and wearing armour in the ADF?
Below we highlight the main concerns, drawn from years of research, such as physiological factors including body fat mass, strength and aerobic endurance, as well as biomechanical factors and poor nutrition intake to raise awareness for the increased injuries risks for the female members of the ADF during load carriage activities.
When you’re training, you often have a goal in mind, and you’ll be set on achieving this goal as soon as possible. Whether that's to meet the criteria to be accepted to the ADF, losing a certain amount of weight, strengthening a particular area of your body, lifting heavier or improving your running technique, speed and time, it’s important to remember that rushing forward isn’t always the best approach.
There are 2 ways in which you can view the 2.4km run. 1) Enjoy the challenge of beating your time with every attempt of the run OR 2) panic every time that 6 month mark rolls around and hope that you aren’t one of the people who has to come to attention on morning parade when your name is called out for failing the 2.4km run, AGAIN.
Michael and Carly both have walked the path you are about to take and are commited to help you get started with your training for a successful enlistment with free tips and articles.