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Biography

Calen Thomas

Calen Thomas has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy and Applied Science (Human Movement Studies) with Honours, majoring in Exercise Science. Before joining Army in 2015 he worked in a strength and conditioning role with the Queensland Reds and Australian Rugby Union Academy as we as in a sports trainer role with South’s Rugby Union (Brisbane). Calen is a keen advocate of rehabilitation and return to high performance activity, and the modernisation of Army physical training.

 

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.



 

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There’s an App for That: Tech-Driven Training Optimisation for Soldiers

Tips for choosing and using an app to support physical conditioning.

By Calen Thomas

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A Networked Approach to Military Strength and Conditioning

This article outlines an alternative way to ensure a consistent strength and conditioning standard across Army.

By Calen Thomas

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The Case for Abandoning Continuous Aerobic Training

What are the alternatives to long slow distance training?

By Calen Thomas

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What are the Physical Requirements of the Modern Battlefield?

Physicality is an enduring feature of warfare. But what does this mean in the 21st century battlespace?

By Calen Thomas