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UPDATE: Bigham breaks powerlifting World and American records at 2016 Haney Games

Maj. Donald "Donny" Bigham competes during the 2016 Lee Haney Games Oct. 29 in Atlanta. (Courtesy photo)

From Fort Benning Public Affairs / Editor’s note: This is an update from Oct. 19 ATLANTA, Ga., (Oct. 30) — Maj. Donald Bigham, Deputy Chief, Human Performance Integration Division at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, continued his record breaking performance during the 2016 Lee Haney USPA Powerlifting Pro invite Oct. 29. Bigham earned the gold medal in the 181 weight

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Go for Green encourages healthy options, better performance

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By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Go for Green, a program that ensures Soldiers are making healthier choices while dining on post, is getting a face lift. “The Army has had Go for Green, the original version, for quite a while,” said Capt. Michael Noyes, Nutrition Care Division chief at Martin Army Community Hospital. “It wasn’t really standard or

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Building better Soldiers focus of gold medalist

Maj. Donald Bigham, deputy chief of the MCoE Human Dimension Integration Division, demonstrates the correct way to perform squat exercises.

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / A gold medalist powerlifter has returned to Fort Benning to assist Soldiers with performance enhancement on Fort Benning. For the past two years, Maj. Donald Bigham, currently deputy chief of the Human Dimension Integration Division, previously worked as a head strength coach for the United States Army Physical Fitness School in Fort Jackson,

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Soldiers train under pressure in stress shoot exercise

Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course students prepare to add weight for a stress shoot to determine how carrying weight influences performance in marksmanship. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Soldiers with the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Class 08-16, were put to the test as they performed a stress shoot at Simpson Range Sept. 2. According to Dan Georgia, research staff member for the Institute for Defense Analysis, the purpose of the stress shoot was to determine

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Musculoskeletal specialists provide physical training assistance to Soldiers

A physical therapy assistant demonstrates how the Anti-gravity Treadmill is used during an open house event at Martin Army Community Hospital's Physical Therapy Clinic.

By Reginald Rogers, Martin Army Community Hospital PAO / Second in a 2-part series As new recruits train to become Infantrymen and Armor Soldiers at Fort Benning, their level of pre-training fitness is oftentimes a determining factor on how susceptible they are to injuries. Some injuries, depending on its severity, can impact whether or not they finish their training and

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Tactical athlete care program enables Soldiers to train safely and efficiently

Basic Trainees conduct Buddy Tactical Team training on Sand Hill June 15. (Photo by Patrick A. Albright, MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / First in a 3-part series The Maneuver Tactical Athlete Care program provides treatment, rehab and injury prevention capabilities to basic training and one-station unit training battalions on Fort Benning. The MTAC program falls under the U.S. Army Medical Command and has twenty full-time athletic trainers embedded with Fort Benning units. MEDCOM officially

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Omega-3 study aims to improve cognitive processes in Soldiers

Second lieutenants assigned to the 199th Brigade's Infantry Basic Officer Leader's Course exit a Stryker during a field training exercise here at Fort Benning.

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / Second lieutenants entering Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course at Fort Benning can now participate in a study that will determine if omega-3 supplementation improves cognitive processes in high-performing warfighters. The Ranger Resilience and Improved Performance on Phospholipid bound Omega-3’s study, conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina, is a voluntary, double-blind

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Performance TRIAD: sleep on it

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National Institutes of Health – News in Health / When you learn something new, the best way to remember it is to sleep on it. That’s because sleeping helps strengthen memories you’ve formed throughout the day. It also helps to link new memories to earlier ones. You might even come up with creative new ideas while you slumber. What happens

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King-Devick study assesses head injuries in the Army

Soldiers in the Combatives Master Trainer course practice punching and form July 26 at the U.S. Army Combatives Course, Fort Benning. (Photos by Desiree Dillehay)

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / Data collection for the King-Devick concussion test began July 25 at the U.S. Army Combatives Course at Fort Benning as part of the Army’s human dimension strategy to invest in holistic health, injury prevention and total fitness. “This study addresses these (investments) by improving the screening for concussion, which will indicate when

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Human performance optimizes the future force

Sand Hill trainees negotiate a confidence course designed to physically and mentally challenge them as individuals and a team. (Photo by Markeith Horace / MCoE PAO Photographer)

Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / “For both professional football players and professional Soldiers, performance matters,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Burbelo, human dimension lead and executive officer for the Maneuver Center of Excellence Directorate of Training and Doctrine. Fort Benning leadership is working on a partnership with the Atlanta Falcons that will benefit both organizations and focus on four

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