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Wow, I wonder if they will discover drinking water makes you less thirsty, eating makes you less hungry, and sleeping makes you less tired...
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Modern soldiers carry comparable loads in backpacks, yet have far greater mobility and endurance. "We found there was a big difference: it is much more 'expensive' to carry the load as a suit of armor than it is to carry the load in a backpack," Askew said.
In before OCN 'obvious' PhD's.

To the ONLY person commenting up until now who actually read the article: Rep+ to you Sir


This is how politicians take advantage of this TL;DR generation - they say something sensational and then many don't bother to check out the facts.
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Wow, I wonder if they will discover drinking water makes you less thirsty, eating makes you less hungry, and sleeping makes you less tired...
That's debatable...
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Don't tell me they actually spent money on this.
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To the ONLY person commenting up until now who actually read the article: Rep+ to you Sir


This is how politicians take advantage of this TL;DR generation - they say something sensational and then many don't bother to check out the facts.
No, everybody else just ignored it because its stupid.
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No, everybody else just ignored it because its stupid.
And you are speaking on behalf of everybody else. How nice.

No it's not stupid. It's interesting from a historical perspective; it's also interesting to gather data should there be need to carry stuff in your trousers' pockets, they can now determine how much is reasonable.

Just because you don't have any use for the scientific conclusions and data it doesn't mean others won't.
 
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The article forgets to mention that wearing full plate armor causes other limbs to use energy more. You can carry a load on your back that minimizes overall cardiovascular activity. Your arms are rather free of weight, which cuts back drastically. I do like the momentum thing with the legs, it is a good point.

Over all though there is much more activity (in terms of muscle) when your covered in gear as opposed to carrying gear. I wonder if overall CO2 buildup would effect things as well, causing a person that uses all their muscles to fatigue faster than a person using less. I'm only now getting into bio/chem so I can't really answer that. =P
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The article forgets to mention that wearing full plate armor causes other limbs to use energy more. You can carry a load on your back that minimizes overall cardiovascular activity. Your arms are rather free of weight, which cuts back drastically. I do like the momentum thing with the legs, it is a good point.

Over all though there is much more activity (in terms of muscle) when your covered in gear as opposed to carrying gear. I wonder if overall CO2 buildup would effect things as well, causing a person that uses all their muscles to fatigue faster than a person using less. I'm only now getting into bio/chem so I can't really answer that. =P
I think an issue is the relative fitness of individuals from that age and people now. Diet and nutrition, not to mention the effects of weather morale and all that other stuff. I'm guessing that individuals now, at least those who would go into combat are much more fit than those who fought hundreds of years ago.
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Hahahaha wow.... those researchers are some fine trolls!
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