Home' Air Force News : August 1st 2013 Contents Permanent & Reserve members -- Help the ADF and Yourself!
• CSD reporting now extended to all uniformed members - permanent
and reserve. (CDF Directive 18/2012 provides policy guidance re use
• Use the relevant webform via your Orderly Room/Corporate Service
Centres to record or update your CSD.
• The new aspect of CSD is that 'self-claimed’ skills and experience can
be recorded (ie not only formal qualifications) so your hobbies/skills
or language skills can now be included (if potentially of use to the
ADF eg carpentry).
• CSD includes:
- Self-claimed skills (a wide range of skills are listed from which
- Self-claimed language skills (languages acquired without
- Professional Registrations and Licences
- Membership of Professional Organisations
- Civil Education Qualifications
- Civilian Employment Details/History (reservists and regulars)
• Keep your Personal Data, CSD and contact data on PMKeyS
up to date!
Skills in Defence
For more information: go to DGRES-AF website, CSD section.
For questions or help: email the CSD helpline (include your PMKeyS number): ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov.au
The purpose of Civil Skills Data (CSD) is to improve visibility of the full range of member skills and experience, so as to increase
opportunities for both the ADF and the individual.
WHEN you are preparing to
work out, the right sup-
plementation can take a
good session and make it
an amazing workout.
If you are really serious about get-
ting results, then you have to approach
every session with the mindset that it
is going to be the best workout you
have ever had.
An effective pre-workout supple-
ment can help with this by increasing
your strength, endurance, focus and
But many pre-workout products
are really just glorified energy drinks.
They are heavily advertised and
poorly designed, and often loaded
with cheap stimulants like low-grade
caffeine to trick you into thinking you
Australian Institute of Sports
Dietitian Greg Shaw said if a person
required chemical stimulus, there was
usually something causing the need.
"I warn people against the use of
these stimulant products in the after-
noon as it has a large impact on sleep
quality," he said.
"People don't realise that sleep is
extremely important in muscle tissue
In part two of our
series on supplements,
LS Helen Frank looks
at the pros and cons of
choosing the right stuff.
growth and development. If they are
using a pre-workout [supplement] for
a kick in the butt after a hard day at
work, then they are more than likely
sleeping poorly and not getting the full
recovery benefits of sleep; requiring
further stimulation to get them through
the next day."
Although pre-workout supple-
ments contain other chemicals that
claim to enhance training perfor-
mance, most of the ingredients that
may work are supplements such as
creatine, which require constant use
to be effective.
Mr Shaw said the occasional use of
these supplements would not lead to
benefits in training performance.
"The stimulant is the main thing
people are looking for. This is why
companies are looking for stimulants
other than purely caffeine," he said.
"This is where the trouble begins
as over the last five or six years, there
have been three or four chemical stim-
ulants banned for inclusion in these
"With each banned ingredient
comes a new one with similar effects
to the one banned," he said.
The ADF mirrors its list of prohib-
ited substances to that of the World
Anti-Doping Agency, which means
Be careful what you take
that when you choose your supplemen-
tation you must make sure it does not
contain any banned substances.
In August 2012, the Therapeutic
Goods Administration deemed the use
of the chemical dimethylamylamine
(DMAA) illegal. This chemical was
first created as a nasal decongestant,
but its fat-burning potential was dis-
covered and soon found its way into
Many brands have now changed
their ingredients for the Australian
market but ADF members need to be
very vigilant on what their supple-
Supplements should always be
purchased from a reputable outlet, not
online. Some supplements from overseas
suppliers can be contaminated with low
levels of stimulants, steroids and other
The next edition will feature a story on the
use of supplements in the ADF.
'I warn people against
the use of these
in the afternoon as it
has a large impact on
AIS Sports Dietician
August 1, 2013
STAYING FIT: An
Air Force member
supplement to take.
Photo: LS Helen Frank
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