Many Veterans will fall off the fitness wagon the day we ETS! Still, others will continue on their fitness path as a way of life, with no real direction other than muscle gain and healthy living.
Hey, to each their own, right? But in a country that is growing more violent as days and weeks pass; it’s more important now, more than ever, that we focus our lives on preparedness, and that certainly includes our fitness!
If you can’t run up a flight of stairs without gasping for air, you have a problem! I get it, some folks have physical and medical limitations. I’m not referring to those people. I’m referring to those that have no limitations, but those limitations they put on themselves.
There have been a lot of attacks on Americans, sadly by other Americans and all for ridiculous political reasons. Whether you follow either political ideology or not, it’s good practice to be in good health! At the very least, you should be able to identify potential threats and leave the area with a quickness!
If, for some reason, you find yourself in the middle of one of these nonsensical scuffles, you’d better know how to defend yourself, as well as, go the distance! Fall back to your training and incapacitate the enemy threat, move forward/fall back to a safe position and report the incident.
Best practice in these situations is simply stay the hell away! If you’re like many of us in this amazing community of Vetpreneurs, let the crazies be crazy and grow your empire!
So, back on this whole fitness thing…
The most basic fitness regimen can reduce your risk for a number illness’, decreasing the odds that you’ll need medications! That’s always a good thing, right? You’ll certainly feel a whole hell of a lot better, both physically and mentally!
Survival and preparedness, not only is a lifestyle choice, but can be very rewarding and a fun way to train the family in controlled environments. Most people think of woodland areas when they think ‘survival’, however, the vast majority of situations occur in urban environments!
Honestly, it doesn’t take much to get started! Throw a ruck on your back and hit the streets! For a more subtle look, go for a basic back pack without all the MOLLE webbing. Become the grey-man and practice those tactics and don’t become a target!
A basic fitness regimen has so many benefits, it would be foolish not to include one in your daily life. 20 minutes a day is really all it takes… well, almost! Lol
A full 20 minutes of straight high intensity interval training will get it, add to that your warm-up, stretching and cool-down and time for water; you’re looking at roughly 30 minutes a day of solid physical fitness!
If you’re really feeling froggy, JUMP! Include 20-30 minutes of cardio-vascular exercise prior to your anaerobic exercise 3 days per week! This will burn off carbs first, much faster!!!
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