BeerandGuns wrote:The guy who wanted recipes for eating cats didn't get slammed like this.
Meat N' Taters wrote:Not a damn thing happened, and the next morning we unloaded our firearms and had the first of many tuna sandwiches.
DannusMaximus wrote:I personally think the ability to put in a hard day's work doing manual labor (setting fence posts, roofing, clearing land and chopping wood, etc.) is going to be more important in the PAW than being able to do 'combat' oriented things like sprints, buddy drags, climbing over obstacles, and whatnot.
DannusMaximus wrote:The damnable thing about fitness is that it is very sports specific. A person who is able to run a marathon will be very good at - - well, running long distances. They might not be worth a shit as far as hauling something heavy or another PAW critical task. But they'll have baddassed cardiovascular health, which is going to be a plus.
DannusMaximus wrote:Personally, I like to jog and pump a little iron now and again. I'll probably never be asked to bench press something in the PAW or jog 4 miles, but it keeps me happy and healthier. There's a lot to be said for that.
gravediggerfour wrote:If you don’t know what your talking about don’t lead people, especially new people, astray.
by-the-throat wrote:In terms of a total body workout, I personally think swimming is the way to go. It works damn near every muscle you have, including cardio, and is also a handy skill to have-I am much more likely to encounter a fall into some water than some mutant zombie sodomy bikers. The problem is that it requires a place to swim adequate laps, which means a fairly large pool.
I think my main goal, and I may start a new thread for this, is what is the best thing us busy pre-PAW preppers can do in 15-20 minutes a day, that counts as doing other stuff, that increases our fitness? We can start a brainstorming session. Obviously, "Take the stairs, lardass!" But I think ZS can expand on that.
andygates wrote:Careful, boy. You judge my gut and I'll bellysplash you.
I know that's a common inclination, but actually that's not a safe thing to do. Doctors have stated for years that you should never wear ankle or wrist weights for anything other than stationery lifting exercises. Wearing them while you walk and move about is a sure way to stress your joints, possibly causing injury. That's not what they're made for. Just don't want to see someone do that and get hurt.RoneKiln wrote:Put ankle weights on while while at work or home. Just wearing them as part of your daily routine can make a big difference. I imagine the same can be said of having weights on your wrists, but I've not tried it myself. I think they'd get in the way.
Having the ankle weights on while doing a short workout makes a big difference too.
I agree. and that would be my response to the OP's question. Jogging and running with your pack may not be a realistic need in a bugout. I mean, hikers don't practice by running around with their pack, they walk. But jogging and running in the everyday sans pack will keep you fit enough to deal with SHTF situations. It builds strength and cardiovascular endurance. It's a simple activity that requires no gear or contraptions and you can do it anywhere. But as others have pointed out, balance is key. Multiple activities are where it's at: weight/strength training, cardio, stretching.the_alias wrote:My thoughts on fitness are really; don't plan for the PAW plan for your day to day life.
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