This post will be prefaced with a statement that I have uttered similarly in the past:
“I have not served in the military and have no combat experience.”
However, I do think I have something to offer when it comes to PT and how to make yourself better, faster, and stronger.
From everything that I have read and come to understand, combat consists of short, violent expenditures of tons of energy. If you are able to go from zero to insane in 2 seconds and maintain that for 5 to 10 minute periods, your chances of survival go up. I would say ‘exponentially’, but I have no idea.
So, if the above statement is somewhat true, the following activities will help you out.
- Mountain biking. This consists of brutal climbs followed by wild expenditures of hand eye coordination after being severely exhausted. Having the ability to precisely control yourself after vigorous exercise strengthens these skills.
- Wind sprints, then knot tying. I do this all the time. Run 100 meters all out, usually with weight, then try to coordinate precise sequences with paracord.
- Yoga. Strength and flexibility are a given. It helps you get better at almost anything. You can get the basics free online and on YouTube.
YMMV. Something to think about.
I ride almost everyday. I stretch and sprint almost everyday. These things help you shape your body. More later on how to hone your spirit and heart.
Rough waters ahead.