Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Quote of the Day and Fitness Reminder

"The most important thing you can do as a patriot in this country is get your butt in shape"
-David AKA SouthernPrepper1

People grossly underestimate the physical demands of combat and true 18th- 19th century living. No going to a cool guy class on a flat 25 meter range or having a few chickens and a small garden are not just about the same thing. Cutting your own wood with a chainsaw, hauling it in a truck then splitting it with a hydraulic splitter is not the same thing.

This serious mistake is compounded by the fact that fitness is a genuine slow cooker concept. Think of it like cooking with a crock pot. If dinner isn't in by 10 you aren't eating it at 6. It takes hours and there is no crank the oven up to 500 and cut off the burned parts option. Should you mess up and stick it into the oven at 2 dinner will be at 10pm. There is just no way around it.

Key to crock pots and physical fitness are patience. That chicken is going to take hours to go from frozen to wonderfully cooked. You didn't get into whatever condition you are currently in overnight and you won't get out of it overnight either. It's going to take between a couple months and a year or two depending on where you are and where you want to go with the variable of how much you are willing/ able to work in the middle. Obviously going from a morbidly obese couch potato to the fitness level of a collegiate athlete or JSOC Jedi will take a really like time. For a reasonably healthy person ditching a 20 pound spare tire, building up to running a decent 5k/ road marching a decent 10k and putting on some muscle might be more of a 4 month thing. 

The point is to get started now.


2heavyb said...

Hah-Hah joined a gym. Not absolutely necessary but the variety of equipment makes it a little easier to push harder and work around any 50 plus year body getting pissed at me issues.

Ryan said...

2heavyb, I like gyms. If one conveniently fits into your lifestyle (near work or home, etc) and you can afford the fees then go for it.

Folks who cannot afford fees (or there is not a gym that fits in their life) would do fine to run, do body control stuff, pullups wherever and get a barbell with some weights used for $100.

Max said...

I liked his video, it's about time he hit the issue. I've been there, I know what it takes and I know the beating your head against the wall wishing you never got that way.

I'm having serious gains in the gym and it's running season finally! Fuk Ya!

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