Thursday Thoughts: On Conditioning

I sat down to write and I took a different tact than what I normally do. You see, I normally know pretty much what I’m going to write about. I don’t know precisely what words I’ll use, but I at least know the topic.

Today, though, as I write this, I don’t. Not a clue.

Mostly, my mind is kind of focused on the hurricane still and trying to make sure my family isn’t as screwed as we were this time. I can’t afford to run out of town every time we have a storm, but I can’t afford to just wait patiently for power to be restored. After all, I work on the internet. I need that.

But I’m also thinking more about conditioning. It came in handy the other day, but there was also a pretty good parallel between my training and what was asked of me. Dragging a sled and dragging massive tree limbs aren’t all that far apart on the spectrum of conditioning types.

Part of what got me into thinking about this was reading The Juggernaut Method 2.0 and author Chad Wesley Smith commented that when it comes to being conditioned, it matters what you’re conditioned for. He comments that a marathon runner has the completely wrong conditioning to compete in a strongman competition and vice versa.

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Thursday Thoughts: Why You Should Choose A Martial Art Over ‘Combatives’ Training

A while back, I came across this article on the questions you should ask yourself prior to picking a combatives course. There are some great questions you should ask yourself there if you’re wanting to learn how to fight.

But, in my opinion, you should train with an actual martial art over a simple combatives program, and there’s a reason for that.

You see, with martial arts, you’re undertaking something that will help keep you alive in more than one way. Not only can it make you ready for a street fight, but it’s physical training that benefits your health as well.

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