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Is anyone planning a new physical fitness plan for the purpose of TSHTF scenario?

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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I consider my preparations to be well rounded. I have water and a water filter, food, seeds, camping-type gear, a GOOD bag, first aid, herb books, gun/bow, appropriate clothing, etc.
But I realized that I'm not in the best physical shape. Not bad mind you, I'm fit for an active office worker, but it would be a struggle to walk 10 miles.
So I decided that as part of my preparation, I'm going to start running/walking daily.
I don't see much on the forums regarding exercise.
Is anyone else looking at this area of preparedness? Any words or advice or caution?




posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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I would suggest buy a weighted vest (at least 80 pounds) and start walking with it. Don't do the full weight right out of the gate, do like 20 pounds for a month then add 10 every two after that. I'm walking 21+ miles a week with mine (100 pounds all together).



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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My job is my physical fitness plan.


I work at a transportation hub and it is mostly manual labor type of work, using pallet jacks. My pedometer says I am on the average, walking 9 miles a day, 5 days a week, and I only work on the average 5 hours a day. Needless to say, my job is a busy place...no time for screwing off.

I have gotten back into shape since starting there and the pay is actually good. I love it!

But I am grateful to get the weekends off just so I can recuperate.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:36 AM
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sure am! just bought an Iron gym



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Aww and there was me hoping all this extra fat and flab would keep me warm in the wilderness


It's a very important point though and I've started walking where I used to drive and been lifting weights up to now, but I've bought some running gear and plan to start jogging shortly.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:38 AM
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My physical fitness plan for shtf scenario is two fold.

Look up biotecture, earthships, michael reynolds on youtube. You will get the gist.

This is green living without all of the ignorance.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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I smoke a lot.
I drink a lot of wine.
I am still faster than my cat, a young cat.
I can still break a good brick with my bear hands, just by hitting it.
The same goes with wood.
I don't do sports for at least 30 years, I am almost 60 by now.
I always use my car.
When tested my stamina is still there.
I concluded all this exercise is not necessary for me.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I didn't mention that I'm 5'6" and 135 lbs so 80 pounds is way too much for me. However, a weighted vest is an excellent idea to get me ready for a fully loaded pack. I don't think I could ever do more than 50 though, even as a goal, for extended walks.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 12:30 PM
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I'm pretty much training too be a ninja.

1.quit smoking
2.parkour/freerunning training
3.weightlifting
4.might work on an armored costume
5.practice throwing knifes/tomahawks/shuriken
6.gonna start stocking up on new weapons/ammo every week




posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:01 PM
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I've seen guys your size and smaller in my platoon at boot camp carry the same amount of weight as me, you just have to build up to it. The only thing holding most people back is thinking they can't do it. I can guaranty if you slowly work your way up in weight you will be doing 100 pound by 2013.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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I'm also a woman....I have NO upper body strength at all, I have a pretty small frame.
I worked as a UPS driver one Christmas years ago, and could lift 70 pounds then, but that was difficult. All my strength is lower body.
I appreciate your encouragement, and I think that the weighted vest is something I'll add once I can get going. Maybe in a month or so. Excellent idea.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by ElOmen
I'm pretty much training too be a ninja.

1.quit smoking
2.parkour/freerunning training
3.weightlifting
4.might work on an armored costume
5.practice throwing knifes/tomahawks/shuriken
6.gonna start stocking up on new weapons/ammo every week



I am so glad I do not live in the USA.
Suppose I did , and we were neighbours?
I would always worry about your me me me attitude,



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 01:42 PM
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I'm fit for an active office worker, but it would be a struggle to walk 10 miles.


just do it, get yourself to be able to walk 10 miles, then move on to rougher ground.
then move on to rougher ground once again.
between a fast hike and running eventually you'll be able to cover 10 miles in a wilderness area off the main trail.
use the tarahumara indians as motivation, the best of them can cover 100 miles a day, off the trail and in sandals.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 02:04 PM
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Well u can't really rely on cops anymore...I'm really nice don't be scared be afraid of my gov not me



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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My personal goal is to get in good enough shape that I can pass Army PFT (personal fitness test) with a score of 100. Which for my age means:

82 situps in 2 minutes.
77 pushups in 2 minutes.
2 mile run in 13:18.

I have a long way to go yet, but I figure if I can get to that point then I will be pretty well set for any SHTF scenario.

Also, I've turned walking my dog into an opportunity to ruck march with my BOB on my back, so that I can get used to carrying my kit long distances at a brisk pace.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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Walking/running is a start, but Cross-fit training is better.
edit on 9-1-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:16 PM
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I squat. It's enough.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by ElOmen
I'm pretty much training too be a ninja.

1.quit smoking
2.parkour/freerunning training
3.weightlifting
4.might work on an armored costume
5.practice throwing knifes/tomahawks/shuriken
6.gonna start stocking up on new weapons/ammo every week


7. Eat so you put on 30 days of reserve energy (fat). That's about 20 pounds.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 08:50 PM
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I was just thinking about this for my "new years" resolution.
Then I wonder how long it will be before I get started...
I have bought my little hand weights(about 4 years ago) I have
my exercise books and DVD(still wrapped in cellophane) I also
have my treadmill,as soon as I clear the junk off of it,I even know
where the handgrips are for strengthening your hands.I finally found
that thingie with the big springs that's suppose to build up your chest
muscles.I found it while cleaning the garage.
My equipment has all been bought and found and now I wait for motivation
to kick in to use it.



posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 11:18 PM
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Originally posted by ElOmen
I'm pretty much training too be a ninja.

1.quit smoking
2.parkour/freerunning training
3.weightlifting
4.might work on an armored costume
5.practice throwing knifes/tomahawks/shuriken
6.gonna start stocking up on new weapons/ammo every week



what are you training to be batman?
now the NSA knows your plans....



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