Training


Training

What time of day should you be training? Do you have a favorite time to work out? I know I do! But, is one time better than another? Do morning workouts produce better results than evening workouts? Will the time that you train affect your energy levels or performance? Let’s discuss!    First thing in the morning  Military life is all about early mornings. With days full of activity, even if that activity is waiting for the next order to come in, getting up early is an unavoidable part of the job. I'm no longer serving, but I still enjoy...

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MindsetMobilitymotivationTraining

Punisher sessions A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This common little platitude is often applied to machinery, corporations, and even the exercises you do in the gym. After all, you are only as strong as your core – or whatever muscle is this season’s pre-hab favorite.  But what if YOU are the weakest link? What if you are the thing that breaks when the going gets tough? Chances are it’s not your body that lets you down, but your mind.  In many military situations, the difference between success and failure is your mindset, your ability to...

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MobilityTraining

Relax as hard as you train - tips on how to relax and rest Training takes a lot out of your body. It depletes your energy resources and even causes microscopic damage to your muscles. That might sound distressing, but it's actually good news. When you break your body down, given adequate time for rest and repair, it bounces back stronger. This is a survival mechanism – your body wants to make things easier for the next time you expose it to a similar source of stress.The faster and more completely you can recover between workouts, the sooner you can...

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MindsetTraining

Sleep is a luxury many of us can't afford. Work, training, a social life – all of these things take time, and when time is short, it's all too easy to skimp on sleep. Unfortunately, being sleep deprived can reduce productivity, make it harder to concentrate, and even affect your health. There will always be times when you have to get by on less sleep, but that doesn’t mean you should do it all the time. Here are seven strategies for getting more sleep. You might end up with fewer hours awake per day, but those hours will be much...

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ConditioningMobilityRunningTraining

Sprinting is a fundamental skill. Like swimming, being able to build a fire, and make a shelter, it’s a skill that could save your life. Sprinting is also a kick-ass workout! However, before you head to the track to work on your sprint, it’s important to make sure you go about your workout the right way. Sprinting is surprisingly intense, and a lot of wannabe Usain Bolts end up pulling a hammy or tearing a groin the moment they pick up the pace.  Here are seven tips for making your sprint workouts as safe and productive as possible.  1) WARM...

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