High school sports started it all. Football and wrestling are both incredibly tough sports, but they do wonders to toughen your mind and get you in shape. They are worlds apart in terms of what type of shape you need to be in (and what kind of diet you can eat), but together they form an excellent picture of how I have trained since.
In my early twenties, I hit Parris Island and was introduced to the most intense, all-encompassing fitness program I have ever endured. Bootcamp tears you down emotionally, mentally, and physically, but it is a fantastic way to ingrain fundamentals. Whether those fundamentals involve hitting a target at 500 yards, or how to exercise, the Corps has of way of making them stick.
While a lot of the exercises they preach aren’t the same things you see in the gym today simply because the desired outcome isn’t the same, the fundamentals are still identical. Overall strength needs to be balanced with muscular endurance. Throw in a good helping of aerobic conditioning, and BAM! Functional fitness is within your grasp.
Years later, I can say that after trying (and seeing others try) lots of different techniques, whether in the gym or in the kitchen, I have a depth that most of the overpriced trainers you find in the gym don’t.
Conditionerd is a Marine Corps veteran owned and operated site that was started to:
- Help people re-learn fitness fundamentals
- Motivate people to continue bettering themselves through knowledge
- Support the community
Understanding how certain actions contribute to your health and fitness, how big of a role nutrition actually plays, and most importantly what to expect on your way to your goals can go miles to helping you stay focused and dedicated.
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