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Getting In Shape For SHTF: Health & Wellness - Fitness & Sports

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    Qigong For Beginners - Basics With Christopher Pei

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    Patriot Nurse: The Role Of Physical Fitness In Survival

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    Fresh fruit (oranges & bananas) for breakfast, eggs once per week. coffee and tea.

    Salad and steak, chicken or fish for dinner. Some rice and beans. Cut bread almost to zero. Tea.

    Drink lots of water.

    No more chips, soda, never was a big fast food eater, but none of that either.


    I actually hit my goal weight of 185 today after losing 5 pounds from basically eating real food and almost no processed types. I work out too, but only on the weekends, I think that will change. I am 6'1.
     
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    Hung I Hsiang (Tai Chi)

    Pt 1
    [video=youtube_share;CQ4t7mWdKsw]http://youtu.be/CQ4t7mWdKsw[/video]

    Uploaded on Jan 19, 2007
    From a 1983 BBC documentary series on martial arts. Although entitled "Tai Chi" this episode is a profile of Hung I Hsiang, a Taiwanese master of all three Chinese internal martial arts (Xingyiquan, Baguazhang, Taijiquan




    Pt 2
    [video=youtube_share;CISLY0kXQrk]http://youtu.be/CISLY0kXQrk[/video]


    Pt 3
    [video=youtube_share;RB47HIyWkDA]http://youtu.be/RB47HIyWkDA[/video]


    Pt 4
    [video=youtube_share;mE11COUegek]http://youtu.be/mE11COUegek[/video]
     
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    For those who don't like to click on to links:

    Low Carb Experts: Jeff Volek - Segment One

    [video=youtube_share;lSg8aAnDIzk]http://youtu.be/lSg8aAnDIzk[/video]
     
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    For those who don't like to click on to links:

    Low Carb Experts: Fred Hahn - Segment One

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    Cut carbs, eat quality foods. Dump any added sugars and breads.

    Try for 15% body fat as a goal...

    Quit smoking, cut alcohol (I'd be lying to say I gave it up ;))

    Learn to run at least two miles comfortably. Hike hard trails as much as possible. Hit the gym and do full body workouts.

    Take up Boxing, Krav Maga and Ju Jujitsu.

    Do this and you'll be in good shape for everyday life and if things go to hell.

    You need to be able to run away from and or face danger.

    My .02
     
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    Isometrics

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    I've been doing the "house moving" exercise routine. So far I have lost 25 lbs and definately feel better. The routine includes carrying heavy boxes of prepping supplies into storage and then taking them out and putting them in the basement. Right now I am trying to get one car into the garage so I have been carrying stuff everynight after the kids go to sleep. It's amazing how doing some simple stuff like walking and carrying stuff up and down stairs works.

    PS: Great thread!
     
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    Like to see her do some of those things, like belly dance for instance. :lol04:

    Searcher, what no daug-nuts? Love apple fritters, ate maybe half of one in the last year or so, shared the other half with a friend. Well, actually she shared half of hers with me. :p

    At my age, I do good to stay in somewhat fair shape by watching what I eat and walking, in addition of course to working around the place, gardening, mowing, cutting firewood, etc.
     
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    Watching what you eat, walking, working around your house / homestead, gardening, mowing and cutting firewood, etc are excellent ways to get or stay in shape and to keep health. And a daug-nut every now and then is good for the soul. :beerglass:
     
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    Ive been doing this for several months now. I have 2 of my hover-round batterys fully charged , have reduced my caloric intake to under 5500 calories per day , am only consuming 5 pepsi"s per day and only watch tv for 7 hours per day. My BFI is down to 31 % and I can almost walk to my mailbox now .

    Give me liberty or give me death ! TPTB fear me and my patriotic american friends.

    Signed,
    True American Sociopath Patriot.
     
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    Yo..............I started this thread in the hopes that it could be a neat and helpful thread. Why did you feel the need to come into it with your garbage nonsense? Nothing better to do???????
     
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    Flexibility & Range Of Motion - Beginner Yoga

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    Remember this guy?

    [video=youtube_share;y61Bz5JxD-s]http://youtu.be/y61Bz5JxD-s[/video]
     
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    I like to keep it simple, so I'm counting calories until I reach my target weight (172). I've got a couple family members joining me, and we are in a contest with each other to lose 40 pounds by Christmas (that will be my target). I'm down 12 pounds so far (210) -- shooting for 3 pounds per week. Once I reach my target weight I will do some cross-training (jogs/sprints mixed with push ups, crunches, and pull ups). In the winter I'm thinking about getting some nice snow shoes. We have 450 acres on the family farm here in hilly western Wisconsin.

    In 2006 I was 31 years old, up to 265 pounds, and dealing with chronic illnesses. I had no "health philosophy", but I was fortunate to have a friend who was obsessed with nutrition and natural food, and he helped me turn things around. Just eating natural foods ("clean eating") helped me to shed about 35 pounds.

    I had a huge breakthrough (thanks to GIM 1.0) when I learned about fasting
    -- REAL fasting... water only. I did a lot of research ("The Science and Fine Art of Fasting", Dr. Herbert Shelton; "Fasting and Eating for Health", Dr. Joel Fuhrman) and decided to do a long fast. After a 1 week pre-fast diet I went 35 days on water only. Partly because I wanted to completely cleanse my organs and detoxify, partly because I wanted to experience SHTF before it happens so I could know how to fast if I had to, and partly because I wanted to gain spiritual mastery of my appetites.

    I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that everyone learn about REAL fasting and how to do it safely (proper pre-fast diet, fasting rules including water limits, and post-fast re-feeding) and try it. I feel more prepared than most for mass hysteria because I KNOW I can go for more than a month without ANY food, and I know how to pace myself doing so.
     
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    BTW... I'm losing weight on a "high carb" diet -- just 500 calories per meal, three meals per day, no snacking. If you don't know about ghrelin, then you need to read this: http://www.hungerhormones.com/.
     
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    One Wild Gym - Hydropark's Katchalka


    [video=youtube_share;JrYUQLbeJFI]http://youtu.be/JrYUQLbeJFI[/video]


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    Old Time Grappling Manuals

    The Science of Wrestling and The Art of Jiu-Jitsu
    First Published in 1923



    BananAlbum


    Judo for Fun ( but its still useful info and techniques that could be turned toward self defence by the sly man)

    Judo for Fun by Bruce Tegnér - Introduction
     
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    No need to fear the bacon and eggs with cheese. It's too much orange juice and toast (and rolls and pasta and rice and taters and gravy with lots of flour and bread and sugar) that will kill you. Gotta do something bout my hard candy addiction.
     
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    You mean this guy?

    jack-lalanne-pinup.jpg

    He died recently in his 90s, an absolutely amazing human being who practiced himself what he preached his whole life long.

    I think our resident photo-artist and bicyclist should weigh in on this thread. Let's give a big round of applause to Tom D; he could teach us a thing or two :)
     
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    Down 18 pounds so far (this time... I'm actually down 62 pounds from my high in 2005). I'm shooting for 32 more by Christmas, but I think that is a long shot. That would put me at my target of 172. Once I get to a reasonable weight I will add strength training and cardio -- right now I'm just trying to take some pressure off my bones first.
     
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    Keep it up SLV...I am trying my best with my disability (broken and arthritic ankle) but I can wear a brace and improve my endurance. We do what we can...and everything we do helps.
     
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    for a while I was working out with rubber bands , but I'm getting older now and hurt my back , I haven't done any workouts for about 3 months , the backs ok now , but I'm worried about hurting myself again.
    the one thing I am doing now is I don't sit down after I get home from work till 8 pm ( I sit down for dinner) , I keep my self busy , doing chores or working on projects. I use to come home from work and collapse on the couch at 4 , and sit around till bed time, but by being active for 4 more hours , my energy level has actually gone up not down
     
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    I've been getting in shape for SHTF the past 3 months, down 25 lbs so far, pretty close to my goal of 165 lbs (4 lbs away). No exercise, just meat, eggs, vegetables, beans, and lentils with a splurge day every week. Next week I'll be adding exercise to my schedule, 1 mile walk, 5 mile bike, crunches and planks each day until the snow starts coming down too hard. I love seeing my abs again.
     
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    Why do you eat eggs just once per week?

    Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. I recommend them daily.
     
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    Don't eat them daily but do enjoy them. Like to scramble them with peppers & onions in a little bit of olive oil along with tomato slices on the side. And coffee.......of course. :thumbs_up:
     
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    Glad it worked for you. In my opinion, fasting is just another word for STARVATION and starvation is not a good thing. Your body needs certain nutrients to function. When you deny your body these nutrients, it will begin to strip them from your body. This leads to nutrient deficiency, which in turn leads to the direct onset of certain diseases and conditions.

    As far as it being a "test" - great, now you know what it feels like. But I wouldn't jeopardize my health by intentionally depriving my body of the fuel it needs to run on for any significant length of time.
     
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    I eat three raw eggs every morning. I know where they come from so I fell confident I won't get sick. I wouldn't eat just any old egg raw. Raw eggs have virtually no taste. They're like swallowing a mouthful of worms. :s9:

    The store also started selling UNPASTURIZED milk from grass fed cows. I haven't tried this milk since its $4.50/ half gallon. Its slightly off white in color.
     
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    You should begin the strength training and cardio NOW!
     
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    You just described my breakfast. :)
     
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    I get my eggs from my next door neighbor. I've had raw eggs in the past but I prefer them cooked. In a survival situation I know I could do it but since I'm not in one now, it's scrambled with peppers and onions for me.

    What store are you finding the raw milk in??
     
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    Physical Fitness and Training, by Patrick N.


    As an avid reader of SurvivalBlog, I have read a countless number of articles on communications, food storage, tactics, weaponry, and a long list of almost every topic involving survival during a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI situation. One major area that directly effects all of the aforementioned topics is physical fitness. As a certified Health and Physical educator that is working on receiving a Certified Personal Trainer certification I take physical activity very seriously. One term that is used frequently in my field is GPP or General Physical Preparedness. GPP is the base level of fitness that a person must have before they begin a training regiment. As the infamous power lifter Louie Simmons states, “You have to be in shape to train, not train to get in shape.” Relating this to a survival situation, a person can be mentally and emotionally prepared for any situation that comes their way-economic disaster, nuclear fallout, EMP, etc.- but if you are not physically prepared to meet the demands of living in a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI situation you are doomed to fail or at the minimum will have an extremely arduous physical adaptation period. One thing that many people take for granted is the belief that you will just fall into a routine that will help you adapt quickly and efficiently to different activities that must be completed on a day-to-day basis. Though there is some truth to this, the adaptation will not be pleasant by any means and in some situations will be painful. Walking long distances with a heavy load is a perfect example. Your body will be sore from your pinky toe all the way up to your neck. I know from experience what the effects of a lack of GPP can get you. When I was younger I spent a summer working in a fishing camp in the Alaskan wilderness. One week I was carrying 4 foot sections of logs a half a mile back to our base camp through the undergrowth the next week I was digging six foot deep latrine holes, the week after that I was carrying 15 gallon gas cans 100 feet to fill our boats up, and the list goes on for the 10 weeks I was there. Not only did it take me several days to adapt to the climate, my body was forced to go through physical adaptations week after week which are daunting to say the least. Overall, general physical preparedness is something that people need to seriously consider when preparing for any situation.

    As previously discussed in several different articles, everyday life will change drastically after an event. To name a few physical activities that will become commonplace:


    • Chopping firewood


    • Carrying firewood varying distances


    • Carrying water (5 gallon buckets weigh 40 lbs.)


    • Carrying food pails of varying weights


    • Lifting 50 or 80 pound bags of foodstuffs or livestock feed


    • Shoveling materials into sandbags


    • Moving sandbags for defensive positions (typically 25 lbs. or more)


    • Digging caches


    • Driving stakes for fortified positions or fence posts


    • Mending fences


    • Moving car batteries for charging electronics


    • Bug-out situations carrying different weights and hiking varying distances over various terrain


    The list is never ending. Each person’s situation will be different. If you have a dedicated retreat your physical responsibilities may also require moving hay bails for feeding livestock. If you are in a suburban area you may need to push cars off the road to travel to bug-out location or in come instances push them into place to help set-up a defensive position. In an urban area your physical responsibilities will be even more drastically different then the rural and suburban environment preppers. Also, as the event that has occurred pushes into a longer time period such as in Mr. Rawles’ book Patriots and the financial collapse, physical responsibilities will be even more drastic for everybody no matter where you live.

    Many people are prepared to stockpile food, buy weapons and ammunition, and educate themselves on a range of survival skills that will help them in any scenario imaginable. Though, people will not take time out of their schedules to physically prepare themselves to use those stockpiles, weapons, and information they spent countless hours studying, practicing and preparing. Personally, I would not want to be the person that is as welled armed as Fort Knox, is as prepared medically as Mount Sinai hospital, has enough food to feed 100 people but can’t manage to walk miles in a bug-out situation to get to my retreat or abandon my retreat if it ever came to that.

    I am frequently asked by friends how to lose weight and get into shape. I tell people that they must start slow (especially if having not done any physical activity for more then several months.) I would recommend the same thing for preppers who want to get into shape. What I would prescribe requires no special equipment, only items that would be found in any preppers already created stockpile.

    Developing a proper level of physical preparedness does not require any high-tech equipment or “one machine fits all” gimmick that are being marketed today.

    One simple place to start is going for long walks. Not only does the walking help prepare your legs for an environment that does not have any other means of transportation but it will also help you slim down (in conjunction with eating healthier which is key.) Something I recommend is filling up your CamelBak and walk with it. A three liter (100 ounce) CamelBak weighs about 6.5 pounds. The additional 6.5 pounds will come as a surprise to those who are not used to carrying any extra weight on a day to day basis. This is also a great precursor to carrying heavier weights on hikes. You can add more and more weight as your body adapts.

    The next place to start is doing various calisthenics. Pushups, pullups, sit-ups, doing bodyweight squats (squatting with not additional weight,) lunges, walking lunges, and a countless number of other exercises that help the body get into shape.



    • If you are unable to do 20 pushups in a normal fashion on the ground begin by doing incline pushups against a wall or table depending on your physical ability.


    • For pullups, you can begin by doing negatives: jumping up so your chin is above the bar and slowly lowering yourself down fighting your bodyweight. Eventually your body will get stronger allowing you to do pullups. Another useful exercise is lying underneath a sturdy table, grabbing the edge and pulling your chest to the table edge while your feet remain on the ground. These are called bodyweight rows, which strengthen your back and help with various pulling motions.


    • When performing bodyweight squats, make sure you squat down to parallel. An easy way to understand when your body reaches parallel is using a bucket, table or chair that allows you to sit down with your legs at 90 degree angle when sitting. If you sit down then stand back up you are performing a proper squat. Work your way into not using the object after you become strong enough and can physically reach the parallel level of the squat.


    • Lunges and sit-ups are fairly well known and are tried and true methods of developing strength.

    There is a much longer list of calisthenics/bodyweight movements that can be performed that can be researched by those interested in developing strength and endurance.

    The next method of getting into shape involves two empty five gallon buckets. Fill the buckets almost up to the brim with water, squat down and pick them up, then walk various distances with them. That will be approximately 80 pounds of weight being carried. The task of carrying water or other objects in buckets (especially stored food) will become commonplace after the SHTF.

    You can also pick up different objects and carry them. Logs, rocks, sandbags, loads of firewood, and anything else that you will use at your retreat or other location. Not only does this help develop your overall strength and endurance, it also prepares you for the tasks that you will be performing in the future. Also, a wheelbarrow filled with sand, dirt, rocks, firewood, etc. can be pushed different distances.

    Finally, one of the most physically demanding and overall physically active things that someone can do is chop firewood. One of the newest crazes to hit the world of training is sledgehammer training. People are buying sledgehammers and old tires and striking the tire over and over again to develop physical strength and endurance. Why waste your time striking a tire with a sledgehammer when you can chop firewood that you will use to cook, and heat your home.

    Although I did not list any activities that are “scientifically advanced” or mind boggling to those who think physical activity is simply moving your preps from you car to your storage area every few weeks, they are effective and will help you when the SHTF. I encourage everyone to challenge their bodies not just their minds when preparing for any situation.

    http://www.survivalblog.com/2012/02/physical-fitness-and-training-by-patrick-n.html
     
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    RUSH2112 Gold Member Gold Chaser

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    Seriously, when things go bad, most of you are going lose a lot a weight, in a short period of time.

    You can go from being a super heroe, to a bag of bones in a matter of days.
     

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