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Old 02-21-2013, 16:19   #1
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Are you physically fit?

Now I understand some people have/had injuries,ailments,age etc.. but outside of that would you consider yourself fit?

I've read on various forums where some people prepare for SHTF scenarios whether its govt.,Catastrophes..whatever. They may have food,ammo,survival gear but couldn't run 100yds without passing out. Soldiers train for it but it seems physical preperation is overlooked in these situations. Opinions?
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:23   #2
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Yes.

I am a senior citizen and young hot women keep hitting on me.

I think I can do more pushups and situps than guys half my age. I have no problem doing a 10-15 mile day hike. I ride a bicycle. I gave up skiing because of knee injuries. I drink German beer and have 1 cigar a week.

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Old 02-21-2013, 16:27   #3
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No. While I'm only ten pounds heavier than when I ran track in HS ('75-78), I'd probably die if I ran the 440 again...and that was my event. And there's nothing physically wrong with me. HH
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:37   #4
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Hello,

I'd rather not talk about this! But, I need to.

I sit all day. Spent many, many years in college, and have "earned" myself a desk job where I solve problems using my brain - then I send someone else to do the actual labor. As a result, I'm soft in the middle, easily winded, and generally don't do anything more physical than necessary. I'm 42 years old and have recently discovered a love for chocolate and rum (not together). I need to get off my ass and go to the gym, but I really hate sweating.

In an SHFT, I have the weaponry to take care of business. I have the mindset to survive a difficult situation. I have the experience in dealing with the elements. However, if I had to physically "do" much for very long, I'd be screwed. I have rationalized it this way: I will be ready for them so in such a manner that a physical confrontation will not be necessary. Not sure that makes sense, or that the situation would go down in such a way that I could make that happen, but that's what I tell myself!

Now I need to go work out. Thanks for that.

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Old 02-21-2013, 16:52   #5
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Hello,

I bust my ass all day. Spent the required years in college and have earned myself my dream job where I solve problems using my brain, because the design guys have no clue how things work in the real world, and sheer guts - because the desk guys and management are too ***** to follow me around on the job.

As a result I'm a skinny, wiry and eat like a sumo wrestler.

I'll just wait for the other guy's hoveround to discharge and slowly take their supplies.
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:55   #6
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Yes I am.

Not for any martial purpose so much as for quality of life. I like to do outdoor things and to keep up with my teen sons. Doesn't hurt in the dating department either.

Always room for improvement and to try to stave off the ever increasing number of years piling up on me.
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Old 02-26-2013, 05:04   #7
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Yes.

I am a senior citizen and young hot women keep hitting on me.

you realize they think you have money and that your close to death right?
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:35   #8
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I'm 23, bike 4 miles to class twice a day, and lift weights twice a week. I weigh 150 and can bench 180. I can run for at least 5 miles, so I'd consider myself in decent shape.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:12   #9
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you realize they think you have money and that your close to death right?
I was thinking something like this, but you put it so much more harshly than I ever could.
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Old 02-28-2013, 16:02   #10
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you realize they think you have money and that your close to death right?
That's funny right there.

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Old 02-21-2013, 16:24   #11
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I consider myself fit. After watching preppers though I see you have a valid question.
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:28   #12
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Not as much as I'd like to be but my work tends to keep me in decent shape.
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:33   #13
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Not as much as I'd like to be either, but I'm working on it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:26   #14
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Completely agree. Quite a large number of folks concern themselves about making sure they have 10,000 rounds for each firearm as SHTF preps but can't be bothered to even attempt to get in better shape. Let's face it, getting and staying in shape is a lifestyle and hard work therefore most people in general (in and out of the gun community) are not going to be willing to do so.

I consider myself in decent shape. Strength wise I am happy (but want more) but I need to do more cardio for sure.

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Old 02-21-2013, 16:27   #15
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:33   #16
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Completely agree. Quite a large number of folks concern themselves about making sure they have 10,000 rounds for each firearm as SHTF preps but can't be bothered to even attempt to get in better shape. Let's face it, getting and staying in shape is a lifestyle and hard work therefore most people in general (in and out of the gun community) are not going to be willing to do so.

I consider myself in decent shape. Strength wise I am happy (but want more) but I need to do more cardio for sure.
I have seen older people try and lose a lot of weight and die from it. Common sense also has to be present in any exercise format. Just what is "in shape"? This is a subjective issue.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:04   #17
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I have seen older people try and lose a lot of weight and die from it. Common sense also has to be present in any exercise format. Just what is "in shape"? This is a subjective issue.

"In shape" is not subjective. Only someone whose brain was out of shape would ever make that argument.

It may be different for different people, but there are well known guidelines for all ages, and folks with all sorts of afflictions (one kidney, no legs, etc).
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:27   #18
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I can look down and still see "it". Good enough for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 21:47   #19
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I can look down and still see "it". Good enough for me.
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Old 02-27-2013, 15:26   #20
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"In shape" is not subjective. Only someone whose brain was out of shape would ever make that argument.

It may be different for different people, but there are well known guidelines for all ages, and folks with all sorts of afflictions (one kidney, no legs, etc).
I'd like to know what those 'well known' guidelines are.
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Old 02-28-2013, 00:49   #21
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I'd like to know what those 'well known' guidelines are.
The Presidents Physical Fitness Test is a good start.
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:27   #22
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Old 02-21-2013, 16:50   #23
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I will turn 70 in April and still play 3 on 3 with my sons and grandson. Had to give up full court last year because of knee swelling after playing. I walk when I play golf and carry my bag. My job keep me mentally and physically fit. It is a Blessing not to hurt from mental or physical ailments. Y'all know how us older guys roll. The older we get the better we used to be.

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Not since 4 spine surgeries.

I do keep myself mentally fit.
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