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Are you physically fit?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Reyn, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Reyn

    Reyn Times Up

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    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?
     
  2. WT

    WT America First! Millennium Member

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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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  3. strack350

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    I consider myself fit. After watching preppers though I see you have a valid question. :wow:
     
  4. glockfanbob

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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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  5. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

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    Yes, I also know the time and am too legit to quit.
     
  6. skinny99

    skinny99 Crew Chief

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  7. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

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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. :crying: HH
     
  8. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    Not as much as I'd like to be but my work tends to keep me in decent shape.
     
  9. MoCop

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    Not as much as I'd like to be either, but I'm working on it.
     
  10. Jim1970

    Jim1970 Learnin'

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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.

    Jim
     
  11. Never Nervous

    Never Nervous

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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.:supergrin:

    NN
     
  12. Huaco Kid

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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.
     
  13. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

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    Yes I am. :thumbsup:

    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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  14. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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  15. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    I did an ironman a few years ago in less than 15 hours. Would that mean I'm at least in decent shape?
     
  16. Yes. I run or use a treadmill 30 minutes a day 6 days a week and lift for and hour or so 4 days a week. When you are in shape you feel better , it as a process of continual improvement. I am old , but I am still able to keep up with those much younger than myself
     
  17. Not since 4 spine surgeries. :crying:

    I do keep myself mentally fit.
     
  18. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    I started my testosterone **** this week. Y'all better watch out. It's gonna be on like donkey kong


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  19. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    Ironman is an eating contest. You know that.


    :)


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  20. vart

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    My doctor has confirmed that I am healthy enough for sex...