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Question about physical fitness

Discussion in 'GATE Self-Defense Forum' started by KiloBravo, May 23, 2011.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    Hello Mas,

    I was just wondering if you think most folks who carry a firearm for protection in the civilian world are lacking in the physical fitness department? This question is not at all meant to degrade or insult anybody with a few extra pounds. I have struggled with being overweight my entire life. I recently have lost about 25 lbs and want to lose at least another 30. I am of large build, but had/have a gut.

    In your opinion, what percentage do you feel should be spent running as I have been to exercise and what amount should you focus on shooting at the range? Is there a balance that should be achieved between the two? I personally Alden armed 100% of the time, but realized that having a gun would do me no good if I could not sustain my breath to go hands on if need be.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Mas Ayoob

    Mas Ayoob KoolAidAntidote Moderator

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    Physical fitness improves our chances of survival in any strenuous response to a threat to life.

    Don't have a percentage to quantify it though. Not sure anyone else does, either.

    Recently,when I was checking into a hotel in Nevada where I was teaching a class, the nice young lady at the desk told me where the workout room was. I said, "Good to know." She replied that it was great that someone my age worked out.

    I answered, "Nah, it's just that if my significant other gets mad at me, I need to know the one place in this hotel where I can hide from her, and she'll NEVER think to look for me there."

    In other words, I respectfully suggest that you do as I say and not as I do...:embarassed:

    best,
    Mas
     

  3. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    :rofl: I will for sure keep all of this in mind for future hotel stays. :supergrin:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to answer. It is most appreciated.