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Longevity is the Mastery of Recovery

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Longevity is the Mastery of Recovery

But How Do You Define Longevity? Sure we can find a definition for it that is oversimplified: Longevity: The capability of surviving past the average age of death.  See, this is way too simple and does not even crack the shell of what having longevity actually is. However, several synonyms do a much better job at starting the process to actually understand what longevity is:  resilience, durability, endurance, persistence, survival, vitality, long-life, potency, continuation, and functional. And for the Tactical Population "OG still Operational." It is one thing to live many years, but living with life in those later years requires...

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National Quitter's Day - Yes It Is A Thing And Falls 2-3 Weeks Into The New Year

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National Quitter's Day - Yes It Is A Thing And Falls 2-3 Weeks Into The New Year

National Quitter's Day Yes - It's A Thing And Falls 2-3 Weeks Into The New Year (Every Year)! Recent research by Strava - the fitness APP for athletes suggests that there is a time frame in which most people quit their New Year's Resolutions.  It is no surprise to find that this typically falls between weeks 2-3 of January.  I have long advocated for the use a logical goals when starting a fitness program and not even using the word "resolution" as no one uses it by the end of January.  For many of us, a goal achieved usually comes down to...

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The OODA Loop, Tactical Fitness, and How to Train Both Together

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The OODA Loop, Tactical Fitness, and How to Train Both Together

First - What is the OODA Loop? You Do This 100's of Times a DaySo You Should Know... Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. No matter what situation we are in this process takes a split second (sometimes) to complete, while more difficult problems may take more than a few seconds to go from observation mode to acting on that observation. Regardless, when we look at the Tactical Fitness Venn Diagram (fully explained), you can place this square in the bottom left section with mindset, learning tactical skills, and coordination, because it embodies the process of moving and thinking through problems...

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New Year - New You? No - How About New Year - New Habits, Growth, and Mindset!

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New Year - New You?  No - How About New Year - New Habits, Growth, and Mindset!

Are You Tired of This Cliché? There Is No "New You" - Just New Habits There is no real reason why you have to start a change on a New Year.  In fact, I recommend you do not use the work resolution as that word will last only for about two weeks and it is no longer in our vocabulary. But a new year is just as good as any day to start on a new journey to better yourself.  Consistency Wins - Every Time If you really want a "New You" it comes down simply to consistency.  Your consistent...

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Turn Weaknesses into Strength with the 50-50 Method (Multiple Options)

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Turn Weaknesses into Strength with the 50-50 Method (Multiple Options)

Weakness => Strength Using This Method You may have heard me talk about the 50-50 Training Method when it comes to swimming to crush the Navy SEAL PST CSS 500yd test as well as Air Force Special Warfare Swim Skills and Conditioning and 500m PAST test. Both workouts have ways of focusing on a weakness of swimming conditioning.  However, if you think about it, my mobility day and system's check training protocols use a similar method but it is in the format of 5 minutes on / 5 minutes off. Mobility Day is a prime example developed to focus on...

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