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DEPLETION DAYS

In the daily grind that is many times training as a professional, most long-term programs should be based around rest and recovery.  Rather than seeing how much training you can […]

HARD FEET – STRONG BACK – GUNFIGHTER MENTALITY

Looking at bodybuilders is a glance at the human form “in extremis.”  The dedication and discipline is clearly to be admired; much focus and single-mindedness go into the workouts, nutrition, […]

CYCLE OF FUNCTION

The performance cycle – or cycle of function – of the M16 rifle is the following:  feeding-chambering-locking-firing-unlocking-extracting-ejecting-cocking.   Two of the steps – extracting and cocking – occur at the […]

GUNSLINGER – GUNFIGHTER

There are a lot of people who own handguns and/or rifles today.  And a very high number of them cannot shoot or handle them.  A person who owns a handgun […]

STEADFAST

A popular definition of steadfast is “firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.”  In a dynamic, fast-changing world, the steadfast can appear to be unable to change with the rapid pace.  Nothing […]

TRACKDOWN

Of the many skills that man cultivated and mastered in his rise to Apex Predator, the ability to track both man and beast is perhaps the most elemental.  The skill […]

MAN STRONG

When I was a teenager, I spent a good bit of time with a tough New England farmer and woodsman.  He worked a farm that had been in his family […]

PERFORMANCE UPON DEMAND

Peaking for an athletic event with a long, detailed training plan has long been considered a solid road to success.  Terms such as programming and Specific Action to Imposed Demands […]

NEVER SECOND PLACE

A legendary Border Patrol Agent, World War II Marine Corps veteran, and experienced gunfighter, Bill Jordan coined two phrases that apply to the path of the professional.  The first is […]

MOBILITY

Combat is a movement-based activity.  A true strength of the man-of-action is the emphasis – in preparation and in operations – on mobility.  Strength, speed, and endurance are only of […]

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