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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, […]

MISTER BULL-RUCK

To the in-the-field professional, there are lot of gear choices.  Any decent outdoor store is replete with sleeping bags, cool stoves, lanterns, and every conceivable type of high-speed clothing known […]

DISTANT ECHOES

The first athletic performance success I remember was winning the chinup contest in second grade.  It was a President’s Physical Fitness Test event; at the end of it, my 9 […]

Mentoring the man in the arena

For those who would have a bias for action, it is ignoble to know and not to act. On occasion, the action required is good counsel. I once had a […]

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 […]

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