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5 Knees to Elbows

12 Kettlebell Snatches, per hand

10 Knees to Elbows

10 Kettlebell Snatches, per hand

15 Knees to Elbows

8 Kettlebell Snatches, per hand

20 Knees to Elbows

6 Kettlebell Snatches, per hand


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Kettlebell Snatch video with Jeff Martone


Endurance Training Does Not Optimize Human Health

Combat Psychology and Sports PerformanceCraig Weller of  Barefoot Fitness, writing for Tmuscle.com, does an excellent job describing the physiological effects of combat stress.  While there is application to the sports world, which is where Weller directed his message, understanding this information is more important for life and death situations.  

Weller addresses the fact that some people cannot dial 911 during moments of intense stress.  It seems inconceivable that something as simple as punching two buttons on a phone could be that difficult, but I witnessed this happen once.  A woman was badly injured and one of her friends was administering first aid.  The man administering the aid looked at one of his friends and yelled, "call 911".  The friend pulled out her cell phone, opened it and stared at it for a second.  She seemed paralyzed and asked, "What's the number?"   It's hard to believe unless you've experienced it or have seen it close up.

This is the same combat stress that police officers experience when they believe their life is in danger.  Extreme stress can effect decision making and behavior.  Weller describes the importance of performing a skill properly thousands of times so the response will be automatic during times of stress.  He also addresses the fact that the well trained will undergo some level of stress inoculation.  Imagine a police officer being in a life and death fight, having to perform a skill or skills he has not done perfectly thousands of times and without the benefit of going through training that can be characterized as stress inoculation.   No, not all officers are taught that they must practice their skills thousands of times and many do not receive stress inoculation training yet they are expected to perform flawlessly regardless of the circumstances.   



Congratulations to Larry, Devin and Mike D!  Each hit a new personal record for "Fran" last night.  Larry-2:44, Devin-3:42 and Mike D., his first attempt at "Fran", 6:41.  Outstanding performance!!


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