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First off, what is combat fitness? How would you define this. Then once we get a definition for what we mean by combat fitness, how would you achieve this level of physical toughness? Let’s look at what we mean by combat fitness first, then we’ll talk about what you need to do to get there, next.

Combat Fitness Definition

To my mind, combat fitness means you body is ready for anything-long marches, running, sprints, heavy lifting of equipment, ability to stand up to stress for long periods of time. That’s combat style fitness. In other words, this is fitness in the most general, inclusive of ways.

The difference between combat fitness and sport specific fitness is you’re not training for a specific sport. If you train for tennis, you don’t need to be able to lift heavy weights. If you train for powerlifting, your hand eye coordination is not really a factor.

Everything is a factor in combat fitness!

So, we’re going to need to address all the types of fitness there are. You can think of it loosely like this, aerobic conditioning, anaerobic conditioning, strength, and especially muscular endurance. These are the building blocks of combat style fitness.

How to Achieve Combat Level Fitness

So, how do you achieve this elite level of fitness? Well, for one thing, we’re going to have to throw away some commonly held misconceptions. For instance, steady state aerobics will not have a very big place in our fitness routines.

It’s been shown that anaerobic exercise increases aerobic capacity even more than aerobic exercise does. So, why do much aerobic exercise? Unless it’s to specifically train your muscles and mind to accomplish a certain type of task, like hike for 20 plus miles a day, then there’s no real reason.

Do you need big muscles for combat type fitness. No! What you need is strong muscles. Big and strong, oddly enough, don’t necessarily go together. As a matter of fact, they often do not go together at all! We’ll use bodyweight exercises for combat style fitness. For one thing, this type of fitness needs to be portable. You need to be able to workout anywhere, anytime to keep in your peek level of conditioning.

There’s certainly more to know about combat fitness, but this is enough to get you going in the right direction.

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Source by R. Lee Cole

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Combat the Fat is a Fitness Program written by an ex-military man named Jeff Anderson and while in the military he’s been training men to achieve their top form in a matter of weeks. He’s been known as the Muscle Nerd ever since. Now, he works as a fitness instructor, nutrition guide and as an author to his new book which guarantees to shape your body in 12 weeks.

So is this program a scam? Find out in this review.

First, let’s see what’s in the book for you. The Combat the Fat e-book is actually comprised of three guides. The author banks on correct exercise with control of your diet and emphasizes that there is no quick fix to a nicely carved body.

Guide 1 is composed of some military secrets that helped soldiers achieve their top form in no time. His experiences in the military are the basis for developing this workout program. The secret of effectiveness of the exercise program are based on real fat burning and muscle building strategies which will not only shape your body but also keep it for good by a unique system they use to increase your metabolism. Increasing metabolism will help your cells burn off fat by themselves, giving you more energy to do more activities, preventing you from just sitting in you couch.

Guide 2 teaches you basic workout plans which include working out 45 minutes a day, three times a week to achieve that body you’ve always wanted in 12 weeks. And although the design of the program is military-based, it is surprisingly made easy for beginners and those in intermediate levels. The included exercises are quite intense enough but are never too tiring or difficult to do.

Guide 3 is the nutritional manual that is surprisingly different from other diet programs which deprive you of some foods that you should eat to have a great body. The author emphasized that the food is not the culprit to having ugly flab; instead, it is the fat in some food that we eat that is causing it. He presents some delicious recipes that will satisfy your stomach, while carving your body leaner.

The guides are detailed enough and are presented in an organized and straightforward manner making it easier for the readers to understand and follow. The author also presents eight weeks money back guarantee if you feel like you don’t like the results.

Generally, Combat the Fat by Jeff Anderson qualifies for a good fitness program for those who want their body carved in weeks.

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Source by Dorothy F Lee

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Combat Conditioning was the first book that introduced me to body weight exercises for functional strength and endurance. I was the type of kid in high school sports that was the proverbial “no talent ass clown.” What I mean by this was that I was very strong but natural talent escaped me. I always vowed that there are people that are much more talented but I would never be out worked. Growing up in the work out craze of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Pumping Iron” movie got me into weight lifting with all my friends. Now when you are young and you simple pound out weights to see how strong you are, bad things end up happening. When I received a physical before the starting season of Varsity football, the doctor looked at me and politely said – “Hey idiot, have you ever heard of stretching”? Needless to say the quest began to look for a better way to exercise and gain functional strength. Lawyer Note: I hate these but they are important. With any exercise routines, please check with your Doctor’s to make sure you are able to perform these routines.

Why is this important to me?

This book will help you acquire knowledge on body weight exercises that help in three areas: Strength, Endurance and Flexibility. If these three things are not important to you then please save yourself 5 minutes and shut off the video. Otherwise please continue on with me.

Have you ever seen any of the following: Great MMA fighters, cirque du soleil or a gymnastics competition? All of these phenomenal athletes have functional strength. This means that they can do things with their body that 90 percent of the population cannot. The good news is that 90 percent can do these things if they change up on their exercise routines. Another book you should check out is Convict Conditioning. This focused more on muscle, joint and tendon strength. What is beneficial about that is you can keep that strength well into your seventies.

Don’t get me wrong – any type of exercise is better than none. If you are doing nothing and start doing weight lifting then please keep doing it. But if you want a cheap way to work out with compound results then this book is for you. One big problem with weight lifting by itself is that it utilizes muscle isolation. This means that if you do curling then you isolate the movement to the bicep muscle. This does nothing to create functional strength for your tendons or joints. The human body was engineered to work together so why not shorten your work out and do compound exercises to maximize your results. If you did a simple pull up then you still exercise your bicep but you also engage your back, forearms, shoulders and core along with creating functional strength.

Matt describes his Holy Grail of working out which he coins the Royal Court. I will explain each exercise.

The Hindu squat is an excellent exercise. When you start out you can do a half squat like with your arms in front of you parallel to the floor but as you progress and build up strength in your knees, you will want to do a full squat with the back of your thighs touching the back of your calves.

Strong legs do a body good. When you work on your legs, you engage the whole body and burn calories all day even after the work out. The legs consist of the biggest muscles in your body and it shows the next day when they are sore.

When doing Hindu squats, work up to doing three sets of 100. Doing the royal court in 3 set cycles is a great work out that does not take much time. If you travel then this is a perfect routine because it does not take long at all.

The Hindu pushup is different than a regular pushup. Start with your feet a bit wider than shoulder width apart and your butt in the air. Push through in an arcing motion(similar to downward facing dog in Yoga). Try to work up to 3 sets of 50 repetitions. …

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