[quote]Jim Wendler wrote:
"So the question is: have you ever considered writing something up about it? "
Not really - specialty books don’t sell very well and my passion right now lies in the new “Athlete” book, the NOV book and figuring out what the fuck to do with my kids. I would assume your job requires you to be fast, strong, conditioned, agile and flexible/mobile…right? So how is that any different than an athlete?
I don’t believe that every athlete/profession or whatever needs to train much differently than others - read my article here on TNation about Preventing Male Rape - it’s a Copenhagen in cheek about training, athletes and the similarities between all the things that most people seem to need.
For example, after my 5/3/1 for Athletes article, I got a nice, well-mannered email from Reading/Comprehension Grade One Guy who said “I do marshall arts and ,e needs that there grip worrkkk so you don’t know anything bouttt traineng.” Grade One Guy forgot to actually think and realize that other than martial arts other athletes such as football, baseball, wrestling, lacrosse, weight lifting, powerlifting, cricket, tennis, hockey…etc need grip training. And it can be easily done without adding any other exercises other than the ones they are doing for their sport.
What I’m trying to say is that what you need and what other athletes need - isn’t that far off. MANY of my friends who played football have gone on to become firefighters or policemen - none had any problems with any of the physical tests. Let’s pretend you did this every day:
Weight vest walk for time (or other “easy” cardio work for 20-30 minutes) - 2-3 miles
Agile 8 - 2 times/day
Box Jumps/Long Jumps/Throws
2-3 basic assistance exercises
And did this for 15 years, not once missing a day. Would you be strong, fast, agile and in shape?[/quote]
I know this is an older post, but thank you for the awesome advice Jim. I was considering what to do for my own training since I am getting back into shape for the Army (ROTC) and was kind of lost. With all the misinformation out there both from “experts” and from the Army itself (I.e. FM 7-22, although it’s better than what proceeded it) it’s good to hear someone give non-bullshit advice. Once again thank you, I don’t think people say it to you enough.
Keith Norman (there nay sayers I posted my real name to not hide behind a forum handle)