In this article Jason, a Marine, Exercise Scientist and owner of Tactical Athlete Radio highlights that we have become too specialized in our training. Our jobs require a skill set that is versatile, not specialized. He breaks down the R7 method of training and how this approach can create balance for the combat athlete in and out of the gym.
Taking on a career as a Firefighter puts you into the category of a Tactical Athlete. Our buddy Rob, a Firefighter himself shares with us why being functional fit and combat ready is a necessity for his role whilst learning common faults and how to build a good baseline. “As operational firefighters we should possess a well-rounded arsenal of fitness! Keeping a balance between your strengths and weaknesses is a major factor for maintaining all round, long-term effectiveness as a front line firefighter.”
This article was born from our experience operating in the ADF and what we have learn't in terms of keeping ourselves alert and ready to perform in operational units. What caffeine and stimulants do to our body, good and bad! Strap yourself in for this one folks, we go deep whilst caffeinated!
We have personally witnessed the destruction of applicants feet therefore rendering them ineffective to complete a course, selection or even recruit school. Below we narrowed down 10 commonly used footwear within the ADF and some tips on preparing your boots and feet for the Australian military.
If you aren’t absorbing knowledge from Podcasts yet, you’re missing out!!! There are great minds sharing great shit and it’s free. We asked our team and community to share their top picks and here is what we got.
Being able to perform whether within a sport or tactical environment you need to be both physically and mentally strong. Stressful situations kicks our bodies into overdrive relying on prior preparation. Here are some tools we share with our members to build a strong mind and body for hard times.