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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Calling all Industrial Athletes

Who here is an industrial athlete? That is, who here relies on their physical fitness to be successful in their line of work? Think along the lines of military, firemen, police officers, first responders, etc.

Just wondering what you guys are doing to keep up your physical fitness.

Personally, I'm a military guy myself -- enlisted in the Army in the Military Police Corp in 2007, am currently finishing up my officership and getting my commission as an infantry officer in May, and am prepping for Ranger School.

I've been following the programming at for a about 6 months -- deviating a bit for added endurance work and am about to throw in more rucking and some swimming into the mix.

In a nutshell, Monday Wednesday Fridays are hard workout days with a strong Baseline workout, a Strength workout (usually an olympic lift), a Stamina section that works off of the Strength portion, followed by a Work Capacity workout (think Crossfit), and finishes it off with an Endurance/Durability (core) focused workout. Tuesday and Saturdays are easier days focusing on just Work Capacity -- Thursdays are Active Recovery, and Sundays are complete rest days. Or more simply...
Mon Wed Fri: Hard
Tues Sat: Easy
Thurs: Active Recovery
Sun: Rest


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I have to stay in shape for my work, because typically I have to arm wrestle with every customer, so strength and cardio are a must. To actually close a sale, an arm bar or RNC must be achieved, so flexibility and technical skills must be trained as well. Triathlon training seems to be working so far.

The SEAL workouts look pretty good.

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Industrial athlete? It's called making a living you pretentious asshole

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Originally Posted by NinjFour View Post
.............firemen, police officers, first responders, etc.
I dont think many in these professions agree with your stereotype - I have seen plenty of people that do these activities for a living that couldnt do a rapid stair climb if they wanted to. Just sayin.

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