05 August 2011
Maximum longevity and the greatest level of adaptability to the unknown- these are the two goals of Trained to Conquer. We're not sport-oriented or a strength program; we're not a technical proficiency center; and we're not here to make you amazing at any one thing. When you view physical fitness under the constraints of increasing survivability and versatility goals are specific and oriented towards 2 categories:
A. Physical prowess:
1. Achieving a high level of work capacity - the ability to complete a given amount of work in the fastest time possible or the ability to complete the maximum amount of work within a restricted time limit. This is our energy system development and where we train stamina and endurance as well as short intense bouts of power
2. Achieving a basic foundation in "Day-to-Day" strength:
Carrying - a person any way possible for at least a quarter mile, objects of varying weights and sizes, and rucking long distances at a threshold pace
Lifting - an object off the ground and putting it overhead
Grip - strength is paramount in day-to-day strength development
B. Skill orientation:
1. Environmental adaptability:
a. Free Running/Parkour - sprinting short and long distances, over, under, and around obstacles uphill and downhill as well as under a load; jumping off high platforms and rolling out, clearing gaps without hesitating, precision jumping, maintaining a high vertical leap; climbing walls, ropes, rocks, trees, cliffs and ladders, as well as scaling fences or buildings
b. Water Confidence - swimming in open water with fins or without, swimming in clothes, treading water for long periods, underwater swimming at least 50 yd, buddy towing, completing tasks in the water
2. Combative ability - proficiency in some form of striking art, as well as some form of submission art
Achieving high levels of competence in these areas affords us maximum ability to accomplish physically whatever we need or come across. Anything else or additionally is for sport or fun!
5 Rounds for time:
25x K.B. swings 55/35 lbs.