Physical training… Essential or Nonessential? Part 3/4

“He who has a why to live can endure almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Survival

As humans, we are designed to survive, we came with natural abilities that you see in many healthy kids and young adults. We can run, get up and down, climb, throw stuff and jump. But sadly due to modern conveniences, many of us have lost many of these abilities we once possessed. Now, some of you may think “But I don’t live in the jungle, I don’t have to run from tigers” and it’s true, you don’t. But, we still have to survive in this “modern jungle” which can involve anything from standing up for yourself, to helping someone else or being physically strong enough to attract the mate you so desire. Yes, people rarely go out searching for the weakest human being they can find as a suitable mate. Those are called “predators” and it takes strong people to stop them as well. There’s nothing wrong with feeling strong, looking good and knowing you can defend yourself or someone who needs it. In medieval times, these heroes were called Knights. In Japan prior to the fall of the shogunate empire there was the samurai class. That’s not to not say that everyone should aspire to this level of warrior (although it isn’t the worst idea) but that everyone should develop some sort of routine akin to these strong members of society. They most likely had some sort of daily physical routine whether weapons training or a martial art along with basic physical fitness (running, push ups, squats etc). Now I’m not at all advocating these exercises for you because I don’t know you. What I’m suggesting, is commitment to some sort of routine to find what works for you in order to become a stronger individual. Perhaps Day 1 of your newfound routine consists of scouring YouTube to learn how to do a push up coupled with 5 minutes of practice and by day 30 you can do 1 perfect one (I’ll take the perfect rep over 100 caca reps). My advice is, start however you must, but start and treat it like it is a valuable skill.

“People are so frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering time they are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” -Seneca

Published by chrishargettjj

Jiu Jitsu, Health and Daily Improvement with my family!

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