12/29/10: Rest Day!

by on Dec.29, 2010, under Rest day

Today is a rest day. Some interesting articles for you:

Army Revises Training to Deal with Unfit

Then they matched those needs with exercises. Some of those are already in use by the Army, but others are new and still others are drawn from century-old routines. There are drills that mimic climbing, that teach soldiers how to roll and that require swift lateral movements. Some are done in body armor.

The old style of physical training, he said, was less relevant to soldiers’ tasks, which entail lots of jumping, crouching and climbing. “What we did in the morning had nothing to do with what we did the rest of the day,” Mr. Palkoska said.

Ashton Kutcher feels the Apocalypse is Near

“What happens when all our modern conveniences fail? I’m going to be ready to take myself and my family to a safe place where they don’t have to worry… All of my physical fitness regimen is completely tailored around the end… I stay fit for no other reason than to save the people I care about.”

These two stories are interesting because they both concern functional fitness in incredibly different ways. Functional fitness is important. Period. Whether its to prepare you for military training, parkour or the allegedly “inevitable” apocalypse.