Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Krav Maga and Fasting

(WARNING - This is not a Nutrition Related Post)

I just returned from an unbelievable Krav Maga class.

We fought outside. In the dark. On gravel. In our Street clothes.

It's a whole different world when you are defending yourself on unsteady ground, in a environment that is unfamiliar.

Its a BIG difference from training in a well lit studio with great flooring.

And this is the whole premise of Krav Maga - Self defense in real world uncontrolled conditions.

So as I was recovering from throwing knees while on uneven footing (Here's a tip - throw low or you're gonna slip!) it dawned on me that this may be why I like training fasted.

If you think about it, if you ever end up in a REAL life or death situation (and I hope you never do), you probably aren't going to have time to whip up a pre-workout shake with 'scientifically bioengineered nutrient ratios!

Real world situations may involve times when you HAVE to perform in a fasted state - Luckily your body ABSOLUTELY can perform incredible feats while fasted.

This is more of a ramble than anything else, but it is something to consider the next time you are going through a tough workout during one of your fasts:

If it were life or death..could you do make it through, and could you give it your all?

All the more reason to train hard.


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