You wouldn’t build a house without a foundation, right?
Fitness works the same way. A lot of people, including me, have attempted to pursue some goal without building the proper base fitness level. Every time I’ve tried it, I’ve usually gotten injured or been unable to complete the program.
Running a marathon, tackling a GoRuck event, or attending Ranger School require different types of fitness attributes than your standard program might include. When you want to do something specific, then you shift your training. You look at the required attributes of that event, and adjust your training leading up to it. If you were to think of it as a mountain, you time the periodization to reach peak fitness for the event right as you arrive at it. [Read Full Article »]