Physical Fitness and Carrying Concealed

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    Physical Fitness and Carrying Concealed

    One of the reasons I work out is that by default it helps enhance the 'C' in CCW.

    Broader shoulders, upper back and chest, coupled with a slimmer waist, automatically make it easier to conceal carry. On both ends of the spectrum are the very skinny guy whose cover garment does not drape as loosely as it could, and the guy whose gut is so much larger than his upper body that the cover garment is too tight in the waist line area.

    All things being equal, fitness is important for a number of reasons. But if more guys thought about the assistance it gives in the CCW arena, maybe some more guys would.

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    I agree, to a degree. It's also nice to know that you don't need to rely on the gun all the time. Sometimes the right thing to do is to run away.

    I'm kind of a gymaholic though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secondhandlo View Post
    I agree, to a degree. It's also nice to know that you don't need to rely on the gun all the time. Sometimes the right thing to do is to run away.
    I was a lousy runner as a 21 year old infantry second lieutenant. I'm not one bit faster at 52.

    For me, running away is NEVER the answer. Of course the Army was pretty insistent when it taught me that nobody can outrun a bullet. I carry a gun so that I don't have to try.

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    It also makes sense in other ways. We carry a weapon to protect ourselves in the unlikely event that someone wishes to do us harm, while the number one killer in America is heart disease. It also strengthens our argument for carrying when people see us trying to mitigate ALL major risk in our lives; it makes it a little bit harder for the antis to paint us as paranoid gun nuts at that point.
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    LOL, I cannot run away...kinda hobble fast. Bad back and knee replacement has seen to that. .... so, up until my knee replacement I worked out religiously, I am finally getting to walk daily again and work out.
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    Mettalic is right on. Carrying a firearm is a risk reduction strategy. If you're truly concerned about your longevity, you'll give your personal health and fitness AT LEAST as much attention as you do your firearms proficiency.

    If you smoke, are obese, and/or unfit, you're thousands of times more likely to leave this Earth from illness and disease rather than a lethal assault. Of course, we all die from something, but risk reduction is about enjoying the time we are allotted.

    If your range time is greather than your workout/gym time, your priorities are amiss - unless you're a frearms instructor for a living.

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    In my book, fat reduction is risk reduction. All foods as grown have some component of fat - enough to meet the minimum requirement. No need to add fat by excess oil or cheese.
    Diet without exercise is nowhere.
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    I think of my layers of fat as body armor, it's just one self defense element of the many that I've crafted over the years to assure that I come out on top of any engagement. I train at the dinner table on a daily basis.

    Gotta go......I smell bacon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorblade View Post
    I think of my layers of fat as body armor, it's just one self defense element of the many that I've crafted over the years to assure that I come out on top of any engagement. I train at the dinner table on a daily basis.

    Gotta go......I smell bacon!
    LOL thats funny...

    To the OP I agree, fitness is important.

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    re

    i'm no gym guru but i know a good diet and at least 50 min of cardio a day is a good regiment that works for me
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    I gave my Dad an M&P9c last weekend as a gift. He liked it because it was small, lightweight and easily blended into his gut, lol. He's 73 and sees each day as a blessing.

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    I hear ya...I live to train. Here's some pics of my weight room at the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCleary View Post
    I hear ya...I live to train. Here's some pics of my weight room at the house.
    I am so jealous!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCleary View Post
    I hear ya...I live to train. Here's some pics of my weight room at the house.
    Nice setup bro. Damn nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPCleary View Post
    I hear ya...I live to train. Here's some pics of my weight room at the house.
    I've got to show these to my wife. Should help next time she gives me a hard way to go about improving the setup we have.
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