Strength and conditioning training is an important part of an overall fitness program. It can dramatically improve the performance of those in special operations, military, police, firefighters, first responders, emergency service personnel, and the keen private citizen. Strength and conditioning training will help you become stronger, leaner, and healthier while giving you increased work capacity, durability, and protection against injury.
How does strength and conditioning pertain to firearms training? The overlap is tremendous. Operant performance based training will improve your capacity on the range, reduce your fatigue and in doing so, help you gain more out of your range training time. Firearms training is a perishable skill, diminishing over time without practice. Balance, stamina, accuracy, cardiovascular-respiratory conditioning, bone density, strength, and lean muscle also fades. If you don’t train your body, you lose the necessary stalwartness to be a bastion, which allows you to protect, preserve and enhance your quality of life well into your later years. Strength gives you that ability to protect yourself and the ones you love.
What are the other benefits of strength and conditioning training?
• Strong bones – lean muscle. Resistance training can positively affect you in multiple ways. It stresses your bone structure which, is shown to increase bone density thus, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Increasing lean muscle mass increases metabolic activity and increases useful strength.
• Body composition – Metabolic increase equates to fat burning and a leaner physique, which means a more capable you. Cardiovascular health paramount to a leaner body.
• Quality of life – By committing to a physical training program, you enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Building a stronger body will contribute to maintaining independence as you age.
• Fight chronic illness – Physical fitness training can reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic conditions, such as arthritis, back pain, obesity, heart disease, depression and diabetes.
• Cognitive skills – Some research suggests that regular strength training and aerobic exercise improves thinking and learning skills in all ages.
We believe that these benefits will also improve your gun and self-protection skills. With the Strength Performance Applications (SPA) program, presented by Panteao, you have access to complete workouts that you can follow. These training regiments cover everyone from beginners to the more advanced.