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      Cables, bands, kettle bells, free weights, heavy bags, training dummies, makiwaras, wight machines, dip bars, pull up racks, ropes, tires, bats, sledge hammers, bricks, and dumbbells, and that;s just the stuff in my barn!!! I.m at the gym and I watched them erect the latest and greatest fitness trend the Purmotion Cage. It’s pretty cool, it has gymnastic rings and ropes and a whole bunch of pull up bars, all in all it looks like a jungle gym on steroids.

      Heck, the thing looks like it has everything I’ve constructed in my barn to develop core functional strength for combat. I can’t wait to get on it and start playing around. But is all that stuff really necessary?

      I have gotten the best results with a pair of running shoes, medicine ball, jump rope and some specific calisthenics. In Module 7 of the SDTS. Look at guys in prison. They go in 120 pound crack heads and come out 200 pound animals. How does a junkie turn into Arnold Schwarzenegger? He’s not doing spin or yoga. He doesn’t have access to hammer strength or free motion machines. He’s not on a raw diet, watching his carbs and eating clean. He’s eating government food which as you can guess, isn’t of the highest quality.

      The point is, you are lead to believe that you need a ton of stuff to get you in shape. Yes, pilates, yoga, purmotion and any physical exercise will do the trick guaranteed, but you don’t need all that. What you need is patience and desire.

      Training does not have to be complicated.

      Even in the Self Defense Training System all you need is something to hit. We give you the simplest, most effective way of training in your home. All you need is some space and you’re good to go.

      You need to be self motivated.

      If you need someone looking over your shoulder, telling you you have to do it, pushing you, you will not last very long. It’s one thing to receive instruction, it’s another to hire a babysitter. Eventually you will find ways out of training and be back where you started.

      The trick is to set side time. Start with 1 hour per day 2 days a week and work up to 5 days per week. On the week ends do something fun and physical for an hour and always take one day off. Understand that there will be some weeks you will miss a bunch of days or even the whole week. No big deal. This happens to everyone, and it’s normal. Consistency over time is the key to success in any field and while some claim to say you will see results in weeks, give yourself 90 days. If you workout an hour a day, five days a week for 90 days. Even if you just went for a walk/run for an hour and did that 5 days a week for 90 days you will see incredible results. Of course you need to limit your diet and all that other common sense stuff. I’m not a nutritionist, but I did have a nutritionist write the diet guidelines in the new Self Defense Training System manual.

      Training doesn’t have to be complicated, just consistent.

      Damian Ross
      The Self Defense Company
      The Self Defense Training System
      Combatives Training
      self defense
      martial arts

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