People workout, compete, or undertake intense tactical or combat sports training for a myriad of reasons – for general health, for recognition of winning, for recognition from others of how they look, ego driven – to feel invincible or feel like a Navy SEAL, Marine Raider, Army Ranger, or Green Beret.
For many tactical and first responders (police, fire, EMS security), the motivation for training will take on a different nature with varied consequences if one does’t train correctly or consistently.
- Succeeding at a rescue or response
- Keeping my place on the unit or detail
- Staying injury free
- Improving chances of a promotion
The reasons above are positive in nature, conversely there are negative motivators as well.
5. Losing a victim, or co-worker due to a lack of training or necessary level of physical fitness
6. Losing my place on the unit or detail
7. Hurting myself during a response because my joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments weren’t prepared for the stress.
8. Routinely being passed over for promotion because of low fitness or tactical evaluation scores
Stay focused on the positive and what tactical fitness training can do for you because losing sucks.