Daily Archives: November 10, 2011

Training For the Zombie Apocalypse

Are you prepared?

Other than the whole “build a bunker and ration food and ammunition” thing, you can also prepare your body for the coming apocalypse. I would like to present you with some options for your zombie training:

1) Check out ZombieFit.org: it has a very heavy emphasis on parkour, which I’m not exactly down for, but it can’t hurt to learn to climb up and over difficult terrain.

2) Judo: as much as I train in Jiu Jitsu, I feel Judo provides better preparation. Depending on how you play, you can combine stamina training with explosive movements, and also importantly will make you “judo tough” i.e., how to fall without breaking anything to keep on running.

3) Bodyweight training and pull ups: Don’t fall prey to the zombie horde because you can’t hoist yourself up over a windowsill and out of harm’s way.

4) Functional Strength Training: This may fall into the same category as bodyweight training, but whatevs. You want to be strong enough to get yourself away from the zombie masses, build a barricade, with the possibility of helping a fallen comrade, especially if they have useful information vital to your survival. I know someone who can operate and repair helicopters, and another who can set  up and operate shortwave radios-I think we all know which people I’m going to make sure stay alive.

5) Cardio, and a way to subdue anyone that gets a little nutty: This is where Jiu Jitsu really comes in handy. The reasons behind the cardio are obvious.  What we all fail to anticipate is someone that just can’t take the stress of the situation, and gets a little out of hand, decides they want to go on their own, or do something else remarkably stupid. Jiu Jitsu is a perfect way to put this person out (most likely RNC) until they snap out of their little breakdown and are ready to be a part of the team again.

Anyone have any suggestions for training for the undead? Physical training, that is; I originally put “learn to shoot a gun” on this list, but I want to focus more on the physical fitness aspect. Let’s hear it!



I was living on the edge yesterday: I ate peanut butter at 3pm-if you have been following along, that’s a pretty big step for me. Unfortunately I did something to the left side of my leg (the groin region) and  so I didn’t train as much as usual, but I was actually pretty level-headed for the Judo class. Hooray! You have no idea how accomplished I feel at the moment.

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