so far everyone has talked about their gear, their plans, and their supplies.....but i believe one of the best ways to prepare is to get into good physical shape....so please list things or ideas that will help people stay in shape
My dad keeps telling me to get Matt Fureys Combat Conditioning book because you don't need a gym or weights, you just use your own body weight to perform the maneuvers. My father is a retired police officer and ex-marine so I believe him, just waiting on the book now, but I've looked up the exercises and they look horrendous! I would definately not be able to do them all at first but maybe after some time I could. This site shows the routine this guy does and he is a boxer so it has to be at least a little tough. http://www.combatfitness.co.uk/ That site also shows most of what is in the Combat Conditioning book, except you can take the book where ever you go. I also think that Karate katas should be used for agility and flexibility, and I looked that up too and a book called Karate-do Kyohan is supposed to contain some good ones. Anyway when I get the book and start using it I will keep you all informed.
I like static exercises where I take a form (stretch, holding a weight, balancing on something, etc.) and hold it for a set duration. I repeat this three to four times. Basic toe touch stretches and butterfly stretches to start, then on to weights. I curl a barbell for a set of 10-12, then hold it in different positions for 8-10 seconds apiece, at least 2 sets for each position. I try to keep it symmetrical for both arms, and also try to switch it up every couple of days to work lots of exercises. Then I do the same thing, 2-3 sets of 10 seconds, but with pickle jars I filled with sand to help build hand and finger strength. I also do two other exercises on an irregular but frequent basis, cardio and muscle memory. For cardio I ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes/4 miles or I go for a walk/jog around my neighborhood. For muscle memory I (1.) shadow box for around ten minutes, starting bare and adding some hand weights about half way through, and (2.) swing my machete around like a mad man whenever no one is looking.
ah very nice, glad to see other people are in shape.....i use the total gym machine(it's the thing chuck norris advertises) at the maximum level(about half my body weight).....i do bicep curls, iron crosses, single leg squats, upright rows, and anything else i feel like doing.....but lately i've been house sitting so i can't use my machine.....so i do 200 pushups a day, bench dips, chinese situps, and do a crapload of bicep curls with a gallon of water(was all i could find)
You know part of staying in shape is eating right. Without sounding like an after school special, let me just suggest you ponder that eating foods you are unfamiliar with is the only way to expand your diet into new and healthier areas.
i am about to start on a diet and training excercise and if the apocalypse happens befor i am in shape im screwed i am over a hundred punds overweight and probalbly will not last long especially because i am a weakling and don't like to get hurt in fact believing in zombies is pretty depressing for me but im pretty sure its going tio motivate me to be healthier. oh right um good health excerzises even if ur not phisically fit if oyui stretch well then you will be fine as long as you are not unarmed.