New Ways To Get In Shape For Prepping

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Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill Apr 19 as part of her daily routine. SrA Duff, an aspiring fitness competitor, attributes her physical fitness to eating healthy and regular free weight workouts at the base gym. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Abner Guzman)

If you’re ready to finally get in shape and get ready to help your body prepare for an SHTF situation, you’re in the right spot.


New Year’s Day has come and gone, and here we are ending our second week of 2018.

So, naturally, I have just one question…

How many resolutions have you broken since the start of the new year?

Ok, let’s be honest – most New Year’s resolutions are overrated.

However, there’s one that isn’t – especially when it comes to your survival.

And that’s the resolution to get healthy and fit.

Losing weight is often one of the hardest things a person can do. It takes discipline, planning, time, energy, and motivation.

Not to mention, most people give up after a week or two because “it’s just not worth it.”

However, in an SHTF situation, you can bet you’re going to be pushing your body to the limits. And if you don’t make the decision to get healthy now, you’re going to be regretting it (and putting your life at stake) when an emergency occurs.

You don’t have to become the next American Gladiator, and there’s no need to become a body builder. Heck, you don’t even need a six-pack.

The point is to get healthier and fitter than you currently are, so that you can do more and survive longer when the time comes.

And the good news is you don’t have to get on some crazy workout regimen to do it, either.

In fact, by doing the exercises that give you the most “bang for your buck,” these simple workouts can add up to big results. And you can do it all from the comfort of your home.

You’d better light that fire underneath you, because I’m going to show you some…

New Ways To Get In Shape For Prepping

It doesn’t take a genius to lose weight and get fit – it just takes figuring out which exercises are going to be the most effective in as little time as possible.

Here are a few exercises that’ll help you get stronger and lose weight the fastest:

Resistance Bands

Resistance exercises are some of the most important things you can do for your health. Not only do these increase your strength and help you build muscle (which helps you burn fat faster), but they also vastly improve your flexibility, and loosen up muscles that are tight and restricting your movement.

And it’s all done with the use of a simple band.

Resistance bands  help you activate, sculpt and tone your abs, butt, and core. These not only help you look slimmer and fitter, but they also work wonders for your balance and posture.

Not to mention, stretching with resistance bands help you to increase your range of motion, thereby increasing your flexibility and helping you avoid injury. With every passing day, these bands help you feel younger, as your body will be moving and bending in ways it hasn’t been able to for years.

Plus, since the bands are extremely stretchy and made out of comfortable, snap-resistant and super durable elastic latex, this makes them a breeze to use.

You can do practically any resistance band exercise from the comfort of your own home. Click here to see the best stretches to use with these bands.

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Odds are, when SHTF, you’re going to find yourself in a situation where you’re going to have to run. So it’s best to prepare for it now.

The most effective method is to start slow, and build up. You don’t want to hurt yourself, and pushing yourself too hard, too fast will just make you want to quit.

Here’s a great running drill for beginners:

1st day: Run 100 yards

2nd day: Run 200 yards

3rd day: Run 400 yards

4th day: Run 800 yards

5th day: Run 1,200 yards

6th day: Run a mile (1,600 yards)

Throughout these exercises, when you feel like you can’t run anymore, walk. Then, when your energy is back up, go back to running. It isn’t about being perfect – it’s about pushing your body and increasing your endurance.

If you can’t complete the required distance for that day, no worries. Try again the next day. The more you do this, the easier it’ll get.

Your end goal should be to run about five miles. This will help ensure your body is ready for an emergency when it occurs.


This is one of the best exercises you can do to get in shape quickly. Not only are burpees crazy effective, but they’re also simple enough for beginners to do.

To do a Burpee (also known as a “Squat Thrust”), start off standing with your hands in the air. Quickly put your hands on the ground, jump your feet back behind you, and do a pushup.

Then, jump your legs back up to your hands and stand up with your arms above you. You can even jump when you stand to make the exercise more challenging.

It sounds simple, but these will really get your heart rate going! Here’s a couple routines you can do to build endurance and gain the most benefit from this exercise:

The 10 to 1 Routine

Start off by doing 10 burpees in a row. Then rest for one minute.

Then do nine burpees in a row. Take another 60-second rest.

Continue this process, lowering your reps by one every time (and taking a minute rest in-between) until you’re down to just one burpee.

The Two-Minute Turnaround

Set a timer for two minutes, and do as many burpees as you can in that amount of time. Rest when the timer goes off. As you get stronger and build up your endurance, you can start increasing the time by 30-second increments.

Here’s a video that shows you how to do a burpee correctly:


It’s practically a guarantee that you’ll have to do some heavy lifting when SHTF. And that means you’re going to need to prepare your body for it.

Deadlifts are one of the best exercises you can do to get ready for a crisis.

The traditional version of this exercise entails lifting an olympic bar off the ground (which may have weights on it, depending on how much you can lift).

However, you can even do a deadlift without using an olympic bar. And you can do it without ever having to leave the house.

If you don’t have access to a gym, you’ll want to watch this video right here. It teaches you how to properly do a deadlift with the use of a simple kettlebell. However, you can use a gallon of water, a phonebook, a cast iron skillet…anything that’s got some weight to it.

As you get stronger, make sure to increase the weight in your hands. This exercise shouldn’t be easy, but you shouldn’t be in pain, either. Choose a weight that is challenging, but not painful.

If you do have access to a gym and/or an olympic bar and dumb bells, you’ll want this video right here:

Incorporate these deadlifts into your regular fitness routine, and you’re sure to see results.