It’s been a while since I did another video review so here goes:
Kelly McCann’s Crucible High Risk Environment Training, volume Three with John Garman and introduction by Kelly McCann
The video starts with a short introduction in which Kelly McCann introduces Mr. Garman. John then takes over and explains that the purpose of this video is conditioning for combatives. Not MMA or ring fighting, but physical training to survive deadly assaults. As a result, the exercises and training methods are different from training for the cage or ring. He also gives some advice about clothing, footwear and the equipment (kettlebels, barbel, medicine ball, heavy bag, etc.) they use as well as the different workout methods:
- Coach/team: This means you always have somebody to count your reps for you, encourage you, improve team morale and so on.
- Ipod on: You turn into yourself and shut out all distractions, using music to psyche you up.
- Solo: There’s nobody around, no music, nothing. This helps you build mental strength because there’s nothing but your own perseverance to make it a good work out.
The preliminaries out of the way, we get to the “Fundamental exercises”. Mr. Garman first gives you some safety tips about techniques and mindset. This primarily centers around the difference between conditioning for combatives and working out for health, fitness or fat-loss. He then moves on to explain the following exercises in detail: [Read more…]