A tactical athlete often has a host of skill sets to maintain such as SCUBA, HALO, surveillance techniques, streetcraft, etc. But the two primary foundational elements of a tactical athlete’s repertoire are shooting and fitness. In order to work at the highest levels as a tactical athlete, you must constantly hone these two areas.
While critical to the survival of a tactical athlete, shooting should not take up 100% of the training time. As we have seen, there are some great shooters that are just plain fat! They can shoot well as long as they are done in 90 seconds, and they have their sugary drink waiting for them on ice. If they were required to go for more than a minute or two, they would be done! Once the physical aspect begins to crumble, it is only a very short time later that the technical starts to crumble as well.
The other side of the coin is that we shouldn’t focus completely on fitness to the detriment of the tactical. We all know and love the Crossfit Games athletes. They are truly some of the fittest humans on the planet. But that doesn’t mean they can shoot. Their fitness level doesn’t mean they would survive on a street in Sadr City.
So, the obvious correct solution to being a top level tactical athlete is to focus on both of these foundational elements equally. Fitness with solid shooting skills makes a man dangerous. It literally makes a man harder to kill. So, let’s talk about training on the range. It should always include a few minimums.
By focusing on these two critical areas; fitness and shooting, a tactical athlete can maintain a solid foundation on which to add all other requisite skills needed for technical and tactical proficiency. If the tactical athlete loses these two foundational elements, it is only a matter of time before the enemy whether criminal or terrorist, will exploit this weakness.
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