“Every time you train, train with the motivation and purpose that you will be the hardest person someone ever tries to kill.” – Tim Kennedy
I am relatively certain that I’ve posted that quote before. If so the reason I am thinking about it today is because of a question that was asked in a job interview I had today.
The interviewer asked, “What have you done to train for this position?”
My response was “Besides me already doing a job that is similar and my years of experience doing the job that I am applying for I strength train every day so I don’t get dead.”
Ignore the bad grammar. That was meant to add a little humor to a serious subject. I workout and train every day because if I don’t I could die doing what I do. Apprehending criminals especially in the circumstances I do it in can be dangerous. If I’m not at 100% physically or mentally I could get overpowered and taken down. That’s the reality. So I train hard so that doesn’t happen.
As people that read this blog and might enjoy fitness, you might not work in those conditions. Your motivation may be something entirely different. I want you to think about something though. If you were in a situation where your life depended on your ability to defend yourself would you survive? If you can’t answer that with 100% certainty that you could, train harder. You never know if and when you could be in that type of situation. I want you to win if you are.
Be the hardest person to kill.