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Discipline Is About Doing The Simple Shit!

Discipline Is About Doing The Simple Shit!

Whoever said you have to be a soldier to be disciplined could not be more wrong. Yes soldiers are very well disciplined, but only because they have been very well practised in doing simple tasks over and over again.

Take Kapooka basic training for example. As a new recruit, you are required to complete basic tasks every day. As a want-to-be soldier you are more focused on completing the task to your very best standard. This will stop you and the platoon from being punished with extra duties (usually the same task again). However, very intelligently the army is grooming you, injecting you with a consistent dose of daily discipline.

Fully Functional Soldier

Fully Functional Soldier

When functioning as a Commando on operations you are living and breathing in what is literally a different realm. A world so different that it is nearly impossible to duplicate in training. Conducting military missions overseas requires a physical adaptation. Both operationally and physically, those who focus on only the one domain would find it extremely difficult to adapt. This style of training was around long before a Crossfit WOD was even spoken of. I'm talking about principles of variation, intensity, and functionality will prepare a soldier for what he/she encounters overseas (i.e. anything!).

Stay with me whilst I give you a glimpse into what a single mission as a Commando could look like and how it relates to today's training. Are you doing enough to stay "fully functional"?