Nothing can ruin a Friday night faster than getting mugged, but it’s also true that there is little else in life more self-validating than whipping your assailant into a creamy puddle of regret.
<em>Situational awareness!</em> Military drill instructors scream this phrase into the faces of green recruits about a thousand times a day, and many a newly minted soldier will tell you there is no substitute for proper training and preparation (aside from having a bigger stick than the other guy, but we’ll get to that in a second).
Exercise is always going to be the best first step toward being more prepared and practicing the basics is easy to do at home. <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/weight-training_2370.html?linkLoc=topnav">Weight training</a>, <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/cardio_2602.html?linkLoc=topnav">cardio</a> and <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/pilates-yoga_2371.html?linkLoc=topnav">yoga</a> are very effective in toning the core muscle groups that you will use later in your transformation from unsuspecting bystander to lethal agent of doom.
You may not be able to master the art of mortal combat without professional guidance, but you can definitely put in the extra time on the weekends with the proper gear. <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/punching-bags_2900.html?linkLoc=topnav">Punching bags</a> and <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/boxing-gloves_2899.html?linkLoc=topnav">boxing gloves</a> will open up a whole new world of stress relief as you discover the deep satisfaction that comes with hitting something really hard.
Of course, if a punching bag is too … impersonal … you can always upgrade to a <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/mma-grappling-dummies_3167.html?linkLoc=topnav">grappling dummy</a> and really release an unholy barrage of aggression. We’ve heard that some people even dress them up to look like people they “dislike” (a boss, an ex, Barney, etc.), but we don’t take sides.
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is another way to go and ATGStores.com has <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/mma-protective-gear_3163.html?linkLoc=topnav">pro-quality training gear</a> for this style of pain infliction, too. Pads, guards, wraps, protectors and helmets are a good idea at this level of intensity. Your ability to defend yourself can be seriously hampered if you suffer a head injury during training and can’t remember what you’ve learned.
If you’re already a trained assassin, or simply don’t have the time to develop fists of fury, you can always <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/search/self-defense.html">arm yourself</a> to maximize your self-defense potential. Stun guns and concealable boot knives are classy and conventional choices, but if you’re feeling jazzy you can always opt for a custom self-defense sword cane or a baseball bat designed for human contact.
Happy Friday from <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/">ATGStores.com</a>, and enjoy your pursuit of indestructibility.