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Becoming Physically Fit There is no choice for the one who intends or desires to participate in Battle e xcept to see to his physical fitness which will help him were he to go out for B attle in the Path of God, since it is a necessity for the Warrior. So, he must g et himself used to walking, jogging and running long distances so that his physi cal fitness would be at a proper level that would allow him to march forth as so on as the call is made so that he would not be a burden and a weight on his broth ers, making them carry him, etc., and it has actually happened in Bosnia (among other places) that some of the Warriors fell into captivity because of a lack of physical fitness.

"Indeed, the physical fitness of the Warrior, his ability to run long distances, carry heavy loads and exert a lot of bodily effort for extended periods of time is the primary factor that determines his usefulness on the battlefield. A Warr ior can be skilled in the use of weapons, but due to his lack of physical fitnes s, he is unable to determine the proper position to fire his weapon from, or to scale a wall in order to find a better position to shoot from, etc. This can all happen due to a lack of physical fitness, and the Warrior that has the luxury o f a high level physical fitness is able to carry out all of the tasks required o f him in the best manner possible, even if he is not an expert in the use of wea pons. This is because he is able to manoeuvre and position himself in the best m anner to shoot, and he is able to do all of this in the quickest and lightest ma nner possible, as tiredness and fatigue do not overtake him and occupy his thoug hts and affect his speed. Because of this, we can conclude that physical fitness is an essential asset to the Warrior, especially in the case of street-fighting ." And in our times in which we live today, we see that all of the Battle in the wo rld today take place in the form of guerilla warfare and street-fighting. And th is requires a high level of physical fitness, so do not be my brother a burden o n other than you, and start from now to acquire this required level of physical fitness. Do not belittle the issue of physical fitness and know that the reward for it is great if it is sought with a sincere intention, and you intend with it to prepa re yourself for Battle in the Path of God, and the strong believer is more belov ed to God than the weak believer, and from strength is physical and bodily stren gth. "The level of physical fitness that is required of the Warrior consists of him being able to do the following:

Jog for 10 kilometers (about 6.2 miles) without stopping, and this should take h im no more than 70 minutes in the worst of cases

Run a distance of 3 kilometers (roughly 2 miles) in about 13.5 minutes

Run for a distance of 100 meters with only 12-15 seconds of rest

then increasing the number by 3 everyday until eventually reaching 70) Perform 100 set ups in one shot without stopping (one can start by performing 10 sit ups at once. then this is that one covers a distance of 1 kilometer (roughly 0. with the condition that he advances gradually and does not damage his muscles or expose them to tearing. if one begins at the start of the month by jogging for 15 minutes. then this would mean that in a month's time. then he runs fast for a distance of 100 meters. This level of physical fitness can be achieved by the Warrior in one month if he exerts great effort. then he runs for 2 minutes. then it is that one covers a distance of 1 kilometer in less than 4. then increasing the number by 3 everyday until eventually reaching 70) Crawl using his arms for a distance of 50 meters in 70 seconds at most Perform the Fartlik run (an exercise that combines walking. and increased this time by 2 minut es every day.5 minutes.5 minutes. As for jogging. he would be able to jog for an entire hour without stopping (assuming that the number of days in the mon . For example. 6 miles) in less than 5. then he returns to walking. As for running. Normal walking is known to all. which differs from jogging. which differs from running. then he walks quickly for 2 minutes. and it is as follows: the Warrior begins by walking normally for 2 minutes. joggi ng and running. while quick walking is that one walks at a greater speed while making sure not to raise his feet fro m the ground for a greater amount of time than he would while walking normally. then he jogs for 2 minutes.Walk a long distance without stopping once for at least 10 hours Carry a load of 20 kilograms (around 44 pounds) for at least 4 hours straight Perform at least 70 push ups in one shot without stopping (one can start by perf orming 10 push ups at once. speed-walking. and so on and so forth until he does this 10 times non-stop) And normal walking differs from quick walking.

The bes t type of exercises are those that can be performed easily and rely on the body's own strength. so that he can continue his physical program in any location. if he begins with 10 push ups at the start of the month and increases th e number by 3 everyday. there must be some strength training included to strengthen and tone one's muscl es. So. during one's physical program." . Li kewise. Also. then this means that he would be able to perform 70 push u ps non stop in the space of one month. advancing gradually and continuously has a great effect on one's fitness level. Exercise equipment has the effect of makin g one's body inactive if he is away from them for a long period of time. and the Warrior must concentrate specifically on those types of weight training that can be performed without heavy exercise equipment.th in which he exercises would be 20 if the exercise program was 5 days a week).