We like to believe we can handle ourselves when faced with an attacker. It’s not a situation anyone wants to think about, but we like to think we could protect ourselves when a thug thrusts a knife in your face or pushes a gun into your chest.
The shocking fact is most people don’t. In this highly pressurized situation, most people crumble.
Because contrary to popular belief, when things go south we don’t rise to the challenge. We fall back to our best level of preparation… and for most that means NONE.
Mistakes that don’t just leave you hurt… mistakes that could leave you lying face down in a pool of your own blood.
I don’t mean to sound like a hyped-up news piece… but the truth is police report after police report points to the same thing:
In a moment I’ll share with you the THREE most common mistakes every victim makes that you need to avoid, but before that let me introduce myself…
My name is Mike Westerdal, SPC (Strength Psychology Certified). I’m a personal trainer, national best selling physical preparedness author as well as the founder of the internet’s longest-standing strength site, CriticalBench.com.
I’m speaking to you today not just as a training expert but as a father and a husband… who would do anything to protect his family.
I used to get pushed around when I was younger. I spent years building up my body and becoming stronger. I got mentally and physically tough the hard way. As I got bigger, I learned to handle myself. Working in security, I learned first-hand how violence really plays out.
If you’re a police officer or serve in the military you learn to read a situation better than ordinary citizens. Active… Read more…