Originally Posted by bigjim
If you have to run, then you are not hunting, it means you are being hunted.
Good luck I hope you can run fast.
It's not that simple.
Being in good overall physical shape is one of the greatest predictors of success in conflict (other than shooting skill).
When you have strong shoulders you have a greater ability to stabilize that firearm for a much longer time than a weaker man, which leads to more accurate shooting, especially when fatigued.
You can also throw the rifle from left to right faster and so more accurately to face another axis of threat if need be.
Strong core and legs allow you to carry more ammo/water and still retain similar agility to a lighter loaded weaker man . Or conversely when carrying the same load, exhibit superior agility.
PS: I work out 6-9 times a week.