Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Trend is Dead
It gets pretty old, the new ideas, the gimmicks, the fads. Phil Anselmo said one time when Nirvana and the like were making headway into the metal world that, "The trend is dead", and he was right on. What passed for music then was short lived , trendy and soft, and the backlash was the proliferation of hardcore, deathmetal and black metal bands that blew the trendy B.S out of the music stratosphere. And it's the same with training. The bodyblades, the ladder drills, the p90x, the , the, the, the....what a waste of time. Im sorry, but put a bar on your back. Pick stuff up thats heavy. Press overhead. Leave the trends to the weak minded and weak willed who are looking for the easy way out. Stay strong and do what you know is right. As it is in everything in life, stick to the basics.
All About Being a Lifer
What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a year...it's for life. Whether its training or your family or your job...it doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.