Saturday, March 1, 2014

Best Email I Have Received in a Long Time

I received this email the other day from my Dragon Boater, Reena. She is in her 60's, around 4'11" and tough as nails. She weight trains 2-3 days a week, doing the basics (squat, press,deadlift, rows, etc., ). 

It's about a lifestyle, It's about strength.

And YOU can do it, too.

Dear Coach Steel, I wanted to let you know that as I carried my25 # bag up a steep incline and long flight of stairs from the slow boat on the Mekong River today I exclaimed Thank God for Coach Steel! I never would have made it without your training and in fact, it wasn't 't even that hard--challenging, but doable. Most of the others were 25-40years younger (some close to 50 years younger) but I held my own. If anyone doubts the value of strength training, I 'm here to attest that it makes all the difference!

Reena (in Luang Prabang, Laos

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your 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.