Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You Have The Wrong Idea

I had a buddy. He had a health scare a few years back.

He used to squat, bench, deadlift. He was muscular,  he had boundless energy, and he was strong, even competing in powerlifting into his late 40's.

After the health scare? NOTHING! I guess someone told him that being strong wasn't good for you, that he would be healthier on the cardio machines and jabbering away while he did some machine benches. Squats??

Who needs them?

Too old for that stuff. Meanwhile, he went from a guy who was semi-formidable to a guy who couldn't protect his family or who wouldn't garner a second look from a passerby on a sidewalk.

Before he would roll up his sleeves and show off his arms. Now he just conforms to the crowd. Another hiding, scared sheep, walking in the pasture of a weak life.

There is nothing "healthy" about being weak and small.

You aren't healthier. You are not more "fit", whatever that means.

You are slowly disintegrating.

 Descending down...into the softness of endless elliptical sessions and your clothes hanging off of you.

Grab your manhood, put on some Black or Thrash Metal and place a bar upon your back.

I know that you won't. But I had to write about it.

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.