Monday, October 10, 2016

A Damn Fine Thing

Training with weights is a damn fine thing. It is the quickest way, the most efficient way to get stronger and more muscular. and it isn't complicated  to do, this training. Well, let me put it this way: You can make it as complicated as you want to make it. you can use chains and bands and boards and wraps and straps and count the tonnage and use a Tendo unit and obsess endlessly about your recovery, and damn is that pre workout ever gonna kick in

or hell

You can just get under a bar or pull a bar from the floor or row it or press it until your muscles ache and your vision gets a little blurry and then you finish the set and wait a few moments and do it again, and then again, and then in 30 minutes you are done, and you are done in 30 minutes because you don't look at your phone to text or take pictures or check whatever is checked 4,000 times a day, you don't call attention to yourself buy putting your arms out like you could fly away, you don't say a word except to count reps.  you don't even see anyone else because you don't care one bit, because this is your time, the time of day where you and your body work like they are supposed to work, struggling, straining, striving, advancing, finishing. You push until whatever demons that are inside of you are purged out in the sweat puddle on the floor. and then to top it off, you hit the heavy bag for a few minutes to release what is left, until your whole slate is wiped clean.

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.