Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Call to Arms!

Don't fall for that crap that people are peddling on the message boards, in magazines or on TV. Get your shit in order, and get your training in order. Start kicking ass, and take out the crap that doesn't matter. Start doing and believing in the stuff that works, and do it today and forever. You want science and studies? Fuck you, I've got scars and blood and vomit. This is a call to arms for some of you. It is for me too. Stop all the things that make you a pussy and steal your energy. Get your life back. 
                             - Jim Wendler

 Words of wisdom. Cut and dry, no fluff. In the strength and conditioning world, there is a steadfast truth: if something seems too good to be true, then it is. Holding on to a vibrating weight for 15 minutes a day will not make you stronger, it will make you look like a douchebag. The recumbent bike? If you can read a magazine or watch your Ipad while you exercise, its not exercise. Exercise is hard. It's uncomfortable. Nothing worth having ever comes easy.

Yes, I own this t-shirt.
Should your workouts be fun? Yes, for sure! Life is too short to do things that aren't fun. Should they make you hate life? Yes, for sure! You can't evoke any changes in your body without ruffling a few feathers. The discomfort of a workout only lasts for a little while, you'll recover. The discomfort of being 20 pounds over-weight will last quite a bit longer. Suck it up. Do what your trainer tells you to do; you hired them for a reason, didn't you? If you think you know better than they do, you wouldn't need them. You know why you hate the stuff your trainer is making you do? Because it's what you NEED. You don't need to do more biceps curls or bench press; you NEED to get your ass in the rack and squat and deadlift. You NEED to walk around the gym carrying heavy things.

Get out of your comfort zone. Make things hard, thats where all the good stuff happens. Lift some heavy things, please!

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