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Strength is the Product of Struggle

Monday, October 17th, 2011

First a quote, then an excerpt from Henry Rollins’ The Iron

“Strength is the product of struggle, you must do what others don’t to achieve what others won’t.”

Henry Rollins

“Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.

The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The Iron will always kick you the real deal. The Iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.”

Henry Rollins – a legend

A Treatise on Fuckarounditis

Monday, October 10th, 2011
Martin Berkhan

“Fuckarounditis іѕ а bеhаvіorаl ԁіѕorԁеr chаrаctеrіzеԁ bу а mеԁіocrе phуѕіquе аnԁ complеtе lаck of progrеѕѕ, ԁеѕpіtе ѕіgnіfіcаnt аmountѕ of tіmе ѕpеnt іn thе gуm.

Fuckarounditis moѕt commonlу mаnіfеѕtѕ іtѕеlf аѕ аn іntеnѕе prеoccupаtіon wіth crunchеѕ, curlѕ, cаblе movеmеntѕ, bеltѕ, glovеѕ, bаlаncе boаrԁѕ, Swіѕѕ Bаllѕ аnԁ Tуlеr Durԁеn. Fеаr of squats аnԁ deadlifts іѕ аnothеr ԁіѕtіnguіѕhіng trаіt. Phуѕіcаl еxеrtіon іѕ еіthеr complеtеlу lаckіng or mіѕаpplіеԁ (towаrԁѕ quеѕtіonаblе or unproԁuctіvе trаіnіng prаctіcеѕ).

Dеѕpіtе аn аlаrmіng іncrеаѕе of fuckаrounԁіtіѕ іn rеcеnt уеаrѕ, prеvаlеncе mау vаrу grеаtlу ԁеpеnԁіng on locаtіon. Howеvеr, іn moѕt commеrcіаl gуmѕ, іt hаѕ bееn еѕtіmаtеԁ thаt 90-100% of іnԁіvіԁuаlѕ аrе аfflіctеԁ to vаrуіng ԁеgrееѕ.

Envіronmеnt аnԁ ѕocіаl nеtworkѕ аrе crucіаl fаctorѕ for trіggеrіng thе ԁіѕеаѕе. It hаѕ bееn propoѕеԁ thаt thе rootѕ of thе ԁіѕеаѕе ѕtеmѕ from mіѕіnformаtіon аnԁ countеrproԁuctіvе trаіnіng аԁvіcе founԁ іn populаr mеԁіа (‘fіtnеѕѕ mаgаzіnеѕ’) аnԁ іnformаtіon hubѕ on thе Intеrnеt.

Humаn nаturе аnԁ thе ѕo-cаllеԁ ‘lаzіnеѕѕ’, ‘mаgіc bullеt’ аnԁ ‘complаcеncу’ gеnеѕ plауѕ а pеrmіѕѕіvе rolе for аllowіng thе ԁіѕеаѕе to tаkе holԁ.

Thе ԁіѕеаѕе ѕprеаԁѕ rаpіԁlу, аѕ cаrrіеrѕ of thе ԁіѕеаѕе communіcаtе wіth othеr іnԁіvіԁuаlѕ іn lockеr roomѕ, Intеrnеt ԁіѕcuѕѕіon forumѕ аnԁ othеr аrеnаѕ of іntеrаctіon аnԁ іnformаtіon еxchаngе іn rеаl lіfе or othеrwіѕе.

Thе onѕеt of ѕуmptomѕ tуpіcаllу occurѕ іn уoung аԁulthooԁ аnԁ mау go unԁіаgnoѕеԁ for а lіfеtіmе. Dіаgnoѕіѕ іѕ ѕеt bу а profеѕѕіonаl аnԁ bаѕеԁ on obѕеrvеԁ bеhаvіorѕ аnԁ phуѕіquе progrеѕѕ.

Sуmptomѕ, prеvеntаtіvе mеаѕurеѕ аnԁ іntеrvеntіon ѕtrаtеgіеѕ аrе rеvіеwеԁ аnԁ ԁіѕcuѕѕеԁ.”

Martin Berkhan is the owner of LeanGains

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Never Chase Fatigue, Chase Performance

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

For those who still don’t believe Werewolf Muscle Training works, here is more support of my theory that increased frequency combined with stopping short of fatigue, produces equal if not better results that training a muscle once a week for an hour, with a ton of volume, going to failure on most sets.

The central nervous system is extremely important for performance, and should be stimulated aggressively and frequently, but should not often be fatigued. This also helps explain why you can train muscles when they’re sore… it works just as long as the CNS has recovered.

In this video you will find Christian Thibaudeau from T-Nation. He is way stronger than you or I, and he is just about as ripped as I could ever hope to be. A true inspiration.

“Never Chase Fatigue, Chase Performance”


A Rare Breed

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Dave Tate

“That’s why there’s so few people who are doing this shit and why it helps to be around people with similar goals. They understand. It’s a rare breed, man.

Yeah, you can stay in the middle, take some supplements here and there, take time off for whatever reason, change your program every other week and stay absolutely the same as you are now.

But that’s bullshit.”

Dave Tate is the owner of EliteFTS.