27 בנובמבר 2014

The Last Philosophical Question

Only a very small part of strength training is about actually lifting the weights - the vast majority of it is really about conquering human nature The rules of progressive resistance, overload recovery and specificity can all be explained in about 10 minutes (whether they are understood or not is another story.

But beyond that, its human nature to want to believe there is something more than "might" be there.

Consequently, many people believe all kinds of crazy things about strength training which have no bearing on reality.  What's more, they spend hours and hours and hours, reading courses, asking questions on internet forums, reading articles talking to so "experts" and doing plenty of things having to do "with" training -- but not actually training.

It's all fine and good to have a hobby, and it's also all fine and good to be passionate about something but when it comes to strength training as Farmer Burns said a century ago "The actual work is what counts."

Once you "get it" (i.e. understand what it is you need to be doing when you train -- which is really as simple as can be) you are faced with one last philosophical question:

"Will I do this -- or not?"

This is a question that you have to answer; no one else can answer it for you.

With courtesy to John Wood  

www.oldtimestrongman.com

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