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You hear the phrase, “Do what you love!” pretty often. It’s popular and safe and cushy.

However, that is  not the path to progress.

Doing what must be done is what gets results, whether you love it at the moment or not.

Force of will is needed to do what you just don’t feel like doing, but know that you should.

It doesn’t let you wuss out or leave you any wiggle room to get around it.

The work has to be done.

The results follow the work, it’s just that simple.

If you do the hard work, even when it is inconvenient, you’ll probably get to do what you love after a while.

The process has to be completed. There are no shortcuts.

(below–Strongman Bud Jeffries doing heavy plate rows)

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In this simple, outdoor setting this guy works up to 50kg for reps with gadas (maces).
That amount of weight on a barbell is no big deal, but when you are swinging it around your head, it’s almost impossible.
It can be done though, watch this guy in action!

No one gets  strong by accident!

If you don’t want to lift heavy, don’t come in.

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I have read a  number of articles about the “Dad bod” and I was disappointed  to see yet another step downward for men in our nation.

Men used to be strong because they had to be just to get through a grueling days of manual labor.

Strength is still required today for those fighting the bad guys.

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What about guys who are not doing manual labor or fighting wars?

Don’t you need to be strong still?

The answer is yes!

No man is entitled to a strong body, you have to earn it.

Don’t fall for the easy way out with all the “Dad bod” garbage.

Guys, if you have a family, you  NEVER should let yourself be weak.

You are your family’s final line of defense against the bad guys!

In your home, on your block, in your city it falls on you to be the one to defend your family to your last breath.

 

 

 

 

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I heard this quote years ago and I don’t remember who first said it, but it is very true.

Did you ever notice how those who are successful in any field are the ones who seem to always be hungry to learn more?

Take the field of strength and conditioning, for instance.

Basically you have two types of people in this field:

  •  successful people–those who learn from as many credible sources as possible, and always give credit to the person they learned from
  • parasites–those who steal as much information as they can from others and call it their own, they never credit their sources

Successful people know how much they don’t know and don’t feel like they “have arrived”.

They are on a continuous journey towards excellence.

There is no traffic jam on the extra mile!

The people on the extra mile are the ones I seek out to learn from.