Every morning I am up and at em’ in a similar fashion.
Nothing complicated. Nothing fancy.
I understand this isn’t what “sells” but oh well……
I am always ready to lose the popularity contest so I can stay true to me.
I don’t want to inspire you to do any fake BS.
Get up early while the house is quiet……
Get the dogs outside.
Get the coffee going.
Play some Zac Brown Band.
Get to Writing.
Get the breakfast done for the kids.
No need to complicate life or work or training.
I always say, the new fad will soon again be…..
Hard Work will be the new fad and it will take over all the gimmicks.
That will be awesome.
When I shared our latest STRONG Life Podcast, our man Jaret Grossman talks in-depth how he applied his work ethic from college wrestling (3 x All American) to life and business success.
Every successful person I speak with or listen to / learn from, they are just downright TOUGH!!
I have found tough, successful people are those who also exercise HARD.
Anytime someone complains about me or what I do, I know they never struggled with a heavy bar on their back. When you Struggle on the regular, the things that “normal people” complain about seem laughable and insignificant to you.
Silly Stuff that has been complained to me about……
– People telling me they will call the cops on me because I am in the middle of nowhere in an open field with my dog.
Call the cops? Really. Let me know when I’m actually a criminal. Until then, go home,mind your own business and do something good for people.
Until then, mind your own business and leave good people alone.
– People complaining that 6 or 8 kids are playing football at a local, public park for 10 minutes.
A park where no other kids use the grass area. A park where barely anyone is around.
Weak people complain.
STRONG people come up with solutions and have NO time for trivial things.
Complaining solves nothing.
On the flip side, the stronger you are, you will learn how to apply these life lessons to ALL areas of life, in fact……
Any area of your life you want to improve, apply your lifting dedication to your life.
Simple, NOT easy.
Yesterday I spoke with a friend of mine at my son’s Baseball game……
He was a state champ in the 70s in wrestling and an All American D1 Wrestler.
He told me how his Dad had him lifting weights in the 70s, back when the norm was to say “Lifting will slow you down and make you muscle bound!”
His Dad built their squat rack, dip bars and a lat pulldown all through plumbing pipes.
His Dad pulled programs from all the old school Health & Strength Magazines, which I constantly refer back to myself and pull inspiration from those magazines.
We have a blast chatting about these “old school” methods and I always hear from others, how tough he was.
I was inspired, as I tend to find inspiration in almost everything, to crush a basic training session myself the next day. I did this in the basic weight room we use for the Rutgers U. Wrestling Team after they crushed a session.
1A) Deadlift 5 x 3
1B) Sumo Deadlift 5 x 2
2A) Speed Sumo Deadlift 3 x 5
2B) Bodyweight Tricep Extensions 3 x 10
2C) DB Hammer Curls 3 x 10
2D) DB Side Raises 3 x 10
In between Deads and other work, I snuck in a lot of hanging leg raises. I probably did 6 or 7 sets by the time the session was over. Simple and Effective. NO fads, NO gimmicks, just results!
At age 41, this stuff doesn’t get any easier, so, I must work not only harder, but also smarter.
Tough people are good people.
The further away we get from the simple and effective methods of training the more time we waste.
I apply this to the beginners I train all the way to the advanced.
No one is ever truly “good enough” at the basics.
Live that simple life and crush some deadlifts and calisthenics.
Deadlifts & calisthenics tend to solve a lot of “problems”.
Get out there and OWN the day!
Live The Code 365,