012411 Weapon of Warrior Wisdom
Here is today’s Weapon of Warrior Wisdom.
I’m Old School. No secret about this. No, smart-asses, I did not say OLD or Old-Fashion — I said OLD SCHOOL. As in, I like what works, not what complicates and confuses.
I took up weight training back in the 70′s. This was back when coaches thought it would ruin an athlete’s speed, skill and coordination. In my freshman year at Indiana State University they offered a weightlifting PE class. It was taught by Mr. Jones, a guy in his early 70′s, who all the other coaches thought was nuts. Athletes on scholarships couldn’t be seen even talking to the guy without risking the chance they would lose their meal tickets.
To look at him, you wouldn’t think he knew anything about getting in shape or training with weights. Of course, this was way back before nutrition was wed to science and many of the Midwest teachers spent more time on tractors running their farms than inside a classroom. Plenty of good country, homestyle cooking and eating goes along with being raised on a farm, and this guy was too much a man of his own to be interested in impressing anyone with his appearance. He was a farmer and didn’t mind looking the part. But boy, was he strong — like a fricking ox!
Old School “weightlifting” was what he taught and I am glad I had the good fortune to learn it. It still holds my interest and serves me well after over 40 years of weightlifting/bodybuilding/physical fitness. (Simple idea: to get stronger and bigger grab something heavy and lift and move the crap out of it until it becomes easier then find something heavier and repeat as necessary.)
I even have an extensive collection of magazines and articles of interest I acquired way back then. Digging back into them for gold nuggets of knowledge is always inspiring. And the added benefit is, it is not only knowledge about how to have success with weight training but how to have success at life; notably, how to be a man and fulfill your potential as a human being. Translation: Don’t be a pussy.
Arthur Saxon was one of the all-time classic strongmen. His life story and writings have inspired me to create several Weapons of Warrior Wisdom over the years.
The Weapon of Warrior Wisdom image is linked to another page with more Weapons, a larger view, and more explanation.
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Your Founding Father of Life Intensity,