“When I was 5 and playing against 11-year-olds, who were bigger, stronger, faster, I just had to figure out a way to play with them.” ~ Wayne Gretzky.
I discovered resistance training while in college. My roommate and I would squeeze into the cramped, sweaty, unorganized space that passed for a gym in the early 80s…a far cry from the sprawling Student Recreation Center current University of Alabama students enjoy.
I became fascinated (some might say obsessed) by the way the resistance training shaped my muscles. I learned how the stress of lifting weights actually created little tears in my muscle fibers, which fused together to create muscle growth. Lifting also made my bones denser and less likely to break as I got older, increased blood flow, which reduces blood pressure…just made my body stronger and more efficient.
I realized that the long-term benefits far outweighed the temporary discomfort.
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” ~ Napoleon Hill
Inhale Strength, Exhale Stagnation…
Inhale Discomfort, Exhale Underdevelopment…
Inhale Discipline, Exhale Destruction…