“When you are on a journey, it is certainly helpful to know where you are going or at least the general direction in which you are moving, but don’t forget: the only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. Thats all there ever is.”
Tonight has been a huge wake up call, I need to get stronger. I need to get bigger.
I spend far too much of my time thinking how others will judge me based on my actions. One day we will all be food for worms. The universe truly does not care. Live life how you want to.
All men dream, but not all men dream equally.
All men dream, but not equally.
Sometimes I wish I could play the piano. Nobuo Uematsu is one of my favourite composers. A genius.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Usually, people just feel intimidated by anything that resembles a technical exercise and just would rather not do them. This is just being a pussy, and sets a bad precedent for the management of both training and life. I think the Starting Strength includes an understandable method for learning to power clean, and just in case it’s not simple enough I rewrote it for the new book so that it is even simpler. You don’t really need bumper plates to do them if you don’t have access, so that doesn’t wash either. They are in the program because an explosive movement is a valuable contribution to power production, and they make deadlifts get stronger faster.
Okay, you don’t need a coach to learn power cleans, because we fixed things up so that you can learn them out of the book. And what exactly is the downside of trying to learn them and failing? Firing squad? The fucking bodybuilders making fun of you from the safety of the dumbbell rack? Loss of wages? Just try them before you decide you can’t learn them without a coach.