Valkyries, Valhalla, and The Way of the Samurai

Discussion in 'Survival of the Fittest' started by melbo, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Excerpt from :
    Valkyries, Valhalla, and The Way of the Samurai (“Soft” Standards, and the Philosophy of Stoicism) | Mountain Guerrilla - John Mosby

    Ultimately, if you want to do PT to improve yourself, it’s not particularly difficult. Lift more today than you lifted yesterday, and lift more tomorrow than you can lift today. Run or ruck further and faster today than you did yesterday, and run or ruck further and faster tomorrow than you do today. Any strength and conditioning specialist or personal trainer will, of course, tell you that this is a gross oversimplification. You have to factor in all the variables: nutrition, rest and recovery, etc.

    Bullshit. If you walked out in your front yard right now, and picked up a 45-lb Olympic barbell off the ground and pressed it all the way over your head, and did that five times, then repeated that—and nothing else—every single day, rain, shine, sleet, or snow, adding five pounds every day, in a month, you would be fitter than you are today. If you walk outside now, and you walk two miles, as fast as you can walk that two miles, and tomorrow, you repeated it, but threw ten pounds into a backpack while you did it, and repeated that every day for a month; you would be fitter—faster and stronger—than you are today.

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Good article...... [winkthumb]
    Words to live by right there!!
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  3. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    I like the linked article. Thanks for posting the link.
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  4. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    It motivated me to go out and drive some T-posts today.
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    The coming storm motivated me to move the hay now, cause it'll all be froze in tomorrow.
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