Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Genuine Strength

"Genuine strength should include not only momentary strength, as proved by the ability to lift a heavy weight once, but also the far more valuable kind of strength known as strength for endurance.
This means the ability, if you are a cyclist, to jump on your machine and ride 100 miles at any time without undue fatigue; if a wrestler, to wrestle a hard bout for half an hour with a good man without a rest, yet without becoming exhausted and reaching the limit of your strength.
Apart from sports, enduring strength means that the business man shall stand, without a break-down, business cares and worries, that he shall be capable, when necessary, of working morning, afternoon and night with unflagging energy, holding tightly in his grasp the reins of business, retaining all the while a clear mind and untiring energy, both of body and brain."
-- Strongman Arthur Saxon

5 comments:

Mark Blakemore said...

A lot of wisdom here, Rif. This seems to have been your mantra for quite some time!

Mark Reifkind said...

yes indeed,this has been my goal since I read the first RKC book.
" a back of iron and legs that never quit"

Mark Blakemore said...

I literally just pulled that book out and was considering following the program maximum. That book is still one of the best. Good luck this year with training, Rif!

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Mark Reifkind said...

it's a good one but I just focused on using the kb as I did the barbell and dbs in bodybuilding and powerlifting
one - three basic moves per workout each moves just once a week,cycling the sets and reps over time, trying to hit some kind of peak, then backing off and starting again
pretty much what I still do today
good luck to you too!