Strength Basics

Getting stronger, fitter, and healthier by sticking to the basics. It's not rocket science, it's doing the simple stuff the right way. Strength-Basics updates every Monday, plus extra posts during the week.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why we lift weights

My friend Tom recommended this article to me.

Pumping Iron to Prove Something

It's a good and succinct summary of why people train.

Tom's comment about symbolic rewards and their value is a good one too - ultimately it's a piece of paper or a hunk of metal, but it's given to you to remind you of the work and sacrifice and achievement that earned it.

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