Read this article. This man speaks the truth.
Originally Posted by http://elitefts.com/documents/seven_successful_habits.htm
That is a great article.
Lifting Exp: 17 years
Bodybuilding is a science, but it ain't rocket science.
Number 4 really hits home with me. I know far too many people that have never worked a day in their life, and they are 18, 19, even 20 years old. They dont understand the value of money at all. Example: rich bratty girl gets a brand new BMW for her 17th birthday. Tells her dad its not the one she wanted, and the wrong colour. YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!
the reading one hit me by surprise, but i can definitely give it a +1. reading is excellent!
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PR's - Squat 350 | Bench 290 | Deadlift 400.4 | BW 203
P Clean 98 KG | Jerk 106 | Full Clean 106 |
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Great article. It's absolutely a whole list of things I wish I could have/would have taken to heart when I was younger.
I'm all for parents helping their kid out with stuff like giving them 20 bucks here, and 20 bucks there, or paying for the kid to play sports, paying for the kid's bus fair to get to work...etc. But I think its ridiculous when a person hasnt worked a day in their life.
Good article, especially point no.4. A lot of kids have it too easy these days.
I think that work ethic is transferable to weightlifting too, I've had jobs since I was 14 and even now in my last year of University work with my old man who's a fisherman. I've had a lot of mates come to the gym with me before who have wanted to bulk/cut who have all lacked this work ethic, which has consequently led to them just giving up on the gym when it gets a bit tough.
definitely good article. as 19 year old myself, i realize how number 4 can come in play. even though i had a summer job, i still found myself a bit spoiled, however i wouldn't say i'm as bad the BMW girls. believe it or not, i think when i started lifting, i just became calmer all around, and started looking at everything from an outside perspective. lifting has really matured me and changed my personality, and way of living completely!
gotta bookmark that site!
I don't know. I didn't really have much in the way of summer jobs (or any jobs actually) growing up. Athletics and academics usually took too much time to hold down much else and my folks wanted it that way. I turned out all right.
Not saying there's anything wrong with having a job as a young person, just saying that not having one doesn't automatically make you a spoiled brat.
A child does not learn to squat from the top down. In other words, he does not suddenly make a conscious decision one day to squat. Actually, he is squatting one day and make the conscious decision to stand. Squatting precedes standing in the developmental sequence. This is the way a child's brain learns to use the body as the child develops movement patterns. Therefore, a child is probably crawling, rocks back into a squatting position with the back completely relaxed and the hips completely flexed, and stands when he has enough hip strength. This approach makes a lot of sense and can be applied to relearning the deep squat movement if it is lost. -Gray Cook
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"Five summers of landscaping for me really made me think about how I should work hard in school because I didnít want to do this for the rest of my life."
Money spent on private school tuition, tutors, and extra curricular activities: $$$$$$$
This kind of education: ..........................................................................Priceless.
For everything else there's: "GET OFF YOUR A$$!!"
Last edited by dumbbell; 04-06-2009 at 11:28 PM.
It is currently a fad, at this writing, for boys to think they need a "six pack", although most of them don't have an ice chest to put it in.