Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Chain of Command

 

 

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck. Co-author of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Inspiration from IronMind's man of pen and stone, Steve "Inver Stone" Jeck

Co-author Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter

Chain of Command

“'Tis the mind that makes the body rich."  —William Shakespeare


Before you pull that heavy barbell off the platform, your brain fires a signal through specific neural pathways to just the right muscles to get the job done.  Take note of the Chain of Command: first the brain . . . then the body.

I've always appreciated the appropriate order of the IronMind creed: "Stronger Minds, Stronger Bodies."  Put muscle power before brain power—or worse yet, ignore the intellect completely—and you wind up with . . . well, you know what you get—you've seen the magazines!

 

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