Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Light from the Dark Ages

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

Light from the Dark Ages

Don’t believe everything you read about the so-called Dark Ages. As a matter of fact, the centuries between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance actually witnessed major advancements in architecture, agriculture, music, art, philosophy, and science. In a similar vein, the modern strength world would benefit greatly from gleaning some light from the dark ages of lifting, back when all that was needed to get big and strong was a barbell, determination, and gallons of milk.

 

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Editor's Note: Steve Jeck’s books, Of Stones and Strength and The Stone Lifter; and videos, Kviahellan DVD, Jeck on Stonelifting video, and Classic Jeck: The First Works CD, define the world of stonelifting.


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