Jim Schmitz on the Lifts

Standards of Truth

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

Standards of Truth

“The distinctive faculty of man is his eager desire to investigate the truth. From this it is evident that what is true, simple, and pure is most in harmony with human nature.”—Cicero

 True, simple, and pure . . . excellent standards by which you should assess the principles, process, and product of your training program. True: How reliable is this source and would you like to look, lift, and live like him? Simple: Can you write out your entire workout on a napkin and explain it to a middle-schooler. Pure: If a video crew tracked you 24/7, would your workout video still be rated “G”?

 

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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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