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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