Oct 27 2012
– Free Saturday Class at 11AM – Hooray Fitness!
A little mental workout for you…
I feel sick.
Actually, I should clarify that.
Your excuses make me sick. Your lack of belief in yourself makes me sick. And your willingness to lower the bar to feel okay about it requires some serious self-reflection in my humble opinion.
It got me thinking about what it means to be strong.
Strength is an attitude as much as it is a physical attribute. Strength -to me- is a willingness to get in there and do the work necessary to get to where you want to be. Whether that is the ability to do a pull-up, or you’re Donny motherf***king Shankle trying to put nearly 500 lbs over your head.
(You think he was born able to do this?)
If you can’t do a pull-up, it doesn’t mean you’re weak. It means you haven’t put in the work necessary to perform a pull-up. If you lower the bar and say “Women can’t do pull-ups”, well I’m sorry, I have no time for that.
Do you expect a huge paycheck working 10 hours per week? NO.
And while you’re at it University of Dayton, why don’t you put away the fancy research protocol and actually DO some pull-ups.
“I obviously didn’t know how high the bar should be, and I’d only do them a disservice by putting it anywhere”
– Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Tell me I can’t. Tell the ladies in my gym they can’t. Tell Kyle Maynard HE CAN’T.
Much of the time, it’s not that we can’t. It’s that we won’t.