Why Do You Train?

Why Do You Train?

For years, I always wondered why I was addicted to training hard and heavy and I could never figure it out. There’s just something about lifting some heavy ass weight that can’t be put into words. I started training when I was 13 years old, that was 10 years ago, and now I am finally starting to understand why I love training.

Last week, James Smith of Diesel Strength and Conditioning posted this quote on his fan page and this quote pretty much sums up why I train the way I train.

“Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.” –Dwayne Johnson

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You see, the way you attack your training in the gym affects all areas of your life. This is why I created the Lift Like A Man fan page and Lift Like A Man training course. Guys like us realize there is more to going to the gym then getting your pump and training for big muscles.

It’s about challenging yourself each workout and reaching new levels of strength and taking pride in the fact that you are lifting some heavy ass weights. That’s what training is about for guys like us.

Here’s an old video of me deadlifting 600lbs the day before my 21st birthday and weighing 196lbs.

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Too most people this may not be all that impressive but to me, I’ve never felt such a sense of accomplishment before. To me this was adversity staring at me straight in the face and guess what, I stepped up, I didn’t back down. I stared right back at it and made it my bitch.

That’s what training is about.

And the best part is…This attitude will affect all other areas of life.

So remember…

“Training for me is a metaphor for life, period. The dedication, the determination, the desire, the work ethic, the great successes and the great failures – I take that into life.” –Dwayne Johnson

Why do you train? Drop a comment below and share your reasons.

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