Picture
The only training partners I need...
Honestly, I don't think training partners are important at all. Now, don't get your gym shorts in a bunch if you have one, if they are reliable and you enjoy training with them-great. This is simply my opinion and I'll explain why.

I don't like to rely on people  for motivation. Yes, if I want to learn something, I'll hire someone to teach me, or attend a seminar or a clinic. I love learning new things, better techniques, and passing that knowledge on to my students, athletes, and clients. I don't view a coach or trainer as a training partner, this is someone you hire for their expertise to make you a better athlete, or to help you build a health and fitness program for your goals.

To me, my training time is sacred. This is where I connect with my higher self. There is enlightenment wrapped up in that pile of iron on the deadlift platform, just as there is on the meditation cushion.

When I train, my goal is to develop my mind, body, and spirit to it's fullest potential. It is about self-realization and self-improvement. I don't train to show off or get high 5's for "bringing it". I train to take myself to places I haven't been, to learn more about myself. I do this through Qigong & Tai Chi; through lifting iron; and through meditation. Through all these practices I am re-connecting with myself and integrating the mind, body, and spirit.

For me, I prefer my cold, dank, warehouse powerlifting gym and a pile of rusty, iron plates and kettlebells. No high fives, no pats on the back, just the iron and self improvement.

Picture
The Iron
"I prefer to work out alone. 

It enables me to concentrate on the lessons that the Iron has for me. Learning about what you're made of is always time well spent, and I have found no better teacher. The Iron had taught me how to live. Life is capable of driving you out of your mind. The way it all comes down these days, it's some kind of miracle if you're not insane. People have become separated from their bodies. They are no longer whole.

I see them move from their offices to their cars and on to their suburban homes. They stress out constantly, they lose sleep, they eat badly. And they behave badly. Their egos run wild; they become motivated by that which will eventually give them a massive stroke. They need the Iron Mind.

Through the years, I have combined meditation, action, and the Iron into a single strength. I believe that when the body is strong, the mind thinks strong thoughts. Time spent away from the Iron makes my mind degenerate. I wallow in a thick depression. My body shuts down my mind.

The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it's impossible to turn back." 



-Henry Rollins
From "The Iron" originally printed in Details Magazine, 1993


Stay strong in mind, body, and spirit;

Scott
scott@extreme-fitness.org
www.extreme-fitness.org
www.scottshetler.com
www.plantbasedperformance.org
 


Comments

06/09/2015 00:48

I have been training for a 1 year alone without coach or training partner. I have to say everything was fine and I use information from internet that was enough for me. When I decided to try something new, I invited my friend to a gym and we trained together all evening. We visit my gym together since that day. I feel better with training partner then without him.

Reply

Operations Research Assignment and Online Homework Help Operations Research Assignment Help Operation research is use of mathematical techniques in order to do decision making.

Reply
12/21/2015 04:54

Our website is number 1 in Auditing Assignment Help and Auditing Homework Help. This is preferred destination for various students to get their Audit Projects and Homework Done.

Reply
12/21/2015 05:08

We are No. 1 in Electronics Engineering Assignment Help; Hire us for your Electronics Engineering Project and Homework Help.

Reply

Cost Accounting Assignment Help Homework Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Homework and Project of financial management Cost Accounting Assignment Help Accounting is a field that is numerical in nature. The students who study accounting are concerned with the numbers.

Reply

We are number 1 in MathCad help. This is leading website for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well as do complete projects of mathcad.

Reply
12/21/2015 06:19

Our website is number in Statistics/ Stats homework help. This is preferred destination for various students to get their Statistics assignment help taken from.

Reply

Great post!! Really you share a impressive blog with us...

Reply

Nice Blog share. I like your all post...

Reply
01/28/2016 06:39

Awesome blog....

Reply

Thanks for the great tutorial. It is nice to go through the process at a high level. 

Reply

Another great post, I appreciate all the work you put into this site, helping out others with your fun and creative works.

Reply

This kind of is very a fantastic stuff to get sharing. Keep writing.

Reply

Very good stuff with good ideas and concepts, lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need, helpful information.

Reply

I want to thank you for posting such an educational blog.

Reply
05/16/2016 01:43

It really is definitely hard to discover such a wonderful material with some beneficial data.

Reply
06/10/2016 11:31

Yes indeed, because they make you feel needed and you wouldnt skip the trainings

Reply
06/28/2016 05:36

I like your blog. Thanks quite definitely for the share. Keep posting.

Reply
06/29/2016 06:15

Nice line use and good image this post. this post will be effectively thanks for sharing.

Reply
07/02/2016 03:29

Great blog.I like your post and say keep it your work.

Reply

You shared your points very nicely...

Reply
09/21/2016 13:02

Thank you for sharing, interesting information

Reply
10/06/2016 05:58

Keep submitting. Pretty good post!.

Reply

for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well as do complete projects of mathcad.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well as do complete projects of mathcad.

Reply

.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well a.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well a

Reply
10/18/2016 02:02

ework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well a.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well aework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well a.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well a

Reply
10/18/2016 02:03

r me. When I decided to try something new, I invited my friend to a gym and we trained together all evenr me. When I decided to try something new, I invited my friend to a gym and we trained together all even

Reply

ovide Tutors for Mathcad as well a.for getting the Mathcad Homework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors for Mathcad as well aework & Assignment help taken from. We also provide Tutors f

Reply
10/18/2016 04:46

ork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Homework and Project of financial management Cost Accounting Assignment Help Accounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Homework and Project of financial management Cost Accounting Assignment Help Accounting is a fi

Reply
10/18/2016 04:46

ment Cost Accounting Assignment Help Accounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Homework and Project of financial manageme

Reply

counting is a fiork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accounting Assignment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Help

Reply
10/26/2016 05:17

gnment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Acco

Reply

ccounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assigccounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assig

Reply

p, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assigccounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcoup, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assigccounting Assignment Helpcounting is a fiork Help, Cost Accognment Help Finance Assignment, Cost Accounting Assignment Helpcou

Reply

What a lovely Gift idea. This is nice to read this interesting post.I really get some useful information.

Reply
11/04/2016 23:34

Its my first visit here. I read your article & found it really informative & interesting. It also increases my Knowledge.

Reply
01/03/2017 03:59

THANK YOU FOR SHAREING YOUR IMPORTANT POST

Reply
01/03/2017 04:00

GOOD POST THANK YOU FOR SHAREING

Reply



Leave a Reply