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There have been many times in my life that I have asked myself:

  • Am I good enough?
  • Why should I bother trying?
  • Do I have time for this?
  • Can I do this?
  • What if … ?

There are many more questions I ask myself but you get the idea.

So …
When darkness descends upon me.
When I need that extra motivation to keep on going.
I try to find ways to keep my DRIVE for Personal Growth in check.

The video and speech above is one of those Motivational Tools I use to keep that Inner Fire within myself to continue Burning!
When I can’t watch the video I listen to it when I can from the audio file version here:

The speech really motivates me and hits many good points for me in life.
I hope it does the same thing to you!

You Create Your Own Reality!
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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Rant



Lessons …

Lessons …

I have followed Jim Wendler’s articles since I stumbled upon strength training a few years ago. He has much knowledge that I find useful and a wicked sense of humor.

The other day I just read a new article he wrote that I find really well written and inspiring which I wanted to share. The article is called: “Mentoring Wendler” and can be found at

I just would like to highlight some lessons that I find great in this article.


  • When someone that is better than you gives you advice, listen. Don’t ask questions.
  • Lift to get strong, jump to be fast – don’t do anything unnecessary.
  • Control the things you have control over; don’t worry about the rest.
  • You have to earn the right to be mentored.
  • Your goals and your life are your own; true freedom is not allowing others to make them for you.

If you have not read the article then you may not understand the lessons. So take a couple of minutes and read it!

This article makes so much sense to me and hits home in so many levels. It may make sense to some and to those that don’t … oh well.

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Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Rant


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Standard Barbell

I am an addict!
I NEED to see progress.
I NEED to see more plates added to the bar!
I NEED to feel the pain to make the weakness leave my body!
I NEED to have my sweat drip to the floor!
I NEED to push myself to its limits, and when I reach it,
I NEED to push even harder!

I am addicted to the iron!
Under the bar there is no one else to beat but myself!


Estimated 1RM Goals by 12/31/16

Current (lbs) / Goal / PR / Actual 1RM

Squat:                      307 / 360 / 355 / 355
Bench Press:            211 / 265 / 264 / 235
Power Clean:            152 / 180 / 175 / 175
Deadlift:                    341 / 430 / 429 / 405
Overhead Press:       147 / 160 / 157 / 155

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Posted by on May 7, 2011 in Rant

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