Balanced Existence

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Entries for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Iron and the Soul

What follows is a somewhat famous essay written by Henry Rollins for Details magazine. It is a superb piece of writing that I never tire of reading. The first statement holds what I believe to be a truth that I feel I have instinctively followed. Enjoy.

Pick Heavy Stuff Up

How many times a day do you bend from your lower back instead of sitting your hips back, bending the knees slightly and keeping your back straight? Straight. Not to be confused with vertical. Sadly, many do get the deadlift wrong, often by going too heavy too soon, destroying their form and their back in the process. This is the fault of the person. Not the movement pattern, which is as fundamental as the squat and lunge.