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Old 12-17-2012, 09:48 AM   #11
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From December 17th.

Here's another age old question that gets tossed around endlessly with no conclusive proof on either side of the table.

Is weight lifting an art or a science?

All I can say is this, from my point of view.

I think it is and should be...

Both!

Should you have a different take on this subject, then I would like to hear it.

To start, it would seem to me that a science, any science, would simply mean, "the study of".

In higher learning, especially at the collegiate level, the intellectual community likes to add "ology" on the end of the subject matter that they wish to study.

I'm sure you have heard of a number of subjects with names like biology, zoology, bacteriology, gigantology, hematology, etc., etc.

And in each and every case, the students in these classes will gather information and look at things the way that thousands of other people before them did for hundreds of years.

Is this important?

Absolutely!

If you are interested in a subject, you've got to start somewhere.

What better place than where others have struggled, stumbled, fallen, got back up and moved on.

However, if that is as far as it goes, things tend to get a little stagnant.

Like General George S. Patton once said, "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

That's when people should start becoming individuals, look at things from their own perspective, gather what works for them, set aside what doesn't, and add their own spin to it.

From my point of view, this is where something starts to become an art.

The same rings true with progressive resistance exercise.

Start out by looking at what others are doing.

Check them all out, and keep checking them out, never stop.

Try this, try that, this works, this doesn't, etc.

What you are doing is developing your own method of training, that which works for you.

Einstein did it in nuclear physics.

Picasso did it in art.

Henry Ford did it in manufacturing.

Thomas Edison did it technology.

And the list goes on and on and on...

Another pioneer in the field of weight lifting did exactly what we are talking about.

He started out by studying what others were doing at the time.

Added his own slant on things based on his own strengths and weaknesses.

And at a very young age, became a champion in his own right.

Later, like most people who are the best at what they do, he decided to pass his secrets along to others in the form of several publications, the first of which is:

Scientific Weight Lifting by Thomas Inch

Check it out here and read just how Britain's Strongest Man could bent press over 300 pounds and lift his mysterious 172 pound "unliftable" Challenge Dumbbell:

Thomas Inch - Grip - Bent Press - Inch Dumbbell

Inch was the "real deal", not only amazingly strong as a young man, but, unlike other strongmen, he maintained his astounding strength well into advanced years!

Until the next time...

Yours for greater strength,

Bill Hinbern
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