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Default 50 Shades of Iron
by BendtheBar 07-22-2012, 04:38 PM

Under The Bar: 50 Shades of Iron


"We TRAIN. We don’t workout.
PRs are earned. They’re not some BS number based on a new grip, movement or rep count. A PR actually means something BIG – not just another good day in the gym.
We have broken teeth straining to make a lift.
We had our noses bleed to make a lift.
We know injuries will come and are part of the game.
We attack weights with pursuit, confidence, and aggression.
We don’t miss sessions.
We study and learn how to get better.
We HATE to be out-trained by anyone!
We know when to focus and when to go though the motions.
We know what getting tight means.
We sit back into the squat even though the bar feels like a zillion pounds on our back; understanding that just because it feels heavy, doesn’t mean you can’t lift it.
We treat light weight like they are heavy and heavy weight like they are light.
We do ALL the work. We don’t cut the session short because we don’t like the last couple movements.
We do those things we don’t like to do because we know they will make us better.
We strive to find and train with people who are stronger and know more than we do.
Seeing stars after a lift is not a big deal, but an accomplishment.
We get side cramps – not from laughing or running but from squatting.
Something always hurts.
We will drink the nastiest shit if we think it will make us bigger or stronger.
We use our tax returns to buy more equipment and gear.
Our trunk, car or pick-up is full of belts, straps, wraps, shirts and suits.
We love the feel of sharp knurling in our hands and on our backs.
We will purposely put our sleeves in positions where we are not sure we can do the set or not. Then try with all we have to find out.
When our bodies say quit, our minds keep going.
Heavy is an irrelevant term that means nothing.
Our training times are put on the calendar before everything else.
Training is more than lifting weights – it’s a form of therapy.
We deal with our stress by putting our bodies through complete hell and carnage.
We will pull heavy in the gym, but be damned if we are asked to carry the laundry basket upstairs in fear that we might strain a disc four days before squat day.
When your hand falls asleep, it doesn’t mean you are having a heart attack, it means you are growing (Note: this is humor…NOT medical advice. The fact that I even have to write this is insane to me).
We would NEVER think of using any of the above items as sexual toys because we NEED them for the gym. However, we can always buy duplicate items for “extra workouts.”
We don’t want to train in public and would rather train in small groups or alone.
At the end of the year when the world is attacked by Aliens, Giant Spiders, gets Nuked, or everyone evaporates, we will be chalking up for a heavy set of deadlifts.
We DON’T do overhead movements with a baby strapped to our chest. While we are many shades of ****ed up, we are not STUPID!
We accomplish what we set out to do. Regardless of the roadblock, or pitfalls, we find out way
The only nut swinging we do is try to free them up from being crushed in a deadlift suit.
The smell of blue heat, chalk, sweat and wet, humid, mildew iron is…awesome!
Lying on the floor exhausted, covered in sweat, chalk, snot and blood is the reward for a job well done.
We find our minds slipping out to the next training session at least 10 times per day.

From Facebook. Here are some of their better ones…

41. “Because I’m a sick son of a bitch and I want to go out there and throw all that anger on the weights and then feel the adrenaline rush.” – Daniel
42. “Being strong kicks ass. Looking good kicks ass. Kicking ass doesn’t suck. Thus, I train because I don’t like to suck.” – Rafe
43. “I have a lot of rage inside of me.” – Eric
44. “Training controls my PTSD better than booze ever did. Also, I want to be the strongest, baddest mofo in the room.” – Wayne
45. “Training is the only thing that separates me from killing all of you.” – Steve
46. “I’m kind of masochistic when it comes to being sore as hell the next day. I love it!” – Ian
47. “So I can have hemorrhoids shoot out my ass.” – Matt
48. “Because I can’t be normal, my normal isn’t worth being.” – Fletcher
49. ” I do it because I work around people that all they want to do after work is drink or play golf. I don’t mind a beer or 20, but golf just isn’t me. I have the side in me that I have to have while at work, then the wild man that wants to not be normal comes out after work.” – Jay
50. “One pain masks another.” – Philip"
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