The Iron never lies to you.
This is one of the truest of truths in the world of lifting weights. When you squat 400 lbs., you did it. When you fail to squat 400 lbs., you didn’t do it. There is no middle ground. There is no disclaimer and there isn’t any way to sugar coat it. You either did it or you didn’t. The Iron never lies.
That is why the above quote and the following essay is so revered. It skips past all of the BS in life — it disregards our trophy culture and it speaks to us on a primal level.
Henry Rollins is a musician and not a professional bodybuilder. or powerlifter. or strongman. Yet, his words will ring true to your soul.
I could sense the power inside my body growing. I could feel it.