Functional Hand Strength

Functional Hand Strength

John Wood's Blog of hard training and unusual strength development



The Secret to Life

'Do you know what the secret to life is?' asked Jack Palance in the 1991 movie City Slickers.

'No, what?' says Billy Crystal.

'One thing, just one thing. You stick to that and everything else dont mean spit.'

'That's great, but whats that one thing?'

'That's what you've got to figure out.'

It's hard to argue with that logic, especially when it comes to training and yet many trainees dont want to hear that. 'Course, in training its a few 'things' but not that many, and far fewer than most people would care to believe.

A friend of mine once said: 'There is Power in Simple Things.'

Why? - because there is less room for error, and simple things are more likely to get done. And by that rationale, any training program should begin at the most basic level and build from there.

Thing is, more often than not, going beyond that most basic level is unnecessary (but many people dont want to hear that either.)

I could dazzle you with the 1578 different 'never before seen' grip training exercises that I know but when it all comes down to it, there are only about a dozen or so that are worth a damn.

Of that dozen, only a further fraction can be incorporated successfully in any routine in any given time. Any attempt to do otherwise is simply foolish.

---Take it from a fool who learned his lesson.

Aint necessarily what you do but how you do it - yet keep in mindeven simple things can fail if they are done incorrectly. Every day I hear from folks who listen then apply. Those who have taken the time to understand what really makes their training work, then go out and do so.

The ones who 'get it.'

I also know of many people who refuse to listen - who have a 'yeah , I already know that' attitude when it comes to the basic concepts that they obviously havent a clue about (and which arethe very reasons they are not getting the results they want.).

Not real concerned with them - they have made their choice.

So what about you?

Train hard.
John Wood

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