Arnold Schwarzenegger’s inspirational talk

Arnold talks about the power of the mind and how it can push the body beyond its physical limits in competitive bodybuilding. Most of you may not be competitive bodybuilders but Arnold also explains how he has used this concept to be successful in other spheres of his life – acting and politics mainly.

His concept is basically of extreme competition and dedication. To win, he says, you have to do whatever it takes and that is his leit motiv.

The American dream realised

If you’re in doubt about what he is preaching, just look at him now. Continue reading

Weight-lifting and safety

This is such an important topic that I believe it warrants its own unique post. I did cover the safety aspect of performing the bench press, so I won’t go over that again.

Danger in weights

There is first the safety involved in handling heavy weights. These can simply drop on you and maim you or kill you. Make sure all weights on dumbells and barbells are secured. If you are working with machines, beware of loose clothing or long hair getting trapped in the moving parts. If you are squatting, beware of the weight on your shoulders falling over you. This happens just too often. Continue reading