Remember, it was Plato himself who said:
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save and preserves it".
"Lack of activity". You see the Greeks, who by the way, are credited with inventing:
- The gymnasium, or gymnasion aka "The Gym
- The dumbell, or then know as Halteres
- Organized training routines
- The beginning of what we know now as Physical Therapy
- The OLYMPICS
They HAD to be strong. They had to build, and develop, and defend themselves or they would not survive.
This section of my blog entitled, "IN THE BEGINNING...." is meant to trace Fitness through the ages. The more I learn and read the more I cannot help but be saddened by our current state of health. Our society has become sedimentary. A society too reliant on an App to tell us what to do, when to move, when to do this and when to do that. We are inundated with conflicting information, "30 day" routines, and the like. We are told to eliminate this and eliminate that to get results.
Technology is great. No doubt about that. It allows me to share this blog with a vast audience. It, the blog, is meant to inspire. As it says' in the header, "Success depends on new ways of thinking". The GREEKS are even called, "The Thinkers".
They had access to much less than we do yet they where completely obsessed with improving their bodies and becoming stronger.
No fancy HIIT training routines. No "elimination" diet to follow. No WOD, just plain determination.
As I continue my journey, I hit bumps in the road. I had one too many beers this past weekend. But I will tell you this much......like the GREEKS,
I ain't stopping people.
Neither should you.