FREAKY old time strongman style strength is right - that is what it is, and should be!
Well, so I wrote about the movie the Samaritan this morning - which I rather enjoyed, but I'm a die hard Stallone fan as you guys know. As a neutral observer, my advice would be - since I'm such a good Samaritan, hehe - to stay AWAY from the movie unless you're a die hard Sly fan like I am in which case I pretty much love every bit of his work, the infamous "Judge Dredd" included.
Anyway, movie has many gritty realistic scenes I wrote about in the last email.
But physique and combat aren't in the least bit realistic.
Or are they?
When you have a dude who can literally get shot several times and recover - when people fracture their wrists punching him in the gut (as he says "I'm built like a TANK!") - when he crushes toasters with his bare hands, when he bends iron bars locking doors with his bare hands - and so forth - you might be inclined to think "it's all make believe".
For most people, indeed, for most modern day men it would be just that - make believe world!
But is it?
Old time strength was some thing else, pal.
People were REALLY Strong back then.
They didnt wimp out for one if they missed one meal or two - or even two days worth.
(as I just completed - a 2.5 day fast which ended YESTERDAY afternoon). (impromptu as everything Is with me).
Think about someone like the Mighty Atom who pulled airplanes by his hair - NOT an exagerration by any standard there - there are videos out there proving it.
Or, think about someone like the Great Gama, undefeated in what - 50 years? Against top class opponents from damn near everywhere, and on a "diet" of food that would stun the average human - but he was no average man - and 5000 squats and 3000 squats daily.
Lots of people say these numbers are grossly inflated, but ARE THEY?
Look at Herschel Walker who does pretty much the same thing - minus the hefty food intake!
There is literally NO limit to what the human mind and body can accomplish provided the WILL IS THERE!!
Then, lets take Arthur Saxon and his improbable feats of strength at a bodyweight of 150 lbs or so . . .
Or, Alexander zass, bending prison bars made of solid iron willy nilly!
All true tales, and all shown in the movie to an extent - minus the "old time strongman" tag - except it's there. Look at Sly throughout the movie, and you'll see that plastered all over his face, even though it's not written - and body!
Solid - "Rambo IV" style lumberjack body as Sly has become famous for in recent years as opposed to the LEAN AND MEAN look - both are great, of course, but he adopted some very intense training plus some highly unhealthy techniques for the latter, not for the former though . . . (older and wiser? Hehe).
There's always a business reason behind what Sly does, but I bet health was ONE reason too. At that point he was well estabilished if you get my drift . . . Anyway, point isn't Sly's career or even the movie (which as I said you could watch if you're a die hard Sly fan, but I should say if you're an "old time strongman" and old school in general fan as well).
The world has slowly been going old school for years in the recent past, something I've always been, something I always will be.
If you look at Sly's movies, he's as much of a visionary in that regard.
Anyway just what did the old timers do to build their freaky strength?
Lots of exercises, eating, drinking, all of it - the whole shebang - some even drank copious amounts of BEER.
But they all had one thing in common - they trained hard and kept it simple - and by keeping it simple, I mean they did stuff most people SCOFF at, especially the idiots that swear by pump, tone and PREEN at the JIM.
The Gama pushed against his tree to build that prodigious strength.
Dont believe me?
Look it up, the man said it himself.
"When an oak tree becomes easy to budge, a man is nothing!"
And so it proved, friend.
Alexander Zass built his prodigious strength by doing something I show you in Advanced, PROFOUND Isometric and Flexibility Training - a special chapter on STICK ISOMETRICS - from childhood.
And virtually all of the strongmen used some form of isometric in the first book I put out on it "Isometric and Flexibility Training".
Well, my friend, I dont know about YOU - but if I had a pulse, and I DO - I'd be RUSHING to GRAB the above two books now - and start on them right away.
Do so NOW
I'll be back!
PS - Dont forget Animal Kingdom Workouts - another book that will make you freakishly "animal like" super strong in a way NOTHING else can!