There’s a strange sort of strength that arises within you when you train your body the way the old-timers did.
You attain this type of strength when you find your pain and put your limbs into compromised positions – then learn to fight your way out of them.
For example, consider what you must do if someone twists your arm behind your back in a hammerlock position. The harder you fight, the tighter the hold gets.
But if you have trained your muscles to relax, then EXPLODE, you can get out of the hold with relative ease.
Thing is, how do you train your muscles to relax?
You do so by engaging in isometric and isotonic self-resistance exercises as taught by Farmer Burns in his 1914 by-mail course, Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture. These exercises not only strengthen the sinews, they also rehabilitate injuries, many of which you may have carried around with you for years.
Shoulder pain a prime example of an injury that can follow you forever… unless you learn to train them in a variety of positions that cannot be duplicated with weights (or any other type of apparatus).
By pitting one limb against the other, breathing deeply and exerting force gradually, you gain strength in the movements that were causing you pain. You go from not being able to move with ease to astonishing yourself with a sense of power that exceeds what you had in the past.
Ridding yourself of shoulder pain is one of dozens of reasons I recommend Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture.
Start slowly and be amazed at the progress you make.
Kick ass – take names.
P.S. For those of you into grappling, catch wrestling and self-defense, take a look at the online video course I created based upon the work of Farmer Burns. It’s a game changer.