Back in the days of Charles Atlas, the story goeth that Angelo Siciliano, which was Atlas’ real name, used to go to the gym three times per week to TEST his strength.
How did he test his strength?
With barbells and dumbbells.
Well, you might wonder how el Furecat tests his strength.
I test it by throwing people around, or whacking them.
I have a friend, Dale, who is a master of Iron Palm and Iron Body.
You can hit hit as hard as you want and he feels nothing. You don’t even make a dent – much less get him to say
Well, ole Furecat can now hit Dale hard enough to not only redden his skin, but leave him inexplicably
tired hours after the training.
And believe me, that is NO easy accomplishment.
Dale is an azz-kicker. He’s been taking hits, kicks and punches for a long, long time.
I never thought I would see the day where I would hit him and he would acknowledge feeling something.
That’s one way I test my strength – or, more accurately, my power.
There’s one more way I test myself. It’s on the monkey bars.
The last time I used them was three weeks ago.
I worked them last night, and it was a breeze. I went forward, then backward on them without stopping or missing a beat.
‘Twas so easy I could have continued, but I had already gathered enough evidence.
What have I been doing for my workouts?
I’ve been doing exercises that may appear to have no strength benefit.
I do so-called rinky-dink spiraling, coiling and rotational movements. I practice internal martial arts.
And I stand still in a number of Power Postures.
All of it.
And yet I’m growing stronger. At almost 60 freaking years of age.
I will be 60 mañana.
Hmm. Maybe el Furecat’s advice is worth following after all.
Indeed, it IS.
These are just two of the reasons I am telling you to twist and twirl, then stand
with me each day in the Power Postures.
These internal exercises will make a BELIEVER out of you, whether you BELIEVE me or not.
Important: I’m hiking the price on Power Postures after my birthday. It will go UP quite a bit as it is WAAAAAAAAY under-priced.
You’ve been forewarned.