Last night I was speaking with a gentleman in his 60’s who has incurred various injuries in recent years. He told me that he’s moving away from extreme exercises, including weight training.
Why? Because he’s so banged up from following the extreme routines that he’s finally concluded that his body is a.) NOT a machine and that b.) he is not “bulletproof.”
This man is now doing seemingly SIMPLE calisthenics, isometrics and breathing exercises that Farmer Burns teaches in his 1914 course, Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture, and he’s stunned at how effective they are.
“These exercises change your body fast and yet you would think they couldn’t based on how easy they appear in the illustrations,” he said.
“Simple exercise is profound. And simple exercise wins,” I replied.
At some point, you are wise to realize that your own exercise routine must be one that you can follow for a lifetime. If you beat your head into a post, there is a price to be paid down the road. You may think you’re invincible when you’re doing it, but you’re not.
Hone and practice the basics until they become profound.
The Farmer had it down over 100 years ago, and his methods still WIN.
Grab your copy of Lessons in Wrestling and Physical Culture NOW and watch how quickly your body begins to change.