Forge Philosophy 5-5-08

“You would fain be victor at the Olympic games, you say. Yes, but weigh the conditions, weigh the consequences; then and then only, lay to your hand-if it be for your profit. You must live by rule, submit to diet, abstain from dainty meats, exercise your body perforce at stated hours, in heat or in cold; drink no cold water, nor, it may be, wine. In a word, you must surrender yourself wholly to your trainer, as though to a physician.”
– Epictetus, (c.A.D. 50-c.A.D. 138)

Today, victims at the Forge celebrated “cinco de suffer” which consisted of 55 cal row, 55 overhead lunges with 55lbs, 55 cal row, 55 presses with 55 lbs, 55 cal row, and 55 jump squats with 55lbs.

In hindsight, I should’ve called this cinco de suckfest.

eric training for his next fight


3 Responses to “Forge Philosophy 5-5-08”

  1. moe says:

    Was definitely cinco de suckfest, but that is what makes us stronger. Crossfit is a bit like having a baby. (This is coming from a woman, of course.) It is painful while doing it, but later when you are thinking about it, it doesn’t seem so bad. You sort of forget just how bad it was and you have a stronger, healthier body to take away from it all!

  2. the blacksmith says:

    well, for us cry-baby men, we still remember how bad it was – and that was bad.

  3. Jamie H. says:

    I completely agree Molly, but can I get a Crossfit epidural? Then we could relax and actually enjoy the torture.

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