Only one

by carney on April 10, 2014


Kelly pressing to lockout on a push-press.

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

Each of us is at the center of our experience and has full control of our ability to decide and act. Whether we choose to exercise this right or not, it is there.

Individually, each part of our body supports and is supported by another. The hand can not grip as tightly if the shoulder does not have the foundational support of the spine, pelvis, and ribs. The back will not support even a moderate load on the deadlift if there is dysfunction in the tissues and joints of the pelvis and low back. If you want to be strong, if you want to be fit, you have to teach and train your body to work as an organized unit. You have to restore mobility, stability, and strength to weak, painful parts.

Socially, the best way we can help others, is by becoming the foundation upon which we will support them to becoming better people. Like a great human pyramid, there are those who have supported us in our lives, those upon whose shoulders we stand, and there are those that we give support to, those who stand on our shoulders.

A better image might be that of a giant rug of woven fibers. All of the 7 billion plus human lives makeup one thread of the cloth. Cut, abrade, or remove one thread and the fabric becomes weak.

It stands to reason then that each living thread, every person, would have a self-interest in helping to strengthen the social fabric.

What is the one thing you will do today to improve your self for the benefit of all?

Workout of the Day

“Hard Cindy”
5 weighted pull-ups, 35 lb
10 elevated push-ups, 30 in
15 squats, holding a 45 lb plate

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Tim Chamberlain April 10, 2014 at 10:24 am

Kelly & Sam Briggs are in a close race…..

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