Here is a topic always being talked about and it seems that some think that going to the gym is the way to real strength and some think a labor is going to be stronger because of the type of work it does day in and day out.
Well, this is a topic I am the expert and at least can give you a bit of the experience I have seen in my 30 years of training and being a laborer. Regardless what anyone else says I do not know of many men that write or have books out that can really have any where the experience I have in this subject. Anything I say or have said can be validated by many, many people over a lot of years.
Before I go any farther, working once in a while while in the yard pushing around a wheel barrow or having a summer job mowing lawns does not qualify you to comment on this subject. I also do not want to hear of one circumstance of one of the other I do not deal in circumstances. I will tell you what I have experienced and have seen in my 30 years of working labor and growing up in a blue collar environment.
I do not want to hear about the college grades that learned all their knowledge from a book and who have spent even less time in a gym or working out. However, I do know of men that make this fitness and strength a study and have for years, it's been their drive and desire and these people have put in the time and sweat.
It's attitude we live in the easy way out lifestyle we believe the hype of the marketing gurus and most have never spend any real time living the life of a laborer and someone that very rarely ever missed a gym session and I like most was fooled many years .
First let me let you know I chose labor as a way of life, when I was a kid I was not like everyone else and wanted to be a policeman, fireman, pro athlete I wanted to be a truck driver like my dad, he was the strongest and thickest man I have ever known and I wanted to be like him so all I ever did was look for ways to get strong.
The only role model I had was him, My role model smoked non filter cigarettes and drank a lot of beer, I had really no extra to magazines or cable television his job was a tractor trailer and move furniture all day long and he did it better than anyone I knew. Then when I was 12 he left and I did not see him again until I was probably 25 years old but strength and fitness became my passion.
Its attitude we live in the easy way out lifestyle we believe the hype of the marketing gurus and most have never spend any real time living the life of a laborer and someone that very rarely ever missed a gym session and I like most, was fooled many years ago.
All I wanted to do was get strong and would do almost anything to get there. I spent all the time I had reading, studying and lifting weights. And for the people that think I need to edit my blogs, books and whatever else, there is a reason why my writing is a little off.
It's because when I should have been studying and choosing a future I was worried about lifting weights, parties, fighting and getting laid which bought my first kid at 17 so English class was not my first priority. Sorry. Is it an excuse? No I choose everyday what I want to do, and did not always make the best choices but made the one that I thought were right.
So back to the strength of the laborer versa gym strength, all the years I spent in gyms and in the labor field I have seen a lot of soft cry baby labors but I have seen way more soft cry babies that train in a gym.
Anyone can go to the gym and think they are training but you put this guy in a physical environment and almost always they collapse because their body is gym ready it's not real life ready in real life there are no sets or reps you do it until the days over you get lunch a break go home shower do it again the next day no split routine no rest just more body pounding.
If you were me, I trained before work and sometimes after and it was tough but it made me a lot tougher and throw in some attitude, it's a brutal combination.
Toughness Builds Winners