Saturday, June 23, 2012

Zen of the Barbell

Leo Babauta has a good post today on his Zen habits blog:

The Zen of the Barbell

The barbell sits there, inert, not wanting anything, not expecting anything of me. It becomes a simple tool, one that must only be lifted up, against the forces created by a massive Earth, and put back down. A simple tool that is practice for a way of living — a bell of mindfulness.


Khaled Allen said...

I remember when Leo was just getting started and just running. It's cool to see the overlap coming out between minimalist living, Paleo diets, and functional exercise.

Louis said...

Or, as Henry Rollins phrased it:

"I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend. It never freaks out on me, never runs. Friends may come and go, but two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."

Unknown said...

That's the reason I've never had in interest in minimizing the time I spend lifting weights, to me it's the best part of the day.