Fitmark Ambassador William Lockley encourages turning to iron for the brutal truth
“The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength. Once the mind and body have been awakened to their true potential, it’s impossible to turn back.
The Iron never lies to you. You can walk outside and listen to all kinds of talk, get told that you’re a god or a total bastard. The iron will always kick you the real deal. The iron is the great reference point, the all-knowing perspective giver. Always there like a beacon in the pitch black.
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.” – Henry Rollins.
If you take a second to fully absorb this quote by Henry Rollins, you’ll understand the complexity, yet, simplicity of the words. “The iron”, in layman’s terms, is weight in the weight room- a place where many go to escape the stresses of day-to-day life. Everyone has their vices… some choose weight training, some choose shopping and others look to the bottom of bottle of alcohol. Whatever your vice may be, very few things are as pure and true as “the iron.”
The insightful point being made is that no matter what is being thrown your way, you’ll always find an unrelenting truth in “the iron.” You’ll find a faithful friend that will never lie, cheat or steal from you. One that provides a great source of mental acuity, physical strength and an emotional release, “the iron” is pure.
As unfortunate as it may sound, everyone will fail you at some point in time… it’s human nature and happens everyday under different circumstances. The one brutally honest truth you can hold on to and it never fail you is by having a relationship with “the iron.” Like any relationship worth having, you only get out of it what you’re willing to put into it. The difference here is that you never have to worry about “the iron” letting you down — two hundred pounds is two hundred pounds any minute of the day, hour of the week or month of the year and on all seven continents.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013