I can’t help noticing that these are difficult times. In the last year I’ve lived in four different countries and in each one – Belize, Greece, Thailand and America – people talked about how rough the economy has been.

I have seen how really debilitating it is for many people. Their mental stress is very high and they have a feeling of not being in full control of their destiny.

What the heck does this have to do with weightlifting?

Well, I can’t help you with the economy. That’s certain. But I can help you feel better physically and emotionally, and I can do it right now, today, at no cost to you.

If you’ve read my articles and e-books you know I stay away from the macho, bonehead aspects of the strength training marketplace that offer “insane” “killer” “extreme” workouts targeted to immature males of all ages who yearn for more manhood. That particular aspect of strength training is anti-science and keeps people in metaphoric caves.

But . . . there is something to be said for the self-confidence and earned self-esteem of pushing yourself past a preconceived personal limit. When you walk out of a gym after bench pressing 100 lbs more than you thought you could, and leg pressing 500 lbs more than anyone you know, there is a sense of power and mastery that goes with the accomplishment. When you do it repeatedly there is a sense of being able to overcome obstacles, of being in control, of being a strong person who can defeat adversity.

Static Contraction Shoulder Shrug

The medical benefits of peak exercise are well-known and very beneficial – reduced stress hormones, lower blood pressure and a lot more. But I’m talking about the psychological benefits of pushing your muscles to their peak output.

That is what I can help you with right now.

This is where Static Contraction training shows up as vastly different from the usual, lame workouts in fitness magazines featuring wimpy dumbbells and colorful Swiss balls or 19th century kettlebells that weigh less than a bag of groceries. I’m talking about safely lifting hundreds or even thousand of pounds and feeling the sense of power and control that gives a person. A feeling of being stronger and in better shape than you’ve ever been.

Chances are you need that feeling right now.

I’ll show you (free) how to perform three big lifts at this link that will give you the rush I’m talking about. If you can afford 30 bucks you can get a full body workout here that will make you stronger in 2011 than you’ve ever been in your life. Male or female, young or old, you can achieve your peak strength now. I guarantee it. If you already know all about SCT, take a friend to the gym and show him or her how powerful they really can be.

This won’t fix the global economy but it will make you feel like you’re strong enough to handle the challenge. Seriously. All of us reading this are “little people” on the world stage. We can’t change the world but we can change our ability to cope with the world with a sense of confidence, strength and mastery. You owe it to yourself and to your family to get strong now.

Is there a single good argument to NOT do it?

Train with your brain,

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