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Hi, Steve Jobs and Exercise
October 06, 2011

Welcome to 7 Seconds to Strength

Hi and welcome to this October Edition of 7 Seconds to Strength, the Isometric-Training.Com newsletter

Last month I asked, "Why do you want to be in shape?"

This was because I was asked recently by Dublin personal trainer and fellow martial artist Dave Hedges of the Wild Geese about motivation. He put my answer in a book which you can download for f*ree here -

It's great, go get a copy.

My answer however was deeply personal, and basically it centers on death. Read it and this will make more sense. But I was reminded of my answer and my own motivation to be in great shape and exercise today.

Steve Jobs, the former head of Apple and one of the greatest innovators of our time died late last night. Among the quotes that have been circulating in the wake of his death was this one from Steve himself:

"Remembering that Iíll be dead soon is the most important tool Iíve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything Ė all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure Ė these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important"

- Steve Jobs

I couldn't agree with him more. And, again, his genius is evident - simplifying into one paragraph what it took me 6 pages to say.

Exercising, even with the rapid workouts of Perfect Body and Project Dragon leads to a longer, healthier life. The benefits you get from just a few minutes of exercise allow you to live your life to fuller and freer extent.

Whatever excuse you have for NOT training, think about it in the terms Steve expresses above. Is your excuse really that important? I'm betting it isn't - I'm betting that you could, if you want, still do those 5 minutes of exercise I recommend.

Today, think about all the things Steve Jobs was able to achieve with his short time on this earth and the manner in which he applied himself. Could you benefit from the same way of thinking?

Then go and train.

All the best, your isometric expert and personal trainer,

Paul J.O'Brien

Reader's Training Log

Fitness Logs are one of the most important tools in transforming your physique and maintaining a strong, healthy body and mind. Iíve kept a fitness log for over 15 years now, detailing my experiments, my progress, results and more. Itís been a wonderfully motivating tool and Iíve learnt an awful lot from it. Itís kept me on track, goal focused and allowed me to see subtle changes I would otherwise have missed, helping me to stay motivated.

In fact fitness logs are so important that itís one of the first steps I recommend in both my Perfect Body and Project Dragon courses. Iíve published excerpts from my fitness journal in the past, but never a complete edition. Today that changes.

This is the new fitness logs section and it will contain not just MY fitness logs, but hopefully yours too.

You add your own fitness log here -

With that out of the way you can check out this AWESOME training log submitted by isometric enthusiast and Perfect Body trainee - Jarell. It's called "The Black Phoenix: A Story of Rebirth" and it's really inspiring.

Check it out here -

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