“Civilization has, indeed, become a slaughtering-car crowned by a grinning effigy of comfort, before which man blindly and voluntarily hurls himself in his own ignorance.”-Eugen Sandow, strongman and bodybuilder
Sandow said this in the early 20th century, and I suppose it goes double today.
Indeed, we’ve gotten used to a higher and thus more comfortable standard of living.
Is this a bad thing?
What we’ve done is amazing. We live like past kings and have raised the standard of living and life expectancy tremendously.
BUT…the problem becomes when we don’t balance it out with a bit of discomfort. This makes us soft, weak, and unable to meet demands of any vigorous activities we may encounter.
Think about it:
What if you must defend yourself?
What if your kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews ask you to play a sport with them?
What if a good friend asks you to help them move?
Answer this question honestly: would you be able to just jump into the above with grace and ease?
This is why strength training is so important.
It’s a way to safely get uncomfortable while building far-reaching functional benefits, preparing you for any physical task life throws at you.
Indeed, strength training strengthens your body and mind, builds confidence, and keeps you in touch with your physical being.
It’s imperative in today’s world.