Posts Tagged ‘persistence’

Arthur Boorman’s story is incredible. I first saw the video below years ago, and just had to write about it on my blog. Arthur was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years. Through years of being a paratrooper, his knees and back slowly started to deteriorate. After gaining a lot of weight, he was no longer able to walk without assistance. Doctors told him he would never walk without support again.

One day, he came across an article that talked about famous professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page, and how he had been practicing Yoga. The article inspired Arthur to give it a shot. As you can imagine, the road was a rough one. Progress started slow and he fell often. But he never gave up. DDP took interest in his story, and began communicating with, encouraging, and supporting Arthur through his journey. He ended up losing 140lbs in 10 months, and just a little bit more physical independence!

Watch the awesome video below, share it with someone you know who might need a little pick-me-up, and remember… through consistency, discipline, a strong support network, and a well-thought-out training program, so much is possible!

I swear every time I watch this. Every time! I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying!


I’m going to start this off with a bit of “constructive criticism” I received from my friend.

Adam Griffin is one the most handsome men in Denver (maybe you remember him from this video), and a close friend of mine. His feedback to me after watching the video below (in which I talk about relationships) was, “It’s a great topic, but you could have done without the comparison to family, the point stands enough on it’s own.”
My logic for including that in the video is this: There are many different kinds of relationships that we have. I say that the only one where there will be a nearly certain outcome, though, is that relationship we have with “the barbell.” My comparison to family issues was to simply say that you never know what can happen with our interactions with other people.

Either way, my message here is simple:

If you put in half of the effort with your training, rest, and nutrition, I feel you should expect half of the results.
However, if you truly dedicate yourself to doing those things well, your potential for performance and improved health is nearly unimaginable.

As always, I would love to hear your feedback on this stuff, guys.