“Bodybuilding is a line drawn in the sand--it slaps you in the face,
dares you. At 14, when I discovered those weights in the basement, I
knew I crossed that line, knew there would be no turning back... Ever.”
“The quickest way between here and there, today and tomorrow, is a
straight line. Each and every day, so many distractions get in the way,
threaten to take me off course. I have to stay on the path, stay true.
“In my life, I walk a tightrope. The air is thin up here and one small
misstep means I’ll fall to the ground--without a safety net. Needs and
desires? Yeah, it’s hard having to balance everything, staying focused.
“It’s a fine line between the two... People think I’m nuts doing what I
do. Yeah, they’re not wrong. This pursuit is a descent into madness.
I’ve been on this slide for a while now and I can’t stop. Not yet...”
“When I look at my hands, I see my old man. My hands, like his, were
made for working. But it’s more than genetics he passed on. On days
where I feel like hanging it up, I see him and I keep steamrolling on.”
“As a kid, I knew all the bodybuilders by heart--the faces, their
stats. See this curl machine? Arnold himself used it. Know what that’s
like? Pure electricity. This great sport has a long line... I am part
Week 05 Extra: You
interested in checking out Wrath's current training routine? Fellas,
it's gonna be emailed to all Animalpak.com registered users next Friday
(since next Friday, the Journey won't be updated--Wrath's Journey will
pick up again 4/7/06). So if you're interested, and you're not
registered, register here. Peace.