Why manual labor is good for you

Posted: February 27, 2015 in fitness, get in shape, strength
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Yes, Rich Froning, Jr. is a 4-time world champion in the Reebok CrossFit Games; that in itself is impressive.

He;s a farm boy from Tennessee, where his Dad,  Rich Froning, Sr. instilled a strong work ethic. He “worked him like a dog” as the old expression goes, even as a young boy

I didn’t grow up on a farm, but I did plenty of manual labor in my lifetime, and it built a strong work ethic in me. My Dad hooked me up with some old-world Italian block masons when I was 15 to work as a mud tender. I had mostly been a bus boy or dish washer in restaurants from  age13 until then. Much of my life life was spent doing hard manual labor.

Now I am approaching  my 65th birthday (GOD-willing) in a few months. I still feel strong and healthy

I can relate to Rich’s upbringing it helped make him into a man. Hard physical labor is one of the best things  parents can teach their kids. Respect for hard work is a rare thing these days and it shows all through our culture.

Do your kids a favor and make them work hard, it will pay off big time later in life!


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