The butterfly and the hurricane: a different kind of strength

Posted: September 4, 2016 in mental toughness, mindset, motivation, Powerlifting, strength
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This week I saw something I thought I  might never see a second time.

As the storm that became Hurricane Hermine passed through our area, it knocked down a tree about 50 feet from my house. The very next day I saw a butterfly go by my window completely unharmed. How did this seemingly fragile creature survive that storm?

I saw the same this happen a few years ago and it intrigued me. How is that possible?

I mean trees are strong and butterflies are weak, right?

It makes me think of the people I have met that looked very average but had incredible strength. Things are not always what they appear to be.

I meet people. like Jen Rottsinger, who pulls a 408lb deadlift at only 115lb body weight.  It doesn’t seem possible, but it is a fact and has been done.

I see Richard Hawthorne pull a 610lb deadlift for four reps at only 135lb bodyweight.

It makes me rethink what  the true indicators of strength really are.

 

 

 

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