The Strength of Lions
He was inspired by the example
of Hercules and was taught the secrets of strength by lions. He became a legend in his own lifetime and remains one of the
most recognizable icons of our age.
Hark, for I would speak of Charles
As I follow my own quest for
Might, I walk in complete confidence. In addition to all else actualizing my purpose entails, I have begun a course of action
that will transform my physique into the heroic ideal I have always endeavored to embody.
How can I be so certain that I
will succeed? I've followed the way of Charles Atlas before... I know from experience where that particular path leads.
The first time was in my pre-teens.
Testosterone had already transformed me but I had no ready access to free weights. I wanted to be mighty like Hercules.
How could I accomplish this?
I found the answer in a comic book.
A smiling man, muscular and strong, promised me that I too could be like him with a minimal investment of my time. Charles
Atlas still walked the earth during this period and, though a bit older than he appeared in the ad, he still looked very strong
and supremely healthy. I decided to take him up on his word and enroll.
My imagination ran free... in just
seven days... I would have the heroic physique I desired.
When my package finally came, I
was very excited. I was even more excited as time passed: the course actually delivered. Each and every envelope contained
new exercises and taught character building. It promoted a system of values based on strength and health. I felt as though
each set of lessons was addressed to me personally, Charles Atlas' DEAR FRIEND.
And for a time in my youth I revelled
in my heroic physique.
Years later... An adult now, I
was working several jobs to keep afloat and was very much out of shape. I had no time for working out (or so I believed).
I loved to read though, and nostalgically bought a discounted copy of 'Yours in Perfect Manhood'. I re-read it several times
before actually doing the dynamic tension exercises included in the book.
Before long I had enrolled with Charles Atlas again.
Dynamic Tension(R) was the foundation
upon which I built a heroic physique as a young man.
That was more than half a lifetime
ago. My weight has fluctuated a bit throughout my subsequent sojourn, though I've physically retained the heroic template.
My recent adventures leave me little time to regularly visit gyms or consistently lift weights.
Luckily, the Charles Atlas course
requires neither. I only need perform the exercises twice daily to sculpt my heroic physique. Of this I am sure.
As The Age of Heroes dawns, I invite
you all to actualize your dreams and make manifest your best possible self. I've always found the Charles Atlas course a good place
to start, perhaps you will as well.
Thor the Barbarian