“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Greetings Spartans,

Just a blast from the past with a quote from one of the greatest bodybuilding champions in modern history.

So many of you might wonder how this can affect you, your performance and your life. It’s about mindset and how you perceive circumstances. If you take a loss as an inevitable negative factor, you already haven’t taken it to your advantage. Losing is devastating but if you take inspiration of the moment and learn from the experience then you gain strength through suffering.

Development is not a straight forward path, it’s constantly weaving and winding and set with many unexpected pitfalls and stops.

Your lowest moments are not what define you, but how you handle the darkness and overcome the obstacles that make you….You!

In the gym this is the moment you feel like giving up on your goal to lose weight and be better. Regardless of your goal remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day and you aren’t made or broken by 1 session.

Struggle for the mantle you deserve and the goals will follow.


Good luck,

Ben – Founder Spartan’s Lane –

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