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Jim Wendler 

We were either flagged or reported for Hate Speech on Facebook for this. Apparently we are inciting violence, too. Years ago, I would have said, “We made it!” Now? It just means you are doing something correct. Don’t be silenced by weakness.

October 26-28 - I am honored to be speaking at the SWIS Symposium this year. It will be held in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Thanks to Ken Kinakin for inviting me and thanks to Dave Tate for allowing me to go in 2005. Dave spoke that year and I came along; I was technically supposed to help Dave but the reality is he knew I was an awesome wingman. Tons of people will be speaking so it is definitely worth your time. I’ll be speaking on training HS athletes.

Instagram Training QA happening now. For the next two hours, I’ll be answering training questions here. Keep in mind the format; I can’t type massive responses. It’s now 5:19 EST - let the games begin. Keep questions training related!

My transformation has begun! I was asked to fill out my “2018 Life Transformation” at my doctors office a couple months ago. My response made the wall; and perhaps an audit.

SWAT team sniper, Dave Sherrard, of Richardson P.D. was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018. At JimWendler.com, we are selling a special 5/3/1 t-shirt to help raise money to help Dave’s family. Read below for more information.

When Dave Sherrard was killed in the line of duty, my wife and I were told of his commitment to his family, his friends and his team.  We were also informed of his relentless pursuit to make everyone do the 5/3/1 program.  Dave made no secret of his passion of training and the 5/3/1 philosophies.  I wonder if his friends would wax poetic about the Conjugate Method, Starting Strength or would occasionally let him know Crossfit was superior, all while trying to keep a straight face. I know I would have.
I'm sure a SWAT team is similar to a football team - the camaraderie and ball busting is over the top.  From the outside, it may look hostile but in close quarters, this is how you know you are part of the extended family.  I will never know Dave personally but I can safely say that after hearing about him, he and I would have a great time together.  And while there is more to life than lifting weights, it is still something that bonds so many of us together.  Dave supported me and this is the only way I know how to return the favor.  Shirt 1078 and the 5/3/1 Blue Line Hoodie are available on Pre Sale with 100% of all proceeds going to his wife and two daughters.  Thank you Dave, for your support and most importantly your service to your community. -Jim Wendler

Why Train? * For physical and mental health.
* For self-improvement.
* To challenge yourself physically and mentally.
* To develop the bite that may help you through difficult times.
* To honor all the men who have fought before you; it is part of your DNA to fight.
* To show/prove to yourself that you can change through will.
* In a world of "easy", it keeps your teeth sharp.
* Because we don't have to chop wood anymore.
* Being stronger is ALWAYS better.
* To understand that there is cause and effect to action; and inaction.
* A stronger body can equal a stronger mind can equal a stronger body.
* There is zero negative consequence to being a stronger man.
* To be a great example to your children; fat, weak and ignorant is not a good role model.
* To exhaust your body and mind so as to suffer/put up with weak fools and ignorant beggars who demand what you have earned.
* To learn self-reliance.
* To understand that compassion and empathy is noble but not given lightly.
* Because a mentally and physically dangerous man will always be needed.

I’m speaking at the Elitefts conference in March (along with many others). I’ll be speaking on coaching high school teams (different than training a high school kid). I live by principles. I train by principles. I coach by principles. It’s rarely the X’s and O’s that matter; it’s always the principles that form a strong base. Anyone that comes gets a free smile.

Chin down, eyes forward. James began boxing; he’s 6 years old, figured out Santa is a ruse but pretty sure he can be a super hero in a few years. Special thanks to Pilger’s Old Skool Boxing for the help and enthusiasm.

At JimWendler.com - 15% OFF all Hoodies, Tees, Gear and Hats in addition to any current discounts.

Wolves and Sheep: A sheep can never be a wolf, no matter what costume he puts on. But the sheep can adopt the principles and strength of the wolf, thereby making him stronger and better than the other sheep. (Video is in-season training of London HS Football team; currently 8-1)

The London Red Raider football team is now 5-0. Led by strong senior leadership, a downhill running game (our RB has almost 1500 yards already) and a physical defense, these kids are learning how consistent hard, smart work pays off. We do nothing special or fancy; we just do the basics better. Congrats to all the kids who made the effort and commitment. I am proud to be part of their team.

New "Eat, Sleep, Mate, Defend" t-shirts and decals available at the JimWendler.com store. A sprinkling of machismo for both males and females. In other breaking news, consistent hard, smart work in training results in success. More on this revelation on the 10:00 news. Stay tuned!

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