/ by Modern Adversary

Fitness is strength and conditioning but also strength of character. Self-discipline in training and diet and recovery, added to consistent confrontation with physical and psychological challenges, produces self-confidence and overall hardness that cannot be achieved any other way. The way you carry yourself changes as physical capability and mental resilience increase. When you can do 100 front squats at bodyweight and deadlift more than two times your bodyweight you will walk and talk differently—tall and proud.
— Mark Twight (via swimbikerunpizza)