The Strongest Man You’ve Never Heard Of

I’ve been warned that posting anything requiring more than sixty seconds of people’s attention is something of a risk in blogosphere. Oh well.

Most of you will know that I don’t post many videos but I watched this clip this morning and for a range of not-very-sophisticated reasons, it really resonated with me. CT Fletcher (the guy in the video) has a great story and while I certainly wouldn’t recommend all of his methods (you’ll know what I mean when you watch it), I loved listening to his story and his philosophy. I’m not posting this as any kind of educational or (necessarily) motivational piece but rather as something that some of you will find interesting. Fascinating, maybe. If you’re easily offended by swearing and/or not interested in training, you might want to give it a miss. Let me know your thoughts. :)

Here is the YouTube link : http://youtu.be/x5xXsdWRaFw

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vasilios January 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

he looks like a bad ass!

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Sulagna - Love in India January 26, 2013 at 1:11 am

Awesomely inspirational, Craig! Like always! :)

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Carmelo January 26, 2013 at 3:11 am

So, who warned you about posting things that are over 60 seconds long? They are purely marketers, no doubt. And I guess not interested in the real human condition.

On the video … it’s an example of the diversity of life (and the human condition.) But, the underlying message is what you’re sharing, isn’t it? Accomplishment takes dedication. But, even below (or above?) that is the sentiment he exposed when he said “#@%%#, I’m going to do what I love no matter what.)

Isn’t that the strongest message? Beyond the dedication? If it takes self-discipline and force to do something, do you really love it? And doesn’t love provide more lasting effort than discipline?

I’m just asking….

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Ruth January 26, 2013 at 7:25 am

I loved this video — very inspirational!
Ruth

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Prue January 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

What a great start to the day! Very inpsirational. Thank you for sharing. :-)

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Anonymous January 26, 2013 at 1:13 pm

He’s a MF legend!! :-)

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Rachael January 26, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Great video and made me think about my excuses. Not anymore!!

Thanks for sharing.

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Ryan M Hall January 27, 2013 at 7:04 am

What a geat video. I think we’re all suckers for inspiration, but this one is a great story. A real dude, who’s doing real things.
Thanks!

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Jay January 27, 2013 at 10:05 am

off topic but did Anyone notice the Snake in the background at 2:17?

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Craig January 27, 2013 at 12:59 pm

I did Jay, what the F.. was that?

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chebbieanne January 27, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Fresh high protein lunch on the run?

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Sue S January 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

I had to rewind a couple of times to see what it was…I’m still not sure, but I’m not going into that gym to find out!

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Nury B January 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Yes, it added to the inspiration even more – he can train even when the place is crawling with gigantic centipedes. What a man!

Anonyfem January 28, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I think I smell a RAT!

Trolley Wife January 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Commitment and passion. Good lord he is massive. Poor kid though. That awful Dad – and he is religious – yeah right.

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Anonymous January 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Many, many amazing achievements, but the one that touched me the most was when his son said “My dad’s my hero”.

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