Hold Fast Iron

"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17

Hold Fast Iron is dedicated to sharpening the lives of others.  

Hold Fast Friday


Feeling inspired by the Tour De France, which began again on July 4th.  I wanted to post a bit of history surrounding this epic race.  Posted from http://www.letour.com/le-tour/2015/us/history/

he line between insanity and genius is said to be a fine one, and in early 20th century France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was that, on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. After six mammoth stages (Nantes - Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic.  Maurice Garin pictured above.


It never gets easier; you just go faster. Greg Lemond, 3 Time Tour De France Champion


For time: Scale as Needed

42 Pistols, alternating

21 Deadlifts with 225lb / 155lb

30 Pistols

15 Deadlifts

18 Pistols

9 Deadlifts

Then: 100 ft. Handstand walk

Optional Scaled Version

For Time:

42 jumping Air Squats

21 Deadlifts with 225lb / 155lb

30 Jumping Air Squats

15 Deadlifts

18 Jumping Air Squats

9 Deadlifts

Then: 100 ft. Bear crawl


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