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.  


You are not your WOD, you are not how fast your FRAN time is.  You are not your Clean and Jerk max.  You’re not what kind of shoes you wear.  You are not the contents of your gym bag. 


“Human beings are made of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.”
— George S. Patton

Too often am I asked what my workout times are.  As if how much I can lift says anything to the character I am.  Working out next to someone is the best judge of character, looking into their eyes when the struggle begins.  It’s not the weight on the barbell or whether you can do the WOD as prescribed.  It is using that miracle fiber of courage to dig deep into the recesses of your mind to move your body. 

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the GIFT.
— Steve Prefontaine

No matter your reasoning for working out, your goals should be crystal clear.  If you have to write them down on your bathroom mirror or if they are stored in your memory palace, the fact remains, your goals should be CRYSTAL CLEAR. 

So, before the next time you walk into the gym, ask yourself why you are there?  Doing so will provide focused intentions, no longer being flooded by distractions.  The journey is inward, inside your mind and deep within your chest.  Allow yourself to be open for change and the workouts will change you.  It is and always will be, you versus yourself.