I show you how practice is preparation and how practice is your conscious engagement with your training and life which creates more competence in life. Practice is the way you become more. You learn that engagement is the conscious inhabitation of your body and mind. It is a present, attuned participation with your training. Readers discover how engagement is the conduction of your free and open awareness through your activities, whatever they may be.
I show you the problem when you stop practicing. When you become comfortable or when you are able to create some level of adequacy in life, habit often steps in. This stops practice. You stop stepping into becoming more and start repeating the past. Readers learn that soon life will present you with challenges that you have not appropriately prepared for.
You learn how the desire to go beyond your habits in the gym and life, to free yourself from the unexamined constraints is the heart of strength. Readers go on to learn that practice in one area or domain is insufficient to meet the complex demands of life. Leaving out important dimensions of yourself often leaves you underprepared and underdeveloped.
I show readers how integral practice, the engagement of all of your major faculties in the present, can be used to refine all of the major aspects of the self, thus preparing you to achieve more. You learn why training just train your body is a waste of time and energy. You discover that there is no reason not to train your body, mind and heart simultaneously.
Readers discover that strength training can become a powerful integral practice for them, enabling them to become more. Grow, refine and develop yourself physically, emotionally and mentally as well as spiritually all from your workouts.