Hey everybody, it’s Jedd. I hope you had a pleasant Holiday weekend, and that you have a peaceful Memorial Day.
I also hope your training is going well. I had an awesome time training Saturday. Some buddies, Mike Rinderle and Frank Snyder came over and we had an excellent workout. I’ve got some video clips that I will post up later in the week.
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But for right now I’d like to focus on something else…
For a while now I have been thinking about doing something a little different here on the site, and I think I’ve finally figured out what to do.
I’d like to start something called Iron Masters.
You see, I first got into weight training so that I could be in great shape for decades to come. I wanted to get in shape and stay in shape far into my later years. I wanted to have a strong back and walk with good posture well into the future. I wanted to have strong knees and hips and never have to walk with a cane. I’ve always thought it would be great to live a long life of strength and fitness and that is what I shoot to do every day.
I’ll never stop lifting!!!
Iron Masters is simply a recognition program for those athletes in the Diesel Universe who are hitting it hard, building muscle, staying fit, eating right, setting an example and helping others over the age of 50.
I know that “Masters” is a word that is often used in competitions of many kinds to describe other age classes, but 50 will be the cut-off here.
It could be somebody who has trained for the last 30 years, or someone who has had gaps in their training. As long as they are living the Iron life now, that is all that matters.
This is not limited to people here in the US. I don’t care where the athletes live. The name of the game is the Iron, so they can be from anywhere.
I think we all can think of men and women we know in our lives who are not letting age hold them back from staying fit and strong. They’re at the gyms we train at. We see them at the store. We work alongside them at our jobs.
I want to do show the men and women of the older generations that we look up to them and appreciate the example that they set.
Now, I already have a few people in mind that I will be contacting. In fact, I’ve already contacted one of them. However, I don’t know every single person in the world over 50 that is killing it with the Iron. I am relying on YOU to help me out with this. So this is what I need from you.
I need YOU to send me suggestions of people YOU would like to see recognized here. It will really help me out if you could send me the following…
- Name – Make sure it’s cool with them first
- Picture – Get a good high-quality picture of them in their training or a nice head shot. Multiple pictures are good, too.
- Age – Again, make sure it’s alright with them. Some people may only like an “Over 50″ description, and that’s cool too.
- Bio – Tell us about why you think these athletes deserve this recognition. This should be at least 200 words.
- Accolades – What has this person accomplished over the years in the way of athleticism?
Once you get all of this stuff around, send it my way (jedd dot diesel at gmail dot com). I will then do my best to get it posted on this site within just a couple of days.
The people you recognize can be your parents, training partners, coaches, gym owners, friends, acquaintances, people you’ve read about, etc.
If you have any other questions as to what to include, you can email me or leave a comment below.
The only other thing I think I have to add to this is that the athlete can do whatever training, sports, activities, they may like, but they have to at least train with weights. After all, this is the Masters of Iron, meaning weight training.
I reserve the right to hold recognitions off the site if they seem fake, suspicious, made up, etc.
For now, I look forward to receiving the nominations. You can start sending them right away and I will remind everybody from time to time to keep them coming. Just send your nominations to me at (jedd dot diesel at gmail dot com).
Any questions, just leave a comment below!
Thanks and all the best in your training.