That Bar Won’t Defeat Me

I will not be intimidated.

Cold iron may not be my friend, but it is not my enemy.

It’s a tool.

A seven foot, knurled instrument for my purpose.

That bar won’t defeat me.

I don’t need to outnumber it by having friends with me when we meet.

The iron is not my enemy.

It’s a tool shaped for my purpose.

And today I will bend it to my will and wield it for His viewing pleasure.


I will.

About the author

John Greaves III is a writer based in North Georgia with nearly two decades of experience in training at home. A former amateur kickboxing champion, John now competes recreationally in powerlifting. He takes a physical culture approach to training; believing that strength and health need not be mutually exclusive. In addition to his nonfiction work, John has written two fiction books, A Different Kind of Giant and A Little Lesson in Manners that are available on



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