01 Feb A Call To Strength

I don’t usually write articles that are “rah-rah” or inspirational. While I definitely want to inspire you, that’s typically not my bag to write the “rah-rah” type stuff.  My thing is more about teaching ideas, concepts, or methods that you can walk away with and apply.

Well, this article is a little different.

With the release of my recent book The Edge of Strength I outlined my entire approach to training and optimizing human potential through decades of experiences. I’ve made mistakes, but I’ve also learned a lot and continue to learn every day.

It was the legendary George Hackenschmidt who simply stated that “a man cannot derive real enjoyment from life unless he possesses a powerful and healthy physical constitution.” I believe this to be true and this is why I wrote my book.

“A man cannot derive real enjoyment from life unless he possesses
a powerful and healthy physical constitution.”
-George Hackenschmidt


What do you believe? It’s important to know what you believe because your beliefs will guide you. Do you understand what I mean?

For example, I truly believe that the qualities of strength will make us better in almost every way possible.

The truth about me is that I’m actually not a kettlebell guy. I’m not a barbell guy. It just so happens that the kettlebell and the barbell are my preferred training tools that I chose to immerse myself in. And, I did say immerse myself in. I believe that immersion is one of the secrets to success in anything in life.

So, what am I? What I am is just a guy who’s passionate about human movement and physical strength. And my commitment is helping others discover what I have because for years I just didn’t get it.


Why am I telling you this? Why now?

Because moving forward here at Rdella Training, I’ll be writing, talking, and teaching a lot more about the unique approaches that I take towards optimizing human potential.

The methods that I focus on (and are outlined in The Edge of Strength) are contained in what I call the “Strength Stacking” approach which is:

  • Fundamental human movement
  • Bodyweight training
  • Kettlebells
  • Powerlifting
  • Olympic weightlifting

This is what I do. This is what I love. This is what I’m passionate about. Anyone can engage in this approach (at the level that is most relevant for their goals) regardless of age, background, or whether someone considers themselves athletic or not.

So, you’ll see many new articles and resources coming soon on these topics and methods.

I feel privileged to have so much “skin in the game” with decades of training under my belt. And, yet I continue to immerse myself in these areas and work my ass off to become better every single day to be the best that I can be.

All that matters is to become the best version of yourself, don’t worry about anybody else and never compare yourself. Just focus to be the best YOU that you can possibly be, that’s the core of what I believe.

The foundational principles I use will apply to anyone, but there has to be a desire to learn. There has to be a desire to take action. This is where my approach will not appeal to everyone because it’s not mainstream.

It’s not the quick fix, it’s not the short-cut, and frankly it’s not for people who are lazy. No, nothing great ever comes without hard work or putting in the time, at least in my experience. These 2 things are essential for success.

Let me ask you this question. Can you think of anyone who would consciously want to avoid any of the things listed below?

-improved strength
-improved physical appearance 
-improved level of health
-feeling great about themselves
-performing at a higher level

Yet, this is exactly what most people do by not consciously engaging in strength training, at least at some level. Remember, there are different qualities of strength and different levels of strength (I fully cover them in the book).

I’ve said many times before that strength is not the only thing we need, but it sure makes everything else a hell of a lot better. And it’s important to remember that strength must be built on a baseline of safe and fundamental human movement.

We all need to be strong – and not just for the sake of being stronger – but to fully optimize our physical potential and our health and well-being. If more people realized the importance of devoting more time and energy to strength, there’s no question in my mind that there would be less prevalence of major life-threatening diseases. But that’s an entirely new discussion.


I’m sharing this article with you to inspire you now to take better control of your physical state and to maximize your potential. It doesn’t matter how far away you are or how near you are to that potential – we can all become better in some way.

It doesn’t matter your age and it doesn’t matter what your “story” is that you’re telling yourself.

You have more potential to become greater and move closer to the person you’re capable of becoming than you can imagine.

One of the best quotes I’ve come across recently is a quote I used in my book. The quote is “it’s never too late to become what you might have been” by George Eliot. Think about that for a minute would you? And believe it. If you don’t believe it, it will serve you no purpose.

“It’s never too late to become what you might have been.”
-George Eliot


Let me wrap this up now by saying “take action.”

Here’s 2 things you can do right now.

If you’d like to learn about my entire approach and methodology, then I highly encourage you to check out The Edge of Strength to dive much deeper into the philosophy and system.

If you’d like a FREE sample chapter, click here.

Additionally, I also encourage you to join the community (I give away a ton of FREE stuff, as you’ll see) and become part of a new revolution to maximize your potential. I’ll be creating many new great pieces of content and sharing them with the community at Rdella Training. I don’t want you to miss out. I want you to discover what I have and take your life to the next level.

I want you to “level-up” so to speak.

Once again this approach is not mainstream, it’s not BS, or hype, but it is a commitment to excellence and continuous journey to optimize our performance and potential.

If this resonates with you – then join the revolution now and I’ll see you on the inside. I hope you’ll be a part of it, if you’re not already.

Can’t wait to share many great new things soon such as:

  • Specific training articles to improve results
  • Great new podcast episodes for cutting edge information and resources
  • Valuable training videos – yes, they’re coming back
  • New programs and courses for specific goals
  • New opportunities for you to take things to the next level
  • Unconventional topics and guests to help you discover your greatness
  • And much more…

This is your “call to strength.” What will you do?

Will you be on the sidelines or are you getting in the game?

Are you a spectator or a player?

The choice is yours. 

It always has been…

Stay tuned for great new training articles coming soon. I’ve been developing a “pipeline” of new content.

Let’s spread the word, please share this on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere you’d like.

Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS writes about strength training methods to optimize health and performance. If you enjoyed this, join a strong and growing community of passionate fitness enthusiasts and subscribe below to get a ton of cool, free stuff! Subscribe at RdellaTraining.com/join and get your FREE Report and Resource Guide.
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