USP Teenage Male Athletes Passage into Manhood!

One of the often overlooked benefits of training in THE PIT at USP is what I like to refer to as the Teenage Male rites of manhood…

I firmly believe that one of the best ways to develop strong masculine personality characteristics is through a little known rite of passage called The USP PIT Gymnasium.

In this day and age there are few ways to truly develop young men both physically and mentally! In western society there are very few defining moments that mark the transition from being a boy to becoming a MAN…Some would define it as often having your first beer, going into a night club or getting your license…

Some African tribes dump their 13 year old boys in the middle of the woods with nothing but a knife and then tell them when they get back to the tribes home they are then declared a MAN.

In western society we don’t have many meaningful ways to mark the transition from boy to man…

Although getting your son into Strength training (in THE PIT with USP) is a great way to start…

Let me elaborate..

1. The teenage male learns how to inflict and embrace pain during his training sessions and subsequent days following training..

USP AThlete and former Brisbane Lions AFL player Bryce Retzlaff  developed his strength of body and strength of mind in THE PIT as a teenager!

USP Athlete and former Brisbane Lions AFL player Bryce Retzlaff  developed his strength of body and strength of mind in THE PIT as a teenager!

2. The teenage male quickly learns the value of a high work ethic and commitment to train consistently as that is the only way in which results will come…

3. The teenage male will experience delayed gratification..in that the results and progress only come after a disciplined focused effort…

4. The teenage male becomes self sufficient when training…Mum and Dad no longer hold his hand and or can force him to train and or eat correctly…he has to accept the consequences and results of his actions both in the gym and away from the gym…

5. The teenage male learns about the Kaizen principle (Small incremental improvements over large periods of time, lead to massive improvements over a long period of time).

World Champion Martial Artist Matty Parks is a perfect example of applying the kaizen principle-small incremental improvements over a large period of time

World Champion Martial Artist Matty Parks is a perfect example of applying the kaizen principle-small incremental improvements over a large period of time. Starting with me at bodyweight of 52kgs when he returned from Japan back in 2004. Almost a decade later his tips the scales at 82kgs!

6. The teenage male learns the difference between Progression and Stagnation!

7. The teenage male learns Health and wellness skills for life!

8. The teenage male becomes self assured and confident for life!

In my opinion this right of passage with a barbell, sweat and hard work goes a long way to developing the Ultimate Male! Mens sana in corpore sano…. Strong mind in a Strong Body!!!

Strong Mind Strong Body

All the best,

Joey Hayes