From an Instagram Post


from an Instagram post to Phil Bennett when he posted a workout after a temporary hiatus

this Instagram post by Phil Bennett inspired my postThere’s nothing like having a storm blow through your life

and after it’s gone,

being able to stand and realize that though the chaff and flotsam blew away;

you stand unbroken in the stillness that follows.

Welcome back home.


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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