Today’s date is an excellent opportunity to write about beliefs and convictions. On July 20th, 1944, Claus Schenck Graf von Stauffenberg famously tried to assassinate Adolf Hitler in his headquarters in East Prussia. The plot failed, Hitler survived and the conspirators were arrested and murdered.

Aside from personal bravery, these men and what they did on July 20th is a great example of the importance of holding onto your beliefs regardless of the possible consequences. As Henning von Treskow put it: “The attempt on Hitler’s life must be made, coutequecoute. If we do not succeed, at the very least we will show the world that there is another Germany.”

As a bodybuilder, one faces a similar situation, of course with much less dire consequences. One must ask themselves: “What is it that I really want? What am I willing to give up to achieve this goal? Is my environment supportive?”

If it is not, maybe it’s time to find your circle of conspirators!

Train hard,
Maik Wiedenbach

Author: Maik Wiedenbach

Maik Wiedenbach came to the US on a basis of a swimming scholarship to Fordham University where he became athlete of the year 2000 as we ll as a Hall of famer in 2012. Being a professional athlete for 10 years and the highest level gave him a great starting foundation to teach others about health, fitness and nutrition.... Read More

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