Sets of 5 at 162.5kg today and these felt good. Slowly increasing the weight every week and trusting the process. I have decided to put my boxing on hold for the time being. I’m still training but no fight date has been set. My mind is fully focused on my building my gym and being the best coach I can be for my clients and that requires a lot of time so for the time being, that’s where my focus is. I have my own personal goals that I want to achieve so you’ll see a good change in my strength, boxing ability and body 😉. #PTA#PlatinumTrainingAcademy#training#squat#trainhard#striveforgreatness#technique#PB#strengthtraining#boxer @alexkassis_pta @katmessinis_pta @stathism9 @spartan2732
Extract from: The Autobiography of Malcolm X(New York: Grove Press, 1964)
Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.
I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca. I have made my seven circuits around the Ka’ba, led by a young Mutawaf named Muhammad. I drank water from the well of the Zam Zam. I ran seven times back and forth between the hills of Mt. Al-Safa and Al-Marwah. I have prayed in the ancient city of Mina, and I have prayed on Mt. Arafat.
There were tens of thousands of pilgrims, from all over the world. They were of all colors, from blue-eyed blonds to black-skinned Africans. But we were all participating in the same ritual, displaying a spirit of unity and brotherhood that my experiences in America had led me to believe never could exist between the white and non-white.
America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered ‘white’–but the ‘white’ attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all colors together, irrespective of their color.
You may be shocked by these words coming from me. But on this pilgrimage, what I have seen, and experienced, has forced me to re-arrange much of my thought-patterns previously held, and to toss aside some of my previous conclusions. This was not too difficult for me.
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