Larry Berry

Welcome to another edition of Mental Meat Heads. Today we have my good friend, Larry Berry. Larry lives and works in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His primary job is Director of Plant Operations at Lee University, but not being one to sit on his ass and coast with just one job, Larry is also responsible for the fitness aspect of the health and wellness program that Lee offers to students , faculty, and staff. Larry is no stranger to the process of transformation. While living in Chicago he trained and competed in powerlifting. After moving to Chattanooga, away from his family and… Read More »

Sharpen Your Saw

Here’s a fable for you: A old man went for a walk in the woods. After a mile or so he began to hear the sounds of another man working. As he approached he saw a younger man laboring furiously at sawing down a tree. “Whacha doin’ there, sonny?” the old man asked with a grin. “I’m trying to cut down this tree,” the younger man said with as much patience as he could muster. “Well, it looks like your trying very hard. How long have you been at it?” “Five hours, so far. I’m about half way through.” “Wow,… Read More »


I want to thank everyone who gave me feedback on yesterday’s post. Gary Larrison, a fellow Underground Strength Coach said this, I believe that it is up to the grass root movement which I believe to be growing and spreading more quickly and readily than we know. It will take time, but we did not wind up in this “mess” over night, so we do our best, let that stand for what is truthful as we know it and keep on marching. Gary is a fellow physical culturalist, it’s clear from his email that he supports movement and exploration as… Read More »

First, Seek to Understand…

“First. seek to understand, then to be understood.” Oh, this is a good one. I spent Saturday and Sunday in Tennessee with family. My cousin-in-law, Gary, had suffered a brain hemorrhage from an aneurysm several weeks ago. On Saturday friends and family got together to host a spaghetti supper to raise money for my cousin and help mitigate some of the financial costs of this hardship. As you can imagine, I had my issues with the whole idea of a spaghetti supper. The concept of a carb laden sugar fest whose primary purpose was to alleviate health care costs struck… Read More »