BOOK 2 - The Cursing of the Stick-Legged
2:1 And it came to pass that a shadow of evil fell over the people of Sq'waht. Sq'waht looked down over Her dominion from Her iron cage, and despaired of Her creation. For her once-loyal subjects were consumed with blasphemies, and spoke only of toning, sculpting and firming; Her sages now prophesied only of new ointments to rid the people of cellulite. Deep within the bowels of the gyms where once Amazons had strode on legs like bronzed temple columns, now teachers of Aerobik warned darkly of "bulking up" and offered their false idol of StepKlaas instead; where steel bars, proud and true, had reached toward the sky and cradled their weighty children, now diabolical SmithmaSheens with their enslaved "easy-spotting" bars stood.
2:2 Thus Sq'waht was enraged, and dispensed Her wrath throughout the land. In the fields and factories, cities and towns, Her subjects were stricken with the plague of Stick Legs, upon which no bounty of muscle ripened. And it was thus for all the worshipers of false idols.
2:3 Yet there remained true believers who continued to venerate the Goddess in secret. Their backs were straight and noble, arching gently at the waist, and their knees never did o'ershadow their toes. Yea, they did verily build the temple of their bodies atop a foundation of rock, not twigs. Among themselves they passed down the knowledge which the Stick-Legged subjects had spurned. And it was good.
2:4 The Stick Legged Ones gazed upon the disciples of Sq'waht, and became
envious, since their hearts had been polluted by false idols. They renewed
their efforts to turn Sq'wahtters away from the True Path. They enticed them
with weights of pink vinyl, and tried to strike terror into them with
fearsome tales of Eastern European he-women, and threats of backs and knees
ground into powder. But the Sq'wahtters would not be swayed. Their heels
drove firmly into the ground, like the roots of the mighty oak trees. Their
knees remained healthy and their patellae did travel smoothly within their
femoral grooves; their spines ever-stronger. The Stick Legs withered, and
grew even more weak with age and a diet of naught but lettuce leaves and
falsely sweetened water.
BOOK 3 - Thus Spake Sq'waht
3:1 And thus spake Sq'waht to Her followers: "Standeth thou straight, and taketh upon thy shoulders the bar of iron, 5 cubits in length. Let not thy spine droop 'neath its burden; rather secure thy back like the mighty walls of Jericho."
3:2 "Then must thou drop thy ass to the floor, keeping knees behind toes as summer follows behind spring in the natural order. Let not thy weight shift onto your toes, for along that path walks the ever-present companion Laws Of Physicks, and She is a bitch goddess who tippeth her subjects forward and contriveth to rip their kneecaps from their sockets."
3:3 "As the tallest building is necessarily driven into a solid foundation, so should thy heels drive into the floor so that thou may ascend heavenward. To assist thy upward travel, gaze also heavenward in contemplation of the Glory of Sq'waht. Alloweth not thy knees to drift inward like the twin sisters Scylla and Charybdis who unite for the destruction of seafarers."
3:4 "If thou doeth all these things, thou will be richly rewarded, for Mine
is the Kingdom of To-Die-For Legs."
BOOK 4 - Proverbs
4:1 If the bar be not bending, Thou art merely pretending.
4:2 Friends do not let friends squat high.
4:3 Getteth thee under the bar and quit whining.
4:4 One obeisance to Sq'waht is better than a thousand leg lifts.
4:5 The long journey towards perfection begins with a single Sq'waht.