SELFIE MUSCLE ERIC KIM

WHY GET RIPPED?

Society tells us:

Thou with the biggest muscles and least amount of body fat is the most superior human being.

But we must wonder:

Is this true? Why even care for human physique?

My thoughts:

Is it all really subjective?

I don’t think so. I think there are some hard facts:

A human being who is 500 pounds with 50% body fat percentage will be seen as ‘ugly’, and a human being who is 200 pounds with 10% body fat percentage will be seen as more beautiful.

Now where does subjectivity play in? More subjective things:

  1. Facial structure (morphology)
  2. Skin tone
  3. Body shape
  4. Etc…

Does it matter?

selfie muscle abs

Personal vanity is not bad or evil. I think you just gotta be honest with yourself.

For myself, I like to take off my shirt before I take a shower, flex, and look at the growth of my muscles. To me, one of the greatest joys in my life is to to see my muscles grow and my physical strength grow. To me, if I could have a 700 pound deadlift or own 50 Lamborghinis, I would prefer to have the 700 pound deadlift.

In praise of biological growth

Nowadays I am far more interested in biological growth than other forms of growth. Why? Because your body is the source of all your wisdom. Without your body, your soul cannot exist.

I like how I can actually control it.

The great thing with the human body:

You can actually control it.

For example, the secret to increase muscle mass and lower body fat is simple:

  1. Intermittent fasting: No breakfast or lunch. Break your fast at 8pm.
  2. When you break your fast, eat a lot of fatty meat, bitter herbs and greens, and soup.
  3. During the day, drink lots of black coffee, water, tea, etc.
  4. Don’t drink alcohol, don’t do drugs, don’t do protein powder or supplements
  5. Lift heavy weights everyday — use dumbbells at home, body weight exercise, etc.
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