My personal philosophy on working out, fitness, aesthetics, etc:

It must be fun

To workout or get fit ain’t no moralistic duty. It is supposed to be fun!

Social

Fitness is social. Like the Ancient Greek gymnasiums of the past (which were essentially open-air areas where men hung out, worked out, and chatted). Park is superior to the gym, because social interaction is encouraged. In the gym, everyone is extremely anti social, with headphones and phones plugged in.


Making new friends, diverse new views and opinions

The best way to increase ‘diversity’ in your life? Go to the park. Workout with other guys from all walks of life. Then share your opinions. Treat it like the water-cooler, but in public. Public life is the best life.

Share tips

Certainly there is no right and wrong when it comes to fitness and working out. My suggestion:

When you see someone who seems very physically impressive, ask him or her for tips.

This ain’t no competition. We can all get the gains together.

Don’t workout with headphones on

The best way to promote anti social fitness behavior: working out with headphones.

Watch the old school Arnold bodybuilding documentary. Ask yourself:

Is anyone listening to headphones when working out?

No! Sure they are blasting music in the background, but working out was far more social.

No phone

Working out with a phone is death. Less focus. Also, notice the bodybuilders and powerlifters of the past were not addicted to the gram! Much better environment.


Natural way of working out?

When living in Vietnam, to workout at the park was the only legitimate way to workout.

Social life is the only life in Vietnam. I learned a lot from being here. All the guys with their shirt off, working out, chatting, socializing, and shooting the shit. Nobody with headphones on. Even music is rare.


Modern day working out

To workout ain’t no moral or ethical obligation. Workout in a spirit of fun. Make new friends. Aim for intensity, not reps.

Also, do it all. Do bodybuilding, yoga, powerlifting, workouts in the park, bodyweight exercises, calisthenics. It is all good. The ultimate apex male and masculinity physique is to do it all!

ERIC


My Muscle Philosophy:

Treat your body as sculpture.

This is not my body

The first thing:

I don’t see my body as belonging to me. I look at my body like it belongs to someone else.

When I look at the Lamborghini of someone else, I admire it. When I see the muscles and physiques of anyone else, I admire it. Then I had the epiphany:

Why not transform my own body into a Lambo, and admire my own body instead?

The logic

The great logic:

  1. It is far cheaper to get buff than to buy a Lambo.
  2. The human body is the apex beauty. This means your personal goal in life should be to beautify your own personal body to the maximum (without plastic surgery, steroids, etc).
  3. Ultimate democratic approach: Genetics doesn’t matter. Sex doesn’t matter. Racial ethnicity doesn’t matter. Anyone can both add muscle mass and subtract fat.
  4. It doesn’t cost much to get ripped. Just intermittent fast [no breakfast, no lunch], one big ass meal a day, and mostly a ‘ketogenic’ diet.
  5. Your body is always with you. Why not beautify your body to inspire yourself?

The joy of sculpting your own body

To sculpt your own body is insanely fun. Why? You can see the change over time!

Once again, the goal is simple:

Never stop adding muscle mass, and never stop reducing body fat, or keeping it low (around 10%).

Muscle and your body is highly practical.

The more muscle you have, the more energy you got. The more power you got to make art-work, and live with gratitude, joy, and hyper-vigor.

Strengthen on, and flex on!

ERIC

MUSCLE 101

  1. How Appearance Matters
  2. How I Workout at Home
  3. My Philosophy of Food
  4. The Best Park Workouts
  5. How to Quit Sugar
  6. How to Workout in the Streets and Park
  7. How Much Meat Can You Eat in a Day?
  8. APEX MALE MASCULINITY
    HOW I WORKOUT AT THE PARK
  9. How to Lose Fat
  10. How I Became Stronger and Buffer and More Swole During and After Quarantine
  11. What is Skinny-Fat?
  12. In Praise of Working Out at the Park
  13. Why Meat is Good
  14. Flesh over Metal
  15. Why Lower Your Bodyfat?
  16. How to Augment Your Recovery
  17. Increase Intensity, not Reps
  18. My Park Workout
  19. How to Fast
  20. HOW I WORKOUT FROM THE PARK
  21. How I Got So Swole
  22. Pure Power or Sculpture?
  23. How to Workout in the Streets
  24. How to Workout At Home With No Equipment
  25. Super Saiyan is the Goal
  26. MY POWERLIFTING PHILOSOPHY
  27. MY EXERCISE/WORKOUT PHILOSOPHY
  28. What if Mood Originates in the Stomach and Gut? Digestion Health
  29. Why I Don’t Consume Protein Powder or Supplements
  30. Real vs Fake // Natural vs Unnatural
  31. You Can’t Fake Strength
  32. How to Grow Your Muscles
  33. How to Add Muscle and Subtract Fat at the Same Time
  34. ERIC KIM BODY MUSCLE FLEX
  35. Don’t Build Muscle, Build Strength.
  36. Visual Kinesthesia: Muscles and Art
  37. How to Maximize Muscle Growth and Fat Loss
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