My theory:

The more you workout and boost your testosterone, the more creatively inspired, productive, and motivated you will become.

It is all in the legs

As a photographer it is very physical. You must stand, run, leap, crouch to get the shot. Thus, strong legs, strong hips are good.

For myself, I do body weight exercises, calisthenics, weight lifting, yoga— I do it all. Why? Greater performance for photography.

In praise of the park

Funny enough, I’m buffer, bigger, and more swole now than I was before covid. Why? More time working out, more variety in workouts, and more meat consumption.

Also at the park, I’ve made new friends! Social interaction. Conquering your fears of talking to strangers — park is good to practice your social skills and fear conquering.

Ideas

Simple workouts to do to strengthen yourself which are huuuugely advantageous to photography:

  1. Squats
  2. Deadlift
  3. Pistol one legged body weight squat
  4. Lunges
  5. Yoga
  6. Hip thrusters
  7. Military press
  8. Dive bomber pushups

THUNDER THIGHS IS THE GOAL!

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