The basic gist:

I workout in order to thrive physiologically and mentally.

Also:

The buffer and stronger I become, the happier I am, and the more creatively productive I am as well.

Physiological joy and thriving

When I workout, I am genuinely happier. I get a huge hormonal rush which gives me ‘joy’ hormones.

Personal vanity, and a fun game

Also for me working out (powerlifting style) is like a fun game. I like seeing the numbers go up!

Also– my personal vanity. I like seeing myself become more muscular. I love it! I love my body and I love seeing it grow.

Always learning

I am always learning. New moves. New things about my body. Using creative constraints (MACGYVER mentality) to my benefit.

I don’t really see my body as ‘my‘ body

To me, my body is just a vessel and a tool. I love it, revere it, respect it and deify it.



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