Either without weights, or with weights:

Benefits:

  1. Improved hip strength and back strength
  2. Of course, leg strength
  3. Easy to do at home, with or without weights. You can do it with a kettlebell, dumbbell, or even barbell.
Barbell Pistol Leg Squat Home ERIC KIM WORKOUT

Warmup and progression ideas

I like pigeon pose (yoga style), and also warming up with bodyweight pistols.

If you cannot do a one-legged body weight pistol, I say just keep practicing double legged bodyweight squats, then progress with dumbbell/kettlebell/barbell (double legged squats), then progress to the bodyweight pistol.

Weighted pistol

My Home Dumbbell Workout (Turkish Getup, Pistol Squats)

Then just keep practicing. Start with the lightest kettlebell or dumbbell, and work your way up in weights. If you fail, no biggie. Eat more meat, rest up, and try again tomorrow in two days or so.


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