My personal approach and philosophy to fitness:

1. It must be fun

ERIC KIM RING MUSCLE UP DIPS PROGRESSION

If it ain’t fun, it ain’t worth doing.

2. Eat a lot of meat

ERIC KIM EATS MEAT

Eat a lot of meat. I strive to eat between 5-10 pounds of meat a day (Milo of Croton is my hero). There is a funny high tale:

Milo of Croton consumed 20 pounds of oxen everyday, 20 pounds of bread everyday, and 5 gallons of wine everyday.

Certainly exaggerated, but this notion of ‘progressive overload’ was interesting:

The gist of the story:

Every day, Milo of Croton carried a baby calf on his shoulders (as the calf kept getting bigger). One day when the calf became a huge ox, Milo consumed the whole ox in a single sitting.

Or a modern depiction:

Koco Trendafilov lifting a donkey as part of his training regimen (from the vintage news)

The basic gist:

Slowly over time, keep lifting heavier shit, and keep eating meat, and as a consequence your muscles will grow!

The general idea.

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 Lift Weights
  2. ERIC KIM WORKS OUT
  3. ERIC KIM ROCK PARK WORKOUT
  4. My Body is a Work of Art!
  5. Park Workout Ideas
  6. The Physiological Joy of Working Out
  7. Anti Body Body Shaming
  8. How to Workout at Home With Only a Barbell
  9. 11 Tips How to Use Photography to Get More Fit
  10. How to Lose Fat Fast
  11. Become More Creative With Your (Limited) Home Gym Workouts
  12. Flexibility is “Micro Strength”
  13. NEVER STOP GAINING MUSCLE
  14. ERIC KIM PARK LIFE
  15. How I Workout at my Home Gym
  16. In Praise of Pistol One Legged Squats
  17. Powerlifting Style Workouts at the Park
  18. The Philosophy of Bodybuilding
  19. YOUR BODY IS YOUR BANK ACCOUNT
  20. WHY I WORKOUT AT THE PARK
  21. How to Strengthen Your Rotator Cuff
  22. In Praise of Rings Workout
  23. How to Workout at the Park
  24. Why I Don’t Eat Breakfast or Lunch (In Praise of One Huge Dinner Meal a Day)
  25. HOW TO LOVE YOUR BODY
  26. Is Working Out at the Park Superior to Working Out at the Gym?
  27. Why I Workout
  28. WHY PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD WORKOUT
  29. How to Increase Your Testosterone
  30. My Workout Philosophy
  31. How Appearance Matters
  32. How I Workout at Home
  33. My Philosophy of Food
  34. The Best Park Workouts
  35. How to Quit Sugar
  36. How to Workout in the Streets and Park
  37. How Much Meat Can You Eat in a Day?
  38. APEX MALE MASCULINITY
  39. HOW I WORKOUT AT THE PARK
  40. How to Lose Fat
  41. How I Became Stronger and Buffer and More Swole During and After Quarantine
  42. What is Skinny-Fat?
  43. In Praise of Working Out at the Park
  44. Why Meat is Good
  45. Flesh over Metal
  46. Why Lower Your Bodyfat?
  47. How to Augment Your Recovery
  48. Increase Intensity, not Reps
  49. My Park Workout
  50. How to Fast
  51. HOW I WORKOUT FROM THE PARK
  52. How I Got So Swole
  53. Pure Power or Sculpture?
  54. How to Workout in the Streets
  55. How to Workout At Home With No Equipment
  56. Super Saiyan is the Goal
  57. MY POWERLIFTING PHILOSOPHY
  58. MY EXERCISE/WORKOUT PHILOSOPHY
  59. What if Mood Originates in the Stomach and Gut? Digestion Health
  60. Why I Don’t Consume Protein Powder or Supplements
  61. Real vs Fake // Natural vs Unnatural
  62. You Can’t Fake Strength
  63. How to Grow Your Muscles
  64. How to Add Muscle and Subtract Fat at the Same Time
  65. ERIC KIM BODY MUSCLE FLEX
  66. Don’t Build Muscle, Build Strength.
  67. Visual Kinesthesia: Muscles and Art
  68. How to Maximize Muscle Growth and Fat Loss

ERIC KIM WORKSHOPS

red hand ERIC KIM

Unleash your creative potential:

2021:

Be notified of when new workshops are live here.


ERIC KIM NEWSLETTER

Free Motivation for You >







JOIN ARS: The Anti-Social Media for Photographers

Ars black logo

 

Get real feedback on your photos on ARSBETA.COM