deadlift pull 455 pounds ERIC KIM personal record PR

My thoughts philosophy and approach to lifting weights:

1. Powerlifting style is best

Aim for a ‘one rep max‘ — the maximum weight you can lift off the ground for a single repetition:

ERIC KIM 455 POUND SUMO DEADLIFT ONE REP MAX

2. Reps are boring

ERIC KIM WORKS OUT

To do endless repetitions and follow some sort of ‘workout plan’ is insanely boring. I keep my reps very low; in the 1-3 range. I would prefer to only powerlift if possible.

HOME GYM WORKOUT // Beats by KIM (FUTURE)

3. How to warmup

It seems a quick 30-second yoga-esque routine seems ideal.

ERIC KIM WARMUP and 1 Handed Deadlifts

What I typically do is some ‘asian squats’, a ‘dive bomber’ (hindu pushup), some pushups, some hip thrusts, a pigeon pose, and that is it. Then I start lifting weights.

4. The whole world is your gym

If you don’t have access to a gym; easy — go to a park and find the heaviest rock you can and throw it around.

ERIC KIM ROCK OVERHEAD SQUAT ATTEMPT

If there are no rocks, just do bodyweight exercise stuff: pushups, one handed pushups, one-legged pistol squats, planche, muscle up, etc:

ERIC KIM MUSCLE UP

5. Why weights?

Military Press Home Gym Workout Without a Rack — ERIC KIM FITNESS

According to my fitness philosophy:

Weights are fun!

I like bodyweight stuff too, but I find weight lifting more fun, interesting and manly. I like the masculinity of lifting weights and heavy shit.

Milo of Croton; life goals.

Milo of Croton as a good goal and guide.



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