1. Don’t be afraid of overtraining. Work out everyday for fun and physiological thriving.
  2. Intermittent fast during the day. Workout while fasted is better. More energy and motivation. Hunger motivates you to move and workout.
  3. Black coffee (no cream, sugar or milk) before working out.
  4. No music, phone or headphones while working out. More focus and strength.
  5. Aim to eat 5-10 pounds of meat when you break your fast. Then you can will sleep well and not be hungry the next day until dinner.
  6. Aim to increase your “one rep max“. Reps are boring. Keep your intensity and difficulty high, repetitions low.
  7. Minimalist shoes. Water or kayak shoes on Amazon. No padding or foam sole.
  8. Always wear same outfit to workout to ease cognitive load. Black merino wool Outlier.nyc shirt. Black merino wool leggings (Amazon). Black athletic shorts.

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