A primer on working out:

1. Have fun with it!

To workout isn’t some sort of duty. No— it is pure fun! Some kids like to play video games, some people prefer to watch Netflix. I prefer to lift weights and workout as my leisure.

2. Aim for a “one rep max” (powerlifting) style

455 Sumo Deadlift (one rep max)

Feats of strength. Not boring repetitions. Increase the intensity, and strive to lift the maximum weight off the ground … once. Not any more.

3. Dynamic warmup

Just do a single repetition of certain warmup exercises that warm up your muscles and prime them. You can do simple yoga maneuvers (dive bomber, Hindu push-up, one legged pistol squat, crow, frog pose, planche, one handed push-up, and pigeon pose). Don’t follow any sort of recommended “routine”— all routines are boring. Just do it quick to get your muscles flowing, and get on with it.

4. Make it social

We humans are social creatures. Go to the park and workout and chat with strangers. No phone, no headphones, no music.

5. All exercises are good exercises

No bubble. Body weight is good, calisthenics is good, weight lifting is good, yoga is good. All is good.

If you truly desire to become a Greek god, don’t put yourself in one exercise bubble.

Lift on!

ERIC


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

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