A thought and realization:
With strength, and strength/physical culture, the apex is to maximize your maximum power output (once, a la powerlifting) than arbitrary ‘reps’ (repetitions).
I am convinced this is the best way to *enjoy* “working out”, to prevent injury, and to also become more superhuman:
In praise of ‘one rep max’
Why are there so many injuries in Crossfit? The need to follow some sort of arbitrary workout scheme, and to follow some arbitrary ‘workout of the day’. Also the need to compete with others in your class, which means:
You are less likely to listen to your own body, and obey your own body, and unnecessarily over-exert yourself to ‘churn out more reps’ (to compete with others) which might lead to injuries.
Compare this to powerlifting (non-competitions). For me, I have 0.000% interest in attending a ‘powerlifting meet’ or competition. Why? What interest do I have in the strength of others? I am only interested in my own strength. Furthermore, how do I know others aren’t “cheating” by taking steroids, strange human growth hormones, etc?
Testing your own limits.
The personal fun and curiosity of testing your own limits. To increase your maximum strength is a great joy, and also express your strength is an insanely great joy.
Limit your reps
Try to do workouts in which the point ain’t to just do more reps for the sake of doing more reps. Instead, strive to express your maximums strength:
The maximal power output, once.
- Love of the Body
- The mind is overrated; the body is king.
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Why build your body?
Your own body as a work of art!
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 great logic:
- It is far cheaper to get buff than to buy a Lambo.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
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