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Monday, 31 August 2015

You Truly Are Alone

In the 21st century, we live in a society which truly transpires to be survival of the fittest. Every human in today’s day and age are in search of quick shortcuts that will provide them with results without putting in the work whatsoever. 

This is evident in the fitness industry as the mega-buck corporations market the latest cutting piece of technology or marketing gimmick that would provide you ‘The Physique Of Your Dreams’. Where in reality we all know that it’s just pure bullshit and will only degrade your health on a permanent basis. 


If you want something in this world the only way you are going to get it is if you take action. It’s obvious action is the only difference between gaining success and failing, which then puts you back in the rabbit hole of de-motivation and ultimately you quit right after you start. 

In this world you truly are alone. No one and I mean no one is going to do the work for you. You will have to cross that journey by yourself and be prepared to face the consequences yourself. 
People in today’s world misjudge the difference between visual and physical action. Visual Action helps you visualize and understand what needs to happen in order to get to the end result. However, you still need to take the action. There is absolutely no substitute for Hard Work. 
It’s now been over 1100 days since i made a change with my life and began working out. A milestone replicated by a very few people mind you. Whenever, I speak to people in phenomenal shape and question them behind their motives all i get is the type of replies which won’t matter a year from now.

Most of these people in phenomenal shape follow pop culture religiously notice cover models and the latest bodybuilders who have shredded physiques with superb aesthetic quality. 
They then feel the need to do the same so that they to get bragging rights in their society. So where do they get their information from ?

The answer is the latest fitness magazines, publications, workout and nutrition books. All this has been brainwashed by the mega-buck corporations who have placed advertising gimmicks in all the latest media. These gimmicks will do nothing but reduce your bank balance at the end of the day.
So once the information has been consumed they then replicate it on their own body. What they fail to realize is that
  • There is no such workout program that works for every human in the world.
  • Every physique is different in it’s own right.
You are only doing more harm than good  by blindly following other people’s actions. 

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” 
Bruce Lee
Whenever you follow someones philosophy always remember that just because other people say something that does not  mean it has to be that way. You should only agree with someones philosophy if Your gut agrees with it. Unless your intuition agrees on the subject reject it. Once, you have agreed with something only then you should add what you have learned through experience. This universal principle can be transferred to any area of your life. Even in the area of health and fitness. 

Shine on and be the best version of yourself !

Saturday, 29 August 2015

The Power Of Hanging

The Fitness Universe in the 21st century today features a shit ton of bullshit on supplements and overrated exercises that will have certain benefits to the human body for example height growth or muscle tone etc. However, the forgotten exercise that old strongmen used to perform to boost their overall body development is a hanging exercise.

An hanging exercise has been in and out of fashion for years in the fitness industry. From being performed by the legendary Mr. Abs - Irving Koszewski in the 1950’s all the way to the exercise being performed by every athlete in the modern day Calisthenics movement.

A hanging exercise can occur in different forms. For example we have Exhibit A dead hangs. Here is an exercise that has been performed for countless decades by many strongmen who would hang from the pull-up bar for long periods of time. This provided phenomenal development to the entire body. 
In the old age that’s how they got stronger. Now that’s something you don’t see in today’s day and age. Exhibit B is Hanging Leg Raises. This particular exercise could be held responsible for shaping more 6-packs then i care to admit. 
The full body development provided here is really underrated in today’s standards. When it comes to working certain muscles in the human body for example the pectoral muscles in the chest, I am convinced that there is no greater exercise then a hanging exercise.Any hanging exercise from dead hangs all the way to monkey bars can be utilized.

In today’s fitness industry there is so much talk about isolation of the pectoral muscles to provide further development. This can also be achieved with hanging exercises. This is because when you maintain any hanging position nice and tight around the shoulder area. Then the pec minor muscle is fulfilling it’s stabilizing function. Thus result’s in it getting stronger and thicker. So in addition to every other muscle getting worked, the chest gets stronger !

Any hanging exercise can also be used as a stepping stone to perform a harder exercise. For example, Dead Hangs enables the body to get stronger and ultimately it can perform more pull-ups or any other body weight exercise. This also enables an athlete to master it’s body weight faster !

Another underrated benefit that is gained from any hanging exercise is the strengthening of grip strength. Dead Hangs enables an athlete to improve their grip strength considerably. This helps the athlete also improve their forearm strength along with the wrists. This should be enough to convince you to start employing hanging exercises in your workout program.

Mastering Your Bodyweight

Mastering Your Body-weight 

 

The fitness industry in the 21st century has tried to determine what physical attributes determine whether an athlete is strong or not. The hidden secret to unlimited strength is not determined by how much a person can squat, dead lift or bench. What really determines whether an athlete is strong or not is determined from within. The hidden secret is “Mastering Your Own Body-weight”. 

 

Ever wondered when you look at elite athletes doing the one arm push ups or the human flags and wondered how they do it. Have you watched the classic Bruce Lee movies and wondered where on planet earth is he able to perform such feats of strength.

When answers run dry for people there are only two options that come to mind. Fatiguing your muscles with weights or taking steroids. However, everyone's misconception about feats of strength is really sad. The real reason as to why people are able to perform such feats of strength is because they have mastered their body weight. 

The term mastering your body weight means that the athlete is able to control their body weight to perform advanced feats of strength like Human Flags etc.
This can also be used as a way to measure progress of the athlete. For example a beginner will be able to perform the push ups exercise for a certain number of reps, while an intermediate athlete will be able to take the rep count of the exercise to a higher level and the advanced athlete may be able to perform advanced variations of the exercise like the one arm push up or go to an even higher rep amount. 
This universal method of progress can be identified for other exercises as well. For example in order to perform the Dragon Fly exercise there is a high demand for muscle coordination and body weight strength in order to perform the exercise with the correct form.

So many people where to begin on there crusade to master their body weight. The answer is simple. Start with the basics. There is an entire arsenal of exercises to begin with.
  • Push ups
  • Pull
    ups
  • Squats
  • Planks
  • Bench- Dips
  • Australian Pull-ups
  • These are just to name a few. So get reppin!
It is always proficient to have a solid foundation before tackling something you have never done before. Tackling the basics first will provide you with a solid foundation to work with.  

Also it’s good to remember that just reppin does not mean you fatigue yourself with every workout. The best thing to do is follow the nervous system training method. This means you approach every workout as a skills session rather than an actual workout. This way your nervous system is conditioned to handle difficult exercises in the future. Nervous system training involves a low rep range and a modest set amount and is also a beautiful way to transform your physique one step at a time. 
When people attempt to master something in life, it is never a destination. It’s always a process because we as humans can always strive to achieve greater things when we are focused on the process rather the destination. 


Remember its a process not a destination !

Monday, 24 August 2015

Minimalistic Training

Minimalistic Training