If you make yourself more than just a man. If you devote yourself to an ideal. And if they can’t stop you. Then you become something else entirely…
A Legend, Mr. Wayne.
The Legendary Man
The fight to become a Legendary Man is an arduous one. It’s multifaceted. There’s the physical and the physique, the mind, and the spirit. To be a complete man, we need to do our best to develop each. To be a Legend, we need a purpose in everything we do. We need something greater, a call, a mission, a dream that drive us, but we also need focus.
That call is something internal. It’s your purpose or mission in life. It’s what gives your strength, a sense of manliness and pride. It makes you a driven, ambitious man. We’ll talk about this in a future article.
Today, we’ll focus on one of those 3 ‘categories’ of being a Legendary Man: the physical.
The Legendary Body
A man – a successful one – takes care of his body. He does so for both selfish, and unselfish reasons. He wants to protect his family and loved ones. So he trains his body to be able to do so. He also wants to be confident. A good-looking and even better performing body gives him this confidence.
Above all else, a man simply wants to make the most out of his life. He understands that everyday is a gift, and one with an expiration date. Every skill and talent should be pushed to its capacity, and then some. He wants to walk into the pearly gates spent, exhausted, with nothing left to give.
So he trains his mind, body, and spirit. He takes care of himself in every way he possibly can. To be a Legendary Man is to adhere to this principle. To let nothing go to waste. To fight The Resistance. To kill laziness. To be at our best in every way we can. Read the rest of this entry »
We all want to be ripped. Success ultimately lies in finding that balance of gaining – and even maintaining muscle – while burning fat. There are a few factors in achieving this. For one, we have to get hormones like Growth Hormone and Testosterone working overdrive, while lowering levels of bad hormones like cortisol.
There are infinite dieting protocol’s that promise fat loss, but usually fail in helping us keep this fat off. And then there’s the ‘new kid on the block’: Intermittent Fasting (IF).
Intermittent Fasting (IF) is starting to gain some serious momentum in the nutrition and fitness industry. Why? Well, it makes sense both to the average Joe and the scientist, it’s easy to follow, and it’s more of a way of eating than a method of dieting. It’s also in direct conflict with many of the ‘facts’ that trainers, nutritionists, and yes even doctors have been teaching since Moses wore short pants.
So, what isIntermittent Fasting ?
Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like: periods of fasting, followed by eating. Some protocol’s bunch the majority of your meals into cheat days, while others have you eating a couple big meals after fasting for the first part of the day. Read the rest of this entry »
Henry Cavill did a lot of work to get in this shape for the Immortals.
You’ll see images of actors who get in amazing shape for a movie. Much is made of their transformation. Everyone wants to know what they did and how they achieved such impressive results. And then you hear about their training and the hours upon hours of hard work they put in to achieve these results. This is when people lose interest.
It’s true, there’s no substitute for hard work. Unless, of course, you compare it to smart work.
The problem with these transformations that actors go through, is that as soon as the movie is finished, they find themselves right back into their usual lifestyle. A lifestyle that is similar to a lot of our own, in that it leads to an average looking physique.
The goal of this ‘Get Ripped‘ series is to give you strategies that both work, and are easy to follow. In order to get ripped, and stay ripped 365 days a year, there has to be alterations in our lifestyle. Dieting and following fads will always fail. But living a healthy life, and living in a way that is both fun, and easy to follow will last forever.
I’ve stayed at – or around – the same weight and same body-fat percentage for more than a couple years now, not because I live a strict life or because I have insane genetics, actually both are far from the truth. Instead I’ve figured out foods that taste great and are great for maintaining muscle, but also fat loss.
I mean, I have French Toast 4 times a week (syrup and all). I have grass fed beef burgers (no bun) with cheese, pickles, and mustard 4 or 5 times a week. I drink beer, Scotch, and smoke cigars. Yet, I’m in the best shape of my life. A miserable life filled with restriction isn’t a prerequisite for a life lived with our ideal physique.
Over this article, we’re going to go over some of the tricks I’ve incorporated in my dieting that have helped me see the results I want to see without making a ton of sacrifices in my lifestyle. We’ll also talk about some effective supplementation techniques that help us build muscle and burn fat at the same time.
We all want fat loss in some form or another. Even if we’re trying to add on 30-40 pounds of muscle, I don’t know too many people who just want bulky, rounded muscle. Most people want to be ripped. Am I wrong? Well here’s the thing about fat loss…
Fat loss is emotional. Think of the overweight girl in high school would give anything to lose a few pounds and get the ass holes that pick on her off her back. Or the man in his later 40s has an eye-opening experience and realizes that if he doesn’t loose 30 pounds of fat, he may not be around to see his kids grow up.
Fat loss has very strong emotions attached to it which makes it easy prey for marketers. Fads rule the fat loss niche – very few of them actually work. Everyone claims to have the ‘latest and best thing’. The one and only diet or training technique that will get results – with little to no work – and fast. But very very few of these fads actually have a positive effect on fat loss.