Posted: June 13th, 2013 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Alpha Male, Be Legendary, Build Lean Muscle, Manliness
Tags: be the man of steel, become the man of steel, chad howse, how to be a man of steel, how to be superman, Man of steel, man of steel 2013, man of steel workout, Superman, Superman workout, superman workout 2013, the man of steel workout |
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Superheroes were created to fill our desire, in part, to have a hero, but also to be a hero. For the Alphas in the crowd, it’s likely more the latter. There’s nothing a guy wants more than to be a hero. To come swooping in to save the day, the damsel in distress, and to win the babe by beating up the brute. To be a Man of Steel.
There’s not a guy on the planet who, in his heart of hearts, wants to live a small, meek, uneventful life. Deep down we all hate the 9-5 because it locks us into safety, preventing us from adventure. We hate school because it tames us, domesticates us, and dampens our fire.
We’d love to be a hero, but we’re so emasculated, domesticated, and tamed, that the wild spirit we were born with is now nothing more than a lapdog who needs a hero much more than he feels that he can become one.
You have it within yourself to be a hero. You have the capacity to save the day, to have courage, and to live big. The key word is, capacity. Somewhere along the road it was lost. Like almost every man on this here green and blue and brown planet, you stopped being a man, a warrior, a hero, and started being a victim. Today we’ll work on changing that. Today we bring back the hero and discard the coward.
Why You Need to Be Superman
Being your own Superman has nothing to do with fulfilling the lost fantasy we’ve all have of possessing superpowers. It has nothing to do with fulfilling your pipe dreams – well, at least not directly. Becoming Superman – and I’ll tell you how you’re going to do so in a second – is about finally being the man you were born to be. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 18th, 2012 |
Author: Chad Howse |
Filed under: Build Lean Muscle, Burn Fat
Tags: core exercises for men, Henry Cavill, Man of steel, Six Pack Abs, six pack abs exercises for men, Superman workout, Wladimir Klitschko, Wladimir Klitschko abs |
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“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar
The pain was excruciating… And I was only in my second of who knows how many sets. That’s the thing with the calisthenics at the end of boxing practice. No one know when they’re going to finish.
Each round of abs is a 3-minute round on the timer. A timer without a visible countdown clock. Controlled by a trainer with visions of his fighters puking brings a sinister smile to his face. He gets off on this shit, I think to myself as I roll over, unable to stand up. My abs are burning. As are my shoulders, legs, and lungs.
It isn’t fun. But I learned more about myself and how much pain I can take from that training than anything else I had ever done in my life. In a weird way that pain was freedom. The discipline to show up everyday knowing what I was going to go through prepared me for today like nothing else before it.
Today’s pain still comes from the gym. But I love the gym. I love training. My “calisthenics” today are the hours of work I have to do at the end of a long day that I’d rather dismiss. Disregard. Ignore. “Do tomorrow”.
Without the discipline learned in the boxing ring, I wouldn’t be able to start my own business. There’s no way I’d be able to be my own boss without the valuable lessons learned in those last few excruciating seconds before the bell would ring, signifying an end. Albeit a brief 30 second end. But an end to the suffering nonetheless. Read the rest of this entry »