Building a great body is much simpler than you think. Building a great body is easy.
That’s right, it’s easy. A walk in the park.
But keeping people like yourself in the dark makes for good business, and the sharks love good business. There was a time when I’d get pissed off at these spineless marketers pushing garbage products, but I was naive, blind to the realities of this world.
It’s business, and most people would sell their daughters for money.
The Perfect Lie
After going through the trials and tribulations of physique development, I now understand the nature of this game. And I realize how time-consuming, lifeblood-sucking fitness can be if you let it.
No wonder most people look like dog shit. They’ve been told getting in shape is about daily suffering and abstaining from the pleasures of life. They’ve been told it’s about eating protein every 3 hours, never drinking alcohol, training like a maniac every day, and shooting illegal substances up their butts.
They’ve been fed the perfect lie.
What’s the alternative? How do you build a better body without becoming an obsessive-compulsive gym slave?
Follow the Minimalist Approach to Fitness:
- 2-3 progressive resistance workouts per week
- Increased daily activity: go for walks, take the stairs, help the elderly cross the street
- 1-2 HIIT sessions per week (i.e. sprints, boxing, rope skipping)
- Balanced, nutrient-rich diet: The foods you enjoy in the right amounts for you
- No plastic dishes
No more bodybuilding splits. From this day on, you’ll go to the gym 2-3 times a week. You’ll focus on consistent strength improvement on key exercises over getting a pump or feeling a “burn”. If you can’t progress on 3 workouts a week, you won’t progress on five.
You will stay in motion, aiming for 30-60 minutes of low-intensity activity on most days. In addition, you’ll perform sprint intervals 1-2x week. 4-6 all-out sprints per session. High intensity interval training will supercharge your metabolism unlike anything else.
You’ll eat 2-4 balanced, nutrient-rich meals per day, tracking your food intake (there is NO alternative for the serious-minded athlete), and eating the stuff you like in the right amounts for your goals. You’ll stop demonizing individual foods and start making your diet work for you.
Absolutely no plastic dishes.
You will not be misled by supplement companies or snake oil salesmen. You will go your own way, knowing that you’re getting stronger, getting leaner, and getting better with every passing day.
Thank you for reading