Saturday, October 23, 2010

Are You Sure I'm a Man?

Have you ever felt "less than a man." Is your day to day grind beating you down like a zoo animal? Your boss is on your butt. Again.

You got the flu. Training is not going as planned. Diet has gone to crap. Your car broke down. Something just broke at your house. The doctor gave you some bad news. Your girlfriend has you going on weekend trips to Bed, Bath and Beyond. If you have kids, oh man that's a whole other bag of issues. It gets you down so much you are left questioning if you are even a man anymore. There is only so much a guy can take. You are just like the zoo animal who is about to snap.

But there is hope. You won't get a warning but its coming. It's that one moment that solidifies the fact you are not a pie hole. You can do your job after all. You are not incompetent. The check engine light on your car magically turns off. Training is going good because it looks like you have bumped into a weight over the past couple of weeks. People start asking if you have lost weight and put on some muscle.

Artist rendering of Raymon Carrillo. He's a savage and ALL BUSINESS IN THE GYM.

The simple fact is you have to be ready to act when an opportunity presents itself. Live like the tiger who can't wait for the day someone climbs over the fence at the zoo just so he can show everyone he is still the baddest animal on the planet. It is OK to let people know you are still a man. Don't get me wrong I have come up SMALL on some occasions. Everyone has but don't let it become a habit. Now I am not Tony Robbins but it doesn't take a Success Coach for you to realize there are some things you can do that can make life a little smoother.

In the Gym you should:
Do these exercises: Bench Press, Floor Press, Overhead Press, DB or Barbell Rows, Dips, Pull/Chin-Ups, Squats, Box Squats, Front Squats, Deadlifts, Good Mornings, RDLS, Lunges, Reverse Lunge, 1-Leg Elevated Squats, Step-Ups, Kettlebell Swings.

If you haven't been doing these, check out the WildGorillaman Blog to witness strong females kicking tail at these lifts.

  1. Don't eat crap all the time
  2. Eat 3 Regular Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with 3 snacks. Meals should be high in lean protein and snacks should something quick and easy like a protein shake. Diet should revolve around meat, veggies, fruits, nuts, protein, water.
At home:
  1. Relax
  2. Get good sleep. The more hours of sleep you get before midnight the better.
Simple enough. Hardly. But it is a start.


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