Thursday, July 04, 2013

Today's Internets - "I work in mysterious ways."

"(561): He said "just hugs" and ran away screaming. 
 (770): So it may have been laced, sue me."


"I tried to do what I always did when life got stressful – I trained. Normal types might scoff at the notion of hitting the gym with so much shit going on, but they aren't seeing the big picture – or at least my big picture. I don't punish myself with drop-sets and high-rep squats to build muscle. I do it to kill my demons. We all have demons inside of us. Some have more than others, and some guys can deal with them better than the next...

So I smash my demons. I crush them under PR's. And if I'm too fucked up to train heavy, I torch them with extended sets, rip them apart with rest pauses and drop sets, and then chase them away with whatever fucked-up finishing exercise I can think of. The demons always come back, mind you, but as long as I have a key to my gym I can stay one step ahead...

When setting goals, keep your goal specific to yourself and a select few. Keep your goal general to all others. In other words, if your goal is to bench 400 pounds, keep that as a marker in your mind, but if others ask just tell them, "I'm training for a bigger bench," or "I'm working toward a new PR." Your goal may be to get your body fat down to 6%, but all the masses need to know is, "I'm dieting right now." The reason for this is simple: 90% of everyone you meet are negative pricks who will go out of their way to tell you why you can't do something. Once they know your goal, they'll try and tear you down. Just keep it vague, and all they can do is wish you success. Of course, they may still try to tear you down once you've actually accomplished your goal, but who cares. You've done the work and have the results to show for it. They couldn't have done it. 

So fuck 'em."

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