What’s the number one reason to lift?
The goal has always been to look good naked.
This is why every fitness commercial chooses fitness models over fat hairy powerlifters.
But when you learn that you cannot become like your heroes naturally, the desire to lift quickly disappears.
Why would you go to the gym 5 days a week, lift dirty iron and share oxygen with annoying morons constantly judging themselves and you?
What’s the point of subjecting yourself to similar attacks when nothing is ever going to come out of it?
Why would you slave in an iron dungeon if you can achieve the same results by dieting and doing push-ups, pull-ups, pistol squats, and calf raises at home?
Why would you kill yourself with heavy weight when at the end your summer cut you still look like a starving junky?
Those are the dilemmas residing in the heads of most naturals. If you have not asked yourself similar questions at one point in your career, you are either a lucky person or a very delusional one.
In this world, there are two main types of people – employees and employers. The employees are the people who do exceptionally well when they are told what to do. They work tirelessly for years and achieve a lot…but not for themselves. The problem with those people is that they are very naive and constantly think that one day they will win the lottery. Every day is the same as the one before. Every year is just a repetition of the previous one. I know because I’ve done it. I have 10 years of experience working at the same place. Nothing ever changed there except that we got old. That could be very depressing if you don’t know what you are doing.
The other type of people (employers) simply takes advantage of this. Their job is to find good bees and put them in a factory. The main difference between employees and employers is that the latter have a vision for the future and see the big picture. They don’t count on winning the lottery. They count on making something happen and abuse their position of power. They want to have more control over their lives. They want answers and results NOW. They also come from the ”right” lineage.
The same applies in the gym world. I’ve been an employee there too. My first five years were spent in an expecting state. I was praying for a magical routine, a plan, a secret, a formula of some kind that was going to help me make growth happen for me. I’ve spent many late nights looking for solutions. I was often going to bed with red eyes and headache from all the research.
I was a believer. I had faith in the system and hard work. Eventually, after yet another harsh stare coming from the mirror, I quit. I couldn’t take it anymore.
What was the point of it all?
”Why am I doing this,” I asked myself.
”To be a hero,” said a weird a voice.
The iron room could make you feel like a real warrior. It’s one of the only places where you can finally be alive. Everyone is seemingly equal in the gym. It doesn’t matter whether you are a president, a general or a regular toilet cleaner – heavy is always heavy. The barbell does not care about your lineage. It’s a representative of the cold computerlike universe we live in. Therefore, lifting weights is one of the purest forms of living because it’s honest. A good workout is an adventure. You get to be a man again and a knight in your own little world. Unfortunately, the simulation only lasts about an hour.
Another special side effect of workouts is that they slow down time. A second under a heavy weight is an hour. During that second your mind is clear. You don’t think about your small dick, your lack of money, your age, your colleagues, your boss, your friends, the purpose of life – none of that. You finally get a chance to shut down the part of your brain that is constantly producing intrusive questions eating your soul. That could be a precious weapon in your arsenal and a huge motivation to go to the gym.
Back in the day, I decided to do an all out set of push-ups each time a self-destructive thought came to me. It worked. At the end of the set, the thought was often gone if not forgotten. Of course, like every other drug, this trick has limitations too. The bigger the wound, the harder it is to heal. You don’t expect to negate all kinds of pain with a pill of Aspirin, do you?
And despite knowing all of this, I still said ”Fuck you. I want muscles.” to that voice.
Quite frankly, I was getting tired of living in this idealistic state where all kinds of material gains are criticized.
Isn’t it funny? Very often the people who tell you that you shouldn’t want the material are either very rich and satisfied themselves or delusional individuals looking for a way to rationalize the ineffectiveness of their actions.
Honestly, I couldn’t find a legit answer to the question. After all, why would you do something that is not producing the results you want? Would you work just for the thrill if there’s no pay? Would you go to the office to see your lovely coworkers and socialize? I doubt it. You will probably start searching for another way to earn money and satisfy your needs for actual tangible results.
However, there are more byproducts of training besides aesthetics that stand true whether you are natural or not. They can keep the engine going for a long time.
You can build sick strength naturally. One arm pull-ups, one arm push-ups, heavy deadlifts, heavy squats – all of that is possible naturally with training and patience.
The difference in terms of strength between a trained and untrained individual is ridiculous. Would you believe me if I tell you that most people on the street can’t do 10 push-ups with proper form? Go ahead and ask them. Most will do some sort of banana extensions. Pull-ups? Are you kidding me? You would be lucky to find an average guy on the street who can do 3 full range pull-ups in a row. You have to understand that the world is busy. It’s playing angry birds.
The second reason is the most important one – health.
When gurus say that humanity has become a giant herd of smartphone zombies, they aren’t joking. Most people don’t exercise. As a result, their physical abilities are lowered to insane levels. These days going out to buy something to eat is often the highlight effort of most humanoids.
Training keeps you young. Moving is the only way to maintain the body in good condition until you are as old as a mummy. Steroids in moderation can help too because testosterone is considered the fountain of youth by many, but moving the body is the only thing that keeps the functions of each joint strong.
Anyway you look at it, training improves your quality of life…as long as you don’t get injured.
The third reason to keep lifting are the skills you can develop.
The only way to develop skills is to train for them. Yes, there is a drug that will help you build big muscles, but there isn’t a drug that will transfer skills into your body. You don’t become a good pianist without training. You can take all the drugs in the world. Doesn’t matter if you don’t practice. The same applies to skill work done in the gym. For example, if you want to hold a solid handstand, you have to train for it.
The cool strength and skill feats are sometimes enough to keep us interested in lifting. That’s why I often advise people who are about to give up to switch to a real sport or focus on a physical skill that is somehow related to strength. That’s a lot better than giving up and rotting like a modern zombie.
The fourth reason is mental toughness and discipline.
With the rise of the digital world, we have become even more scared of our shadows. Everything is soft now and politically correct. The rise of feminism does not help either. Watch a video on YouTube – 90% or more are politically correct. People are afraid to talk because they will be censored and banned. If you use offensive words, you are a racist, hater…etc. All insulting comments are removed.
While training cannot change the political tendencies in this world, it can certainly add a little bit of toughness in the life of the modern humanoid. Like I’ve said already – a heavy weight does not care who you are. It always delivers the truth. You either lift it or it stays on the ground. No other options.
Moreover, training will teach you that good things in life take time. Lifting is not like going to the disco. You need a plan and vision for the future.
The Good side of Knowing the Truth
The good side of knowing the truth is that you don’t waste time in things that do not work. You are a slave with knowledge who can laugh at his master. It’s up to you to evolve and find a new meaning in your journey.
When you know the game, they can’t play with you.
You are on another level.
You are stronger.
Can you handle the power?
The Downside Of Knowing The Truth
When the smart man said that ignorance is a bliss, he wasn’t lying. When you know the truth, your existence becomes painful because you can no longer console yourself with mainstream propaganda.
Think of the so-called enlightened ascetics in this world. They live a lonely lifestyle. Many of them know more than we could ever comprehend, but at what cost?
Are they happy with their truth?
Can the truth be your friend?
Can the truth feed you?
Can the truth support you in times of struggle?
Can the truth heal you when you are ill?
Are the people living the red pill life really that smart? What if the ”stupid masses” are actually in a better position because they are happier in their delusional state? Maybe in a weird sense the masses are also enlightened individuals because they don’t torture themselves with things they can’t change and just live their lives in the most pleasurable way? They don’t try to be heroes. They accept their fate as insects on the planet and move on.
”It is what it is. Let the universe figure itself out,” they say.
Who would you rather be?
A guy who has created a whole website to complain about the shortcomings of natural bodybuilding or a regular social brah lifting and having fun in the gym, taking selfies and drinking delicious protein shakes?