The desire to acquire a physique emitting radiance of alpha waves easily transforms natties into obedient minions buying tickets for a movie they didn’t even choose. I was one of those kids once. My eyes were also charged with the light of a passion, or should I say ego and greed, that burns as intensely as a fire on a sunny summer day. As soon as I joined the natty army, I turned into a prisoner controlled by a system that couldn’t care less about my lack of results. It took me a while, but eventually, I sift myself clear of the unhealthy infatuation keeping me obsessed and focused on a pipe dream.
Today, I will share with you 10 notions that one must learn to reclaim his freedom in the world of muscle.
1. You are a slave
The first step towards freedom is realizing that you are oppressed. ”Free” slaves unaware of their chains are the system’s favorite soldiers, for they never revolt and act as prison guards shooting at the souls trying to escape.
Many get caught in the lie that the world loves you unconditionally. We are supposed to be grateful for all the knowledge and technology available in the era of notifications and thumb based communication. I don’t buy that. The chips we carry may get fancier by the day, but they neither make us free nor do they change how those at the top of the food chain look upon us.
To them, you are nothing but an economic unit carrying a value that has to be extracted for the benefit of the regime one way or another. The grand architects achieve this goal by inserting carefully selected beliefs in the heads of the masses. The duality in the world allows the masters to fit the events to their agenda. The villain could become a victim, and the victim could become a villain.
Ultimately, the system wants you trapped in a labyrinth without exit signs. This is how the grand illusionists create a win-win situation for them and keep on profiting from people’s lack of courage and desire to reclaim their freedom.
The game of muscle is essentially a pyramid with the following structure:
Here you find supplement companies, pharmaceutical giants, gym chains, show organizers, and other mainstream organizations collecting most of the profit generated by the current mechanism.
The strategy of attack is designed by experts in social engineering who know how you think better than you do. The ultimate goal was and will always be financial profit and power.
Below the masterminds, you will discover an army of dogs/servants promised to receive a piece of the prey if they play by the rules and promote the agenda. The battalion includes bodybuilders and fitness models (foot soldiers), mainstream muscle media (propaganda generators), scientists fabricating research material, PR experts and other forms of sycophants operating on a sociopathic frequency.
The Brah Nation
Finally, we arrive at those who pay for the mansions and the cars. I am talking about the delusional lifters who steal from their mom’s purse to keep the circulation of creatine alive. Deceived by the labels and the army of disinfo agents, the bottom feeders get taken into the land of wishful thinking.
2. The body does not care about your hypertrophy plans
Many wrongfully assume that hypertrophy is the primary product of resistance training. It’s not. The response to lifting weights is an adaptation, which includes but is not limited to hypertrophy. The fundamental goal of the organism is to preserve its homeostasis and survive another day. It does not care that you want to build big arms and impress those around you.
To adapt, the body activates all necessary pathways, namely – joint strengthening, central nervous system (CNS) adaptation, dexterity development, extra muscle protein synthesis and others. Hypertrophy is on the menu, but definitely not the only priority despite the claims of the mainstream muscle media.
3. You have a left-brain that needs activation
The left-brain hemisphere is dedicated to logic whereas the right swims in emotions and subconscious desires. For most people, it’s a lot easier to listen to the right-brain because it contains the wishful thinking script that we love to run very frequently.
When a big guy starts talking, most lifters are hypnotized by the way his massive muscle flex. Since he showcases what we want right in front us, we shut down our left-brain and let all kinds of poisonous, false information enter our temple of thoughts unhindered. To stop this, you have to ask questions and run every word through a filter of skepticism. Once you do that, you will experience many moments of clarity and laugh at the poor attempts of the system to take you in its labyrinth.
4. Fitting your whole life to bodybuilding could be a mistake
Many addicts think that once they have the perfect body, which is probably something that’s not even achievable naturally, nirvana will knock on the door in a nice dress that could drop in an instant. As a consequence, they shape their lives in a form that serves their bodybuilding goals. The transformation often includes sociopathic and autistic flavors – the old friends are muted, every meal is scheduled, physical activities outside of the gym are reduced to a minimum, most of the free time is dedicated to online research and muscle videos…etc. How do I know this? I did it at the beginning of my affair with the barbell.
Going all out could be justified only if you are a professional, which most of us aren’t. The majority of the iron warriors lift for free.
Luckily, bodybuilding is not an activity that has to consume your whole life if you do it right. A few hours in the gym every week is all most people need.
If you want bodybuilding/lifting to become a profession, you can gradually increase the time you devote to it as your career expands. Living the life of a pro when you aren’t could hurt your real identity. Don’t make unnecessary sacrifices.
5. Never join a cult
The muscle community is full of cults waiting for you to join them. There is no reason to do that and yet people sign the membership papers all the time because we want to belong to a group. We want to receive validation from others for what we are doing. And when you are a cult member you get a ton of it from others just as infatuated as you. The stronger the addiction, the harder it is to see the shortcomings of the group you have joined. There are people who spend hours every day defending their favorite cult leaders on the Internet. Ultimately, only those at the top benefit. A much better approach is to get what’s useful from a cult and set the poisoned teachings on fire.
6. Stop the lies
Humans never stop lying.
Ironically, the person we deceive the most is the one in the mirror. Lies are very addictive because nothing hurts as much as a truth that we don’t want to hear.
I understand that lies are necessary on occasion to prevent the acidic destruction that reality can lay upon one, but too many delusions can rob you of your progress and cost you precious time.
If you are fat, say it. Don’t try to find a flattering angle in the mirror. Just say it. It’s not that scary. People lose millions of fat cells every year. Anyone can get lean as long as the problem is acknowledged. The longer you stay in denial, the longer it will take you to lose the fat.
If you don’t have enough muscle on you, admit it too. Don’t lie to yourself that you are bigger than you are. What’s the point? If you have a weak body part that you truly want to build, focus on it with all your power. If you don’t succeed, so be it. This is the price of being natural.
7. You are drowning in social media poison tearing your soul
Social media are generators of depression of the highest order. Being yourself was a lot easier 15 years ago when the peasants didn’t have as much insight into the life of the superstars. Browsing profiles of popular muscle heroes could make almost anyone feel like a subhuman unworthy of oxygen. Facebook and Instagram appear full of people who never stop winning and having fun.
The muscle celebrities enjoy a special kind of status on there. Girls that reject you without blinking throw themselves at guys like Zyzz, Connor, Jeff, Bradly Martin and other needle samurais who never stop reminding you how much females want them.
You have to understand, my friends, that thanks to social media people have become extremely visual. We judge everything by the way it looks. As a result, we have forgotten how to feel and connect. Today, society considers your profile picture more important than your actions.
Yes, it’s true that there are many people out there who have better toys than you and live a happier life. No one can deny that, but when you focus on this fact, you hurt yourself more than you help yourself. There will always be someone who is younger, prettier, richer, more muscular, more talented…etc. Comparing yourself constantly to those above you rarely serves as motivation. Spending too much time on social media shortens your life and keeps you in a vicious cycle of self-hatred that’s rarely justified.
8. Breaking the rules of growth is not as scary as you think
Many minions are afraid to break the rules made by the system because we have been convinced that even a slight deviation could result in a failure to forge thicker muscle filaments. This fallacy is the mother of many zombies scared to do anything without an approval. It’s true that certain rules (e.g., proper technique) should always be respected, but once you have a decent amount of experience, you can throw the manual away. You don’t need to be perfect to be good.
Do you really think that popular bodybuilders and fitness models never break the rules? Haha. How do you think they got to where they are now? They do what they tell you not to do all the time. The only difference is that they have drug-induced physiques that allow them to get away with many deviations from the plan.
Do you really believe that pros eat clean 100% of the time and carry chicken breast and broccoli in one of those nerdy bodybuilding backpacks? Cool story, bro. Those motherfuckers eat bad food all the time and train half-asleep. Their physiques are the result of drugs and genetics, but it hurts a little too much to admit it.
9. You can’t run from your genetics any more than you can run from the wind
Life is cruel, kid. Your genetics mark your life more than anything else. Some are born with everything, others are born with nothing. The so-called successful people promoted by the media are a product of good genetics put to work. Of course, they will deny that since most humans think of themselves as deities who owe their entire success to hard work. But the reality is that the human effort is futile if you are not built for something.
When people say, “I became the best despite my bad genetics.”, I laugh. If you have become the best at something, you never really had bad genetics. You were simply lazy and/or unable to see how to put your strengths to work.
Ultimately, those who deny the importance of genetics are either ignorant, delusional, dishonest…or simply stupid.
10. Your idea of a ”natural physique” is not really yours
People ask me whether person X is natural all the time. Let me save you the trouble – if you have to ask me, there’s a 92% chance he is not natural. And yes, this is true even if the person is ”not that big”.
The mainstream idea how a natural looks in 2017 is totally flawed. The guys supposed to be natural are simply smaller steroid users. Many wrongfully assume that all people who take steroids look like clones. No. There’s a large diversity in size. Even if someone is ”not that big”, the glow of his muscles could be a giveaway.
P.S. Potential is finally out.