A couple of years ago, I was watching Olympic boxing with a guy conducting himself as a professor in everything. The category was 135lbs. He started laughing at the fighters for being skinny and light. I understand why. He is tall and has a large frame. The only way for him to weigh 135lbs would be an illness.
Yet I said: “If one of them hits you, you are dropping on the floor.”
He got mad. But his facial expression and overall body language told me that he agrees to a certain extent which is probably why he got irritated.
Many men of our generation(s) share the same reasoning – “Size will protect me”.
Most people say that they lift weights for themselves or for some made-up spiritual reason, but that’s a lie. Are you going to deadlift and squat if you are stuck on a deserted island with no humans around? I know I wouldn’t. Men lift for two main reasons – to invoke fear in other males and to trigger desire within women. I don’t care about the pseudo-philosophical memes on Instagram – that’s the truth. If people were really lifting purely for an introverted reason, they wouldn’t make it their mission in life to inform you of their PRs.
Many gurus say that a man can transform from a beta into an alpha by building up his confidence through lifting. I agree. If you are a skinny guy with poor posture afraid to lift a backpack weighing over 20lbs, you can certainly improve your expression of tenacity as well as your internal faith in yourself by becoming a human crane in the gym. But after a certain point, you are trying to boost an engine that cannot transmit any of its extra power to the wheels.
This is especially true if you are a natural trying to compensate for the lack of size by building omega strength to satisfy the perverted dreams of online and offline experts who want to exercise the role of judges determining who is a man and who isn’t. All that extra CNS strength that you are going to build is useless.
Another major problem with building confidence through size is that you cannot get big while remaining a pristine pure natty brah. People often get mad at the numbers presented in Potential: How Big Can You Get Naturally, but few have actually reached them. Kids just want to believe that the sky is the limit because that’s what they have been hearing for the better part of their existence – that you can be anything you want to be if you just work hard enough.
Naturals don’t reach this majestic size that protects them from all trouble. If you are 225-275lbs of muscle depending on your height, most men will never mess with you because you would be scary and in a higher weight class. But naturals cannot reach those numbers without getting fat. It just cannot happen regardless of how many deadlifts and squats you do; regardless of your programming. Even if you deploy the most advanced Russian, American or Chinese programs out there – you cannot beat nature by manipulating your sets and reps.
There is a reason why men take steroids – they work better than anything for providing high-end musculature. Even the dumb pro bodybuilders are well aware of the fact that their size is primarily the result of pharmaceutical products rather than the angle secrets of guys like Charles Glass.
What are naturals left with?
A natural can look big if he has a decent frame and is willing to carry extra lard on him. There are two problems with that choice – most men have an average frame + getting fat will hurt your chances with the ladies.
Women don’t love fat guts. Yes, females may not be as obsessed with six-pack abs as the magazines would make you believe, but a woman is never with a man because of his fat belly. It’s always – despite of it. She will never say – “Oh, this guy with the slim waist is too metrosexual for me. I want a real man with a 100-inch waist powered by low bar squats.” Hence why naturals should acquire leanness if their goal is to enhance their female-pulling power.
Fists vs. Weights
Learning functional fighting techniques could be very beneficial for a natural who wants to up his confidence level. Adding punching and defense skills to your arsenal as a lean natty will do more for your self-esteem and social behavior than breaking your back to take your deadlift from 450lbs to 550lbs while hoping that you will finally become indestructible.
Combat sports such as boxing and kickboxing are a superior choice because they are practical and focus on the essential rather than making weird figures with your hands back. Wannabe classes where they allegedly teach you how to be Rambo by disarming men while throwing roundabout kicks are not recommended either.
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