Welcome to my Log of this Program, would like to acknowledge special thanks to Modok and Cephalic Carnage for their kindness towards me as i am a complete beginner as evidenced by my weights below, though i hope over time to bring them to respectable levels.
Below is a message from Dave Tate, i read it by sheer accident and i think is one of the best summaries of life there is around.
Wish good training and good results to all.
If you sit on your ass and expect things to happen - you’re wrong. They won’t. Nobody will give you anything - you have to work and earn it. People also don’t give a shit about what you say you will do. Hell, you will be lucky if they give a shit after you do it.
The bottom line is a weight will not move without effort. You can always lift light shit with little effort but expect the same in return (little reward). Straining harder will require more effort and risk but the return will be higher.
Still nobody will give a shit so make sure your doing it for the right reasons.
Interesting when you think about it. Nobody does really give a shit (except those who are very close to us and that’s still a maybe) yet when faced with criticism people get pissed. To get pissed about this means an assumption has been made that someone did give a shit in the first place. The assumption is wrong so why care about something that they don’t care about in the first place?
The only one who needs to care is YOU. My question would be if you can’t handle the work, strain, stress, pressure, etc than maybe you really don’t give a shit either because if you did you would be too busy trying to get better.
Also Mr. Tate:
An athlete must have different personalities. You have one personality thats strictly for the gym. This is the crazy beast that must be locked up and confined for workouts. You cant let this personality out of the cage (real world) because you most definitely will end up in a cage or jail Some people just have two personalities, gym and life; I have six now that I stopped taking my medication.
Courtesy of “PaulieD” from the AD thread !
You should be chasing strength and muscle mass.
And you should ‘chase’ those qualities aggressively.
The stronger you are, the more muscle mass you can potentially build.
The more muscle mass you carry, the more energy you burn at rest -AND work AND ‘play.’
The more energy you burn (ya with me yet?)…the more that energy could potentially come from fat stores.
So unless you’re just a butterball (no offense, jus’ sayin’) -you really should be focused on building strength and muscle mass.
A recent study out of Stanford University found that strength and muscle mass were the two leading indicators for longevity and health.
Build yourself a ‘bigger engine’ that burns more fuel!