Two Things I Learned Driving Across America

      One of the best ways to learn about yourself is to travel and to make yourself uncomfortable. You can only do so much reading and conversing before it becomes essential to set out on the road. This is why I decided to drive across America with my friend Mike. We also decided to only sleep in the van. Mainly because we are poor, but also because we have always wanted to say that we have lived in a van down by the river.

       On our journey we met some inspirational people, had great conversations, a few arguments, and saw some of the most beautiful sights that America has to offer.

       I learned so many things on my time on the road, about myself and about life in general, and I just wanted to share two of the most important ones in this post.

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The Power of Cues

       There are exactly 11,876 different types of exercises that you can do and 10,987 of them are curl variations and shrugs.

       This can be intimidating. No one has time to learn how to do them all properly. Read on fora cheat code to do all exercises properly. 

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Motivation is an Illusion

      The hair stands up on the back of your neck, you can feel your blood pressure rising, a seemingly uncontrollable energy boils up from the depth of your stomach and spills into your chest, heart, and mind.  The power of motivation is real, but it is not sustainable. It is merely a window that lets you see the power that you possess for a brief period of time. That window will close. And when it does you need to keep on grinding. Motivation will not help.

     Feeling motivated or desirous of something better than what I have now is misleading. It does not get me to where I want to go. Action does that.

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The Ultimate Post Workout Shake

The Ultimate Intra/Post Workout Shake

       Supplements are exactly what they claim to be. They simply are supplements to a diet that is giving you the proper amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats that you need to survive.


I’ll have what he’s having

       Supplements are great if you are having trouble getting all the vitamins and minerals that you need in your regular diet or consuming all the calories you need to gain weight. However do not think that supplements are the key to getting big and strong or losing weight.

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If You Aren’t Doing This You Are Screwed


       Lewis and Clark departed West from just outside St. Louis in 1804 with the intent of finding a navigable route across the western part of what we now call North America.

        They planned on mapping it, making scientific observations, creating trade relationships with the Native Americans, and imposing an American presence in the territory in order to keep the British and French out. These two guys were hard as fuck. Although probably racist. Actually they were definitely racist. But still, they had qualities that we can all learn from.

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Squat Better – Be Less Fat

       I know you don’t skip leg day. I know you squat. I know you go ass to grass. I know you have perfect form. And by ‘I know’ I mean ‘You are a dirty lying son of a jackal’.

I see this guy at the gym all the time

       Without even seeing you squat I have a feeling that it needs some work. Even if you think that you have the squat of a Chinese street vendor you probably don’t. One of the biggest reasons that people do not see strength or mass gains even thought they are preforming compound lifts is that they aren’t preforming the lifts correctly. If you want to keep your back healthy, lift heavy, get bigger, lose weight or any combination of those things than squatting properly is going to help you do that.

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