I’m taking away your excuses
In this article, I’m going to take even more excuses away from you.
If you have seen the first part, “Two Solid Reasons to Get Your Ass in the Gym”, go read it.
With that said, let’s get into it.
1. Fit Bodies Fight Battles
A strong immune system is needed now more than ever.
Future mutations of viruses, food and nutrition shortages, and increased stress are almost certain in the future and that’s a battle you need to get prepared for.
And being in peak physical condition is a huge part of strengthening your armor.
Give your immune system a fighting chance.
Your body is constantly fighting off foreign and domestic threats — bacteria, viruses, parasites, cancers — and the number one thing you can do to boost the win rate is by getting and staying physically fit.
Moderate-intensity exercise can increase the circulation of immune cells in your body.
Just don’t overdo it, workout sessions without proper rest days actually have the opposite effect — they weaken your immune system.
So what’s the goldilocks zone?
Around 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week — cycling, swimming, running.
Add to that, 2 days per week of muscle-strengthening activities — major muscle groups like your legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms.
For you bodybuilders and Olympic weightlifters, get cardio in your weekly. (I know, it sucks)
For you cross-fitters, keep doing what you’re doing.
For everyone else, get your asses in the gym.
2. More Muscle Gives More Rewards
Like any success in life, it’s all about momentum.
Have you ever heard the expression, “It takes years to become an overnight success?”
Once you start down the path of sharpening your body, past a certain point the effort you need to put in decreases while the rewards keep increasing.
What does that mean?
As you pack on the muscle, you’re going to find that you can eat more of what you want when you want as well as take more days off from the gym if you need to — and your body won’t punish you for it!
Because muscle burns calories!
Pound for pound, muscle sitting on your body burns more calories than fat!
That’s why as you put on more muscle you need to do less work to keep off fat — working out pays off even when you’re not in the gym.
So you know what to do — the sooner you start hitting the gym, the sooner you start building momentum!
3. It’s About the Journey, Not the Destination
What separates great men from good men? Discipline.
What separates legends from great men? Willpower.
For most of us when we’re young, getting in shape has a lot to do with impressing women.
“Curls for girls.”
“More plates, more dates.”
But physical conditioning isn’t truly about aesthetics.
The day in, day out, over months and years…
The grind of getting up and getting your workout in at 6 a.m. or 6 p.m. after work…
The will to push past endurance or strength plateaus…
All of this builds one very important male muscle…
The journey of building your body demands that you stick to a routine even when you don’t feel like it.
And that ability — the ability to do what you know you need to do, even when you don’t feel like doing it — can be used in every other facet of your life.
Don’t feel like studying? Doesn’t matter. Study.
Don’t feel like working extra hours to get the promotion or build a side hustle? Doesn’t matter. Work.
Conquering that feeling of not wanting to push past the uncomfortable is what solidifies men into legendary status.
And that weapon that you can use to conquer that feeling is willpower.
Get on a routine, stick to it, and ascend.
Stop making excuses for yourself and get in the gym.
You know the benefits.
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No more if, ands, or buts about it, gentlemen.