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What does the perfect body look like?
Wouldn’t it be the body that is the most pleasing to the most women? Makes sense… so that’s where we’ll focus.
The first thing a woman is going to notice about a guy is his frame. The ideal frame would be a V-shaped torso. That is: broad shoulders that taper into a thing waste. The waste then tapers out to thicker quads – thus forming an X-shaped physique.
Then there are the details: the abs, the chest, the arms, and the muscle that exists without going overboard. The perfect body is also lean, but it actually isn’t too lean. A skinny physique is by no means ideal when it comes to attracting the opposite sex, trust me! I’ve been there and it’s useless.
A pro bodybuilder also doesn’t have the ideal physique from an aesthetic or performance standpoint. They’re just too far on that end of the spectrum. Girls don’t like that much muscle, or that much vascularity.
What does the perfect body perform like?
Performance is key if you’re going to construct the perfect body. A body that just looks good but can’t do a whole lot else isn’t perfect. It has holes.
The perfect body is all-around athletic. It can lift heavy weights, but it can also lift for endurance. It has power, speed, and it can last. It isn’t one and done.
The perfect body isn’t insanely good at one thing, but rather awesome at everything. If you have the perfect body you can protect your girl from danger and keep her safe. You go above and beyond what the average Joe can do. Thus, making you pretty damn awesome.
Now we’re talking long-term. Today’s society is absolutely packed with preventable diseases and illnesses. Instead of having a preventative mentality, we wait for things to get so bad that we either kick the bucket, or we wake the fuck up and do something about it.
But you’re smarter than this. For one, you’re reading this blog post, so you’re awesome. You know that working out isn’t all about looking amazing. Yes, it’s the sexiness that sells, but the real benefits are the extra years you’re adding to your life. And not only the extra years, but also the quality years you get from being in kick-ass shape.
You’re going to be a more active Dad, but also a Dad who’s going to be around longer, able to protect, provide, and have fun with his family.
That’s the kicker: The perfect body is healthy. It’s active. It looks freaking awesome, performs amazing, and lives a long, and productive life.
Cool, so how the hell do we build this thing?
1. Challenge yourself
You need to push yourself a little harder than the next guy. Your time in the gym, or wherever you train, is sacred. It’s set aside for work, to clear your mind, and to build a badass body.
Challenge yourself to work harder. You’re going to love the results.
2. Why are you doing this?
An athlete trains harder than the average Joe because he has more on the line. His body and how it performs is directly linked to his success. The greater his body is condition, the more money he is likely to make, and the more success he is likely to have.
The thing is, I’d argue that our success is directly linked to how well our bodies look and perform as well. Agree?
Speaking from personal experience, when I’m looking my best, and in my best shape, I sleep better, I have more energy to work harder – and play harder – and I’m more confident.
Walk into the gym like your success is directly linked to how good you look and how well your perform. Because guess what? It is.
3. Rest like a pro
If you’re going to push your bodies limits and work your arse off in the gym, you’re going to have to recover like you mean it. If you don’t, say goodbye to the benefits you should see from your training.
Our bodies need recovery, especially when we’re training like madmen. Lift a maximum of 3-4 days a week. Feel free to be active the rest of those days of course, but have at least 1-2 days of complete rest scheduled into your routine.
If you need to add muscle, you won’t unless you are recovering enough.
If you’re not trying to build ‘the perfect’ body – I mean at least trying – what are you trying to do? I’ve always felt that the ideal should be the goal: If you reach for the moon and fail, at least you land amongst the stars.
Lean Muscle Building Challenge Workout (video)
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Exercises: 30 reps of each exercise using a full range of motion.
1. Floor Press – 135 lbs
2. Deadlift – 135 lbs
3. Yates Row – 135 lbs
4. Bench Squat – 135 lbs
5. Chin-ups – bodyweight
6. Military Press – 135 lbs
7. Floor Wipers – 135 lbs