Muscle: Beast Mode – Attain peak physical condition

No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. – Socrates


If you want to reach your absolute peak physical condition, you need to enter beast mode.

Beast mode is when you live like a caged animal, waiting to get into the gym so you can blow off some steam.

Beast mode is when you have high levels of testosterone, and you need that gym fix like a junkie clucks for a hit. Your mood depends on it.


Beast mode is when you’re swollen, strong and confident, and everyone around you notices.



Beast mode is the only way to live. If you aren’t living it, learn how below, and make it a way of existence as soon as possible.



The 8 principles of Beast Mode:


1) Way of life – For those of us who live in beast mode, fitness and working out is a way of life.


It’s not a program. It’s not something you do until you achieve a certain results and then stop.


It’s who you are and what you do as a way of being. It’s in your blood. You can’t NOT do it. It’s a principle.


2) Don’t skip – How you do anything is how you do everything. If you skip days at the gym, you’ll skip days running your business and building the kind of life you want.


In order to succeed in the gym you need to be consistent in 3 areas: working out, eating clean and recovering properly.


Don’t skip any of these. They’re like three sides of an iron triangle.


3) Rest and recover – Elaborating on what is written above, a lot of guys underestimate the need to rest and recover between workouts.


Research suggests that a muscle you have worked hard will take 48 hours to recover, as long as you rest up and take in the right amount of protein. If you use steroids or testosterone, you can cut this down to 24 hours (be very careful about going down this route, and do not take the decision lightly. Almost every medical professional in the world advises strongly against it).


Rest up. You’ll be surprised to see that you don’t lose strength for taking an extra day to recover that muscle group, you’re more than likely to come back stronger. I workout each major body part only once a week and I gain strength consistently.


4) Eat for function – Proper nutrition is essential to fitness. I’ve written an article on good, balanced nutrition here.


Food does two main things for your muscles: it gives you fuel to burn and building blocks to recover. It also provides your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to carry out that daily maintenance work to keep you ticking.


Get your diet right and everything will change – your health, your shape, your energy levels and your state of mind.


You wouldn’t put junk oil in your sports  car. Don’t put it in your body either!


5) Get the pump – If you go to your local gym you’ll probably observe a strange phenomena… a bunch of people working out without breaking a sweat.


This is 100% pointless! If you aren’t pumped and feeling the burn by the end of the workout you might as well be at home with your feet up.


Muscle grows after it has been torn down. You have to work harder than you did previously in order to force your body to rebuild a bigger, stronger muscle to deal with the increased weight load.


This goes for all exercise – running, rowing, boxing and weights. Increase the demand on your body after each recovery period, and you’re on your way to achieving your growth goals.


Go hard or go home.


6) Use setbacks as motivation – So your ex girlfriend banged some guy from the office while you were working hard to put a down payment on a house?  USE the PAIN to motivate yourself into the stratosphere!


Someone used to bully you and make you feel like sh*t? VISUALIZE that and let yourself get mad. Work twice as hard so that next time you see him you can put him through the dry wall!


You got fired? Close your eyes and think about how mad you are. Those unjust bastards hung you out to dry! But don’t worry, while they’re all sat in front of their monitors feeding themselves doughnuts and edging closer to a heart attack, you’re in the gym building the foundations of an ultra successful life, a will of steel and the confidence that is needed to succeed. When they’re in the nursing home, you’ll be running marathons and benching 300lbs.


Use your pain to motivate you. Enough said.


7) Visualise – Visualisation is a powerful tool. See what you want to be. Close your eyes and imagine yourself with 6 pack abs, broad shoulders and 19 inch biceps.


How would that change your life?


Guys would respect you and move out of your way, ladies would get turned on in your presence and you would discover a concept Arnold called “the respect of size”.


Visualise that. It’s yours if you want it.


8) Shut the f*ck up – Stop being a little crybaby bitch and get yourself into the gym.


Too tried? Shut the f*ck up!


Haven’t eaten yet? Shut the f*ck up!


You’ll double up tomorrow? Shut the f*ck up!


Just shut up and go. Nobody wants to hear a bunch of lame ass excuses. By the time you’ve finished talking yourself into it, you could already be there and working out. Just tie up your laces, get on the road, and go.


Enjoy beast mode. I know I do!


Desire. Decide. Persist.


G-Freedom

8 Comments

  1. Hey G,

    I basically live by these principles.

    “..a bunch of people working out without breaking a sweat.”

    — Yeah I know. I just changed gyms, and everyone there are all dressed up in fancy trendy gym clothes, trying to impress each other. It's pretty sad. They've no idea how to get into state. (beast mode!)

    On Socrates

    Hahaha. That is one awesome quote from Socrates. Never seen it before. But I do know he was renowned for his superb willpower. I read he walked bare feet in snow during many months of war. And that when his side were losing, and retreating, he was alone most of the time (on foot) and no one attacked him because he projected such strong intent. (No fear, just calm)

  2. Hey G,

    I basically live by these principles.

    “..a bunch of people working out without breaking a sweat.”

    — Yeah I know. I just changed gyms, and everyone there are all dressed up in fancy trendy gym clothes, trying to impress each other. It's pretty sad. They've no idea how to get into state. (beast mode!)

    On Socrates

    Hahaha. That is one awesome quote from Socrates. Never seen it before. But I do know he was renowned for his superb willpower. I read he walked bare feet in snow during many months of war. And that when his side were losing, and retreating, he was alone most of the time (on foot) and no one attacked him because he projected such strong intent. (No fear, just calm)

  3. I like the idea of the “iron triangle.”

    In the rest and recover section, for the testosterone, is the injections or practices to increase it naturally like cold showers and body language? Also, in your opinion, if I split days, can I do a work out every day? Say if I do core, legs, upper body, one each day?

    #6 and #8 are right on. One sees so many people complaining online about how they can't work-out because they don't have the money for the gym, or don't have a car. Or they want to improve, but they see every obstacle as a reason not to, rather than a reason to improve, to overcome the obstacle. Really sad, if you ask me.

    Overall, great site too. Good no BS self-improvement.

    Regard,
    John

  4. I like the idea of the “iron triangle.”

    In the rest and recover section, for the testosterone, is the injections or practices to increase it naturally like cold showers and body language? Also, in your opinion, if I split days, can I do a work out every day? Say if I do core, legs, upper body, one each day?

    #6 and #8 are right on. One sees so many people complaining online about how they can't work-out because they don't have the money for the gym, or don't have a car. Or they want to improve, but they see every obstacle as a reason not to, rather than a reason to improve, to overcome the obstacle. Really sad, if you ask me.

    Overall, great site too. Good no BS self-improvement.

    Regard,
    John

  5. Hi John. Cheers for the feedback. I'm no expert on testosterone increase, I seem to have a naturally high level, but if you're going to go down this road just get injections and cut all the BS ways that maybe work and maybe don't.

    You can workout whatever way works for you. I personally workout full body 3x per week. 1 day on 2 days off with big, heavy compound lifts. I see no reason why you can't work out 7 days a week if you split like you said and make sure and rest one group while working another.

    Don't listen to people who complain they don't have time, money etc. They aren't your problem. Your problem is imporving yourself, let the competition fall by the wayside if they don't have it in them.

    Good luck bro and keep reading!

  6. Hi John. Cheers for the feedback. I'm no expert on testosterone increase, I seem to have a naturally high level, but if you're going to go down this road just get injections and cut all the BS ways that maybe work and maybe don't.

    You can workout whatever way works for you. I personally workout full body 3x per week. 1 day on 2 days off with big, heavy compound lifts. I see no reason why you can't work out 7 days a week if you split like you said and make sure and rest one group while working another.

    Don't listen to people who complain they don't have time, money etc. They aren't your problem. Your problem is imporving yourself, let the competition fall by the wayside if they don't have it in them.

    Good luck bro and keep reading!

  7. Socrates was one of the most powerful thinkers who ever lived Ludvig. I took philosophy a little before I quit college, and it was probably the only subject I took that made me feel that I was really learning something of consequence. After all, a man who cannot think is not a fully developed man!

  8. Socrates was one of the most powerful thinkers who ever lived Ludvig. I took philosophy a little before I quit college, and it was probably the only subject I took that made me feel that I was really learning something of consequence. After all, a man who cannot think is not a fully developed man!

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