Fitness is the Base of My Game

Fitness is the Base of My Game

Jul 22, 2013

Every Halloween in Tokyo for the past three years, I’ve dressed up as a lifeguard complete with super short shorts, aviator sunglasses, no shirt, and my nose painted white. You may call me unimaginative, but I’m a cheap bastard from a warm climate and I’ll take every chance I can get to bask in attention while I stroll around in public with as little clothing as socially acceptable. Since most dudes don’t have the nuts to stroll around a party semi-nude, the costume has been a hit wherever I went, year after year. The first two years I donned my trusty lifeguard costume, back when I had the body of an asexual Asian teenager, I received about the same amount of attention from gay dudes as I did from women. The only thing was it was obvious that only the gay dudes wanted to bang my little Asian bottom. I quickly realized that most of the chicks just wanted to take a picture of the funny looking dude in the red shorts so they could post it on Facebook when they ran away before I could ask, “S-s-so what’s your name?” Back in those days of no-game hell, when I thanked my lucky stars when a girl let me park my beef bus in her tuna garage, I figured putting up with the odd sexual advance from a man was better than being completely invisible to women. Also, it gets really hot and uncomfortable when you’re dancing to electro club jams in a polyester Pikachu suit. Last Halloween was different. I had been practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu heavily for about two years, and an interest in improving my performance caused me to optimize my diet. I had also recently begun barbell training to improve my explosive strength. I arrived at that year’s costume party with broad grappler’s shoulders and a narrow waist. Even though I weighed a mere 132 lbs at the time, the difference in reaction was stark. I felt hands running across my shoulders after I posed with slutty nurses for a picture. Apropos of nothing, a tart in cat ears and a mini-skirt pressed her body against mine and said, “Meow!” One...

Consistency is the Best Supplement

Consistency is the Best Supplement

Jul 9, 2013

Often times we fitness hobbyists get caught up in a lot of diet and exercise chest thumping. Countless man hours spent and keys stroked debating such topics as: Stronglifts or Starting Strength? Keto? Paleo? Carb cycling? Incline or decline bench press? 1 gram of protein per pound? or 1.5? For all of you thinking about beginning an exercise routine and diet plan, I am about to end all this A or B debating right here. Are you ready? Here’s the answer: Yes. It’s all good stuff, but none of it will matter without consistency. Just pick one exercise program and one diet and stick to it. Plan out your meals and workout times well in advance and do not deviate from them. Ask questions and make adjustments when necessary. After all, fitness and dieting isn’t just about “getting healthy”. It’s also about developing the character and skill set necessary to set a goal, make a plan, and follow it through to fruition. There will come a time when your current methods no longer serve your purposes, but you will only recognize it after you’ve grown familiar with the workings of your meat machine. Whether or not you are interested in bodybuilding, I urge you to watch the above documentary of Kai Greene. I myself am not particularly interested in reaching those levels of musculature, but there is one very important lesson that was made very to me clear in just the first 20 minutes: Kai Greene: A Day in the Life You body is a physical reflection of your lifestyle and your lifestyle is the culmination of your habits. Get a diet and exercise routine on autopilot and reaching your goals will just be a matter of persistence. RedSunBlueRedSunBlue is an active member of /r/theredpill currently based in Tokyo, Japan. He often posts musings about life as a single man in Asia at his personal blog, amaninasia.wordpress.comMore Posts - Website Follow...