The Gym – where you get out what you put in

00:37 Eugene Madondo 0 Comments

I was watching an awesome bodybuilding motivation video with epic clips and great inspirational speeches to go with the clips and the main focus of that video was to tell you why the gym lifestyle is the best life style, why going to the gym and drinking protein shakes was better than clubbing and drinking beer. What I got from watching that video was the gym life is awesome, it’s the best even if I am not an extremist (as I think going to the club every now and then is good for you and drinking the occasional beer won’t hurt much if you don’t make it a regular thing) but most importantly what I got out of watching that video was that you get out what you put in at the gym, unlike other things in life where things are unfair and people lie to you, the iron never lies to you, 200lbs will always be 200lbs.

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I'm giving you your daily dose of motivation

So if you want to grow and get stronger it’s up to you to increase those numbers, nobody is going to lie to you and tell you that you are working hard enough, you will know if you are working hard enough, if you are pushing yourself hard enough. If your numbers are not going up and you are still lifting light weights after lifting for a while that’s on you, you are the one lying to yourself saying you are putting in your all, that iron never lies if you are lifting 132lbs (60kg) it will not magically become 220lbs (100kg), you have to make an effort each week to increase that number from 132lbs to 220lbs and beyond. You’ve got to have a plan, be consistent and never stop pushing yourself. Keep going forward, as long as you are going forward you are making progress, it may take you a while to get to that 220lbs lift, but you will get there even it means increasing that weight by only 5lbs per week. That little progress adds ups.

Check out this Epic Gym Motivation Video:




The effort you put into gym is directly proportional to the results you get, don't stop, don't give up but most of all don't lie to yourself...you should really give it your all don't curl 22lbs (10kg) dumbbells and say you gave it your all when you could have curled double that if you tried. Do not compare yourself with others, some may get results faster than you but that doesn't matter because you are on your own journey and if you put in the effort and you are consistent you will get results. At first what you don't see in muscle gain, you will see in strength gain, you will know if you are moving forward, you will know if you are improving. Be patient, your masterpiece will be completed. 


Why I don't like doing cardio

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Hey guys I have not been posting here on the blog as often as I want because I have been really busy this past month. I decided to make this short video of me talking about why I don't like doing cardio, I go as far as saying I hate cardio. This does not mean cardio is bad, on the contrary there are a lot of benefits to different kinds of cardio, I have written about those benefits here on this blog before. All I am saying is that there are different ways to achieve great results, I just happen to not like using cardio to get shredded, I prefer to manipulate my caloric intake and use intermittent fasting to get results. Plus my body-type (endo-meso) gives me a sort of advantage, in that unlike an endomorph I require little effort to lose weight but I also find it more difficult to get bigger.

watch this video to hear what excuses I come up with for avoiding cardio like a plague:




Fat Acceptance is BS!

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I was watching videos on YouTube when I stumbled upon a video by Jason Blaha of Ice Cream Fitness, he was ranting about fat acceptance and I agreed about most of what he was saying. After watching this video I decided to watch other videos about fat acceptance, videos by people who support fat acceptance and those opposed to it. I have to say I did not like what I saw, I had not realized that this fat acceptance thing had become an actual movement. Basically what I saw over and over again are these obese people who had convinced themselves that being fat is healthy, that nothing was wrong with them, that they were normal. Normal is a relative term, and at this rate one could say being overweight is a norm nowadays, but that does not make it right or healthy. Just because there are millions of fat people convincing each other that its okay to be fat, does not make it alright or healthy, its does not make being obese any less unhealthy.

My view on fat acceptance:




On one video I watched you had this woman who was obese and she was a fitness instructor of some sort for other fat people, she made them do basic movements calling them exercise which apparently improved some of  the fat peoples mobility but did not necessarily help them lose weight. What these people failed to understand is that doing easy simple exercises where you hardly break a sweat will not help you lose weight, they were forgetting about the most important part, their nutrition plan and the calories they consume (calorie deficit for weight loss). So long as they continue to eat the same crap food it does not matter how much low intensity basic exercise they do. That exercise group or whatever you call it was nothing more than a support group for fat people in my opinion since the instructor herself was obese and clearly had no idea what she was doing.
fat acceptance is not okay
fat acceptance is not okay, set a good example for your little one's

I am not promoting skinniness, that is a topic for another post I am promoting health and fitness, I am saying accepting being fat is a step in the wrong direction. Do we want future generations to be fat and unhealthy and have to deal with the diseases related to obesity. I am saying we should not accept being fat because being fat has an easy and a free solution unlike many other diseases (yep some view obesity as a disease) which are costly. People with children who accept being fat are raising their kids with the same attitude, their children will probably also be fat because they picked up bad eating habits at home. I am saying that not setting a good example for your kids is failing them.

don't have time for exercise, you'll soon find time for illness

I hope this post was helpful, have a good day!


Bodyweight Leg Exercise - Pistol Squats (one legged squats)

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When you train legs at the gym you train them heavy, heavier than any other body parts. What happens when you stop going to the gym for some reason? How does one train legs if they don't have weights and they also don't have a gym membership? Well there are many leg exercises to do at home but today I am going to cover one of the more difficult home leg exercises which is the pistol squat also known as the one legged squat. What makes the one legged squat so good at working legs and the reason its difficult is because unlike the normal bodyweight squat, when you do the single legged squat you support your whole body and lower and raise it using only one leg which helps to build your legs better and faster than if you were to do an equal amount of normal bodyweight squats.

pistol squat for big legs at home
behind me are a few 50kg sacks sand, I can think of many workouts especially leg workouts to do using those

Watch This Video I Made on Doing Pistol Squats



Usually people do the pistol squat by finding their balance on one leg and straightening the other leg in the air and then proceeding to squat in that position. There is nothing wrong with this method of doing the pistol squat but I like to focus on the squatting movement itself and the leg I am using to squat rather focusing on stretching the other leg and what position it is in (that just makes my life a little more difficult). So when I do the pistol squat I do it on a  raised platform which helps me with my balance and also because I am not flexible I do not have to worry about straightening my other leg while I squat if I position myself correctly on the edge of a staircase or a raised platform.

I like doing pistol squats in sets of 5 reps per leg, since its half the reps I usually do I do double the sets, so instead of 3 sets of pistol squats I would do 6 sets of 5 reps then I would move on to the next leg exercise. I will make other videos/posts on other home leg workouts in the coming weeks so be sure to subscribe to this blog or follow me on any social networks that I use, you can do that below.