First post on “MAXED OUT MUSCLES”, or MOM for short, and I just want to keep it simple and say that building up muscle is mostly just a matter of consistency. Don’t worry about your gains too much or read a million articles. Just go to the gym and get shit done. As long as you are consistently working out, you will get amazing results in a year. Done.
I had an interesting thought today while writing a previous post. I was thinking to myself, “I could share a video to entertain them. I don’t know which one though. I really like Elliott Hulse’s videos but I think Brosciencelife videos are hilarious.”
Thinking about the two and how drastically different they are, I decided to share them both and let you decide who gives the better advice(yes, I know brosciencelife is satire but I think most of their viewers actually take their advice. Also, E. Hulse could be looked at in such a light due to his energetic attitude and off the wall advice at times…not hating, just stating).
Now, to compare the bro-scientist to the gym shaman.
To find the answer, subjectively, you can decide whose advice you’d take on preworkout in the videos below:
Gym Shaman Elliott Hulse:
Bro Scientist Dom:
There you have it! You got to see both perspectives and I’m sure you decided for yourself! With all that being said, I’m going to go drian a Monster and hit the gym!
Today I managed to do something that I haven’t done in a long time. That is…hit a new personal record in the gym! Here, just a week ago, I was saying to you that I have been having trouble staying consistent. However, I pushed through my off season and my winter blues and I managed to add some strength.
Where I was deadlifting a maximum of 345 lbs before, I managed to put on three 45s on each side and a 25 on each side today. For those of you who aren’t gym savvy, that’s 365 lbs! I know that may not be a lot to gym veterans, but it’s a ton of weight in my mind as I have struggled for a year to cultivate some quality mass.
Shoot…I know some people who have been lifting for a while that talk about deadlifting 245 for reps. I think that’s fine, and I’m honestly just bragging. I know bragging isn’t necessarily a very great trait to find in someone.
However, today I want to talk about bragging and why I think it’s okay to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while. (just don’t do it until your arm gets tired) I think it’s fine as long as you aren’t dragging others down to bring yourself up, so if you do something that is worthy of praise…
well, then go ahead! Let people know that you did something right and hold your head high. Part of me is worried about the off chance of sounding like an egomaniac, but I truly believe that if I worked hard lifting weights for a year and I got something out of it, then I can brag a little bit about it today.
YOU CAN TOO! 😀
Today, I not only posted to brag about a personal record or my weight loss during this cut. I’m also posting to invite you to give yourself a pat on the back.
To add a little backstory to my PR and my sudden affinity for bragging, I’d like to let you know that I almost didn’t even work out today. I almost chose to take another “rest day” and lay around the house. That would have been the worst decision I could have made today, and I think that sometimes you have to push yourself forward when you’re wanting to give up!
Please let me know in the comments about your fitness journey. I want to hear bout times that you struggled with going to the gym, about times that you overcame the biggest obstacle in your success…your own mind. I want to hear you brag on yourself a little bit! Let me know in the comments below.