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Why Limit Yourself

When I started blogging, I thought I was going to talk about fitness all of the time.  Looking back, that was silly!  I’ll admit that, too, because I had just started working out but I realize I started the blog as kind of a way of making a chronological blog for fitness.  It’s a way of sharing with  you the trial and error as I attempt to define my body and define myself.

“..I attempt to define my body and define myself.”

With that in mind, I think that it’s actually a pretty cool idea!  However, I also like to talk about Crohn’s Disease and other autoimmune disorders.  I also like to talk about nutrition and I like making “Join the Discussion”‘s about nearly anything, and I love blogging about random events.

..so, in retrospect, I think I had a good idea but I was totally limiting myself.

I realized that moving forward as I added more categories.  Now, with the new webpage, I am hoping that you can easily navigate to any part of Maxed Out Muscles that you’d enjoy the most.  I hope you enjoy it!

Home page is now completed with better navigation.
Home page is now completed with better navigation.

 

Originally posted 2016-04-24 14:15:30.

Building Muscle Is Mostly A Matter of Consistency

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.

Originally posted 2015-07-28 20:25:22.

Down 15 lbs and Instagramming

I don’t know how I was ever happy weighing 250 lbs and being around 25% body fat. I don’t know how I could have ever been satisfied lifting heavy weights but looking like shit. What I say above is honestly how I’ve felt, and it’s how I felt for the better part of 2015. I know that lifting heavy with good form is great, and that was a big goal of mine, but now I am on to new things. I gained a solid foundation of muscle and built it from the ground up, but now it’s time to lose the fat that I accumulated with that muscle. ..it’s time to cut the crap and cut out the fat. This has been my sentiment for the past 4 months. I know that I did a good job bulking up and I’m proud, and I know that feel that cutting should be just as easy but it hasn’t been and I believe that is for one tremendously overlooked reason: I got so used to eating whatever I could during my bulk, it’s been hard to stay on a diet during my cut. This is not a pity post people and I have to say that right now to remind myself as much to notify you of that fact. It was honestly very upsetting and it effected my attitude towards blogging and life in general. I would tell you, the reader, to do this or that on a cut like I was doing but then I’d fall off the wagon. I felt like a hypocrite, and I felt discouraged. ..but with a challenge like the one I’ve faced you are given two options: GIVE UP or try harder. Giving up would be easy, and you’d never hear from me again but keep in mind that it doesn’t build character. I know that trying harder builds character, and if a strong resolve and a habit of getting things done is all I gain from finishing my cut and sharing my results with you.. ..then it was well beyond worth it! I’ll take the virtues I gained from this time in my life and undoubtedly succeed on my next adventure. As of writing this, I am down 15 lbs at 235 and I am stoked to be sharing that news here on Maxed Out Muscles.    If you’d like to see my results then you’re more than welcome to on my Instagram; just search for username ‘chrboyles’.

Originally posted 2016-04-10 23:08:47.