muscle-methods/002/bottleneck

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“But I live on Earth. I eat food. I sleep. I'm not a Nazi POW. Why don't I look like Arnold Schwarzenegger?”

If you’re Toothpick Timmy, you might not be eating enough. But this is the exception. The rule: your body just doesn’t need more muscle.

The expense isn't justified.

Building muscle tissue beyond what your body feels like it needs is like a quadriplegic buying a six story mansion. I deviated from the original analogy, which is a faux pas so lemme bring it back…

It's like hiring ten mafia men when you only need one. You're just wasting your money. The extra dudes are sitting around zapping you for cash, eating all of your waffles.

Earth's gravity is constant. It's always 9.8 meters per second squared. So you reach a bottleneck. The threat is always the same, and you already have “enough” to neutralize the threat.

If the same two burglars try to break into your house, and your mafia thwarts them every time…why spend money on more men?

You don't. And if you want more mafia men around, you have to increase the threat.

You have to overcome gravity+.

003 →

Trying to lose fat, build muscle, and build a body you’re proud of?

Maybe you’re a little lost right now.

Maybe you don’t have much motivation.

Maybe you don’t what program or diet to use.

I don’t know…

But what I do know is this:

Everything you need is inside of you.

You’re capable of more than know.

You just have to open your eyes.

My weekly column can help.

Just a small little honest note from me sent every Sunday.

Unless I’m hungover.

And then it comes Monday.

What I’m trying to say is that it’ll come Monday.

(These weekly columns don’t get posted to the site.)

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