most ignored aspect of physique transformation ever
Before I share today’s concept, it would be best if you spend 2–3 minutes to read the following chapter of One Punch Man:
Onepunch Man Chapter 144
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It doesn’t matter if you have no Earthly idea what this is all about. I want you to just read it and come back.
So, the most cool thing in this chapter is what Silver Fang (the elderly moustached guy) does with Fuhrer Ugly (the ginormous, ugly creature) and its powerful blows:
He takes them as they are and redirects them elsewhere.
As he says:
For me, your punches would be no more than leaves floating in a raging river
Essentially, he takes the energy thrown at him and does as he pleases with it.
If you’ve watched any of the great, great, GREAT Ip Man (the most famous practitioner of Wing Chun in the world) movies, you know that he does the same thing — takes the energy of his opponents and uses it against them.
If you’re paying attention, you already noticed the aspect I want to talk about:
More specifically, taking already existing energy and using it to your advantage.
This is something I talk about in my book, Sculpted Grecian Body, regarding how many meals you should eat:
My suggestion is to keep your current meal schedule. So, if you eat 4 times per day, keep eating so many times. But, you have to adjust your meals based on what you’ve learned so far.
Why do I suggest this?
You already eat X times per day. Asking you to eat X-1 or X+1 times, will affect the way you’re using your energy and can throw you off balance.
For example, if you were eating 3 times per day and I now asked you to eat 4, this will create a few problems in your day to day schedule. You invest a certain amount of energy to eat 3 times. Asking you to eat 4, is essentially asking you to block the energy you invest elsewhere.
Same with training. Suppose you’re working out 4 times per week and have built some momentum with this frequency. Asking you to train 5, will gloriously f**k up your weekly schedule.
Every time you ef up your schedule, you fight against your habits (aka existing energy)
Anytime you fight against existing energy, is as if Silver Fang tried to block Fuhrer Ugly’s punches. He’d be mincemeat. since he’s not as strong as the vicious creature.
It’s also why, quite frankly, I prefer working with guys who are already doing a few things right.
Taking someone who has no eating or training schedule is a huge challenge that it’s hard to overcome. Why? Again, because this guy’s energy is not in line with his goals.
If however someone is already training and eats like a sensible adult?
His energy is already in line with his goals.
My job as a coach is to fine tune what he’s doing and help him experience even greater results. I can’t put gazoline to a non-existent fire and expect it to go from 0 to 1. But I can pour gazoline in the tinniest of sparks, and take it from 1 to over 8,000
So, my suggestion to you is to always look at where you’re directing energy, and improve what you’re already doing. It might be something as simple as improving the quality of the meals you’re already eating or squeezing more “oomph” from your workouts with proper exercise sequencing (for example super sets will be more time efficient than straight sets)
Your Greek buddy,