What’s the minimum acceptable result you’re willing to be okay with?
Whatever that is, understand that you should be setting your standard far beyond that.
That minimum acceptable result is what you can justify as good enough to live your daily life. Whether that’s financially. Physically. Academically. Etc.
Understand that those at the top aren’t there because they settle for the minimum acceptable result, or, even better, it’s just that their minimum acceptable result is far beyond what you would’ve even considered. You want the best, then be the fcking best. Nobody is born special.
You aren’t born with talent.
It all comes down to what you want, how bad you want it, and what you’re going to do to get there. #SetTheStandard
Thoughts inspired by @andyfrisella
I’m curious. 🤔 Does social media hold you more accountable? Does it keep you more motivated? Would you be as motivated or accountable if you didn’t post photos, or had a social media account at all?
I’d wager that most would say ‘yes’ but wouldn’t, and say they don’t do it for the gram, but they really do it for the gram, like me. 😂😂😂
But really, do you think that people fall into this interesting commitment trap of “it’s ‘expected’ of me, so I am obligated to post this content or at least keep up what I’m doing”. And further, this ‘obligation’ is even more solidified when your audience or following increases. I understand if this is used as a marketing tool for business. (Unless you’re promoting detox teas then gtfo.) Maybe I’m wrong, maybe I’m not. I just find it interesting, the psychology behind it all, that is. I guess the easier, or simpler, way to use it is to keep it at surface level and not read into it too much. 🤷🏻♂️
How to build calves 101: Squat in these stupid ass racks and force yourself to take like 47 steps back just to squat. Smh. I’m more impressed by the walkout tbh 😂.
Also, this was all the 45’s (20kg) they had laying around. 🤔 lolwut. And as you can see they don’t all match 😂. Oh, and on top of that, the bar was bent.
So far every gym I’ve been to doesn’t have dumbbells over 35kg 😑. Do they really even lift out here or nah 🤔. Gym culture is def not the same anywhere out here- at least to the places I’ve been. From etiquette, to layout, to machine options, weight options, etc. 🤷🏻♂️. I’m just ready to get back to reliable gyms and @xoamanda_jadexo 😋🇺🇸.
#transformationtuesday from maybe 2001/2002 to 2018. Photo taken way back at my brother @drocknpandas house. From about 120lbs (maybe) to about 180ish here. A lot of people have assumed that I played football in highschool. Or that I was already in the weight room. 😂 I wasn’t, I was on a skateboard and my dirt bike. I didn’t really start lifting until after highschool.
Sometimes I wish I started earlier. But skateboarding and mobbin through Carnegie on my dirt bike helped shape who I am. That was my passion. My focus changed after highschool and SJSU- I didn’t have much time to ride anymore. But I did cruise on my longboard every day on campus 🤙🏼. . .
The point is, you don’t have to be genetically gifted to start seeing progress in the gym, or to transform in this way. You just need to show up. Day after day. Year after year. And work smarter, not necessarily harder. I’ve heard the “I don’t have time for all that” etc. But I have the same amount of time in a day as anyone else. It’s not about having time, it’s about making time.
I was probably a buck twenty in high school. Wasn’t really info lifting as much as I was skateboarding. Well, I should say I wasn’t into lifting at all 😂. I didn’t win any trophies for anything. Although I did manage to get best smile so I guess that’s something 😬😂. If you could describe your high-school-self in 3 words or less, what would you say?
Every few weeks or so I like to see how much my strength has increased from all the volume I’m doing.
It doesn’t make sense IMO to try and get these up for anywhere less than 4-5 reps. If I’m struggling that much on a shoulder press, I’m sure my joints will hate me that much more.
I don’t approach these lifts the same way I do my squats on heavy days, (I don’t know why anyone would but just thought I’d put it out there). Tbh I don’t really care about how much I can OHP with dumbbells, I spend much more time focusing on control and time under tension than I care about the amount of weight.
But like I said, it’s nice to see how much strength all the volume yields. 📹: @xoamanda_jadexo . . .
I can’t imagine what it’s like living in a place where I can’t enjoy the sunshine and 85 degrees in April. I also can’t imagine what it’s like staying on prep all year round. I would go crazy. I find it most appropriate to have an 80/20 rule on what I’m eating/drinking while I’m not on prep. Where 80% of the time I’m eating nutrient dense foods vs calorie dense foods. I still enjoy my “cheats” but I make sure I earn them. It’s all about balance 😎.