Gettin’ Stronger Means Tastin’ Some Pain (The Deadlift Lifestyle)

I’m extremely, extremely sore.

I’ve been walkin’ slow everywhere.

I keep rubbin’ my thighs, my hamstrings, my ankles.

Why – do I hurt?

Deadlifts.

That’s it.

Mother flippin’ deadlifts has me feelin’ like I fought a couple swordsman gorillas last night. It’s serious – really serious.

Now, even though I’m currently on my bed – ‘fraid to move – I’m really, really grateful for this soreness. It’s one of my favorite feelings ever.

It’s pretty darn addictin’.

Cause yesterday – when I was doin’ deadlifts – I knew it would leave me feelin’ like this later, but ya boy did it.

I’m addicted to the pain. To the soreness.

I don’t do drugs, so deadlifts are the only thing I’m addicted to.

I see people in the gym, not doin’ much.

Doin’ light cardio. And leavin’.

Doin’ a couple machines. And leavin’.

Takin’ breaks on the phone. Wastin’ time.

Talkin’ to friends.

Their not addicted. Not like me.

Me?

I’m focused. This is my art. My passion.

Like how Trump likes makin’ deals. It’s how he gets his kicks.

I like liftin’. It’s how I get my kicks.

Ever since I was 13, fitness was my thing.

I remember bein’ in my room watchin’ old martial art movies. Copyin’ their moves.

Hittin’ push ups. Sit ups. Planks.

Punchin’ body bags. All that stuff.

Now, 11 years later, I’m older, balder, bearder, and liftin’ up heavy barbells for high reps. And extremely sore – in slight pain.

But – you know what?

I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I really, really love tastin’ the pain.

Later,

Jamual

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The Power of Liftin’ Weights

Few things give me confidence in my life.

And I’ve tried a whole lotta things that have given me confidence like …

Improv Comedy/ Acting.

Public Speaking.

Writing daily in my Journal.

Doing martial arts.

Game.

And promotions (handing out flyers).

But you’ve never felt any real power – real confidence – til’ you’ve lived the fitness lifestyle.

Lifting weights at the gym lowers my stress, strengthens my weak body, and gives me strong mental clarity. Makes me feel like I can fight lions.

And it doesn’t take me much time either.

I lift for an hour or so. Don’t spend all day in there.

Why?

Cause that’s all you need.

Get in. Get out.

Lift hard. Intensely. Confidently.

Workouts should be centered around compound movements.

Bench Press.

Squats.

Deadlifts.

Do some light cardio, but most of your time should be focused on the weights.

It builds inner + outer strength.

But – be careful!

Strength trainin’ is a drug.

It’s addictin’. An obsession.

Besides persuasion.

It’s the only drug I’ll ever endorse.

It’s somethin’ I love to do. And highly recommend you do it too.

Feel the Power. Be the Power.

Later,

Jamual

P. S. I’m doin’ videos now – check it…

New Year, New You! Let’s Fix Your Health!

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Found a post in my Fall ’16 journal.

It’s just a quick guide to my health system.

It’s extremely easy. And basic. And keeps you lean forever.

I’ve been perfectin’ it since October. And helps me when I don’t know what to do – healthwise – on any given day…

Daily Habits Lead To One Goal!

This system is built for longevity. And anti agin’.

I wanna live a long healthy life – like to 100 + years old. That’s my first “vision” for my life.

So following habits, daily, will help me achieve this Big goal.

Also, a lot of these principles I got from this guy …

… This guy is cool. He’s 60 + years old. Buff and knows a lot ’bout health.  A great resource!

So, these are my daily habits to get to my marco goals…

A) Wake up and drink either kombucha, coffy, water, beet juice, or carrot juice.

No big breakfast. Protein shakes for meals between the day.

And eat regular meals full of protein throughout the day.

You know, chicken and broccoli. Or a nice gyro. Somethin’ like that.

B) Fastin’: I usually fast once or twice a week. Which keeps my food cost way low. And is awesome for skin care too.

A customer told me one time that my face looked shiny and clear when I did a neat 24 hour + fastin’ session.

Awesome.

Also, fastin’ helps avoid the Big C – cancer – apparently. Which makes me even more excited!

C) Lifting: Nothin’ to crazy. 

I lift a few times a week.

 K. I. B – keep it basic.

I do chest presses, squats, and deadlift. Curls too.

That’s bout it. And I stay lean, lean, lean all year round.

Sounds pretty easy, huh?

D) Blood donation: This one is new, new, new.

I’ve done this in the summer. And it’s awesome.

Benefits include lower risk of cancer, lower risk of brain defects, etc. And I’m helping people by providing good healthy blood.

It’s a win – win.

Boom.

E) Less Junk: I’ve been eating less McDonalds – so that’s good. We all know ’bout eatin’ less crap processed food, right?

Stuff messes with your brain, hormones, and does super duper bad stuff to you, in general.

Now, I’m not goin’ to kill it completely.

If I’m hungry and Mcdonald’s is around – I’ll buy a quarter pound. No biggie. Tastes good.

But I’m not gonna go overboard with this stuff. I have restraint.

Ate this after the crazy – crazy election.

What A Time To Be Alive.

F) P.D. Mangan recommends the Paleo diet.

Now, I do too. I’ve tried it. Did it strictly for two months. It freakin’ works, like magic. You’ll lose weight.

But right now, for me – it’s a little too much magic, you know?

I’m gonna eat some carbs.

Some carbs ain’t too too bad…

… So, that’s it, pretty much.

That’s how I stay healthy. And with this system – I’ve maintained a lean body weight with good amount of lean muscle too.

And haven’t had the flu since last December (12 months ago).

Hopefully this easy guide works for you.

Later,

Jamual

Why Is That Guy Always Doin’ Push – Ups?

I have a physical disability — Cerebral Palsy — which affects the way I move and talk.

If you don’t know what CP is, it’s basically a neurological disorder that affects physical movements and speech patterns.

In basic terms, it’s like getting a stroke at birth. Usually cause of crappy doctors using bad tools on newborns babies. That’s what happened to yours truly.

Cases of cerebral palsy range from the mild (jerking movements when walking) to extremely severe (being stuck in a wheel chair forever).

Thankfully, my cerebral palsy ain’t that severe. It’s really mild. It just affects my right side.

Leaving me with a spastic right arm and leg. As well a weird way of talking.

I’m actually pretty independent though. Can go anywhere I want without anyone’s help. And thank you Jesus for that.

But just because I can move on my own — doesn’t mean I don’t have any struggles. Or awkward situations happen to me.

Sometimes I have trouble grabbing stuff. Small stuff like cups and such.

I’m tripping over my feet, consistently.

And people always think I’m drunk — cause of my jerking movements.

What a life, huh?

I used to get so sad and angry cause of it.

To be honest, I still get mad. Not outright livid like I used to get. But sometimes hobbling around the street and having girls stare at you oddly can bruise the ego a bit, you know?

The other annoying thing comes from my past of trying to do sports.

I love, love, love sports, such as rugby, football and MMA. But my body is too messed up to compete with the big professional types…

… You know the big types. Like MJ, Steph Curry. Or Brock Lesnar.

Now, I’m not gonna be like Mike. And shoot clutch jumpers against the Utah Jazz. But, I swear to you, when I shave my head bald — I feel just like him.

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Bald Head King.

One of my many Role Models

Despite my dreams of being a professional athlete pulled from under me — I still find myself putting a bunch of hours in the gym or doing push – ups in the middle of my living room…

… Why is that?

‘Cause it makes me feel amazing.

It’s my engine — fueling me.

Okay so, for regular everyday people — leaving the gym makes them feel good. Then they go on with their day.

But for me and probably others alike — the gym is our day.

Fitness isn’t a choice. It isn’t a want. It’s a need.

I noticed this the hard way…

… Last spring, I went 4 months without working out.

No weights. No push – ups. Nothing.

Wanna know what happened?

Everything hurt, bad.

I was having leg issues. And back issues. It sucked.

But after one visit to the gym — I came out of there feeling like a new man.

I’m not BSing you either.

My back was stiff and stuff. Then I hit the Lat Pulldown machine and felt so so so freaking good after. God bless those machines.

Back then, I forgot that since I have a physical disability like CP — fitness needs to happen, even when I don’t wanna do it.

Like shaving your head in the military. It must be done.

So that’s why I’m always talking about fitness on this blog.

It’s super important to me.

And it’s making my life just a bit easier everyday…

… Overall, I think fitness helps everyone in some way, shape or form.

Some people wanna look good. Some people wanna be healthier. Fine by me.

I just wanna walk around pain and stiff free, you know?

— Jamual