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If This CT Fletcher Talk Does Not Inspire You, You May Be Dead Already

Love this guy!

He curses a lot, so don't ever watch a CT Fletcher video at work or in front of your small children.

But damn if he isn't super inspirational!

Pick you up? Yeah, I thought it would.

So I got my testosterone test results back…

discouragement and sadness

This is how I feel right now

…and it's not good.

I've been lucky most of my life.

Lean, healthy, can take a beating. Strong, fast, and active. Smart, inquisitive, and kind.

But too much stress, too little rest, and shortcuts have killed my metabolism, fucked up my heart, and cut my T in half.

Shit!

So it's time to get really fucking serious.

I'm too young to feel this damned old. Plus, I have 4 kids, all under 11 years old (my youngest just turned 2).

I ain't having no more. Trip to the doc's a couple years back virtually guarantees that! (snip snip)

I need to be here with them. And I love my wife and want to spend another 50 years with her.

Early death isn't an option.

And zest for life is a high priority.

This is what I'm going to do:

  • MOVE every. damned. day. Do something active and physical for 60 minutes. I may split this into 2 sessions of 30 minutes each due to time constraints.
  • Meditate. I need to calm the hell down. Relax. Chill.
  • Lift weights 3-4 times a week. I still haven't decided if I want to do my trusted 3x a week split or a M-Tu-Th-Fr split. I've had my best results on the 3x split but 4 days a week may prove more beneficial at this point in time. Hell, I should just try both.
  • Cardio 5x a week, in the gym. At least 30 minutes every day at a fairly high intensity.
  • Go back to small, frequent meals. I've experimented with intermittent fasting (don't eat from 8pm until 12pm the following day). It's easy, but totally ineffective for me.
  • I need to drop 40 pounds. I know. How the fuck did I get this out of shape? Shit, I could see myself getting fatter. Why didn't I just turn this fatass around before it got out of hand? Reasons, that's why 🙂
  • Use supplements wisely. Below I will post my “supplement stack.” I've always been a huge believer in supplementing for specific effects. Now is the time.
  • Mindset matters: That's where the meditation comes in. Plus, I'm going to try the wishy washy “affirmations” and “gratitude.” Yes, I said it. It's feel-good shit but man, in the past, when I did it, I'll be damned if it didn't work! Visualization will play a role here, too.
  • I'm going to write more. Writing is my heaven, my safe place, my mental yoga.

Dang, I didn't mean to lay it all out on you. But I bet at some point, you've faced similar challenges. And I bet you overcame them, just like I will.

Here's the supplement stack I mentioned:

  • Omega 3s from krill oil
  • A good food-based multi-vitamin/mineral
  • A supplement I've used in the past that made me feel great – Longevity
  • A supplement I've researched that can naturally help T levels (and I know it works in the libido area, because I've tried it – it works super fast and doesn't have any noticeable side effects like I've heard Viagra and its cousins have) – K20
  • To help metabolize fat and keep my insulin and glucose levels where they should be – Gluco Guardian
  • I have used, and will use now and in the future, MexRx – I love this stuff!

If the above doesn't produce results (mostly in higher T levels, losing body fat, and feeling better), I will pursue the HRT path – yes, sticking myself with freaking needles full of testosterone.

I'm reading up on all of that now. I've been in consultation with a doctor who is open-minded about this sort of thing, which I've found is pretty darn rare.

Tom Platz Interview

Tom Platz Interview

Tom Platz was a bodybuilding badass in the 1980s!

Tom Platz was a High Intensity Training BEAST back in the '80s. He was a true contender for the biggest bodybuilding prize of all – the Mr. Olympia. He came close a couple times but never won.

Many suggest it was because his legs were overdeveloped, which left his massive upper body out of balance.

I disagree.

I think his reputation preceded him into competitions. By this I mean that judges had preconceived notions of this imbalance that no longer existed.

In short, Platz kept his massive, awesome leg development and built up his upper body to epic proportions.

While reviewing information this morning, I came across this current video of Platz.

In it, Tom talks about his past, the 1981 Mr. O, his mindset, and how he was so focused he didn't even know who was on the stage with him!

Arnold Schwarzenegger Timeline – from 1 to 69

I love Arnold! Who doesn't? I know, he's had some indiscretions, and for that, I cannot apologize for him. I don't like that.

But as far as bodybuilding and acting go, he's awesome.

Lifting Motivation!

Below is a video I really needed today. I hope you find it as motivating as I do.

Enjoy your weekend – and PUMP SOME IRON!

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