lifting weights dumbbells on the road
Lifting weights is how I flex my athletic prowess while on the road.And Stay Sane.
Lifting 60 pound dumbbells (one in each hand) is how I try to recreate the experience of a full gym, while traveling on the road. Obviously, I cannot access a gym because I am usually located far away from cities and also because I would need to sign up to many different gyms memberships rather then one. Anyway…
Muscles grow from stimulation. In high school gym class they taught us a simple old adage formula for fitness: F.I.T. abbreviated as frequency, intensity, and time. It’s inherently flawed by it’s simplicity, but it is great in allowing me to converge the laws of physics with the formula. Specifically, F=MA. Force equals mass times acceleration. So, going full circle, and combining vast amounts of personal experience, I arrived at a eloquently efficient methodology to lift weights, build muscle, and increase speed/cardio. All in one daily cycle.
Here it is. Train often. Lift light weights. Trigger/Make blood flow through all the different muscle. Train or weightlifting or jogging or yoga or jazzercize or whatever, 3 times a day, every single day. This way, you installed and created/triggered about 21 energy cycle and metabolism pathways. 7 days a weeks lifting 3 times a day. weight lift when you wake up, before you go to sleep, and some time during the afternoon (preferably right before a 20 minute nap). That’s what I do and what keep me in fantastic shape.
By my own standards, my body looks like crap. If girls would ask me, obviously I would say that I look like a sexy piece of man meat. But internally, I remember when I had 6 pack abs a few years ago, and now, I do not have 6 pack abs. Maybe 2 or 4 pack on a good day. But the most important stomach fat surrounding the oblique lower abdomen area, chaos. Blubber just floating around.
Fat stomachs are okay to have, I tell myself. Lifestyle changes, emotional events, and general human weakness happens to the best of us, including me! But there is one critical component that differentiates me from other people: I admit the truth. I don’t hide it, i do not inflate my body’s general attractiveness to other people, but most importantly I pace my future. I know, fully know, without a single doubt, that sooner or later, I will regain my 6 pack, and all will be sexy solid muscle. That’s what a muscle bound and low body fat body does, it reveals the animal inside of your. It makes you access your physiology much faster. You get the good juice in you. I’m talking free drugs like dopamine, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters that usually people buy and abuse illegally. As a quote “Body” “Builder” unquote you will create great physiology by default. And isn’t that what it really is all about. To live a happy life by default, just by living and doing what you want. The worst people i have know are the bitter have-nots that may or may not have a lot of things, but always feel an urge to gain and chase happiness. You see, gaining and chasing feelings is good as an initial path to set expectations for a profoundly powerful future, but there is an end point. Have you ever watched a movie that made you feel a certain way, and then you watched the same movie to get the same feeling inside of you again. Or re-watched an entire series of some tv shows. Weight lifting solves that. To a certain extent.
People who go to the gym have a lot more control over their emotions. This also in a major way overlaps in the rest of life. Big time. I remember that when I first got very strong and muscular, I became sort of an alpha male to the people in my presence. I don’t mean this in a derogatory sense to the people who did not lift or were weaker, just the opposite. I was an inspiration in proving that life is malleable and anybody can change. Follow the cause and effect relationship of muscle building and the cause of lifting often with heavy weights will create the effect of a good looking body that is strong, fast, and adaptable to stressful environments in both physical AND EMOTIONAL contexts.
Weight lifting keeps me sane. Really, truck driving 2000 miles a week, seeing new cities, see new people, but residing mostly at fuel stations, warehouses, and parking lots can QUICKLY drive you insane. Add to that the lack of a social like, no time to pick up chicks or build long term relationships with anyone and you have the recipe for mental instability. BUT pervasive through it all, remains the great activity of weight lifting. It allows me to keep a way to measure my progress in life, in a real physical way. Well, yes, seeing money in different amounts being deposited into my bank account is great, but not enough. I am a living, breathing, human being. Im not a robot with a program, I have needs just like every one else. And compared to doing stupid redundant work, at least I drive my truck and feel my work in a real tangible way. That’s how to merge those two concepts.
Eating and dieting on the road. I admit, I know what to do, but not always do what I know. At around 11% body fat percentage, i am an embarrassment as a public role model (also because I will be selling a weight loss and also another muscle building course in the near future). It really is my fault, but it also isn’t. I don’t have a fridge in my truck (yet) so food is quickly perishable. I love cooking steak beef, or chicken. But i have a cooler and need to plan accordingly. If i don’t plan there is a 90% chance that the food sold nearby will be either fast food, extremely processed, or worst of all, vending machine food.
If you are wondering why I am writing such a long article, it’s because i decided to expand my brief blogs into 1000 word minimum expressions, at least once a week. I remember days when writing an essay was easy, fun, and an exhilaration experience. Now, creative expression has been reduced to mindless barrage of social media comments and mundane text messages. This is me regaining my identity and getting back into my groove.
So you lift at home or you travel a lot, buy yourself a pair of dumbbells and lift 3 times a day. Lift every muscle/exercise. total 5-10 minutes each workout. or about 15-30minutes of lifting a day. or be a lazy-in-denial glutton, your choice! Key word: choice!
All The Best,