What I want to do today is I want to give you a model of the world that you can use–to your benefit–for the rest of 2017, and hopefully for the rest of your life.
It’s this model of the world that helps me easily get back on track if I ever do miss a workout.
If you adopt this model of the world, it will serve you well. It will see to it that you lose your man boobs, lose any excess body fat you might have, grow some muscle, and finally build (and easily maintain) that dream physique you’ve always wanted.
Here it is…
Imagine you weren’t living in the modern world where we have TV’s, computers, laptops, phones, cars, supermarkets, Amazon Prime, and everything else that makes our lives convenient.
Imagine instead that you were living in a harsh world where you had to fight to survive. You know, like in those caveman days where our genetically near-identical ancestor, Grok, had to hunt for his food, lift heavy things to build shelter, lift his own bodyweight to get out of danger, and fight rival tribes to survive.
Put yourself in Grok’s shoes for a moment.
Grok didn’t work out because he wanted a great body or because he wanted to reduce body fat.
Grok worked out because he had to in order to survive.
In the modern day, every time you and I decide to exercise, we do it because we want to look better, feel better, or perform better. So each time we have to make that decision to work out.
With Grok on the other hand, he never had to make that decision
With Grok, something external would happen FIRST, and exercise would just happen as a side-effect.
- Grok would get hungry, so he would go hunt down an animal for food (hunting=exercise).
- A strong wind might blow the roof off his home just before a storm, so he would have to get out there in the cold and secure a new roof. This would involve lifting heavy things (=exercise).
- Grok might get chased by a saber-toothed tiger, in which case he would have to RUN or climb a tree (running=exercise).
- He might get attacked by a rival tribesman, forcing him to fight back (fighting=exercise).
Exercise is something that just happened to Grok, but it rarely just happens to us in the modern day, which means we have to do something differently.
See, anthropologists say that Grok was the most robust form of the human species. They say the average Paleolithic man had the same strength, speed, and lean muscular build as today’s most elite Olympic athletes.
One important reason why Grok had such a great build is because he had to exercise no matter what. If he didn’t exercise, he would die.
No matter how lazy he was feeling one morning, no matter how busy he was with his day, even when he was sick, if he heard a lion growling just around the corner, he would get off his butt and RUN. Exercise would just happen. It would happen no matter what.
But alas, we don’t live in the prehistoric era. Exercise doesn’t happen to us the way it happened to Grok (except maybe if road rage forces you out of your car and you get into a fight with a fellow road raged driver).
In the modern day, exercise is a choice. Most of the time in the modern day, we have to make exercise happen. And that’s a BIG REASON why SO MANY people in the modern day are obese, overweight, or have man boobs.
We have to CHOOSE to exercise. Most people choose NOT to exercise. Most people who do choose to exercise, aren’t consistent with it. They’ll exercise for a few weeks, get bored, and stop because they’re not seeing any results in their body.
But here’s the thing.
Anthropologists and geneticists say that our bodies are no different from how they were back in the prehistoric era. Genetically, we are 99.998% the same as our Paleolithic ancestor over 10,000 years ago.
In fact, our genes were BUILT in the Paleolithic era, which lasted for over 2 million years. What this means is our bodies today were designed to live in the Paleolithic era. We are designed to exercise, we are designed to physically fight for our survival on a regular basis.
When you don’t live the way your body was DESIGNED to live…
When you don’t live the way your body was DESIGNED to live, guess what happens? Your body gets weak and frail, you suffer from disease (heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more), and you get fat, obese, and grow man boobs.
Your body EXPECTS to exercise. It EXPECTS exercise to happen regularly. It EXPECTS exercise to be INTENSE.
A great body, athletic fitness, and good health, all come from aligning your body with nature, giving your body the kind of lifestyle it was DESIGNED to follow, the kind of lifestyle Grok lived.
So next time you get up in the morning and feel like you just can’t be BOTHERED to exercise, ask yourself, “what would Grok do?” Grok wouldn’t have a choice BUT to exercise.
The model of the world I want to give you today, is that you should PRETEND that you’re a caveman living in the Paleolithic era. PRETEND that exercise is not a choice. PRETEND that your life depends on you exercising.
Take CHOICE out of the equation. Don’t ask yourself, “Do I feel like exercising today?” No, just do it because you have to. Do it because your body EXPECTS you to exercise.
Any time I’m facing a particularly tough exercise, like the Ultimate Man Boob Busting Exercise, I have this chant in my head: “don’t think just do, don’t think just do, don’t think just do”.
If you think and try to rationalize–in the moment just before exercise–whether you can handle this workout, whether you feel like doing it right now, your mind will find a way to talk you out of it. Don’t think. Don’t let your mind in the moment have a say. Just do it, and you’ll find you can handle it just fine.
You will feel great after the workout, and you will thank yourself for just doing it. If instead you listen to your mind in the moment and pass on the workout, you’ll feel like crap for letting yourself down.
Make exercise something you HAVE to do.
Make exercise a part of your routine, just the way Olympic athletes do. If you read up on successful Olympic athletes, the likes of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt, you’ll see that exercise is somewhat of a ritual for them, it’s a routine they follow no matter what, no matter how under-the-weather they feel, they don’t think about it, they just get in there and DO IT.
If you want a great body, if you want to lose your man boobs, THAT’S what you have to do.
Exercise as though your life depends on it.
And let me tell you something else–your life DOES depend on it.
Paleolithic man exercised because his life was IMMEDIATELY threatened. YOU must exercise because your life is threatened in the long-run. Here’s why…
If you don’t exercise as though YOUR LIFE IMMEDIATELY DEPENDS ON IT, you may not be torn apart by a saber-toothed tiger, but…
- you WILL more likely be struck down by disease in the future,
- you WILL live a more mediocre life of being overweight and shy of the world because of your man boobs,
- you WILL lose the possibility of living that IDEAL life where you look and feel great and don’t have man boobs,
- you WILL more likely lose that one fight you get into in the future because you don’t exercise and keep fit so can’t handle yourself in a fight.
So the key to living a great life, being free of disease, being fit, healthy, strong, great-looking, and without man boobs, is to exercise as though your life depends on it.
Don’t exercise as though your long-term life depends on it. Exercise as though your IMMEDIATE life depends on it. Exercise as though if you don’t exercise right now, you will die.
Adopt this mindset, and it’s only a matter of time before you have that great body and great health you’ve always wanted.
Oh, and HOW you exercise is important too. For the best results, especially for losing man boobs, exercise the way Paleolithic man did. I’ll let Raf tell you about this here: