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    A trend with most successful people...

    So like... I wanna be successful, right?

    And then I thought about it some more... Successful people in all possible paths of success have this same thing going for them.

    Every aspect of themselves and their lifestyles complement each other.

    Like, think of some famous hot female celeb. As her fame and coffers grow, so do the quality of the men she date. She dates rock stars, movie producers, high-profile athletes, or an Iron Chef champion.

    And generally speaking, athletes who maintain a drama-free, drug-free lifestyle are the only ones who last.

    Same thing with politicians and businessmen too. A senator ****ing a cheerleader or a CEO ****ing his employee is a very rare occurrence.



    So I figure, maybe the only way for me, or anybody else, to reach the greatest in any endeavor is to pour your life into it. All things must work to improve everything else. You eat at IHOP for the high-protein omelets, not the sugary pancakes.



    This whole thinking inspired me to bump my training hours to more than 20-hours a week. Of course, my real gut-busting workouts can only last 7 per week (3 hours of upper-body, 4 hours of squats), but I can always do other stuff. Technique-training with overhead squats and other things...

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    So your going to train for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week?

    I don't like working that many hours in a week let alone train that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOSA View Post
    So your going to train for 3 hours a day, 7 days a week?

    I don't like working that many hours in a week let alone train that long.
    It would be ideal to do it, but not right now.

    I still got a lot to take care of...



    And really, if you enjoy what you're doing, it really wouldn't feel like work. I used to do Bulgarian-style weightlifting when I was nineteen, for a period of 8 months. This was 5 to 6 days a week, 2 sessions a day for almost 2 hours each session. I had a full time job and still had time for girls.

    As long as your Friday/Saturday nights are open, you can get laid. lol

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    If you really want to get ahead learn to lie, cheat and steal and get away with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    If you really want to get ahead learn to lie, cheat and steal and get away with it.
    I tried that.

    It's a lose-lose situation. Because if you're terrible at that stuff, you won't get anywhere. If you're good at that stuff, eventually an equally-smart or smarter guy will expose you and you will get screwed...



    We people use our glycogen stores to lift, not think. So for that alone, we are at a disadvantage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJim View Post
    So like... I wanna be successful, right?

    And then I thought about it some more... Successful people in all possible paths of success have this same thing going for them.

    Every aspect of themselves and their lifestyles complement each other.

    Like, think of some famous hot female celeb. As her fame and coffers grow, so do the quality of the men she date. She dates rock stars, movie producers, high-profile athletes, or an Iron Chef champion.

    And generally speaking, athletes who maintain a drama-free, drug-free lifestyle are the only ones who last.

    Same thing with politicians and businessmen too. A senator ****ing a cheerleader or a CEO ****ing his employee is a very rare occurrence.



    So I figure, maybe the only way for me, or anybody else, to reach the greatest in any endeavor is to pour your life into it. All things must work to improve everything else. You eat at IHOP for the high-protein omelets, not the sugary pancakes.



    This whole thinking inspired me to bump my training hours to more than 20-hours a week. Of course, my real gut-busting workouts can only last 7 per week (3 hours of upper-body, 4 hours of squats), but I can always do other stuff. Technique-training with overhead squats and other things...
    Unfortunately there are a lot of holes in your logic. Think of success as a wheel with it broken down in pieces such as a pie. Within each subcategory you have work, family, relationships, growth, ect.. 99% of the population maybe good at one aspect, but at the expense of what? You may have a great career, but sacrifice a great family as a result. And the thing is, the more successful we become, the great these differences become!!! True success is finding a balance so there wheel rolls smoothly down the road.

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    Whats your idea of succesfull? I own my own home and car and retired from working a month before i turned 25. I have 72k to last me until when ever my times up. I have everything i need and live a modest lifestyle that i like. I think im succesfull. Unlike my mates i dont have to wake up and go to work of a morning/night. I worked hard from 17-24 to set my self up so i could last 10 or so years work free

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    If you really want to get ahead learn to lie, cheat and steal and get away with it.
    You could have sumed that up with one word.

    "CAPITALISM"

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJim View Post

    I tried that.

    It's a lose-lose situation. Because if you're terrible at that stuff, you won't get anywhere. If you're good at that stuff, eventually an equally-smart or smarter guy will expose you and you will get screwed...

    We people use our glycogen stores to lift, not think. So for that alone, we are at a disadvantage...
    Yup I agree. Doesn't work for me either. Im just to honest and can't take from someone else to get ahead. I'm happy with where I am at and have had to do nothing unscrupulous to get here, as a mater of fact I have turned down opportunities on the way because I didnt want to play the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euroholic View Post

    You could have sumed that up with one word.

    "CAPITALISM"
    No, that more socialism but they disguise it by calling it redistribution of wealth. Taking from only selected wealthy, more the middle class.

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    For me the key to being successful is not how much you can achieve, but how able you are to reinvent yourself after a downfall, I went through all my life to bigs ups and downs, from flying in a private jet to sleeping rough, and I made it back to the top again and again, that's the key of success, not how much you have, but how able you are to make it again, if life slaps you in the face. Sent from my iPhone using Forum

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    The idea is to work less but smarter, instead of spending 20 hours at a gym spinning your wheels, why not spend 7 hours with efficiency and time/effort utilization in mind...if you spend 20 hours in the gym you will have NO time to be successful or to work towards it...

    There is one sure way to stay motivated, what i do is set 3 goals for each day, i will not touch a lap top or my phone until they are done...they dont always have to be big, could be spend an hour working on my web site, read a book to all 3 of my kids and go for a walk or run...once thats done its my time...make sure you write them down for accountability...also i find visualization works, your body will not go where your mind hasn't already been...you want to be successful, wake up every morning and tell yourself you will be and you already are a success...surround yourself with positivity and you are half way there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE_XXL View Post
    The idea is to work less but smarter, instead of spending 20 hours at a gym spinning your wheels, why not spend 7 hours with efficiency and time/effort utilization in mind...if you spend 20 hours in the gym you will have NO time to be successful or to work towards it...

    There is one sure way to stay motivated, what i do is set 3 goals for each day, i will not touch a lap top or my phone until they are done...they dont always have to be big, could be spend an hour working on my web site, read a book to all 3 of my kids and go for a walk or run...once thats done its my time...make sure you write them down for accountability...also i find visualization works, your body will not go where your mind hasn't already been...you want to be successful, wake up every morning and tell yourself you will be and you already are a success...surround yourself with positivity and you are half way there...
    Well said, once again

    I also make small goals achieve them and make a new set of goals... Trying to make long term goals, tbh, is a recipe for failure... Why not meet your daily/wkly goals and re-evaluate then make new ones! It's worked since I've stopped focusing on the long term and started focusing more on the short term and re- setting new goals to meet!

    Doesn't have to be huge or multiple goals just enough so your pushing yourself beyond the norm(far beyond when it comes to working out(just an example)...

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    OP, are you getting high and posting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte
    OP, are you getting high and posting?
    Funny, that was my first thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE_XXL View Post
    The idea is to work less but smarter, instead of spending 20 hours at a gym spinning your wheels, why not spend 7 hours with efficiency and time/effort utilization in mind...if you spend 20 hours in the gym you will have NO time to be successful or to work towards it...

    There is one sure way to stay motivated, what i do is set 3 goals for each day, i will not touch a lap top or my phone until they are done...they dont always have to be big, could be spend an hour working on my web site, read a book to all 3 of my kids and go for a walk or run...once thats done its my time...make sure you write them down for accountability...also i find visualization works, your body will not go where your mind hasn't already been...you want to be successful, wake up every morning and tell yourself you will be and you already are a success...surround yourself with positivity and you are half way there...
    This is great mike XXL. I alway have always believed its better to set small goals, and acheive them on your way to the larger goal. I never thought about daily goals. I do know im going to steel this from you. I spend far to much time on my phone or computer.

    op training for 20 hours a week is probably excessive. I used to train every body part twice a week. Once I came here and read posts by guys like marcus, and a few others that train a body part once every 7-9 days. This has worked much better for me. If I had a buddy to work out with I would try HIT training, but I dont so I do higher volume at lighter weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    This is great mike XXL. I alway have always believed its better to set small goals, and acheive them on your way to the larger goal. I never thought about daily goals. I do know im going to steel this from you. I spend far to much time on my phone or computer.

    op training for 20 hours a week is probably excessive. I used to train every body part twice a week. Once I came here and read posts by guys like marcus, and a few others that train a body part once every 7-9 days. This has worked much better for me. If I had a buddy to work out with I would try HIT training, but I dont so I do higher volume at lighter weight.
    Jstone, I did the same(2BPs each wk overtraining) not working hard enough! I thought I was going yo failure and beyond but I actually wasn't working hard enough and was holding reps back to meet my acquired rep range!

    I usually don't have a partner but I'll still do HIT(If benching anything upwards of 300+ I'll grab a spot and get some forces then into my drops incorporating RPs, negs, forces(if partnered or spotted) but you can definitely go to failure on your own the in your drops incorporate the above beyond failure methods....

    I finally found something that puts size/thickness and vascularity if proper nutrition is upheld.... I'm still getting used to not going over 10reps in a single set including working set and drops(usually DDs)...

    Just from being in the Diary... I owe it to the Big Guys and veterans changing my style and letting me know I was short changing a lot of my BPs.... It's per really One great epic thread(constant motivation from the posted w/o's...

    GL w/your journey... I feel I just began

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    OP, are you getting high and posting?
    Hi bro.

    First of all, Napoleon Bonaparte is my role model. Lol. It's funny how he is your username.

    And no. I'm not high. Lol. I think if I was, I would've posted this at the Anabolics Q & A section. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKE_XXL View Post
    The idea is to work less but smarter, instead of spending 20 hours at a gym spinning your wheels, why not spend 7 hours with efficiency and time/effort utilization in mind...if you spend 20 hours in the gym you will have NO time to be successful or to work towards it...

    There is one sure way to stay motivated, what i do is set 3 goals for each day, i will not touch a lap top or my phone until they are done...they dont always have to be big, could be spend an hour working on my web site, read a book to all 3 of my kids and go for a walk or run...once thats done its my time...make sure you write them down for accountability...also i find visualization works, your body will not go where your mind hasn't already been...you want to be successful, wake up every morning and tell yourself you will be and you already are a success...surround yourself with positivity and you are half way there...
    Wow. As far as the 3 goals per day thing, I've been doing the exact same thing this past two weeks.

    Except I label them as a To Do list. Goals to me implies that they can fail...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJim View Post
    Wow. As far as the 3 goals per day thing, I've been doing the exact same thing this past two weeks.

    Except I label them as a To Do list. Goals to me implies that they can fail...
    I heard something on the radio the other day in regards to the to do list and goals that make a lot of sense. To do list you can always put things off and things become more important most every day.

    Make a list before bed of 1 thing that you will do 1st thing in the morning, no matter what and after that one goal is finished ultimately you always feel better and accomplished what you set out to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts
    I heard something on the radio the other day in regards to the to do list and goals that make a lot of sense. To do list you can always put things off and things become more important most every day. Make a list before bed of 1 thing that you will do 1st thing in the morning, no matter what and after that one goal is finished ultimately you always feel better and accomplished what you set out to do.
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