Note: This video is from Friday. It was a hectic weekend and with President’s Day and no school I’m booked solid, however, still training chest but will not be able to post video. See chest from last week and train chest today, next video is Wednesday, leg day.
Bodybuilding is not merely a program written out on a page. Bodybuilding is in the doing. That’s why no matter how sound the science is behind your workout, it won’t do you any good if you don’t actually train with uncommon intensity and dedication.
Of course, this isn’t always easy. It requires doing things that get you pumped up and psyched up. Trying new things, taking on new challenges. Otherwise training stagnates and you start missing a workout. Then another. Next thing you know, you’re back to square one, or worse. Who among us has not gone through this?
That’s why I’m humbled and energized today by Roger in this video. I believe there is something to learn from everyone – and Roger, a 63-year-old ex-Navy Seal and cancer survivor is no exception.
You might think some of these moves are useless if you’re looking to pack on real mass. But to pack on ANY mass, you first and foremost have to SHOW UP. And to show up at the gym day after day, year after year, you have to be excited to be there.
Roger’s amazingly impressive physique tells that story. The story you won’t find in lifeless programs, sets and splits written on a page alone.
All bodies tell a story. Each of our stories for this year are being written now, and Levrolympia in April will be our chance to share them.
One world, baby.
This has been a painful and heart-wrenching weekend. First Clark Jackson who I mentioned in my last post; and then my IFBB colleague Frank Hillebrand (below), an outstanding bodybuilder and a first-rate human being. I am heartbroken in hearing about this tragic news, and so are many others. My deeply felt condolences go out to Frank’s family.