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Quotes That drive my life

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As a guy who has spent the last year dedicated to making, editing, and posting advice, quotes, and motivation my life is driven by a handful of carefully selected quotes and sayings which when dissected really do explain my character and my beliefs so I wanted to dissect a few of these quotes I live by to both give you a look into my life and to maybe give these quotes a different light that might make you consider taking some of these quotes or sayings into your life.

  1. “My only fear is that on my death bed the person I am will meet the person I could have been”

This is a simple quote, I have a very big fear of death as death means the end of progress for me and also my fear of not reaching my full potential. So this quote hits me personally very hard as regret is also another thing in my life that is a reoccurring pattern where I have had a goal, not worked hard enough, and realized I failed too hard so death being the ultimate end is the only time to never have regret! This quote also goes along with the quote “imagine you’re on your death bed and standing around your death bed are the ghosts representing your unfulfilled potential. The ghosts of the ideas you never acted on. The ghosts of the talents you didn’t use and they are standing around your bed angry, disappointed, and upset. They say we came to you because you could have brought us to life and now we have to go to the grave together”

So I have 2 questions I want you to ask yourself mentally and truly spend time thinking about.

Will the person you become match up to the person you could have become and can you work hard enough to know that you did everything you could when you realized this?

And, how many ghosts are going to be around your bed when your time comes?

  1. The only limits that exist are in your own mind

This quote is very true for me as every time I have set my mind to something seen as impossible with the mindset of it is completely possible I have always achieved it and every time I have set limits upon myself I have failed horribly. An example with this was with my football years, I decided in grade 10 I would be a starting lineman in grade 11 even though I was 50lbs lighter than the smallest current lineman and far weaker and through the summer I worked harder than anyone else on that line and grew enough to take a near immediate starting position that following season because I put no limits on myself and said it was a do or die situation and there were no limits to it. Now an example of me putting limits for myself is when I first started bodybuilding. I told myself that if I wouldn’t grow because I was too stressed with school and for 2 months I didn’t grow at all and after I snapped out of that progress came immediately!

The question I want you to ask yourself on this quote is

What limits do you put upon yourself in your own mind?

  1. Instead of “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority” and see how that feels.

This is something I started saying 5 or so months ago as I realized I was getting soo busy that I was always saying “I don’t have time” so after listening to a motivational ebook (how to persuade others) I wanted to try and change it and after a few weeks of saying this to people I changed my entire schedule to things I was proud to do. When people asked me to do time wasting things I would say “im sorry I gotta do such and such work and they would ask why I wouldn’t do what they were doing and I said because I didn’t prioritize it or if I was to stop doing something and people would ask why instead of no time I would say I didn’t prioritize it and people gave me a lot more respect for this. I did have some backlash for it as people get offended when they are not your #1 priority but I don’t want these people in my life to begin with.

The questions for you is more of an action. Try and do this for a week and see how your planning and people change.

  1. I never lose. I either win or I learn

This quote is very important to me as it has kept me driven through tough times and failures. If you consider every loss a learning experience instantly you are able to see everything in a new light which opens to new opportunities and ways to not only accept a loss but use it to your advantage!

The question for you is what is a recent loss you have had that you can learn from. In this do not blame anyone for anything (even if it was 100% them) everything that happened think about what you did to cause it in some way.

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The power of social media

Social media is one of the worlds greatest inventions, with it the possibilities are endless. It has made becoming an entrepreneur an extremely attainable career, it has made traveling the world a profitable excursion, made spreading ideas to the entire world not only possible but simple.

Becoming an entrepreneur these days is becoming easier and easier as social media expands. A business can be started with just a phone, an internet connection and 5 minutes of your time. Now in all honesty im not going to say every business will succeed or easier to succeed but the fact you can have a business idea and in a few minutes have it in the works.

Traveling the world now can now be profitable. I say this based on the fact that world bloggers is growing career field. If you have any writing skills and own a smart phone then travelling the world can become a profitable thing. Companies pay people to travel and sell them their photography, blogs pay ad revenue to the amount of readers you have, and sites such as youtube and Google+ that pay you based on the amount of people who like your content. So with enough effort you could possibly travel the world and be paid for it!

Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to spread, now it can be done as simply as posting it onto a social media site and your idea is instantly spread to hundreds if not thousands of people. In old days you would had to go to every bar, every shopping center, every airport, etc, etc and talk to people and hope people would want to listen to your idea.

Thanks to social media we are able to do things that people before us wouldn’t dream possible!

Feel free to leave your comment below and let me know what you think!

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The Story of Baby Olympia

The Birth

A long time ago in there was a man named Joe Weider and his barbell. The barbell had never been lifted and one of the most purest barbells of the time, pure iron without even a mark of rust. One day the barbell started to warp oddly even with not a single 45lbs plate being added to it. So Joe tried to find a place to get his barbell fixed but it was Christmas eve and all the metal working shops were full. It was a long cold night but luckily Joe found an abandoned gym. That night, the bar continued warping and finally snapped! And between the 2 broken pieces of iron sat a child. Joe looked at the child though confused with love and care. He named the child Olympia and thus Baby Olympia was born!

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The Three Swolely Men

Joe and Baby Olympia sat in the gym, Joe still shocked from what just took place was suddenly rattled by 3 stiff knocks on the gyms steel door! *KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK!* Joe went to the door and 3 swolely men entered the gym with gifts. First was Swolely man Schwarzenegger who gave Baby Olympia the gift of protein powder. The second was swolely man Coleman who gave baby Olympia the gift of creatine. Finally, was swolely man Cutler who gave Baby Olympia the gift of essential BCAAs.
The 3 swolely men lifted weights all night long around Baby Olympia. Teaching him proper squat form, how to deadlift, and bench. They taught him how to cook his chicken and rice so it had just hints of flavour. When morning arose the 3 swolely men left as quickly as they came because 8 hours of sleep is best for muscle growth
As Baby Olympia got older and older he slowly grew a large following. At first he was hated and called a fake profit but one by one people joined and got massive gainz! He taught many lessons and gave many hope along their road to become swole! He had a cult like following that would go gym to gym with him all around the world lifting heavier and heavier every time! They trained legs, they trained arms, they trained chest, they even trained the rest muscles on rest days! They prepped every meal, Slept all they could, planned every step of the way.

The Change

As Olympia traveled from gym to gym he began to realize things were changing. People were no longer following The Swolely Bible or the 10 Swolely Commandments! There were less squat racks, less Benches, less dumbbells, and the people were getting less swole!
One day, Olympia entered the gym alone as his following had to finishing preparing their meals. When Olympia walked in he knew this was going to be a gym session like no other.There were rings hanging from the ceiling, pull up bars along the wall where squat racks normally were, a small selection of dumbbells, very colourful plates, and along one entire wall was the phrase “Cross Fit”. Olympia had seen these before, they were buying up gyms left and right preaching The Crossfit Bible. Nearly every gym was becoming a cross fit gym. Olympia began his workout anyway as normal by warming up, nothing out of the ordinary or so it seemed because everyone stared at Olympia though not uncommon in public but very uncommon in the gym.

The Death of Olympia

As he walked to the squat rack he realized timers everywhere, again not an uncommon thing to time your rest periods but it was to an extreme. As Olympia entered the first squat rack a person ran over and yelled “thats mine im just supersetting”. Olympia understood and went to the next squat rack but the same thing happened when he got to the next 3 squat racks! He luckily was not approached when he entered the last one. Olympia began squatting getting heavier and heavier until a patron of the gym walked up to him and said he had to leave as :”his kind” werent accepted here as the followed The Crossfit Bible and did not believe any part of The Swolely Bible. Olympia made a deal with them he said if he could PR anyone could lift anywhere. The cross fitters agreed because they knew Olympia’s squat PR was higher than any known man’s and would never be able to to hit it.
Olympia prepared himself slowly inching plate by plate up to his PR. The cross fitters still very confident he will fail. When the final 45lb plate was slapped on there was stress in the room, Olympia had struggled the rep before and this would be his biggest challenge. Olympia knew if he ailed this rep the cross fitters would take over and people wouldn’t be able to train however they wanted, no one would be swole, and the lifting world as we know it would have been a lot of kipping and reebok sneakers.
Olympia grabbed the bar, retracted his shoulder blades, and bent underneath the bar. He squeezed the bar till his knuckles turns white, he stood tall with the bar digging deep into his traps. Tis was the biggest lift of the entire lifting universe. Olympia went down and slowly inched upward quickly getting stuck under the weight. It looked as if time paused. Olympia looked frozen still 2 inches from the top. His face beet red, sweat pouring into the floor, and a lion like rior echoing throughout the gym. Olympia never once questioned the fact he could do it and after what felt like a decade of a stop Olympia began moving slowly up again. The cross fitters began to cry and the lifters began to cheer. Olympia only an inch away frim the top felt he had nearly accomplished the impossible until
A cross fitter jumped onto Olympia’s back screaming that he would never complete this PR but at that moment Olympia’s pre workout kicked it and with titan like strength shot up, locked his knees throwing the cross fitter high into the rings leaving him tangled 8 feet in the air. Olympia stood tall looking onto his cheering followers. I did it for your gainz! He then walked ti the group of sobbing cross fitters and told them. Though your way of fitness Is not mine you deserve to lift how you wish, do nit give up but never try to conquer the lifting world again.
That night all lifters of all backgrounds cane together to lift. Calisthenics, power lifters, cross fitters, bodybuilders, cardio kids, etc. But throughout the party Olympia was never seen, The legend goes that after Olympia left that gym he was soo tired, went home, fell asleep and went catabolic! And was never seen again.

So every year on December 25th we celebrate LiftMas in memory and celebration of Olympia’s birth

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Road To The Start – Beginning!

First of all before I start getting into all of this I want to thank you for reading on The BeastPack! I am the admin or webmaster (someone called me that in the comments and it entertained me a lot) and if you’d like to know my backstory ill post it here (add back story article)

Anyways so here is me currently (November 2015)

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As you can see i’m alright. I definitely lift but I aint no Arnold (yet). When you read my backstory (which you should do) you will know I want to be a bodybuilder at the age of 18 I am still behind because I have only been training for bodybuilding for 9 months (I trained for football for 3.5 years) but I plan to compete in a 2016 physique competition! that is why this series is called “Road To The Start” because I believe I can’t truly call myself a bodybuilder until i compete! so this is The Road to The Start of my Career!

These are going to be my weekly articles on how I am progressing. I want to make them very interactive where you can learn some valuable bodybuilding information and make it so we can discuss how I am programming, what I am doing exercise wise, and what we can do to improve it!

The plan as of now is to bulk till march while I am still working with my coach (I paid a coach for 1 year and march will be our last month together) and then when I start coaching myself begin carb cycling and get down to a low body fat and compete in my first show in august of 2016.

The last 9 months has been a large mix of ups and downs there were times when I was eating perfectly and training perfectly and there were times when I was soo depressed that I missed workouts and my diet was shit.

The last 2 months diet has been good and workouts have been great. With school it is very hard to stay on diet and exercise because of how busy I am. I go to school 6 hours a day, homework 2 hours a day, work 8 hours a week and owning The BeastPack which takes a majority of my time because I try to constantly write articles, always have posts queued for my Facebook, tumblr, and Instagram, working on personal training programs, researching more on personal training and trying to sell personal training and clothing. So often I get busy and miss a meal or not be able to get to the gym but I hope with these articles I can work on planning my days out.

So now let’s get into what these articles are going to look like by looking back at this weeks training sessions and diet.

This week has been one of my busiest weeks. I have 3 major projects due on the Monday so it has been a week of working a few hours every night just on school work. This extra amount of work has made meals hard to keep on track. I tend to do work in large chunks so often I miss meals because I am working and then all of a sudden realize it Is 10pm and I’ve only had 4/6 meals and I have to be up at 6am so now I gotta somehow cook and eat 2 meals in an hour so I can at least get 7 hours sleep. I’ve now made notifications on my phone so it yells at me so I can’t lose track of time but we will see if that works.

Workouts this week though have been insane. I started a workout diary which after march I will be posting (I am under contract that with my current coach I can’t share my program) so I will be keeping that private until we start making my program in march!

Workouts are going great though I am constantly getting stronger especially in my shoulders. My chest has been having great workouts I’m starting to get that ass chested look (when your chest starts to look like a booty when you go into your most muscular pose just like this)

most muscular

Anyways this has been the first of my Weekly Progress Articles. In all honesty I don’t know what this will become or what the format of these will be this is an off the cuff idea to produce more content. I also will be making more content based around the science of nutrition, and fitness so don’t worry it won’t all be personal.

Thank you again for reading this please leave your ideas for these weekly articles let me know what you want for these and I will try to make it so!

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Working Out is Better Than Sex!

OK so I’m about to tell you something that some of you will completely agree with and some people are going to be astonished with but I believe working out is plain and simply better than sex. Now before I get attacked by those who don’t understand let me clarify, sex is amazing and on the list of amazing things it is my definite #2.

It was said best by Arnold Schwarzenegger “the pump is like Cumming”. Working out legitimately feels just as good as sex

Ok let’s talk about some science behind why working out feels soo good.

After a hard workout your muscles become filled with blood and nutrients creating what is known as “the pump” because the muscles look bigger and fuller “pumped” there is an emotional booster due to the fact that your muscles look bigger giving a positive feeling usually of accomplishment or achievement which promotes the release of endorphins “the happy enzyme”

Another reason is when muscle fibers are broken down the body releases massive amounts of endorphins to your brain giving you a type of high. A study proved that some runners can produce enough endorphins to be compared to the high of marijuana. So when someone claims they have a “runners high” they are not messing around.

The final and most important point is that after working out many of your fast and slow twitch muscles continue to process by contracting and relaxing which gives a feeling many describe as “feeling like jello” because the muscle fibers are exhausted and near completely shut down by lactic acid. This is a combination of a feeling of numbness and the tingling feeling of the constant firing of muscle fibers. To some this can quite bothersome but to many that agree with my point this is a very comfortable feeling especially when added with stretching and foam rolling. It feels much like (excuse the imagery) but as the genitals do after sex (again I apologize but it’s very true) very relaxed, and exhausted and a sensitive feeling which is very nice to stretch and foam roll.

Now not everyone is going to experience all the above things. So here are some more personal reasons I think working out is better than sex.

I am a young man who has taken on way too much work in an attempt to achieve my dreams so nearly 24/7 I am focused on business, school, work, and my future (yes all at once, my head is very congested with all of it). So there are 2 times in life when my mind gets completely off all that stuff sex and working out. When you have sex you completely focus on it, there is very little that can take your mind off what you are doing and that for me is the same with the gym. Trust me I know that there are time in the gym that the gym could be burning down and I wouldn’t notice till I finished my reps. The gym is a place for me to completely clear my mind and feel good. It also is far less stressful of sex. As a responsible person often sex can be a worry, especially because I am so young that a child or an STI could set my dreams and goals back years possibly even decades. While at the gym there is very little to stress about the worst possible thing would be an injury but that can be easily solved.

So in the end I would say working out is better than sex but obviously my opinion is exactly that only my opinion, so feel free to leave you opinion below on why you disagree, agree, or just want to join in the conversation!