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Call To Arms: Kris Gethin Prepares You For Battle

If you want to know what it’s like to train like a madman, take a page from my notebook. These are the thoughts I’m scribbling in lead before I demolish with iron.

As I age, I get increasingly frustrated by estrogen-riddled boys posing as men. They claim to be men, but they cry that the reps hurt, that they don't have time to eat, and those sniffles prevent them from training. Are you a real man or one of these false man-children?

No matter what's happening in your life, there's always a choice. Lift the f#cking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground. The thoughts are supposed to be daunting. The pain is meant to be tormenting. Yes, your body will convulse in defense. Don't tell me you thought this was supposed to be easy.

Muscle Takes Might

If you think building muscle is easy, I bet your petticoat that you're one of the particles making up the pollution of accusation, yelping that everyone else must be on "the gear" because they're bigger, harder, and more vascular than you. If that's the case, I'll whip it out so you can claim that I've been shooting Viagra, too.

Every time I head to the gym, I have my itinerary set. It details the pain and anguish promised by each awaiting exercise. I don't fear the pain, and neither should you—the more the better. I'm like a swinger always in search for an orgy of torture.

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I can't relate to people who go through the motions and remain "okay." They have zero expectations; they're ripping themselves off. These faint little fools should be banned from the gym and made to attend "Man Camp" for a diet of concrete in order to harden the f#ck up. Keep them quarantined until they can prove they've experienced real failure. If we don't do something, these pansy growths of fungus will spread to other uninspiring men who will create more ratings for Two and a Half Men.

Do What You Fear

You say it's too hard because you can't eat all the necessary food. No, it's too hard because your spineless torso can't hold you. You say that the program isn't right for you. Wrong again—you aren't right for the program.

Carry on performing your reps for weakness and waste. And between sets, spend even more time blowing kisses at your reflection. Gyms were built to mold men, but I've only witnessed men being tamed into lame house cats. I grind my teeth as I watch them slip further into cocoons of vegetarian salads and conversations of last night's Desperate Housewives.

Wrong again-you aren't right for the program.

I can't help but care. They shouldn't be content with their mediocre existence. And they shouldn't be asking me how to evolve if they have already decided to go extinct. You can "get by" on a desert island. Go reside there. I'll live in the free weights area where my killer instincts can grow.

Call to Arms

I survive and evolve on my terms I survive and evolve on my terms I survive and evolve on my terms

Cities and society have forced men into hibernation, under thick layers of personal insulation. Only when you have put your body through battle will you know what it means to be a real man. Most of the brutalities I witness are the dull training sessions of lesser men. The disco music that accompanies the commercial gym atmosphere is fitting to them—it's the soundtrack of a dying masculine culture.

I survive and evolve on my terms. I don't need a training partner to define me. I define me. I watch these petty routines to nourish my strength. It's the great escape. Lift against the gravitational pull, pull away from the social clutches, socialize with resistance, and realize this resistance is no burden.

The contraptions stacked with iron promise freedom and growth. Fight the negative and embrace the positive. Your program is the mutually-bound application and legal document of torture. Be the bully, dip your body in lactic acid, fight your fibers, encourage panic, and be the best you.

Control your environment, don't be controlled by it.


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In on an epic article.

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Kris you are the best,! DTP has killed me and i can't thank you enough. It hardened me the f#ck up. One of my favorite quotes now.

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If this doesnt fire you up you must be one of those "false man-children"..Beast

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This is awesome! I need to print this and post it all over my LA Fitness:)

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Hardcore

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One of the most motivational articles I have read.
Way to tell it how it is Kris!!!

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very inspiring!

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KevinCease

"No matter what's happening in your life, there's always a choice. Lift the f#cking weight from the floor, or put it back down"

This quote implies you already lifted the weight if I were to put it back down.... so not sure what you meant to say there lol

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No matter what's happening in your life, there's always a choice. Lift the f#cking weight from the floor, or leave it on the ground.

That is the quote.

Oct 4, 2012 12:29pm | report
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He's basically implying "If you're going to be a b#tch and you want to quit mid-set, put the weight down and walk away, you don't deserve to be in the gym."

In a nutshell...

Nov 7, 2012 1:13pm | report
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Fudge sake, he was just making a joke off that oxymoronic sentence... you really think he didn't get the message...?

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Words to live by.

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One word Epic!

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kris is that guy you wanna workout with when you have a down day so he can kick your a$$ into gear at the gym. Love it.

Oct 3, 2012 9:51pm | report
 
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What's most inspiring is that Kris is just like the rest of us. He is a little famous, and well deserved too, but at the end of the day he is just like us. The difference is the attitude. F#ck it. If he can do it then why can't we? Love it. Loveitloveitloveitloveitloveitloveit!

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We call them ROOSTERs... all chest and chicken legs... strutting around form excercise to excercise lifting 1 set of 8... I hear you Kris. Love the context keep it up.

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Awesome article!

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awwwwwwww yeahhhhh!

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SO LETS F###ING GO..............

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Love it Kris!!! How many times have I thought this in the gym while posers are doing side bends staring at me like I'm a freak because I leave it all at the gym!! I'll use this one for motivation the day after a brutal leg work out and cant move...this will do the trick!!

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bloody brilliant mate!

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Haha! Agro much! Very cool article! Hearing you loud and clear.

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Watching your videos before hitting the gym normally does it for me. This has fired me up like never before. Can't wait to get done with work and hit the gym this evening. Thanks for this Kris. Much love from India.

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Being hardcore is what its all about.People come up to me almost everyday asking me what kind of gear am i using. i have never used but it doesnt matter what i know they always gonna think im a juice head .I kill it everday in the gym because i got the focus of a mad man!iI dont care about the pain ,I embrace it because it makes me feel alive.

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Welcome to Ironville where only the strong reside!Yeah buddy! I love bodybuilding to the max.From a 140 pound guy to a 300 pounder took a lot of blood, sweat, tears.Kris articles just fuels my rage everyday to become better.Lightweight all the way!

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