What Is A True Monster?
Why is it that other people shy away from the pain it takes to really grow, or never even step foot into a gym? What separates a true champion from someone who merely imitates one? Where are the true monsters?
Let me explain what I mean. In my growing career of bodybuilding, I have seen people come and go; potential champions who are able to perform feats that seem to some of us like miracles of near biblical proportion, eventually walk away from the gym, and consequently, progress.
What boggles my mind is the fact that the champions whom we all wish to mirror started from the exact same points that we have to. So then there must be something that separates them from "everybody else." Find this, and you'll find where the monsters are.
Nobody is born a monster (physically speaking, that is). Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jay Cutler, Sergio Olivia, Serge Nubret, and Ronnie Coleman (just to name of few) were all born as little whelps. Obviously genetics play an impressively large factor, but it is not a death sentence to an otherwise budding muscle career. These individuals had/have the same amount of time in a day as the rest of us.
Some are simply more prudent towards their training than others. It's extremely important to be honest with yourself and realize that you, and ONLY you are in charge of you muscle destiny. You think because certain bodybuilders are at the top they must've had it easy? All of that stone slab striated muscle comes from one place. THE GYM (don't forget the kitchen!).
I'm talking about blood, sweat, and tears. Training is awesome, and without it nobody would make gains, DUH (you skip the gym, you skip your gains). Yet I wish to explain that there are other things that truly make the monster. These things are perhaps more important overall than just the one-sided aspect of bodybuilding that is your gym time.
What Are True Champions?
True champion bodybuilders are monsters long before their physiques are reflective of it. Being a monster comes from inside. A monster has no time for ego, rudeness, or slacking, for he knows that these are the very foolish things that lead to defeat. He must always be hungry to learn more and become better, not viewing himself as above others.
A true monster may present the attitude of psychological dominance to his opponents, but what makes him the true monster is the fact that he realizes that any one slip and he could be dethroned. So on the outside he may appear never-failing, magnificent, and even cocky. Yet I'm telling you that inside of this person there is a brutal desire to overcome, even a fear of not overcoming. Overcoming what? Himself, others, the IRON! Deep inside is where the monsters are!
This is what I wish to impress upon others here in my first article. If you're not honest with yourself, or you slack in any area of the complete lifestyle that is bodybuilding, you're taking a big risk at failure. An unnecessary risk.
One that is controllable. "But I don't have enough time..." Whine, whine, whine.
You make time. Others have done it, and so can you. There is no magic pill, steroids don't make the champion, and it is only through being a monster from the inside out that can separate you from the rest.
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