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The Killer Workout Never Ends

Here’s one thing that I needed to really learn about working out: It’s not something that you do to a certain point where you’ve accomplished a certain goal, and then you stop.

The only real killer workout is the one that you forever bake into your life, and you never stop doing it. Just like brushing your teeth.

Most men make the error of thinking that one day it will be done. They think, “If I can work enough, then one day I could rest.” Or, “One day my woman will understand something and then she will stop complaining.” Or, “I’m only doing this now so that one day I can do what I really want with my life.” The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way. They won’t. It never ends. As long as life continues, the creative challenge is to tussle, play, and make love with the present moment while giving your unique gift.

Deida, David. The Way of the Superior Man

For a long time I’ve been thinking of my workouts simply as a way of achieving a certain goal: losing weight. Getting to a specific amount of body fat. Getting a six pack. (I’m still far away from that.) Feeling fit. Impressing friends. Impressing girls. Being proud of myself.

But ultimately, the killer workout is the workout that only ends when you end.

The longer I’m engaging with the struggling of working out, the more I realize how crucial mentality is.

Cultivating the right mindset, practicing the right attitude is key. Much more important than following one specific workout routine or sticking to a particular set of exercises.

It’s the mentality that drives everything underneath.

The killer workout is to keep at it for the rest of your life. To never stop.

The killer workout is not the one that you do one time until you almost collapse. The killer workout is not the one that you can keep up for 3 weeks and you see impressive results. The killer workout is not the one that you do for 2 years and then your joints are worn out.

The killer workout is the one that you do every single day for the rest of your life, the one that always is just a bit out of your comfort zone, the one that you’d like to skip—just today—but you never do.

That’s the killer workout.

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