This Fuckin’ Guy (5 Health Tips From Steve Reeves)

This Fuckin’ Guy

Steve_Reeves

5 Health Tips From Steve Reeves

Just finished a workout inspired by this fuckin’ guy: Steve Reeves.

Steve Reeves was a Bodybuilder, Actor and Philanthropist of the 1950’s and here’s he’s a dude to read up on and learn from: HIS MINDSET.

As you can see, he built an incredibly solid, powerful body. But the WAY he did it is key. I’m all about finding and practiving the Universal Principles of success and goal achievement in any area.

For Steve, it wasn’t about JUST the physical Body. He worked for overall Health, Wellbeing and Success in Life. His Health and Fitness program his on all three of the THLR categories. And what’s even better is that he stuck to the BASICS.

PHYSICAL:

1) FORM: Steve focused on form. He suggested sticking to PERFECT form. Otherwise, it slows progress. This is also a key to build a balanced, symmetrical Body.

2) REST: “Workout 3 days per week and no more.” People often overtrain, thinking more is better. But Steve focused on hard work in the gym and BIG rest outside the gym.

NUTRITION: 

3) NATURAL FOOD: A whole foods diet. That’s it. He ate a lot of fruits and vegetables and listened to his Body. He had three square meals a day. Eggs, Salad, Fish, Nuts. Bananas, Lemon, and Honey gave him fuel for his workouts. Very basic. Very effective.

MINDSET:

4) POWERWALKING: Yes. A Bodybuilder talking about the benefits of Powerwalking. I dig it.  He practiced and taught this for overall Health, mental clarity, and Wellbeing. He suggested walking harder and faster wherever you are going- flat ground, up hills, with weights or with a weight vest on.

5) DEEP BREATHING: This goes along with the Powerwalking. I’m a huge advocate of Meditation, Yoga, deep breathing and all that, so this one really resonates.

Steve used deep breathing during sets and in between in order to fuel his workouts. The surplus of Oxygen gives us more Energy and clarity.

Back 2 Basics

When I started weight training, I was inspired by a lot of people. There was something about the old school guys that really hooked me. It was the NATURAL approach they took. Barbells, Dumbbells, Pullup Bar and you’re all good.

I’m continuing to bring things back to the basics in my own Life as I work on the Root- the foundation. I learned the hard way that we don’t need to re-invent the wheel. There are things that work and things that don’t. Sticking to what works and mastering each one is the key.

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