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Here's Your Example

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December 31, 2016
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"Give me an example". The easiest rebuff to any statement you could possibly make for any argument. Recently one of our men was thrashed when he tried to help others who are in a situation many of us found ourselves in. "Give me an example." was often shouted. And there's no easy way to sum up one man's progress. Well, I've been here about a year and a half, and after the introspection I did after reading both DB and TBP comments and thinking to myself, "what has TRP done for me", I'm going to give you an example. Buckle up, because I'm about to take you on a journey to a low you may not have thought was possible.

 

Lifting: I did not lift before MRP. I ran, a lot. I still run, a lot. But I didn't lift because I was afraid that I did not know what I was getting into. I was afraid of tough guys at the gym, what they would think of me, and if I would look stupid not knowing what to do. I was afraid I would hurt myself, that my friends would think of me as trying to change into someone I'm not. Do you see that none of those reasons involve anything about not lifting because I don't like it or because I wouldn't like the results it would give me?

I lift now. I did the research on what exercise works what muscle as well as how to perform compound lifts correctly. And from within the depths of my soul I will tell you that every time I am finished a workout, I feel better than when I started. And that feeling lasts for at least 24 hours. And there are times afterwards I feel like a GOD. I look at myself in the mirror and see each and every muscle ripple and I see all the hard work I put into myself and I AM PROUD. The emotional good vibes I get from staring my limits dead in the face and pushing through are insane. MRP convinced me to lift. I mean, it stuffs this message into your brain how could you not?

 

Eating Right: I had some experiences with dieting and calorie counting before MRP. But a lot of it was me flying by the seat of my pants. It helped me know how to slim down (calories in v. calories out), but I did not really pay attention to what I was putting into my body. I ate a lot of sugar, and was hungry often. And when I get hungry, I get HANGRY. And it's bad.

Now I have done the research on how much protein I should be getting. That I should refuel with carbs before and after my runs. That lean meats and whole grains will make me feel fuller and that eating 4-5 smaller meals a day combined with protein will keep me from getting hungry. I cut chips entirely. I cut any sugar drink entirely. It's milk and water now. I researched documentaries and studied how different types of sugar are actually broken down, what they are broken down into, and how they are used by the body. How eating certain sugars enough leads to metabolic syndrome. How certain sugars like alcohol don't break down to the glucose your muscles need. I got myself down to 5% BF and have been hovering between 5 and 10% for 6-8 months now. The combination of lifting and eating right got me from this to this and I honestly cannot pass a mirror without it boosting my pride. It's not about vanity and how I must look for others (although that's a bonus), but it's about the pride I feel in MYSELF. MRP pushed me to take that control.

 

Hygiene: I did not wash my crack when I took a shower. I did not wash my feet when I took a shower. There I said it. Just never did. I used whatever soap was on hand, because soap is soap right? I let my neck hair grow when I felt too lazy to shave it. I had ear hair, and a rat tail. I had nose hair. And I shaved my facial hair on and off whenever with no real reason for it other than to change things up a bit now and then. I used Axe deodorant but never researched an antiperspirant before, and I sweat a lot. When I would smell someone out in public that stunk I would look at them with disdain, but somehow I thought it was okay when I climbed into bed to fuck and a cloud of funk wafted out from between my legs.

My feet and shoes stink a lot. I notice this now. I manage the smell with Lysol whenever I take them off now. I wash my entire self now in the shower. I took notice of my hair and how idiotic it was to keep drying it out with head and shoulders and not using conditioner. MRP mentioned using conditioner. I use conditioner now (big difference). I took a few weeks this fall to drive to the mall on the way home every day to sample a new cologne, to pick one that worked for me. I found a website that breaks down what scents are in each cologne so I can track what I'm smelling and try to pick out the smells I like. I picked up a body wash to match my cologne so smells don't conflict. I now have a spring/summer smell (C.O. Bigelow White Elixer) and a fall/winter smell (Armani Code, it's simply insane how good I smell now). I have an antiperspirant now. It works when used right (at night before bed people). I cut my nails, trim body hair (nose, ears, crotch, unibrow) weekly. I have an alarm set to tell me to do it. MRP taught me ALL these things. You are saying to yourself, "There's no way MRP had a hand in all this, this is common sense". It really fucking wasn't.I told you we were going low. MRP pushed me to take notice of myself and to improve. It asked me Would you fuck you? and made me admit, No.

 

Hair/Looks: After college when I cut my long hair short, I did not style it at all. How I woke up was how it looked that day. Sometimes it was oily from not washing it (see hygiene above). I wore jeans with holes in the knees. I wore shirts that I had been wearing SINCE HIGH SCHOOL (I was 29). My underwear also had holes. I wore white socks with my shoes, which were always running shoes and had my pinky toes bust through the side. I did not own a belt.

MRP convinced me to put in the work to actually look good and take pride in it. I went to the store and tried on every single number style of Levi's jeans in every waist and length size near what I had been wearing to find out what actually fit. 501s 541s 505s 511s 514s 34-32 33-32 skinny jeans, slim jeans, boot cut and tapered I know what all this means now because I DID THE RESEARCH. I bought belts for those pants...which matched my shoes, shoes other than for running like the nice black boots I bought for winter, or the boat shoes I bought for summer. I started shopping clearance racks to find polos and button down shirts because I had an entire high school wardrobe to replace and knew it was going to be expensive. I gathered mens' opinions on /r/malefashionadvice and searched "mens fashion fall 2016" or "mens outfits black boots" or "mens button down shirts summer 2016" and picked outfits I thought actually looked really good. And they looked really good on me. A talk of hairstyle on MRP got me to research face shapes and what kind of hair style would suit me. I grew my hair out a bit and went with a killer short mow hawk variant for the summer and toned it down to a combed front spike-up for the winter. MRP pushed me to do all this, to take pride in the way I look. To put in the research.

 

Social: I am an adrenaline junky. I am a fit, active guy. But I wasted DECADES of my life playing video games. I was literally addicted. I would come home from work, fire up Call of Duty, play for 4 hours, and by the end I was MAD. Like head hurts I may have a stroke mad. "Fucking campers sitting around corners and dealing with game lag and fuck you and your noob tube you AWP no scope camping [email protected]" At one point I actually kept saying to myself, "Why am I playing this if it makes me mad??" But the truth was I had no other hobbies and I was addicted. I got in with a circle of friends but always felt like the outsider. I was very quiet and reserved at gatherings unless I got enough alcohol in me. I had this mentality that I'm still trying to shake that I don't want to hang out with this or that person because they're losers and I'm better than them. But MRP made me realize it really is just my fear of getting out there with people, and that in fact I was the loser. I used to be paralyzed by the fear of people judging me, or not liking me. When I would meet another person with my group of friends I would always confide in them later: "I think (new person) doesn't like me." and they called me out on this a few times.

After finding MRP I joined a co-ed social sports club in a city near me. I play everything from soccer to volleyball to flag football with them now. The social club pushed the team to go to the sponsor bar afterwards for drink specials, so often we do that. I use that opportunity to practice talking to people, stringing conversations along, studying conversational dynamics (how to stay on topic, when to let a topic go if we've switched to a new one, when to let them talk and when to push myself to talk). Since I'm around bars, even if no one goes out after, I'll explore the city and other bars not only to converse with complete strangers, but to scope out spots I can take my wife. And there are a few spots I found that have made great dates since then. I picked up meetup to go out and meet people. It doesn't matter who they are now, my viewpoint now is that everyone out there has potential to give me joy in my social life, so let's see what I can find. The local board game club is meeting for trivia? Shit I'll go. 30s/40s group going to play paintball? I'm there. By examining mine and others' social dynamics and allowing me to really get inside the head of other people, MRP allowed me to push myself confidently out there and meet new people and do new things.

 

Self Worth: People live by the golden rule: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I lived by the Platinum rule: "Do unto others, as they want done unto them". My wants were completely cast aside. Someone said jump and I said how high? Then wondered if it was good enough. I thought I was accumulating brownie points. I thought one day all these points could be cashed in. I was completely selling myself, my wants, my goals, my desires out for other people. I used to rush home from work, like literally skip out early and rush home to 'relieve' my wife from watching the kids. I would make covert contracts that if I did this, or if I watched them for the night, or if I cleaned up real good, that she would repay the favor or have sex with me. I actually had that thought process, and got mad when she didn't.

I learned how to say no. I learned that it was okay to say no. That your friendship would not fall apart because you did not feel like helping build some guy's party patio that day. I saw how illogical covert contracts were. I often, when deciding whether to do something, live by the mantra: "I am single, I don't have a wife" to avoid slipping back into making decisions based on someone else's happiness. This doesn't mean I snub her or ditch her for selfish reasons, I'm talking about situations where: Hey I want to go look at shirts at the mall on the way home...but what will the wife say?. So I go to the store to look at shirts on the way home. I also learned that everyone is out there living for #1. I said in a post recently I used to say to myself, "Why am I doing things for everyone else but no one seems to want to do anything for me?" I learned life is a hard lonely road to walk. You absolutely walk your road alone. That's not to say your road doesn't meander through the paths of other people, and sometimes you can walk parallel on different paths at the same time. But at the end of the day they walk theirs and you walk yours, and if those paths diverge then that's life. MRP taught me that. That if I become the person I want to be and others don't like that that's OK. That you take pride in what YOU do and what YOU are. That's self worth. I learned that from the MRP sidebar books.

 

Do you realize that everything I've written so far has NOTHING TO DO WITH WOMEN. MRP pushed me to better myself in all these ways. Guys when we say MRP's focus is to make better MEN and not better MARRIAGES we fucking mean it.

 

I'm going to skip writing about my problems with women and how MRP is solving them save for this last piece. A lot of times we question whether 'another way' is better, since we've never tried it before. I'm here to remove the doubt:

Ladies (but mostly gentlemen) I USED TO BE A BLUE PILLER: In high school I used to HATE with a fiery passion the alpha guys. I saw how they got the women. I was even planning to beat one up (with my stick sized arms) once just because of the persona he had. I thought pickup was manipulation and wrong. I thought flowers and feelings were right. I was an orbiter. I was a friend they could cry to. No really, I often had women cry to me about how bad their guys were, then go back and date them still. Some guys only read about this stuff in The Rational Male and MMSLP. I lived it. I fucking lived it all. (Let's go lower) I would confess to women I dated for a few months how strong my feelings were. The word love was used. I believed so hard in that fairy-tale crap. They were disgusted. (Let's go lower) After 1 month of 'going out' with a girl in high school I bought her a rose, gave it to her in front of her group of friends at school. They all awww'ed and said I was sweet. When they walked away to give us some space SHE DUMPED ME RIGHT THERE...Rose in hand. And walked away. I threw it in the trash completely baffled. (Let's go lower (Someone screams "No blarg don't to it!")) I had a conversation early on with my wife once about how if I died before her she wouldn't really remarry right? I mean if there was a heaven, I would wait for her at the gates and wanted her to be devoted to me forever and ever." I saw her recoil at my almighty omeganess. Can I go lower? I actually can. And time and time again, through gritted teeth, I can tell you:

IT.

DIDN'T.

WORK.

 

But wait, there's more:

Ladies (but mostly gentlemen) I USED TO BE IN A DeadBedroom: And maybe to your disappointment I'm not going to sit here and say that I went from sex once a month to sex every other day. I didnt. What I will tell you is that the reason I used to need sex that often was because it was the only way to get some kind of validation in my life. Sex meant that I was actually worth something to someone. MRP showed me that sex shouldn't be my end goal. And now I get a feeling of worth every time I look in the mirror at my body or my style, every time I go out and be social, every time I get a random woman to laugh or smile in public, or every time I cross something off my to do list. And if you had told me a year and a half ago that with RP I wouldn't need sex as much now, I would have called you a liar. If you had told me that with RP my success rate for initiating to fucking would go from 10% to 85% I would have told you to shut up you liar. If you would have told me that with RP my wife was willing to do new things, get into sex, or talk dirty to me during sex I would have told you to fuck right off you fucking liar. And none of this ever came from me forcing myself on her. I come home now and kiss her hard for 10 seconds and she likes it. I warp my arms around her and she's melts into them. This comes from a relationship where I had "the talk" at at least 5 solid times, 3 while dating and 2 while married. She said she would change, she was sorry, she felt bad, she cried, but then nothing changed. I actually had times where she would push my hand off her leg when I weakly initiated, or when she would physically recoil when I wrapped my arms around her. These stories are sometimes written about by Rollo or in DB and I've lived this shit. This all happened to me.

 

Until RP. Guys. Look at what I just wrote. It was all my fault. And RP helped me get out of it. TFA helped me. Whinemoreplease helped me. Jacktenofhearts and stone and BPP, cholomite, persaeus, whitetrash, schreech, Shockley, Rollo, Roissey, Ironwood, Pook, christ everyone who posted and inspired that manly fire on our boards helped me. The kindling was there, RP lit the fire. I feel more satisfied, more complete, more accomplished and capable that I ever have in my life. And I'm not done. Not even close. I have big plans for me. Stuff to keep working on. I often think of Hunter S. Thompson's quote: "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow!"" And I can tell you if this last year and a half was any indication, it's going to be the latter.


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Title Here's Your Example
Author GargantuaBlarg29
Upvotes 221
Comments 81
Date 31 December 2016 12:26 AM UTC (4 years ago)
Subreddit MarriedRedPill
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/199217
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[–][deleted] 30 points31 points  (0 children) | Copy

Dude, you & /u/UEMcGill have been absolutely killing it on here recently.

I hope guys are taking note because these fluctuations of quality content come in waves. The time you're dedicating is not wasted, well done.

[–]470_2_700_nm12 points13 points  (4 children) | Copy

Fuck are those seriously your before and after pictures? Good show.

It's the whole beta package their cave woman distains. Not just the dad bod, but the neediness and other beta bullshit. "The talk"(s). Fuck that was me. They never worked.

I do wish I could pay back the men who have contributed to my personal growth (from MRP's reading list and mods).

Decided the best I can do is contribute to MRP.

Who would have known its less about the face fucking and more about yourself? I should have.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (2 children) | Copy

Serious. I have this and one other I think about every time I consider not running or going to the gym.

Parallel paths my friend. You go work on yourself now and I'm gonna go work on face fucking. If I get that, I'll be pretty damn pleased in the that department. Funny thing is, with the bit of progress she's made so far in the bedroom, I do see it as a (small) possibility.

[–]470_2_700_nm1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I see pictures of myself from 5 years ago with long unkept hair and a beta gaze, with my domestic toungue hanging out of my mouth. And I actually hate myself from that time of life. Or maybe I don't hate myself but I hate the standards I was holding myself to at the time. These pictures are good so we never forget.

[–]Neurotoxin_600 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

When you start losing a lot of weight on keto and look down at your dick. " But wait, there's more!"

[–]SunnyHillside0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Agreed. You look incredible.

[–]grs_srg9 points10 points  (1 child) | Copy

Spectacular post sir, I take my hat of to you, this is a post explaining exactly how you evolve from wanting "more sex" to becoming a man who gives 0 fucks about how much sex he is having.

And if you are 5% or 15% BF, who gives a shit? That's certainly not what I took from your post, before and after shot speak for themselves, now not sure where you live, but if you come to Australia, there is cold beer/water waiting for you sir!

Quality post mate, thanks!

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fuck your spiders. Because of them I'll never step foot in Australia lol.

[–]rocknrollchuckMRP APPROVED8 points9 points  (0 children) | Copy

Damn dude. This took some seriously large nuts to write out and post here. I've come a long way since I started MRP, but you have inspired me to take it to the next level. Inspirational story of the year as far as I'm concerned, and I will be rereading this often. Well done!

[–]PersaeusMRP APPROVED8 points9 points  (6 children) | Copy

I had a conversation early on with my wife once about how if I died before her she wouldn't really remarry right?

Funny how you pegged this as the bottom, and I did the exact same thing back in the blue fog. I have thought about that conversation several times in the last 6 months; and I want to vomit on myself.

Funny thing is we had the same conversation a month ago. I gave the proto-typical (and true) answer that sure I would spin plates (did not use those words, but made it a point that I would not remarry) and 10 years younger. To my surprise, she said she would not remarry or get a boyfriend; stating "she was over it and the effort was not worth the reward". I mentioned her answer had changed. She said "that was then this is now". Not sure what to make of all that.

[–]weakandsensitive9 points10 points  (4 children) | Copy

She said "that was then this is now". Not sure what to make of all that.

Seriously? This is super easy. You no longer suck. When you die, you'll be the competition. Good fucking luck to the next guy.

[–]PersaeusMRP APPROVED2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

Thanks for that W&S. I swear sometimes I just can't get out of my own way. Your explanation fits perfectly with her body language at the time.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

Hanlon's razor is an aphorism expressed in various ways including "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity," or "Don't assume bad intentions over neglect and misunderstanding."

Something Scurve posted before. You make your frame positive and your life easier.

[–]PersaeusMRP APPROVED0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Sage advice. At the time I added the RP prefix "I feel" and suffix "right now".

[–]RuleZeroDADMRP APPROVED2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Alpha Widows are made in the lab as well as the wild.

[–]drty_prMRP APPROVED0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I'd always say "I'm fuckin worm food, do whatever you want." Funny thing was that I would be concerned in my mind that she could find someone who makes her happier than I ever could and it made me sick. Now I stand true to the "worm food". Realistically she could find someone else who.is better. A big part of MRP has been embracing the fact that there are better dudes than me and that's cool. Not to be intimidated by them. Instead, strive to be like them.

[–]yayaja675 points6 points  (0 children) | Copy

God damn man what a journey. Major props for laying yourself bare like this, that takes guts. Your experience in awesome and inspiring.

[–]darla10Purple Woman3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

Real man. Congrats.

[–]squirrelforbreakfast2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy

Just found this sub day before yesterday. I can honestly say I'm inspired. As it sits, I'm in a dead bedroom, my wife is about to leave me (I have a broken leg and I'm concerned with where I'll live when I can walk again), I don't lift, I wear my clothes till they're worn out, and I don't assert shit. It's past time for me to get to work on this. Change starts now.

[–]PurpleVeteranMRP APPROVED2 points3 points  (1 child) | Copy

There's no magic, just setting goals and working at them every day. Don't make a New Year's resolution, make a new LIFE resolution.

[–]squirrelforbreakfast0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Absolutely.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Read and think hard about the new ideas. Start with the sidebar; make sure you read all the prerequisite books. Start slow, there's no turning things around overnight.

[–]screechhaterMRP APPROVED1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

own your shit. fastest and strongest traction. this post is prime examplemof looking from outside wnd identifying the pure weak shit that makes us undesireable to the SO, but also spiral further out control in self respect and discipline

[–]resolutions316!!CAUTION!! Runaway bus potentially ahead2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

This was so, so inspirational to me to read. As someone who is just starting, over a year with no sex and barely any physical affection, wrapped up in my own head and worry and angst and all that shit - anything I see with someone coming out the other side and feeling good about themselves is like seeing light at the end of a very long, very dark tunnel.

So thanks for taking the time to write it all down. It means a lot.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (16 children) | Copy

5%? You realize that is the level of a bodybuilder ON STAGE, right? Sorry, but I don't believe you were ever 5%.

Your second picture, from what I can see, is ~12%.

[–]weakandsensitive7 points8 points  (1 child) | Copy

Yeah, but he looks sexy af though doesn't he.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

He looks great, absolutely. I just got triggered at the 5%, lol.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children) | Copy

He went front shit percent to awesome percent. Fuck your hair splitting.

[–]bogeyd6MRP MODERATOR2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

It's shit like this that makes us create so many rules for female posters. Nice shit test tho, will give you that.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Yes, Shit Test - even more interesting that it is a mystery to her. Keep working on the rules. I think you know where I stand, Zero.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Not a shit test ;). I just hate fake bf%. 10% would have been just as impressive in addition to accurate.

5% is an on stage bodybuilder running gear.

[–]weakandsensitive1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Her title is dead on.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (8 children) | Copy

Calipers I have which I use to measure every few nights say 6-10%. I have access to a bod pod at work. Results said 5.0% I have the paper report, but feel no need to prove it.

[–]PersaeusMRP APPROVED5 points6 points  (6 children) | Copy

See link for information on bod pod. Bod pod are significantly less accurate than DEXA or hydrostatic (water tank). I agree with Sushi, you are not at 6% as this is pretty much complete vascularity ala bodybuilder. IMHO, you're around 10% as the link above discusses there are a lot of (meaningless) genetic/race/etc. factor that move the numbers at these very low levels.

However, all the above is bullshit. You look awesome and I would fuck the shit out of you . . . IF I were gay or a woman. GREAT work across the board bro.

[edit] forgot one thing. 10-12% is the female attraction hot zone. I am sure some chicks like insane vascularity but I think a lot don't like the "gaunt" look that comes with it.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (5 children) | Copy

Debating the accuracy is beyond my scope.

I have heard that hot zone cited before. Around the zone of "wherever I'm at" % I definitely notice small facial shape changes along with definition of the abs with even 1-2lb weight fluctuations. It's really true that the last place it comes off is your abs.

[–]bogeyd6MRP MODERATOR2 points3 points  (4 children) | Copy

Completely fucks my mind that people get bogged down in points discussions. Like 5% is that much different than 5.1%. Makes me lmfao from my soul. I use an omrom and it says 17%. Do I care if it is 100.999% accurate. No, lol. Just gives us a measure on where we sit. Your before and after picture speaks for itself.

If I could add anything, I think you should be about 30lbs heavier, especially if Pook actually meant anything to you. I have no visible abs but literally a chunk of man. Gym speaks for itself and Pook was 100% accurate on that.

Edit: Will add that if you are 285lbs at 5% i will shut up.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (3 children) | Copy

There is a lot of potential for more muscle mass for me. Got a buddy at work who is also a chunk of man. Squats in the 400s. I definitely draw some passive motivation from him.

Edit: Any pointers on reducing DOMS? Especially with quads I'll have 4 solid days of walking like an old man.

[–]Cam_Winston21 3 points3 points [recovered] | Copy

Search for "doggcrapp extreme stretching". I've been lifting for just under 20 years (6'5", 240 lbs, started around 205 lbs) & incorporating that after my workouts has removed 80+% of DOMS for me. Caveat: those 60 seconds usually hurt worse than the workout itself, but it really does pay off via less DOMS.

Congrats on the progress. You're around the coveted 10% zone, dude, that's awesome (toss the calipers, only juicers or pro athletes are single digits). I'm around 16% and you're darn right, the abs are the last place it leaves. And every year you get older, the GH drops & it gets harder. Every year.

One final thing: put newspaper in your shoes when you take them off & then add some scented baby powder before you put them on. That'll take care of the smell.

[–]enhoel2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

Here to back you up on that newspaper in the shoes. Works great. If they smell really bad before you try the newspaper, the following will reset: put the sneakers in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer for a day or two. Kills the bacteria. Then stuff with newspaper as they dry out, and use newspaper every day or so when you wear them.

If even that doesn't take care of everything, try a drop of some essential oil in each shoe, or one of those one-drop bathroom deodorizers.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Newspaper. I'll try that.

Will look into doggcrapp. A quick glance and yeah I haven't incorporated any stretching into workouts and it's been nagging me lately that I should look into it. Thanks.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

[–]asingingguy1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy

Please teach me your workout routine. I've been researching but I'm probably not that well versed in science. You're a living example that made it work so I'd really appreciate it if you could share it.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

My routine is kinda unique / not advocated as a main program. Here and here are really great resources on lifting.

I have found so far what I do is working (I track stronglift 1rm monthly) so I'll keep it up til I plateau:

I do workouts of 3x3x10. I group it differently than push pull legs. And it's actually 4 days. I group them as such because they all work similar muscles in that day:

 

Day 1: Chest Shoulder Tricep

Day 2: Quads Lower Back Mid Back

Day 3: Biceps Lats Traps

Day 4: Hamstring Calves Abs

Example: Day 1:

3x10 Bench Press

3x10 Dumbbell Fly

3xIsometric Push-up (Hold til failure)

 

3x10 Overhead Press

3x10 Dumbbell Arnold Press

3x10 Machine Shoulder Press

 

3x10 Skull Crusher

3x10 Tricep Push down

3x10 Tricep Kickback

[–]asingingguy0 points1 point  (4 children) | Copy

You rock! Thanks a million man. What rest time do you recommend? Also would you mix in cardio?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

Rest time on my app is set to 60 sec. I am very strict with starting at 60 regardless of how I feel.

I do shit tons of cardio. Burning calories allows me to eat (see Hangry in main post), and it allows me to think all my thoughts out. Kind of like a meditation. Most of my posts are born over the duration of a 6 mile run. I'm actually biking right now (stationary lol). But I'll burn on average 3000 calories a week on cardio alone. This does not include sports or calorie burn w/ lifting.

[–]asingingguy0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

Wow thats freaking awesome man. Do you do cardio straight after lifting or something? Haha thanks for the help man 👊

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

It's a lot of listening to my body. Some days it wants to fucking go go go and I'll workout in the morning, run 6 miles at lunch, then workout at night. If I want to eat a lot that day...better get some cardio done. I've had days where I go to the gym to swim and then afterwards think "hmmm, I wanna work out" and then hit that too.

So yes and no is your answer.

[–]asingingguy0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Haha thanks!

[–]evilkenevil1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

"My feet and shoes stink a lot. I notice this now."

Cure: Never wear the same shoes two days in a row.

Not only will the shoes not smell they won't get torn to shreds on the inside and will easily last 10 times as long. I used to go through shoes every 6 months. After not wearing same shoes every day the shoes last forever and simply get re-soled. Primarily there is NO stink and in the long run I have very expensive nice shoes that last "forever" that are actually saving me money.

[–]trp_dudeHard Core Red0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

You need to let them dry out completely from the sweat. You can use a shoe dryer.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

I agree with the sentiment of others. You have been on fire lately. You're time and effort is truly appreciated. I'm still feeling around in the dark a bit, and posts like these really help light the way.

[–]goody10281 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Respect to you bro.... Excellent post.

[–]BluepillProfessorMarried-MRP MODERATOR1 point2 points  (6 children) | Copy

What a shitlord! Abusing your poor wife by loving her! I read posts like this and just shake my head. Why are we so blind? And why does an actual solution become so maligned?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (5 children) | Copy

Haha. I keep my outrage in check by continually telling myself, "it's all part of the game". I remember a run I took about 2 months after taking the pill. I was asking all these same questions out loud to myself. And about a half mile from my house on the way back I said to myself: "Look, Rollo explains what's going on, but it really doesn't matter why. THIS is the way shit is. THIS is the game being played. Doesn't matter if it's right. Doesn't matter if it's wrong. And if you want to get anywhere, if you want to make any progress, you are going to have to accept that, and start playing. Now are you gonna play? Or are you gonna quit?"

[–]BluepillProfessorMarried-MRP MODERATOR3 points4 points  (4 children) | Copy

When my son was 17 I gave him a PUA book. He devoured it and then came to me:

"But Dad! Why does it have to be a fucking game? Why? Why can't I just be normal with girls? Why is it always a game.

I told him: "Because it is. You don't have to understand it. Just do it."

The next day he came back ashen faced with a story. "I tried the PUA funny cocky stuff and not caring what the girls said."

Me: "Yes."

Him: "They...the...the girls were all over me. They loved it. What...the...Hell. They ignore me and make fun of me for years and all I had to do was be the boss and tell them what to do and they do it?"

Me: "Yes buddy, that's the game."

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

so, how many college girls is he bringing to prom?

[–]sh0ckley0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Fucking Awesome.

[–]tim_rp0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Which book?

[–]BluepillProfessorMarried-MRP MODERATOR0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I don't recall right now. It was an online .pdf about PUA I picked up and printed off for him. Probably about 100 pages or so.

All of them are pretty much the same. Cocky/funny/confident/DNGAF/Amused Mastery/you have the penis and the vagina aint nothing special. Fake it and act aloof and don't worship vagina and freeze up like a schoolboy, spit some lines, listen, be direct in your intentions and girls will fall all over you. Not all of them. Only the ones that matter.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (4 children) | Copy

I still dont believe those two pics of you. But damn, great job.

Now, how the fuck do I stop eating crap....

lol

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (3 children) | Copy

It's going to sound cliche but THROW IT OUT. If it ain't there, you can't eat it.

Experiment with 4-5 'meals' a day as well. I find that if I know I'm going to eat again in 2 hours that I can more easily push out thoughts of needing a snack.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (2 children) | Copy

Yea, used to do that.

now... must stop office girls from feeeding me.

[–]bogeyd6MRP MODERATOR0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Can weigh in on this I think. Depending on the context you can just manipulate them into bringing better food. If the food is brought in with you in mind, then it's easy to ask for other things. If food is just brought in for everyone, then stop raiding the snacks.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Its a combination. I think it will slow down now that new years is done. Tanks for the tip.

[–]maxofreddit1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Fist bump dude...

this is common sense". It really fucking wasn't.

That's my big thing....some people this just comes naturally, others of us have to consciously work at shit (until, hopefully it becomes habit). If you've got a natural gift for gab, then all the small talk stuff is "Duh" to you, while others have to consciously think about how to keep the conversation going in a friendly way. Some of us need a LOT of help with many aspects of our life to figure out why the shit we're doing isn't working.

What I will tell you is that the reason I used to need sex that often was because it was the only way to get some kind of validation in my life. Sex meant that I was actually worth something to someone. MRP showed me that sex shouldn't be my end goal.

Holy shit....this is some insight right here. I've got something to really think about in 2017.

[–]DopeWithAScope1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Great post! Your writing is clear, consistent and fun to read. I often find my mind wandering on longer posts, but with this one kept me engaged. Bonus points for all the links to resources on improvement. Reading success posts is good, but actually linking some of the material that helped you on your journey makes the process more real, and offers a way to take action and actually apply it to my own.

[–]sh0ckley1 point2 points  (0 children) | Copy

Awesome post. Humbled to see my name up there. I'm not sure exactly what I did to help you, other than show up here as an idiot and then do my best to improve and anonymously own my shit on the internet but that's how this place works ain't it?

Fist bump.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children) | Copy

You became your own mental point of origin by removing the shackles of the feminine imperative and quit pedestalizing p*ssy. Awesome post.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Superb.

[–]GongShanks0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Great post

[–]OverthinkerTRP0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Any thoughts on hygiene down low? I've always just trimmed with a 3 and kept the happy trail grown out though I'm not too hairy.

Wife says she likes the happy trail making me think maybe I should shave it. Any mini FRs about this lol

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I use 3, but I think it's 3mm. I cannot shave...because of running. Try shaving and then running the next day. You'll never do it again.

Basically imagine you're down there eye level with your own crotch. Does it appear cleanly and attractive? If not manage it.

[–]postscript11140 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you for this informative and inspirational post.

[–]mundocorde0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Amazing post. Here's to a 2017 full of red pill awesomeness!

[–]RealEstateRockstar0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Very inspiring congratulations

[–]Kosmoknots0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Crap, I need to get my ass in gear.

[–]JDRoedellMRP APPROVED0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Awesome update. Thanks

[–]anakun0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Thank you for this post.

[–]tim_rp0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

This is just awesome. Should be in the wiki. Near the top.

[–]jdogworld0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Best post I've read...period



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