(Another pic of Lance)
Okay, who wants to have a totally jacked chest that will have chicks pawing at you? This guy right here does. Ups to Dadshouse who inspired me to write this from his comment in my post on destroying creepiness and improving your life.
Being fit has always given me an edge in dating. I’m in good shape and lean, but I’m not so muscular as to be intimidating. I am however obviously visually fit. Not that I work out for the aesthetics…I focus all of my training and working out to play sports as well as I can. The side benefit is that I look great. I get compliments all the time from chicks about my bod. Yeah, I said it. Boom.
Kat Wilder thought I was super douchey for pushing looks and fitness and I have to pooh-pooh that. People, please! When women stop showing off their boobs when they go out, I’ll stop showing off my pecs. Actually, I won’t, because I’m a dude and dudes like women with awesome racks. I like looking good when I go out and I want my dates to look hot also. So let’s just set that straight.
You know what’s really cool about have a good upper body? Chicks will come over and feel you up. Totally true. I have female friends and chicks I just meet randomly paw my chest all the time. It’s kind of weird. What’s really cool is that if they get a little bit drunk, they’ll brush their boobs against your arms and side of your chest. It’s freakin’ weird but totally nice. My current girlfriend is constantly brushing her boobs against me and I love it. That in itself is worth all the work. Having good fitness also translates to better body language and of course better health, which also helps with attraction.
So here is how I get jacked. This probably isn’t the best or most efficient way to get ripped like Jesus, but it works for me.
I work out a shitload, literally every day except for 2-3 days off per month. That’s a mix of weight lifting, running, rowing, and crossfit. The crossfit has had a huge impact on my fitness the last 6 months because it’s super intense and gets you jacked in hurry. I’m like the worst athlete at my crossfit gym and some of the veteran cross fitters look like warriors from the movie 300. No joke. They have ridiculous bodies that even I’m a little scared of.
To get a raging upper body that chicks will love to rub up against, focus on your chest, shoulders, upper back (lats), and upper arms. Caveat: work out your whole body, especially your core. I work all body parts and muscle groups to stay balanced and I can’t over emphasize the importance of that. It would be weird to have big pecs, a fat gut, and tiny arms. So do everything.
Here are sample lifts I do per upper body part:
Chest: Bench press, chest fly, and tons of pushups. More than anythiny, the pushups really puff me up. I’ll do 100 pushups at the drop of a hat and sometimes 200 – 250 in a day. Yesterday I did 100 pushups and 35 pullups on my lunch break.
My max on bench is 225, which is decent for a guy who weighs 150. At the gym I might do 4 x 10 on bench @ 155, twice per week, on top of the everyday pushups and other stuff. I also do minor lifts that focus on the chest just to mix it up. My whole goal with my chest is to keep it strong to counter my back, which is also really strong.
Back: I row regularly so my back is crazy jacked, but you won’t be able to do that unless you’re a rowing stud like me. I also do lat pull downs and one-armed bench pulls with 45 lbs. Try those along with upright rows to strengthen your back.
Shoulders: Push press (95 – 135 lbs), military press, and pullups. Pullups are my secret weapon. I’m nothing special at them, say 10-12 from a dead hang, but I’ve taught myself to do kipping pullups and workouts where 100+ pullups are the norm. Doing 100 pullups in a day is completely ridiculous. Have you ever tried this? I have crossfit to thank for getting to that point. Last Saturday I did 150 pullups in one workout and I couldn’t lift my arms for 2 days. It was retarded, but it’s super effective and you get smokingly ripped.
Arms: Pushups and pullups are great for your arms. I also do tricep extensions, hammer curls, and bicep curls. I don’t care that much about biceps because I think biceps look kind of douchey AND I don’t need them to row, so I don’t crush them like some other guys. The look I’m going for is more triathlete and not NFL running back.
Misc: Core core and more core. I’m always doing situps, crunches, back extensions, and other stuff. I also run and do other aerobic activities to stay lean.
Looking for a structured program that’s well organized, will get great results, and has a terrific diet component? I do recommend the Adonis Effect system. I sampled the program a year ago and it’s terrific. Some really excellent, really fun workouts that are intense but still doable, and it works. Well worth the money.
So that’s basically it. I work my ass off in the gym and playing sports and chicks love it. What do you do to stay in shape? Do you think guys with rockin’ pecs are douchey? Opine freely.
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