You know you are putting in time when it's just you and the bugs. You unlock the door and feel along the wall for the three light switches that will provide that all too familiar flicker and buzz, like a bad horror movie.
A new sun is born tomorrow, and so it continues, until no tomorrows remain. Perhaps there are but two distinct forms which can be seen among mankind, the one immersed in continual birth, and the other immersed in continual death.
All things being equal, everything we do in the gym works; it's that simple. People try their damnedest to complicate it unendingly; but try as they might to piss all over the process, everything we do in the gym works.
Some of the theories on training and exercise have been warped over the years. Some believe that you should do only enough to stimulate and then get out of the gym. I believe that to effect any real change I must use the Theory of Dynamic Brutality. To me, this is the only way to smash my body so completely that the only measure of adaptation is growth.
Stress. It is both to be sought and to be avoided at all costs. There is a precarious line we toe as bodybuilders--inflicting major muscular damage on ourselves on a regular basis but then attempting to compensate for this trauma immediately by means of rest, relaxation and the consumption of copious calories.