Epic Gym Tranformation | Journey To A 600 lb Squat

There are many facets to master in order to succeed in life but the most straight forward and undoubtedly the most underlooked is the consistency that it actually takes to get to where it is that you want.

Although I am not as successful as I would like to be or going to be yet, I have learned a great deal and still am learning from my dad.  The whole thing about consistency is not getting too excited about the work that you have in front of you.is a thing that I

The whole idea is to stay neutral and keep moving forward.  That is what I have learned from my dad, who is self-employed and runs multiple businesses.

He isn’t always a happy camper, he isn’t always feeling his best but one thing is for sure, he shows up.

I think at a subconscious level I take his consistency that he uses towards work and put it towards my athletics and strength training.  There aren’t many days I go without doing something regarding my training or athleticism.

It has all lead me up until this point, all the consistency, tenacity and although I did not always do the best training methods what I did do is show up.

With out further ado, here is my Gym Transformation and my Training Progress progress for the last 5 years summarized into 3 min.

Enjoy, Akie


Rededicated: For the athlete by the athlete

The importance of taking dedicating yourself to an avenue of mastery cannot be understated.  If you do not know what to dedicate yourself to that should be your dedication.  We all have something that at one point or another that literally engulfed us in its awesomeness until one point or another we got mislead because we were unfocused or it took too long to get the desired result.

I challenge you today to pick whatever is.  Even if it is something you haven’t done in years, try and pick it back up because if it is still in the back of your mind, it is still possible.

I have an exercise for you:  

Get a sheet of paper and at the top of it write down what it is you want to rededicate yourself to and under that number the paper 1-3.

For number 1, I need you to be completely objective and honest and ask yourself why it is like it is.  Why did you put it down?  Was it friends? Circumstances?  Finding out why it is like it is can help you let go of that and enable yourself to establish a new relationship with your purpose.  This is here you can let your

Now that we know what really happened, number two should be an outlet for you to enable yourself to talk about the emotions you feel and projections of how far you could have gone if you had stuck to what you said you were going to do.  This gives you clarity of where you think objectively you could have realistically gone had you followed through some time ago.

For number 3 I want you to take all of those projections and list them out one by one in a timeline like fashion for a year and as you accomplish them scratch them off one by one and watch your rededication pay off.


How Many Times Should I Train In A Week?

Working out 3-4 times a week is ideal, with a makeup day to do additional accessory lifts, that takes the hassle of having to do all of the work required on a day and splitting it up evenly. This makes your training more sustainable.

People get paralyzed by not being able to believe themselves that they can handle the amount of work required for a particular workout and end up  training hard one-day and never coming back.