This section is designed for the men who aspire to be STRONG, FIT, and CHISELED! Whatever your age, you CAN improve your posture, flexibility, increase strength, lower your body fat and actually enhance vitality and virility! Unless you know the FORMULA_ it's VERY challenging to attain a muscular, lean and fit physique, at any age! In fact, it is RARE to achieve NATURALLY~ unless you know specific exercise principles. I'm a life-long 'natural' athlete. (That means NO steroids, ever!! I don't even take ANY supplements.) I've never taken short-cuts, and there has been no 'easy way' for me.) As far as I'm concerned~ slackers try to find the 'easy path'. It has taken me OVER 25 years of good, old-fashioned hard work and sacrifice to achieve my gains and I'm still striving for excellence. Before I really knew what I was doing, I wasted a lot of time and energy... Now I've discovered the formula!! It truly IS 'rocket science'! I don't waste time or effort anymore, and neither should you! Building an impressive physique (and/or getting healthy and strong) doesn''t come easy and won't be 'pain-free'. PAIN is a large part of the process, whether in the gym or afterwards when you are sore and recuperating from an intense workout. If you are after a physique that you can be proud of, then you will have to learn to tolerate pain, or even 'seek it' like I do! (Pain is really only a state of mind.) You have to be smart about what you are putting into your body~ which is your fuel! You must also discover what foods and 'beverages' to avoid. (I rarely drink booze anymore. It's POISON to lean physique and weakens the system, hinders progress, etc.. so I rarely drink anything alcoholic anymore.) DISCIPLINE IS THE KEY. You must train and lift, fuel, eat, and rest like a champion athlete. (It will have to become your 'mind-set', daily.) 'YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT' is not only a slogan, it is the TRUTH. The higher the 'octane' your fuel, the faster your gains will come. (Do you think N.A.S.A. puts cheap-ass unleaded gasoline in one of their rockets? No way, bro! They fill it with ROCKET-FUEL! Same thing with a race-car or dragster. They put the highest octance 'go-go juice' they can find in one of those things.) And YOUR OWN body is a much more precision, high-performance machine than any other ever built! GOD made YOU, Dude_ (Whether you realize that, or not.) So the cleaner the fuel, the higher output your body will perform. Adequate H2O consumption, clean sources of protein, enough good carbs and healthy fats, and proper REST is the formula. REST = GROWTH, I believe. (I always include that in the diet, or fuel section when I give nutritional advice. Sleep is when the body 'naturally manufactures' the best drugs! When you don't rest enough, your body 'trips'. Simply put~ your muscle fibers, joints, ligaments, and nervous system especially (brain included) need rest to repair and to come back 'down' from our busy days and hectic lives. You add an INTENSE workout on top of that and the physique, endocrine system, etc~ DEMANDS rest & recuperation!) If you don't rest properly, then your bodies' chemistry gets out of whack, and 'stress hormones' are released by the adrenal glands. That type of stress makes you weak. Proper nutrition helps, but enough sleep is CRITICAL! Arnold (Schwarenegger) used to say that our own natural 'growth hormone' doesn't kick in until the 9th hour of sleep. (I don't know if that is scientifically accurate, but I'm striving to get at least 8 when I can. Naps during the day are very beneficial and I take FULL advantage of them!) THIS IS HOW TO BOOST your own natural testosterone and growth hormone production naturally by training HEAVY, and often. Especially when you work your LEGS, CHEST, and LATS. That means benching / squatting / dead-lifting / pull-ups and power-cleans (If you are able), and rowing HEAVY!
In closing, I didn't like 'blending in' during highschool, and it bothered me to be overlooked by the 'hotties' back in my day, so I decided to do something about it while off at (Texas) Tech. As a freshmen, my aim was to ultimately become a 'BIG MAN ON CAMPUS'! It took me several years and not to sound arrogant, but by the time I left~ I made my impression felt! After graduating Tech and moving to Dallas, (Valley Ranch) I had LOTS of ULTRA-hottie clients including several Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders! Being around these girls only fueled my desire to grow, evolve, and to become a better trainer. They were the TOP girls on Earth to me back then!) Right before I left 'Big D' for Tinseltown, my girlfriend was a Miss Texas/U.S.A. It was my physique that allowed me that initial access! (She confided to me after we started dating that she saw me from her hotel window @ the Pageant in South Padre Island while I was down by the pool, so she 'dashed down to meet me'!) My mind, heart, personality, sense of humor, or whatever only kept things rollin'! My point is this_ if you stick with it, and train diligently, and BE SMART about what you put into your body, then you can build a HEROIC physique and date the girl(s) of your dreams. I do. And I really was the puny, 98lb. weakling as a freshman in high-school. THIS is the way I see my life, fellas~ One of these days,.. I may lose some size or strength. Most-likely, I probably won't be as lean, my hair won't always be as thick, and I may even lose some sex-appeal, but_ TODAY AIN'T THE DAY! Today AIN'T that day, y'all! The TRUTH is this_ We only get one time to walk this Planet, so you might as well like the way you look (and feel) as you stroll. STRENGTH and HONOR! _DConn
This Bad-Ass dude is 54 years young!
Mark's story is on the 'Gallery Section', but I wanted to give him some addtional 'props' and much deserved respect. This man is a legit Bad-Ass! He is a life-long 'natural' weight-lifter and athlete (like me) who still PUMPS IRON with the enthusiasm of a little kid. Not many dudes love throwing some steel around as much as WE do... Dudez like us don't consider lifting weights or training as work_ we consider it to be PLAYTIME! Mark is one of those rare individuals (other than a few professional athletes like Tom Brady or Tebow) that motivate ME to keep PUSHING and to never take my foot off the pedal! It's time for us ALL to Step UP!! We are AMERICANS_ called to a HIGHER STANDARD! Drugs are for posers. They weaken our Country, so don't take them.. there is NO easy way! Go HARD_ because it's the AMERICAN Way! It's time to put the pedal to the metal, y'all~ & BRING THE NOISE! D_
InCinR8 Fitness Studio/ a.k.a. ~ 8 Fitness-Dallas is Blowin' UP!
My first exercise studio is NOW built, and is located in the West Village (Uptown) in Dallas, Texas. Several different classes are offered such as: Hard Core, Ripped2Shredz, Top2Bottom Torch, Hottie Body).. any and ALL LEVELS are welcome! (Moves can be modified for individual needs and/ or concerns. Think of my classes like a personal training session performed in a small group.) All future info. and information about the studio can be accessed @ www.8fitnessdallas.com And, oh yeah_ my 1st Training Video is almost done and will be ready to buy soon!! 'Get your GUNZ UP!' Ur Bro, _DCONN