I had confidence, but not the elite status in my own mind that I craved. I was still filled with the insecurities of that young, scrawny, weak kid that couldn’t get a girl if his life depended on it, but now I was bigger, stronger, and rounder.
My waist was growing as fast as my arms and shoulders and my legs were tiny.
The discovery that helped me - and since then hundreds of other guys - build my ideal body with a lot less effort and in a lot less time came completely by accident on a 3 month trip to Italy.
It doesn’t matter the city, but especially in Rome and Florence, statues of heroes and gods line the streets, and each of them looks exactly how a guy ought to look, and should want to look.
I thought it was accidental, but one of the guides at a museum in Florence told me that the physiques of these statues actually followed an ancient equation that dictated the ideal form of a male body.
The ideal size of your flexed arm, for example, is 150% larger than the circumference of your non-dominant wrist.
He went through the logic behind the equation that’s been around for 2000 years. It’s not just found in the male body, but in many different life forms. It’s how things should ideally look.
The most shocking part of that discovery, for me anyway, was this idea that bigger wasn’t actually better, and that by simply bringing my weak points up to match my strong points, while also reducing the size of my waste, I could achieve this ideal with much less effort than you would trying to simple ‘get jacked’ (which actually does more harm than good, more on that in a sec).
Here’s the thing, as I began reading more and more about this equation I discovered that I’m not nearly the first guy to have found this information out.