No Mirrors, No Towels, No Rules

Yo guys what’s up!

It is Monday, another start of the week to kick ass!

A few months ago I put up a video, sharing how to do pull ups with just a door

You can see it here:

Got some fun comments about it on Facebook, but my goal with this video was to make you see how lack of equipment is not a valid excuse for you to not get results.

How when you have nothing, all you can do is rely in your creativity to find a way to make things happen!

military deadlifts - no rules training

One of the things that always fires me up is seeing beasts training outside their houses with just a simple bench, a barbell and some rusty plates – No Mirrors, No Towels, No Rules

Just moving heavy iron, sweating buckets & playing loud music!

Why can’t there be more people with this attitude?

But at least You Get It!

You don’t make lame excuses as to why you can’t do something

You just put in the work & constantly seek improvement, never conforming to the idea that you are strong enough. You might reach your current goal, but there is always another bigger & scarier goal waiting right after that one.

This is a never ending journey of growth & the sooner you comprehend that, the more you can enjoy the pain, sweat & blood that comes from training.

That’s it for today: Never conform & always seek to be better than yesterday!

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

Recommended Workout Programs

Lean Hybrid MuscleBuild Muscle While Losing Fat + Learn How to Create Your Own Hybrid Workouts

Bodyweight BodybuildingGain Muscle, Reduce Pain & Revive your Energy with Just Bodyweight Training Alone

Grow Stronger MethodGet Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!

Warrior Upper Body – Learn how to Do Advanced Exercises Like Handstands, One Arm Pushups And Sets Of 20 Pull Ups

15 Backup Workouts Sale!

What is up guys!

Hope you are having a kick ass day

Since we started May (a brand new month to break records) and I have been a little MIA for the past months I decided to have a sale on one of my workout products!

Not only that but I know that once you get a hold of these workouts, your mind will be open to trying new workouts & making less excuses.

I currently sell my “15 Backup Workouts” for $5 which is already a steal….BUT to make it a No-Brainer I dropped the price to $1 Dollar!

Yup! Just One Buck!

1 dollar saleThat way you don’t have an excuse to not get them.

If you sometimes are:

  • Busy on time
  • Without workout equipment
  • Or bored with your current workout & need a challenge

Then open up the guide, pick one of the workouts & get to work! – No Excuses!

The sale will be going until Wednesday May 7…After that the price will rise.

So if you want an extra 15 workouts to add to your arsenal, then take advantage of this offer & get results!

15 Backup Workouts

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That’s it,

Take Action & Get Stronger!

Luis Carrillo

P.S. If you are one of those people that like to try things before they buy, then here you go: Here is a free sample so you can taste one of these workouts & then make up your mind.

27 mistakes that you should NOT be doing if you wanna Get Bigger & Stronger!

If you are lacking results then take a look at the list below & avoid these mistakes

  1. Always training for failure (taxing CNS too much)
  2. Not warming up (unless you want injury & no full ROM)
  3. Expecting results fast (you got fat in 6 yrs what makes you think that you will lose your fat in 6 weeks?)
  4. Not building mental toughness trough your workouts (you will still have self confidence issues even if you get a good body, it’s all about the mind & character you build trough your training sessions that matters)
  5. Eating like shit & thinking “It’s OK! I am training so I can do it”
  6. Stressing about calorie counting (unless you are going for less than 10% BF then don’t stress over this)
  7. Doing only isolation exercises
  8. Not doing bodyweight exercises (these set the foundation for everything)adams lever
  9. Thinking that you know enough (you will never know enough, be humble & keep learning)
  10. Thinking that you will overtrain (poor rest, and crappy food will make you feel tired & “overtrained” so fix that shit first so you can keep training hard)
  11. Always going with a no pain no gain mentality (you need to rest & recover, your ligaments & tendons don’t heal as fast as your muscles so take it easy every now & then)
  12. Not training legs (this is the most testosterone producing part on your body so why you neglecting it chicken leg boy?)
  13. Not lifting heavy (muscles without strength are useless, and strength is the foundation for everything: Arnold was powerlifter before a bodybuilder, learn from this)Heavy shoulder press
  14. Thinking that supplements are magic & will help you alone (they aide in your progress assuming that you are eating properly & resting enough – if this is not happening then don’t obsess over supplements as they are not replacements to compensate from your lack of dedication)
  15. Always eating sugar post workout (This will only help you to get fat – feed yourself real food to grow)
  16. Not eating real food & relying on powders too much (your body needs real food, enough said)
  17. Not drinking enough water (Gatorade doesn’t count) – your body is 60-70% water so give it what it needs!
  18. Stressing too much about everything (this will fuck up your results & hormones)
  19. Not sleeping enough (your anabolic when sleeping not when working out)
  20. Always following rules (once in a while fuck the rules & just soul lift – it doesn’t have to be perfect but just have fun!)
  21. Not having fun: if your not enjoying your training then this will always feel like chore (after all nobody is forcing you to workout, it’s your own decision to do so enjoy it)Franco Columbu overhead pressing girl
  22. Thinking that your better than others because you lift weights (this doesn’t make you any better, you are still a human being & there is no need to be a douche)
  23. Thinking that you are smart, giving poor advice & telling people they are doing things wrong because you lift (just realize that not everyone is training to be a  bodybuilder so if you will give advice make sure it helps them reach their specific goals – don’t try to convert them into being like you)
  24. Using too many machines (machines are like supplements they are extra if your goal is only bodybuilding: other than that master the basics & hit them hard)
  25. Neglecting the posterior chain (Train that which you don’t see in front of the mirror & thank me later)
  26. Not following a plan (I love to self experiments but if you wanna stop guessing about whether what you are doing will work or not, then then follow a plan that will deliver results – like the one’s I recommend here)
  27. Not having goals: What are you training for? muscle size, strength? bodyweight strength? what exercises do you wanna get stronger at? how many pounds do you wanna add to your frame? – Have spcific goals & attack them!
  28. Bonus: Not having a WHY! – Why are you training? I am sure that it is not just for aesthetics really dig deep as to what is your reason for training (is it more confidence? Want more energy when you wake up? You are sick of always being in pain? Sick of being skinny? Wanna be a good a role model for your kids? Wanna attract more girls? Want to love yourself in the mirror? Want to live longer? Need to lose weight in order to not die in a few years? Want to respect yourself? – Dig deep & find that emotional reason that will make you take action when times get tough.

In the end try everything for yourself (don’t always believe all that you read without having prior experience). If what you are doing is not working then stop it or change it.

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

Recommended Resources

Lean Hybrid Muscle  – Build Muscle While Losing Fat + Learn How to Create Your Own Hybrid Workouts

Bodyweight Bodybuilding – Gain Muscle, Reduce Pain & Revive your Energy with Just Bodyweight Training Alone (see my full experience with it here)

Grow Stronger MethodGet Stronger & Lift Heavier Weights Without Adding Bulk!

Warrior Upper BodyLearn how to Do Advanced Exercises Like Handstands, One Arm Pushups And Sets Of 20 Pullups


Bodyweight Training Healed My Dislocated Shoulder & Uncomfortable Back Tightness

2 years ago I dislocated my shoulder while doing a Kettlebell Press. It was my first time using a KB, it had just arrived in the mail & I was excited to use it ASAP, so I did. I didn’t know proper technique, nor had I warmed up, but I didn’t care.

I get the bell & as soon as I press it up I realized how different the weight distribution on KB’s are from standard dumbbells. As I pressed the bell down I extended my shoulder to wide(as opposed to keeping it close to your body) & felt a pop on my shoulder. I didn’t think much of this but I stopped using the bell for that day.

My shoulder kept bothering for the next 3 months & I didn’t know I had dislocated it until I was in Florida, in a chiropractor’s office where Elliott Hulse took us as part of his Strengthology Workshop. It was there that the chiropractor told me in a very calm & relaxed tone “Oh yeah, you dislocated your shoulder”

My Un-healing discomfort finally made sense after that day & to top it off I also had developed back pain & tightness from driving daily for 8hrs a day. So at this stage my body was what you would call “Fucked Up” & I needed to fix this somehow.

Since weightlifting was uncomfortable at this stage (from all my imbalances) I decided that I would only focus on doing bodyweight exercises for the next 3 weeks.

Back MuscleI decided to follow Zach’s Bodyweight Bodybuilding program for the next weeks in order to reconstruct my body. (You can even see my journey on this blog:

My goal was only to take 3 weeks off from lifting & then get back into it, but the results I got from doing only bodyweight workouts, made me workout with only bodyweight training for the next 3 months!

During this time I also:

  • Ate clean
  • Did a lot mobility work, foam rolling & stretching
  • Strengthened my shoulder big time thanks to handstands
  • Got rid of my back tightness
  • Eliminated my shoulder discomfort
  • Improved my posture
  • Improved cardiovascular health (since I did more running)
  • Gained 5 pounds of muscle
  • Increased my strength with pull ups
  • Had lots of energy which I used to work on my online biz
  • And developed my no excuses workout anywhere attitude (since you can train anywhere with your own body)

My goal was to on reset my Bodyweight foundation & take break from the stress of heavy weights

And in turn developed a passion for bodyweight training & reconstructed my whole body physically & mentally for the better.

If you currently are somebody that has always lifted weights, I would highly recommend that you take 2-3 weeks off from the weights & just focus on doing bodyweight only. You will not loose any strength (quite the opposite actually since you will improve you stabilizer muscles & use your whole as a unit in order to get stronger) & your joints & ligaments will feel awesome afterwards!

The worst thing that could happen is that your upper, lower & middle back, shoulders, legs, arms & core will get stronger, You will increase core stabilization, & become more flexible and mobile (Not that bad right?)

If you need a Done For You Bodyweight Program that will work, then click here & get ready to feel & be awesome!

And If you have any questions regarding my bodyweight journey, drop them below. I will be glad to answer them.

Attack Life & Get Stronger,

Luis Carrillo


2 Powerful Non-Fitness Books that YOU Should Read!

So over the past months I have read some very impactful books. Most are not focused primarily on fitness, if not more towards self-development & physiology of the mind but the lessons in these books can be put into action in any of your goals: business, health, relationships, being more creative & getting to know yourself better.

The 2 books that I talk about below have impacted the way I see the word and myself in a very profound way & It would be selfish of me to not tell you about these books since one simple idea or realization can help you overcome a hump that you are currently going trough or get you to be more connected to your true self.

So without much further writing, here are the 2 powerful non-fitnes books that I highly recommend you read:

Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani:

==> Get it at Amazon

Dying to Be Me- My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita MoorjaniI can’t fully describe how powerful Anita’s story is. Everyone will get something different from it, but from her battling Cancer, having a Near Death Experience and getting a 2nd chance at living life, this story will make you analyze your whole life and how you are living.

In the book she describes how living in fear was the major part that caused her Cancer, so no matter what method she choose to alleviate it with, it wouldn’t help unless she completely let go of trying to please others and be true to herself.

It was only after her near Death Experience, where she finally experienced love and acceptance that she realized that her life had to be lived with joy and love for all of her actions. Not in fear trying to please her parents, religions or trying to fit into society when it doesn’t feel right.

It’s a fantastic story & it will inspire you to live with a passionate purpose as opposed to day by day and be closer to being content with what life throws at you. Even if things in your life don’t always come out the way you want to, the way you react to them is what will ultimately decide whether they will affect you negatively or make you a better person.

In the end this book will make you love life a lot more and make you wanna be creative and take action to build a fun and passionate life. It might even change your perception on the meaning of life, based on her experience. It certainly did for me.

The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage by Brené Brown:

==> Get it at Amazon

The Power of Vulnerability - Teachings of Authenticity, Connection, and Courage by Brene BrownI got this book simply because the word vulnerability to me means to be open to receiving without judgement & to simply be in acceptance, which is something I still struggle with.

I don’t think I can accurately describe how important being able to be vulnerable means to strengthen yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s all about letting go of worries, judgement and being open to receiving, enjoying and accepting. Being vulnerable will raise your level of happiness and break the barrier that makes it hard for people to see your true self & get to know you better.

This book is not about being weak, if not it is more about having the courage to expose your true loveable and sometimes childish self to others without any judgement.

While fitness is not the main emphasis on the book, tough it’s mentioned a little, you certainly can apply the lessons into your workouts. When you are able to be vulnerable in your workouts and yourself, you will free yourself to training without barriers, to just train with acceptance, joy and emotional expression. It is tough to explain this without having experiencing it, but once you are able to let go of the barriers and defenses that keep you from feeling content with what you do and how you act, you will experience a blissful openness in your workouts.

These books might look like they are more on a spiritual way of being, and they indeed are, but the visceral lessons can be immediately put into your life, workouts, nutrition and self improvement goals. So don’t judge a book by it’s cover or category as the lessons can indirectly impact many other areas of your life.

And on a final note if you do get one of these books, be open to receiving the teaching in these books without judgement. Don’t just read them to read but experience what you are reading or listening to, this way you can also be emotionally connected to the teachings.

If you have read any of the 2 books I would love to know what was the big take away you got them or if you have any other powerful book recommendations drop them below!

Keep Attacking Life & Getting Stronger,

Luis Carrillo

P.S. I highly recommend getting audiobooks, not that they are better than print, but just the fact that you can listen to them on the go makes it so that you can listen to them anywhere – so no excuses not to read!

Opportunistic Pull Ups at the Park

What’s up Beast!

Earlier this week I posted a video showing how you can do pull ups in many different places at the park.

Not just in the obvious monkey bars, but with swings, trees, metal pipes and anywhere I could hang in the playground area.

I’ve been getting good feedback with this video so I will do more like these showing you how you can workout and do different exercises anywhere.

“If you can bypass looking at the obvious then you’ll find opportunities everywhere!”

I would love to see more people having this “opportunistic” way of looking at exercise, so I am exited to make more videos.

If you have any specific exercise you wanna see let me know so I can make it happen…and if you have a video of you doing any type of of opportunist exercises or street workouts (with or without weights) drop the link in the comments below, I’d love to share it on my Facebook Page to get more people fired up!

That’s it for today,

Keep Attacking Life & Getting Stronger,

Luis Carrillo

3 Reasons Why YOU should Workout with Odd Objects

Whether it be sandbags, kettlebells, kegs, tires, rocks or a bag of potatoes

Odd objects are all around us and you can use them as workout equipment

Most of the times these odd objects are free or very low cost to make (compared to buying barbells and dumbbells)

But before I go onto describe some of these things that you can use as workout equipment let me give you 3 good reasons to train with objects:

Elliott Hulse Sandbag Loading#1 – They don’t have an even load so they force you to workout extra had, using more stabilizing muscles & activating more muscle fibers

These object don’t have to always be just heavier in order to increase their difficulty…you can just use a bigger, thinner or different material item

For example fatter sandbag (a lot harder on the grip), thicker bars (you can even use trees), or using towels & ropes

#2 – Odd objects are everywhere & will make you open your mind to working out anywhere and with anything

Working out at a gym is not always a necessity if you know how to use the tools in your environment to your advantage:

Use chairs as dip stations, walls to do pull ups, push cars for conditioning, etc

Doing this will also save you a lot of money on workout equipment…for example you can make a 100 pound sandbag for less than $20! (compare that to 100 pound dumbbell that might cost $70+ just for one DB)

Pro Tip: Buy used workout equipment on Craigslist & garage sales to save a lot of pennies

#3 – They are Fun & will make you Free

Free from always following rules & doing things like everyone else

When you use odd objects not only will you get stronger but will also be captivated by the challenge of using something uncommon to workout brings

  • You will walk out onto the world & see fences everywhere where you can do dips & pull ups at
  • You will see stop signs and try to do flag poles on them
  • You will see a heavy rock & wonder how much it weights, but curiosity & wonder won’t be enough so you will approach it, pick it up & start doing squats, lunges & overhead presses with it
  • You will pick up heavy things when you go shopping just, like front carrying a car battery all around Walmart just so you can get a massive biceps pump while everyone else doesn’t!

And perhaps all of those were personal examples, but either way your mind will be open to seeing everything as an opportunity to workout once you regularly use odd objects in your training

If you try working out with a rock for example you will feel your grip having to work extra hard – the uneven rock will force you to stabilize your whole body & you will unconsciously be freeing your mind form always having order and rules to workout

When you know you can use anything in your environment to workout you become free to explore the world & get stronger anywhere and with anything…

Life becomes your 24/7 Strength Playground!

My good friend Elliott Hulse was one of the first persons to ever introduce me to odd object training & ever since I haven’t looked back

I remember the first time I purposely pushed my car to workout, it was tough but fun

It was a different kind of energy & it made me realize that everyday things can be weapons for strength building – You just gotta be open minded & let go of always doing things “the right way”

Today Elliott’s program Lean Hybrid Muscle is on discount, but only for 8 more hours as of writing this

I’ve learned a lot from this program and this method of training is one that I personally use & will continue to use because it works

Inside you will not only get workouts, but also learn how to create YOUR OWN Hybrid Workouts + learn how to workout with odd objects

If this is something that sounds interesting to you then take advantage of his sale, if not then no worries

The program will still be available (just not with a discount)

If you do get it email me your receipt at: and I’ll give you my “15 BackUp Workouts” as a bonus which will open your mind even more to using your environment as workout equipment + you’ll get some kick ass workout challenges

I guarantee that after you start working out with odd objects, you will not be satisfied with just using barbells and dumbbells…it’s a whole new world after this!

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==> Take advantage of his LHM discount right here <==

Keep Attacking Life & Getting Stronger,

Luis Carrillo

Eat these 2 Foods to get MORE Calories in!

Yo! What is up!

If you are naturally skinny & have trouble eating a lot, then I got a quick tip that will help you to get more calories in

Currently we are in holiday season so you will automatically be getting a lot of extra calories from the holiday parties

Which is fantastic if you are trying to get bigger (so really take advantage of this season & eat big + train hard)

But since you won’t be feasting at parties everyday then consume these next 2 foods in order to get more calories in throughout your day:

Extra Virgin Coconut oil & Organic Peanut/Almond Butter

I personally just started cooking everything with coconut oil, not just to get more calories in, but because coconut oil is fantastic for cooking at high temperatures (it won’t make your meats & eggs stick to the pan as easily)

extra virgin coconut oil

You can also just take a spoonful of coconut oil & eat it that way or add a spoonful or 2 to your shakes (you won’t even know it’s there)

Unless you are allergic to peanuts or almonds then Organic Peanut & Almond butter should be staples in your nutrition

organic peanut butter

You can add them to your shakes, make peanut butter & banana or apple sandwiches or grab a scoop whenever you are feeling hungry (It will tranquilize your hunger for a little bit)

A spoonful of each might not sound like much (and it really isn’t when you are eating it) but the calories form these fats really add up…just take a look at how many calories are in a spoonful of each:

  • Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: 121-130 (varies by brand)
  • Organic Peanut Butter: 90-105 (varies by brand)
  • Organic Almond Butter: 90-95 (varies by brand)

You can easily consume an extra 400-500 calories just from a couple of spoonfuls of these fats & not too mention that they are freaking delicious!

So really take advantage of this simple tip if your goal is to get more calories in

And in other news:

My buddy Elliott Hulse is having a sale on his Lean Hybrid Muscle program this whole week

Lean Hybrid Muscle Elliott Hulse

==> You can check out his LHM offer right here <==

And just to be extra cool, if you take advantage of his sale right now I will send you as a bonus a copy of my 15 BackUp Workouts for free!

Just forward me your email to & I’ll send you your bonus ASAP!

That’s it for today,

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

Free No Gym Equipment Workout

Yo! What is up!

Hope you are having an awesome start of week so far

I just finished setting up a workout guide for you, & instead of telling you more about it I wanna give you a free sample of it

A free sample? Yup! I want you to taste it first

You can download your free workout here

Or just follow the workout below:

1A) Incline Push Ups 5x 15 (Last set max out)
1B) Jump Squats 5 x 10
1C) Tree Pull ups 5 x Sub Max Reps (Last set max out)
Rest 1 Min between each superset

2A) Dips/Recline Rows 5×15
2B) Jumping Lunges 5×10
2C) Tree or Monkey bar Chin Ups 5x Sub Max Reps (Last set max out)
Rest 1 Min between each superset

3C) Leg Raises 5x 10 (on pull up or parallel dip bars)
Rest 30 sec between each set

4)Parkour Rolls 4×3 (Make sure to do it on grass so you don’t hurt yourself)
Rest 30 sec between each set

5) 3 Sprints x 10 sec or find a long distance (Max Out)
Rest 15 sec between each set

No equipment is needed for this workout if you are at a playground or even at home (you’ll just need a door frame pull up bar)

15 Backup WorkoutsGive it a try & let me know how it goes

The full guide contains 15 workouts that you can use next time you are short on time, don’t have any or very little equipment or when you want a crazy challenge

But before you get it, give the workout above a try

It’s perfect for you if you have no equipment!

Talk soon,

Attack Life & Get Stronger

Luis Carrillo

10 Things Dragon Ball Taught Me About Working Out

If you grew up in the 90’s like me, then the Dragon Ball saga was a big part of your childhood (both the original DB & DBZ). Not only did this awesome anime show made you wish that you were born with Saiyan blood but it also taught you values about strength & health without you even realizing it.

Below I have written 10 lessons that were taught & reinforced from watching this show, so I want you to sit back & enjoy the lessons! (And if you have never seen DB, then no worries, you will still learn from these powerful lessons)

#1 – You only grow stronger after you recover:

This was always highlighted by the Sayains since they became stronger after recovering from every battle. In one episode Vegeta asks Krillin to attack him just enough so he is borderline dead, so that he can then go with Dende in order to be healed since after his full recovery he would be stronger.

Now while you might not recover fast or fully at all from a near dead experience, this principle is true in the real world.

When you train your muscles get micro tears from the stress you inflicted on it. After you let your body recover with proper rest & nutrition your muscles get stronger in order to withstand this stress the next time you train. So you too like Vegeta grow strong after recovering from your training session, since growth occurs during your recovery process. So make sure that if your training hard, that you also rest enough to recover!

#2 – When you learn to connect your body & mind your ultimate power unleashes:

This is touched on several times in the saga is when Goku is learning new attacks. He is told by his masters that he must learn to connect mind & body as one in order to unleash his new powers. (although those might not the the exacts words they use, they imply do imply this to some degree)

While we may not have the ability to get Goku’s powers, when we do learn to use our mind when working out we become a lot more powerful. It’s kinda like a hidden power that we have since training is a lot more mental than physical.

You can clearly see this when you are doing something new or pushing your limits to new heights. For example I had to tap into more than just my physical strength the first time I lifted atlas stones, not only was it a new exercise for me so my body was not used to it but I struggled to even get one rep since my height was a disadvantage. I was tired and bruised after 5 or so reps, but I was determined to get at last get one rep…and at this point it was more of a mental battle than anything else.

It is hard to describe exactly what happened but my refusal to give up along my will to make it happen, made the tiredness disappear and let me get one rep after failing several times before.

Many times when you push yourself to the point where you don’t know if you can get one more rep, or push yourself to finish a conditioning workout, you kinda enter a zone where you can clearly divide your mind from your body and are able to talk to yourself from an outside perspective…You start to have self conversations and see what you are really made off.

This is not something that you can just think and realize, but if you have pushed yourself to the limits before then you know what I am talking about…It is a zone where you not only strengthen your body by pushing it harder, but strengthen the mind by overcoming the resistance and thus making you mentally stronger.

#3 – Training will make you HUNGRY so fuel up with good nutrition to grow stronger

In the episode below Goku throws away a can of beer in exchange for a sports drink after training under 100xGravity, and then makes a funny comment about it.

Although the importance of a good nutrition is not always verbally highlighted in the show, you can clearly see that healthy food was emphasized as being good fuel for the body since is mostly shown trough the show (meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, noodles, rice, etc)

The characters never had an exact eating plan, you kinda just see them eating A LOT of healthy & delicious look food after hard training & battles. This is certainly one way of eating that you can use if you train hard & don’t wanna worry too much about specific times when you gotta eat (although if you trying to reach a specific goal such as getting down to 10% BF then being more specific with your meals might be better)

So the big take away is that if you are training hard you will need to eat a lot of strong & healthy food in order to get stronger & healthier.

And very importantly don’t deprive your body of food if you are hungry, if you are training hard you will use a lot of energy so supply your body with some good fuel.

#4 – Use your environment to train – rocks, trees, hills, water, etc

When Goku was young he didn’t train at a gym or anything like that instead he trained outdoors using his environments: Pushing & throwing rocks, swimming along sharks, climbing trees to get fruits, fighting dinosaurs, etc.

Even when Goku & Krillin started training with Master Roshi he made them, sprint, deliver milk all around the city, running up mountains, swim with sharks & work in the field in order for them to gain endurance, strength & discipline.

While the conditions they trained under were extremist, we too can use our environment to train: throwing, lifting and carrying heavy rocks or logs, swimming & sprinting at the beach, hiking mountains, farmer walking buckets of sand, sprinting at the park, pushing your car, climbing and doing pull ups on trees, etc…

We can always use our environment to train, as all we need is our bodyweight & something heavy to supply resistance. So if you think you need a gym in order to train, then think again.

#5 – There will always be someone stronger than you out there, so keep training!

This was part of the reason why Goku always wanted to get stronger, so he could fight & against stronger enemies. In your own training this might also be part of the reason why you seek more strength. And although you won’t be fighting against monsters you will face sport challenges where you gotta be stronger than your competition in order to win.

Your life is not just physical battles but emotional & spiritual ones as well, so training to be physically strong is not only helpful in athletics but also dealing with challenges in your life, whether it be: a race or competition, financial trouble, breaking a bone, bad relationship, etc.. you gotta learn to fight trough the hardship and conquer it (you don’t just train to get stronger physically but mentally as well)

#6 – Aesthetics show up when you train hard, sleep right & eat god food

Throughout the whole DB show training & fighting always occurred, so the characters always naturally developed a strong, muscular and powerful look. But while it is a fictional show this is true in real life: If you traing hard, eat right & get proper rest you will develop a strong & aesthetically pleasing body – it’s just the look you get from being an athlete

So if you wanna sport a badass look then train hard & take care of yourself, it is bound to happen overtime if you stay committed…I mean just look at the physiques of ancient warrior (Vikings, Spartans, Knights, etc) all they did was train, eat & kill & they had these rugged & strong physiques that not only looked strong but were damn strong.

So don’t just pump out a few sets of dumbbell curls at the gym, get under the bar & do heavy squats, deadlifts, overhead presses, bench, farmer walks, rows, etc. Use heavy movements that will require your whole body to work as a unit as well as lots of calisthenics in order to get stronger & build a body that doesn’t just look strong but is also strong.

#7 – Always be a student & learn from your mentors

Goku was alway eager & humble to learn from his stronger & wiser masters & mentors. Sometimes he didn’t fully understand what they were teaching him but he remained humble and open minded so he could receive their teachings.

You gotta be the same in your life & training. You gotta put your ego aside & know that there is always so much more to learn from others, always keep investing in your education & seek personal growth + it’s always good to see somebody else’s perspective on training & life.

Even if you think you know enough about strength & health, always remain student & be open to learn from others so you can become even wiser & stronger like Master Roshi

#8 – Train with weighted calisthenics

Whether it be from heavy clothes or training under 150 x gravity, training with weighted calisthenics is bound to make you stronger.

Its unlike training with dumbbells and barbels as you are moving an outside force…with BW the extra weight becomes part of you and every part of your body needs to work in order to move it, so you strengthen your whole body as a unit: static strength, endurance, tension, explosiveness, etc all is being worked in 1 motion so add some weight to your calisthenics (you will be glad with the results + makes everything a lot harder so you can’t say that training with bodyweight exercises is easy, ha!)

#9 – Do as much bodyweight as possible: handstands, pull ups, push ups, etc

This is always demonstrated throughout all the characters training besides polishing their fighting skills. But its not just because BW is effective but because practicing calisthenics will make you move better & more efficiently which transfer to everything from having better form when lifting heavy weights to having more energy in your body since you have better range of motion and less muscle imbalances.

In the end movement is life, and if you can’t move properly then this is taking away your energy & life force. So doing bodyweight training is not just to remain athletic but to increase your vitality as well. Not too mention that you can do these exercises anywhere so you have no excuses to not do them!

And lastly:

#10 – Keep a positive attitude, have fun & stay optimistic

This was always Goku’s way of looking at things: he never saw anything as impossible & neither should you.

In your training you always gotta know that you can do whatever you set yourself out to do, it might require weeks or months of practice but it will happen if you stay committed. At the same time you must keep the mindset of a child who sees everything as an adventure & no limits onto what is possible. You gotta learn to enjoy the pain you will endure and the obstacles you will face, because if you are dedicating that much time to training, then what’s the point of doing it if you won’t enjoy it?

Goku happySo try to see fun & pleasure in training

To some is just the excitement to see how much more weight they can lift this tie, or how much better they have gotten at an advanced bodyweight skill… to others it is the high and feeling of accomplishment after every workout that makes it enjoyable or maybe the fact that you are in control of what happens – sure you might have a workout plan, but in the end you are the one doing the exercises, you are in full control of the outcome… whatever it is, you gotta know this is and be able to use it during your training.

Working out can be a burden and a serious thing, but at the same time if you let it, it can be an adventure full of obstacles that you are exited to face. Heck even to some just the feeling of being sore the next day makes them feel happy and accomplished because they overcame a grueling workout.

To me training just takes me back to being a kid, it’s a big game where I gotta win, and if I don’t win this time I will for sure will the next!

Whatever your reason for training is, find the joy in it & keep a positive attitude when training – if you stay commuted to your plan you will reach your goals even if some days things don’t go so well, just keep moving forward.

So those are 10 big lessons that I learned from watching Dragon Ball, you might have not taught that watching a simple anime show had so many lessons in working out, but it does. And if you have never seen the original DB or DBZ, then you are missing out BIG TIME!

If you have any more lessons that I can add to the list, let me know in the comments below! Can’t wait to hear them!

Luis Carrillo

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