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People ask me all the time how I “feel” after working out.

Family, friends, co-workers, etc.  People that I am in contact with are constantly asking me if I have extra energy and vitality from exercising, but the answer is “NO”.

Especially from running.

Running is not natural.  Although humans have the ability to run, no human being in a million years has run 70 miles a week until the last 100 years of history.

Until the late 1800’s, all running was mostly sporadic sprinting.

Cave men didn’t go for a jog.  They ran to save their life, fight or to kill a dinosaur.

And I don’t think too many soldiers went jogging during the civil war.

Unless something crazy was going on, basically you walked slow and long.

Weight lifting and dieting are different.  I 100% feel better when I weight lift and diet correctly.

I have a ton of energy, I sleep well and my strength and stamina is through the roof.

Running makes me feel horrible.

Right now I am peaking for my running season and I feel absolutely horrible.

My anxiety is high, I am constantly irritable and I don’t sleep well.

Does this sound like torture?

I believe it does.

After September 29th my season is over.

Then back to dieting and heavy powerlifting.

Cant wait.

-John Andre

I had a bad day in the gym today.  I’ve had a sinus infection for the last several days that has been knocking me out and although I was able to do 90’s for several reps in shoulder dumbbells, it still wasn’t a great workout.

But more importantly, I failed the mirror test.

I haven’t taken my shirt off in the gym since the summer, but today I decided to take a look. When I took my shirt off, I was in SHOCK by how overweight and out of shape I looked.

Bulking up is NOT healthy for you.  I have gained almost 30 lbs since August and I feel horrible.

I am out of breath.

I have no energy.

I am getting pimples like a teenager.

But the good news is that I am strong as a bull.  My bench press is creeping up towards 315 and today I tried 100 lbs dumbbells for shoulders (unsuccessfully)

Although I do like being strong and I like the feeling of filling out my clothes, I really don’t feel healthy and I cant wait to start cutting up again.

Getting fat is a necessary evil.  I gained almost 10 lbs more than last year and I am taking a chance on adding this much weight.  This is my 6-week schedule until the end of the bulk up year.

Week of Jan 8th:  225 bench 75lb shoulder dumbbells

Week of Jan 15th: 245 bench 80 shoulder dumbbells

Week of Jan 22nd: 265 bench 85 dumbbells

Week of Jan 29: 285 bench 90 dumbbells

Week of Feb 5: 305 bench 95 dumbbells

Week of Feb 12: 325 bench 100 dumbbells


Although I may get stronger after my official bulk up is over, my cardio workouts will be added and I will slowly start to cut back on the calories.

Happy training!