“Sex, Steroids, And Arnold: The Story Of The Gym That Shaped America” is a great story. For the vast majority of guys, pumping heavy iron needs to be part of their life. Without it, most guys will not succeed in their dating lives and will not realize the link between their physical and psychological potential.
Among other things that’s not widely understood about bodybuilders, I think, is how good they feel. Working out they have these endorphins cascading their bodies. They’re eating enough meat for a male lion every day, and lying in the sun and screwing whoever they want to screw.
Doesn’t mean you have to be a bodybuilder to get laid. You don’t. But think about that when you’re deciding between video games and the squat.
In bodybuilding we had never seen anybody combine personality with physique. That’s Arnold.
For most guys, the gym is not enough. You don’t want to get stuck in the plight of the lonesome bodybuilder. Guys who are ripped and ripped without any game or personality will probably do worse than guys who aren’t ripped but who go out and hit on chicks.