Is Growth The Default State of the Human Body?

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What really is muscle growth? Do you think it has been studied and understood by scientists?

In the bodybuilding community, there is a strong belief that we don’t have any research on muscle growth and muscle building.

That’s not true.

There are a ton of papers on this subject, the results are just not what we would like them to be, that’s why it’s usually brushed under the table.

A New Way of Thinking about Muscle Growth

We’ve always been lead to believe that you need to “boost your muscle growth”, find ways to eat more protein, more calories, basically do everything you can to stimulate your muscles to grow even more.

The only issue with this approach is that you can’t do it, because it’s impossible without the use of drugs.

Today, Barban and Pilon will show you how the typical approach, as explained by others who focus on bro-science in this industry, is completely the opposite to how your body REALLY works.

To explain this in simple terms, let’s imagine your body works like a car and you are the driver. In this case, you would have one foot on the gas and the other one on the brake. However, in this case, you can’t press your foot further down on the gas pedal: you already are crashing the floor with it.

What you need to do is something else – you need to completely remove the other foot from the brake. Because once you get your other foot off the brake, the car starts going forward. To complete the analogy, your body starts growing.

So instead of trying to “force” your muscles to grow, you just need to remove the inhibitors that are preventing you from reaching your golden body shape.

The minute you are born, you start growing, but let’s take away juvenile muscle growth and even steroid induced growth from this to make things really simple.

Now, you may be saying, if this is true then why don’t I already have a 20 inch bicep, right?

Well, here’s how this works. Your body has a predefined way of growth, so if you are supposed to be 190 pounds at 6’1” it will try to get there by default and it will ALWAYS try getting there until you are 190 and 6’1”.

If your body isn’t where it should be yet, then it’s not because you haven’t done enough to boost the growth, yet it’s rather because you haven’t removed the things that are preventing your body from growing the way it wants.

Let me repeat: Your body wants to grow, however there are roadblocks called inhibitors that are preventing it from growing.

These inhibitors can be nutritional, environmental and even mental. There are also genetic inhibitors that keep the body from uncontrolled or unchecked growth, which like it or not is not something you would want. (ex: a tumor or cancer is an example of uncontrolled or unchecked growth)

So some inhibitors have to be there.

In essense, what you can do is find a way to remove some of them, so your body can reach it’s full potential.

In today’s UNCENSORED training, you will discover and learn:

  • Why removing inhibitors is a way to go to build more muscle
  • How many calories you need to eat to build 5 pounds of muscle a month
  • Some of the inhibitors that are preventing your body from growing
  • Why studies on rats are completely irrelevant when making a point about human body
  • Why ‘extra’ protein will not help you build muscle
  • The reason behind “How I gained 30 pounds with this workoutmarketing stories and why they’re all likely true, and also to be expected
  • More insights from the Disinhibition theory of muscle growth that makes most fitness marketing seem outdated
  • Why running marathons might be detrimental to muscle growth

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The Cascading Elements of Change – Indirect versus Direct Effects

I posted something interesting on my Facebook wall yesterday. It’s something I noticed… and kind of wondered if it would happen if I made a very special change in my life. It goes like this:

Sometimes, the best results you get from a change you make are very indirect… almost correlational. For instance, you’d think me quitting drinking would affect my body and shape (which it has), yet it’s hard to dismiss the fact that revenues have more than doubled since then.

MORAL: Your indirect benefits of change are likely MUCH more valuable to you than the direct ones. Give that some thought…

New Paradigm Ahead

Most times, the indirect benefits of change outweigh the direct ones...

This is an example of an “indirect” effect of a change. Obviously, the “direct” effect was on my personal productivity coupled with an increase in self respect.

Listen, it’s no secret that I really enjoy reading, studying, and observing how people interact with each other.

I love the fact that you can “engineer” situations to get certain responses (as an aside, this goes into “controlling the environment that controls you”, which we’ll discuss at another time. Basically, if you can control another persons environment, you can basically “control” them).

And, it’s also no secret that I always gravitate back into diet and fitness related material when people ask me what they can do to make the most profound changes in their lives. The reason?

NOTHING ELSE contributes more direct and indirect changes to your life.

  • increases in core confidence
  • more attention  (both good and bad, I’ll explain next week)
  • better “health”

These often are direct elements.

However, what most people forget are the indirect elements, and how these elements actually can CASCADE.

Let me give you an example from my story above.

  • I stop drinking.
  • I become more productive.
  • Everyone else becomes more productive because I’m generally the bottleneck.
  • We create and test different offers
  • One low offer on the Adonis side does really well
  • Daily transactions increase by a factor of at least 5
  • Which means we’re now helping out at LEAST 5 times as many people on a daily basis
  • Revenues double
  • We invest revenues into more infrastructure
  • This increases client experience
  • Clients now actively refer new people

… I’ll just stop here. It can go on for days.

Ultimately, the cascade looks like this.

I quit drinking ==> we help more people

(okay, let me explain something really quickly. I wasn’t an everyday, get hammered drinker. It was every so often, but maybe 1 out of 10-20 times it would get out of control… which cascades DOWN. I’m sure you can see the pattern, in reverse of what I’ve explained above).

When we discuss the “Attention U” in detail next Wednesday, one of the things we’ll discuss is how once you go beyond average, your mindset has to change. In essence, you’re doing it for yourself, yet it is the most UNSELFISH thing you can do.

Why?  Because as you get in better shape, the cascading “indirect” effects begin to add up.

You begin to make a dent in the world. Sure you’ll have “haters”, but even “haters” are inspired to do SOMETHING about themselves, even if they buckle down and try to do the opposite of what you’re doing.

By pushing yourself to a level that hardly anyone goes to, or anyone is WILLING to do, you become a catalyst for change.

Again, it is actually VERY UNSELFISH to get in great shape.

If you’re a client of ours, I want you to read through the blogs of some of the women who’ve got in killer shape. If you’ll notice, most of the writing has to do with how others are inspired, or how they are helping others… and it’s not necessarily a one-on-one thing.


Looking at it through this lens, you can see how I can make the argument that being in great shape is UNSELFISH, while being in horrible shape is actually SELFISH. Again, we’ll discuss this in detail next week.  Just think about how much more VALUE you can bring to the world when you’re at your best until then.

I hope you can see how this all works. If you have questions about this, just let me know 🙂


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