I don't want people to think I am boasting but bear with me and I have something really important to convey to you.
Believe me or not my real motive is this : I'm a fifty-two year old broken down overweight old man and all the advice I ever got in the gym from Saps was garbage. I mean, everything. So I have always brooded and wondered … what if I had somebody like me as a coach when I was 27? What could I have accomplished? Somebody to tell me things I would not quite understand until I was much older.
I will try to get my point across as succinctly as I can.
Saps trains Neanderthals to think they are no stronger than Saps. He brainwashes them before they even reach maturity into what their limitations are.
Guess what? It's all bullish*t. Those aren't your limitations at all.
Without steroids, with mere adequate sleep and nutrition, guys like us have a destiny to get much stronger than ordinary people. The only thing standing in their way is this mental block that makes you think you are not capable of much more. I wouldn't tell you this if you didn't have the genetic potential. Chances are if you are expressing Neanderthal genes … you do. Those same genes make you curious about the kinds of things we write here on Vault-Co. Saps isn't interested in any of this crap - it is your genes that compel you to come here because it strikes a chord in you.
Last week, after a 9 day break (seems so long it would be certain to lead to atrophy and loss of strength, right?) I was curling 248 pounds on the Lifestream machine for 14 reps. Nobody was more surprised than I was. I could not believe I had gotten stronger after not training for 9 days. It seemed ridiculous.
This is the whole stack on the machine here in Australia plus two cheater plates and two stack ballast bars. Around the 11th rep, the gym where I was training was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The trainer in the office had turned down the stereo and said to me through the glass window, "That's awesome, dude. That is really inspirational. I have never seen anyone do that before." When was I groaning at the very top with the 14th rep, he asked me if I could hold it in place while he took a selfie with both of us in the frame. "So awesome, bro. Seriously. How old are you?"
Now listen to this part. It's really important.
I have been stuck doing 4-8 reps with 204 pounds on these same machines for nearly two years. Sometimes I am up a rep. Sometimes I am down a couple. Same weight for nearly two years solid.
Only one good thing has happened during that time.
About three weeks ago I started to daydream about being much stronger than I am now. I vividly imagined myself overcoming this sticking point and despite being too old for progress, I saw in my mind's eye myself sitting on that machine and lifting this seemingly impossible weight. I kept telling myself, I am a Neanderthal. I am not old. I am middle-aged. I am just now coming into my prime, not twenty years ago. I kept thinking it and visualising it. Saps is in his prime at 25 and I kept telling myself, my kind reaches the peak of their strength much later. We are still children at twenty-five. I kept thinking, We are different. I am different. Even though it seems impossible, I am suddenly going to experience an all new burst of strength because that is what happens to Neanderthals when they reach maturity. I saw in my mind's eye me stacking all those additional weights onto the machine and vividly saw myself lifting the whole thing.
Draw your own conclusions. Crazy or not, I trained myself to believe these things through an active repetition all day long. I was sort of thinking of Koanic Soul's constant promotion of positive affirmations when I started to do it.
If you're Homo Saps and you're fifty, give up because your life is over. You were probably never that strong to begin with - ever - and will only go downhill after 25 years old.
If you're a Neanderthal, don't believe the propaganda. It is all in your head. You are causing your own sticking points because you think that is your limitation. It isn't. It is part of the social mechanism for enforcing fake equality between two different species in the same gene pool. The reason they mastered the Neanderthal 40,000 years ago is that they were able to train him to believe in many, many false things having no other frame of reference. Almost all of it is pure baloney.
If you need an example from history, think of the Greeks who were forced to live as slaves under Roman culture. They were taught to think they were somehow inferior in some way despite all the evidence piling up for the opposite conclusion the entire time. The fact is, life as a slave under the Roman yoke yielded a lot of Greeks who had false ideas about their own place in life and their limitations. They forgot their amazing history and after a while, many of them probably started to think Greeks had always been on their knees obeying Romans. The Greeks were capable of so much more than they understood. The Romans liked them that way.