by Ed Bauer, CPT & Owner of PlantFit Training Studio
Why does strength matter? It doesn’t necessarily. But it all depends on what matters to you. Does it matter how you feel? What about your capacity to help or protect others? Or even what you look like? If you consider any of these things to be important, you might want to overlook the commercialized, masculine hype surrounding strength and take a closer look at why strength matters and what it means to be strong!
When you’re stronger you feel better. From my experience as a champion bodybuilder, I’ve gained insights into how to get ripped and I think it’s important to share this info with guys who want to change the world. Working out naturally promotes higher testosterone levels, and when testosterone is up, you feel better. You’ll have more energy, be more motivated, and even have a higher sex drive. That, essentially, is the ultimate goal. If your sex drive is low, your body is telling you that you shouldn’t reproduce, as you are not in a healthy state. If your sex drive is high, however, that is nature’s way of saying that you’re in an optimal place to pass on genes. Focusing on strength will get you there.