A chat on body-building.
‘No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.’ Thus did John Paul Nyiha concluded the get-together, a fascinating exchange on body-building. The quote, if you did not know, is by Socrates.
What really stood out is that in body-building, or sculpting if you like, care should be taken to appropriately develop all the muscles. Not only that, but that muscle development should be done with a certain proportion. Neglect of some muscle-blocks, such as muscles on the upper chest, or over-development of thigh muscles distorts the Adonis shape. You cannot afford to be ignorant in these things, luckily we had this get-together.
Is there any beauty in body-building?
It did not take long before the topic of aesthetics broached; that proportion is what creates beauty. Lack of proportion is ugly, and in body-building it can make one unhealthy. Proportion gives beauty and health. So it is good to sculpt your body in a way that makes it aesthetically appealing. But of-course beauty is not just about proportion. St. Thomas Aquinas would add, wholeness and radiance. This two are also important in building the Adonis figure.
Rather surprisingly, John Paul added that body-building aimed at creating an illusion of size. For men, a thin waist and broad chest, giving a V-taper, creates this illusion. One should not work on the legs too much. Working on the lower limbs too much will compromise the illusion size in the upper half of the body. What you do not want to do is to begin working out without sound knowledge and guidance.
‘The six-pack is made in the kitchen.’ You have probably heard this. Well, John Paul made a tweak to it. ‘The six-pack is revealed in the kitchen.’ One must work out to develop the muscles, and that means a great deal of consistency, but proteins are key to making them appear. A protein-rich diet will make the six-pack look distinct and well-defined. You need to take in more calories than you expend, bro.
John Paul is taking a degree course in Sports Science at Kenyatta University, and as you might have already guessed he has a keen interest in body-building.
If you are interested in acquiring the Adonis figure, reach out to John Paul at https://jpnyiha.com/online-coaching/.