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50 Reasons Being Fit Sucks

Today I’d like to share my thoughts about serious disease that is taking over the world. This plague is hard to defeat and the person who gets infected stays ill for the rest of his life (well, in most cases). Call it whatever you want: “being strong”, “being lean”, “being muscular” etc. But for the sake of simplicity let’s call it “being fit”. If you are getting one or several, or all of these symptoms then you are definitely infected and there’s no turning back…


Arnold and Hot Chick

Just look how miserable he is.

50 Reasons Being Fit Sucks

1. Workers and owners of McDonalds despise you because you come there only for free toilet and never buy anything. Continue reading

Wedding, Greece, Handstands and How to Survive All Inclusive

Me and My WifeToday’s post will be unusual (I mean, more unusual than all of my posts). I wasn’t writing for some time for a good reason. If you are following my updates on Rough Strength Facebook page you probably already know what I’m talking about but if you missed the info here are the great news: I got married. Yes, ladies, you missed your chance. I am very thankful to everyone who congratulated me, you are awesome. So I’d like to dedicate this post to the event and all the struggles and happy findings I came across during this period.

The Wedding

My wife’s name is Alina (and, by the way, she’s the author of, I guess, all my photos here on Rough Strength). We were dating since 2008 so the wedding was quite expected. Anyway, I made it all on my own terms and caught her by surprise. Continue reading

Things I’ve Learned in 2012

New Year PresentSo the 2012 year is over and gone forever. It was pretty tough. But a lot of good things happened either. The first thing I’ve learned (or just been reminded) is that there is no limit to human stupidity and naivety. There are apocalypses and different ends of the world almost every year. Sometimes several times per year. Why do all those sheepeople still believe that crap? I think, it’s because people are too lazy to think. Do you really believe that end of the world will come in one day or one hour? If you analyze that “prophecy” you’ll find out that the end of the world should have come due to displacement of the Earth’s axis (well, according to the “prophecy” I know). Think about it a bit. Do you really believe that such HUGE process is possible in one day? The Earth evolved during 4.54 billions of years. So that all is crap. And you shouldn’t believe it. I digress. Let’s get back to my theme for today. Continue reading

Importance of Individual Approach to Training and Nutrition

Arnold Says: "Stop Copying My Programs!"It seems pretty obvious that everybody on this planet is unique. Even when comparing them to their parents or other relatives. Everybody is different. Some people are right hand dominant, others – left hand. Some people are tall, some are short. Some people have fast metabolisms, some have slow. I can go on and on. Why am I writing this? Because all the people know they are different but still try to copy others (usually more successful ones) without even thinking. I see this all the time. I talk about this all the time. You can’t expect results from thoughtless copying of programs and training approaches. Or diet methods. Or anything. “Hey, that dude got pretty big from doing this program. I will definitely get big from doing it exactly”. Sorry to disappoint you but more chances that you won’t. Why? Again, because everybody is different. Or because that guy might have years of experience and tons of knowledge under his belt and he designed a program that takes into account his physiology, biomechanics, stress levels, spare time etc (in other words, that is individual for him). Or he may be lucky bastard with genetics that allow him to use all the crappy programs in the world and grow. Or something in between. Your program might not be unique but it definitely must be personalized for you. Continue reading

Rough Strength Birthday

Kim Kardashian birthday cakeHappy birthday, Rough Strength! It’s happy coincidence and yesterday was my birthday too.

There was a big healthy feast. Lots of absinthe, beers and pizzas. Tonight is more to come. That’s how we do it, Rough Strength style.

Thanks everybody for congratulations and support. This was very productive year. I hope next one will be even more productive and fun.

And here’s picture of sexy Kim Kardashian to boost some serious testosterone.

Play rough!

Alex Zinchenko