Whether It's Fat or Muscle Mass, You're Consuming More than Your Fair Share - Hypertrophy is Largely Unnecessary - Leave Earth Better/The Gita

 

Whether It's Fat or Muscle Mass, You're Consuming More than Your Fair Share

By Adam Mundorf



Whether It's Fat or Muscle Mass, You're Consuming More than Your Fair Share
Is being big ethical?  This is a question I ask myself often.  Gaining weight purposefully, means that a person is taking in more resources than needed to sustain themselves.  If our survival or our occupation doesn't depend on us being a certain weight, then what's going on?  Shoveling in food you don't need just to be bigger than the guy next door or to impress someone at the beach.  It seems rather empty doesn't it?  This becomes apparent especially when it comes to the consumption of animals.  We are robbing a life just for the vain pursuit of appearance or attention.  Just some things to think about.  


Hypertrophy is Largely Unnecessary
As soon as I learned how unnecessary hypertrophy was for a long and fruitful life, is when I stopped pursing it.  Nobody ever said that gaining muscle mass was a healthy pursuit.  Humans as a whole aren't built to sustain a large frame whether that is fat or muscle.  We're small slight people, sure there are some natural anomalies out there but they are the exception to the rule.  We can sustain and refine quality muscle that doesn't require a caloric surplus by working our nervous system to fire the muscle we do have more efficiently.  Let's all try to minimize our footprint on our planet and as Bruce Lee says, 'Absorb what is useful, discard what is not.'  Give our body what it NEEDS to make ourselves more USEFUL so we can eventually be DISCARDED.


Leave Earth Better/The Gita
As it says in the great Hindu book 'The Gita' : "You have the right to work but never to the fruit of work."  We have to reject the vein and embrace the bigger picture.  We are a mere blip in the life cycle of Earth, reject empty pursuits and embrace the work even if we will never physically see the fruits of our labor.

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