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”Creating a strong, lean and muscular body means you are willing to work for something. It takes dedication to build something out of nothing. It requires patience, consistency, and most importantly a vision. ”

Who doesn’t want to eat all the delicious food, the amazing drinks and enjoy the pleasures that this world has to offer? Furthermore, who doesn’t want to have a good looking body that is strong, lean, muscular, that moves and functions well with it being perfectly healthy while at the same time having to do nothing about it?

Most of the people wished they had amazing bodies but they deprive themselves of the experience that is to work and grind for weeks, months, or even years to achieve such a feat. It is often said that what really matters is the journey and not the destination. In the same context, it is not the body you build or the exterior looks but the character virtues you accumulate by training hard, pushing yourself and reaching your goals that really matters.

This article serves both as an invitation and motivation to those who might find it difficult or discouraging to work hard, dedicate time and be patient in order to build an amazing body, and enjoy the benefits that such an accomplishment brings. A detailed guide on how to get lean is coming next week.

The Fruits Of Hard Work


In order to achieve any body transformation, you have to be willing to dedicate time not only in the gym but in the kitchen as well. What this means is you have to cook your food, know what types of macronutrients you are putting in your body and make sure you eat enough calories to support your daily routine. Based on your starting point and your activity level you may need to train more and eat more or the exact opposite to get the lean & muscular look. In order to get a better understanding of nutrition check this article and learn more about the foods that can make or break your physique

The physique above bears 6 years of Bodybuilding, Powerlifting, CrossFit training. While this isn’t my all-time best physique it’s a pretty good indicator of where I’m standing It’s also the sole projection of what hard work, dedication, and patience can bring if you devote yourself in a particular area of your life. Follow a healthy, based on your body’s needs, nutrition plan, train very hard without the use of PEDs and supplements and you can build a great looking body that functions great, moves properly and is able to lift heavy weight.

With all that being said let’s delve into the most important benefits of having a lean and muscular body:

You are healthier: The most important benefit of having a powerful, lean and muscular body is your health. Your heart, lungs, and brain will function better. Studies have shown a significant increase in your brain’s ability to process information and perform at a much higher capacity immediately after working out. You are actually getting smarter. At the same time training, getting lean will balance and boost your hormones production levels all the while your metabolic capacity will increase. When you are not in a calorie surplus you process food better, because you give time to your heart and stomach to break down food and distribute it evenly around your body. With that being said you will see elevated energy throughout the day without the need for supplements or other substances like caffeine.


You can move better: Putting on some muscle and staying relatively lean will be a great way to improve your movement patterns and perform better whether that is a sport, in your hobbies or just your everyday activities.


Your good looks are showing: With some exceptions, lean people are more attractive than bulky people. There are many examples of people who look amazing when they are lean but lose their good looks with a swollen face and chunky waist. By training and eating right your skin will be healthier, your face will reveal its sharp edges and you will be showing the world your good looking exterior.


You feel good about yourself: Exercising and sweating releases chemicals called endorphins. These endorphins interact with the receptors in your brain that reduce your perception of pain. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. For example, the feeling that follows a run or workout is often described as “euphoric.” That feeling, known as a “runner’s high,” can be accompanied by a positive and energizing outlook on life. Read More. Interim exercising and being lean will boost your self-esteem and gradually help you gain one of the most important virtues that is confidence.


A fit person is a person that is disciplined: Engaging in any physical activity and following a healthy nutritional plan leading to a strong and good looking body means that you are willing to dedicate time and effort. Over time this builds discipline that can transfer into other areas of your life like your career, your family, your relationships and your personal development.


You have better sex: Consequently a lean and muscular person, that works out will have a better sex life. First of all, as mentioned you are healthier with an enhanced movement. Your cardiovascular ability should be increased making you last longer in bed leading to a more enjoyable intercourse.  Moreover, you look better naked, a situation that will be more appealing to your partner, therefore, boosting your confidence and helping you bypass insecurities and open up to a more free, intimate love making.


Clothing fits better: While you might not look like a model in clothes, having a good looking body will surely make you look and fit better in clothes. You will now be able to buy new outfits at a more appropriate size, try new styles and find what suits your body type and personality best, all the while showcasing your physique. As a result, your self-image and mood will be elevated, leading to positivity and success in more areas of your life. If you want to comprehend this, watch James Bond’s attention to detail when it comes to clothing and the mentality, dress to impress.


Better sleep: People who are lean and muscular tend to have more restful sleep. Working out and engaging in regular activity results into better breathing patterns, reduced stress, and the desire to sleep come bedtime. In addition spreading your meals evenly through the day, helps you avoid excess food and water in the night. That assists a healthier, continuous sleep mainly because you avoid a bloated stomach, blocked breathing and regular trips to the bathroom. Besides your body will be urging you to go to bed after a hard and intense training day.



In Conclusion

Training, eating right and building a lean and muscular physique is not necessarily about your exterior look. It is truly about who you are becoming. It is more of a lifestyle than anything else. In truth, it is hard to maintain and it’s understandable that some people are not inspired towards that journey. But there is no excuse for being a quitter and not seeing the results you can just because every time you start a training regimen or nutrition plan or really anything in life you get comfortable and slowly give up.

Being lean and muscular has its perks as far as health goes, the ability to look great and be presentable in clothes all the while you feel great, confident and better every day. It should build your mental ability first and your physical capacity second.

Always remember that no matter what, success breeds more success. So start with you body and work your way into other fields of your life.



Marios Kanellos

Author Marios Kanellos

Marios holds a degree in Political Science & History. He is also a certified NASM CPT & CES AND FMS Level 1 Coach. His personal study is primarily focused on health, exercise, spirituality, and business with soul.

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