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If You’re Having Trouble Getting Laid, Go to the Gym

This is a guest post by Kid Strangelove. Kid originally published this article at his own blog on November 8, 2010, but he deleted the site a while ago so he could focus on other projects. He asked me if I’d be willing to re-post some of his articles on my blog and I said yes.

Does the following sound familiar to you?

You wake up. Maybe you’re hungover, maybe you’re not. You see your clothes nearby: maybe they’re fratty, business casual, or you’re rocking some Affliction shirts. Maybe you’re a student or a 9-to-5-er. Maybe there’s a stack of receipts from the night before next to your bed, maybe not.

But there is one thing missing: a girl. Then you realize the girl’s been missing for a while. A long while.

So you go to your computer, do a few Google searches, and visit a few forums to help alleviate the problem. Read a few tips here and there, and you tell yourself “Okay, next time, I’ll be more confidant, more direct, and I’ll try the bar where the music isn’t too loud to drown out the conversation.” Sound familiar?

Did I leave anything out?

Oh yeah.

You probably look like this…

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Listen, I’ll be blunt: looks matter. Anyone that doesn’t think so is either very good looking themselves and downplays its value because it’s natural to them or trying to sell you something. And it’s really easy to get caught up in the debate of whether looks matter. I did. When I first got into game, I was overweight, and I refused to acknowledge the value of my looks in the mating game (and was backed up by very mild successes and a army of forum users deep under the seduction industry’s spell).

But then I remembered a great piece of advice my mother told me: “Try to set yourself up with as many advantages in life as possible, it will pay off. It’s not unfair to love and take care of yourself.” She was right. And then I remembered two real life examples of her being right, on a international stage. This is two-time Olympic gold medalist speed skater Shani Davis…

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…and this is bajillion-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps.

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Both of these athletes are aces in their sports, yet both are aided by controversial and expensive new technologies: the clap skate and the super body suit. At the time of their release, both technologies led to massive shattering of world records, and it was clear that those not on board would fall behind, traditionalists be damned. Consider the fact that many poorer countries could not afford to outfit their athletes with that technology: did the other athletes care? No, they were too busy becoming household names.

So, inspired by my mother’s words, I asked myself: what If I dedicated myself to a workout and diet program for three months? Those P90X results seemed promising enough, and it didn’t look scammy (most of the results I’ve witnessed came from pirated P90X videos traded on the Internet).

So I did. it Months of complete fitness immersion led me to lose a lot of weight. No, I did not become massively ripped like the commercial advertised, but I lost a significant amount of weight, significant enough that my clothes became loose and my face became way prettier. Yeah, the first benefit of weight loss is your face gets chiseled out.

And just like that, I got way more attention from girls, all because I decided to take a few months off from mediocre days and nights.

So, where do you see yourself in three months? Do you see evening after evening of bad interactions, bad dates, and bad nutrition choices made by late nights? Or do you see a sexier you? Think about it.

Now, here are some tips for making this work. P90X is basically fitness and bodybuilding for dummies. The workouts themselves are awesome, but there are four main keys to absolutely unreal results.

1. Do the “doubles” program, and be incredibly consistent.

The “doubles” P90X plan has you working out twice a day: cardio in the morning and the regular workout of the day in the evening. That extra 40 minute cardio session really pays off.

2. Immerse yourself in the nutrition plan.

They basically provide you with not only an extremely easy-to-follow meal plan, but they present it in a way that you know what you can substitute and where you can do it. It really takes the guesswork and the scariness out of nutrition, and using its principles, you can even follow the nutrition plan when eating out.

3. Avoid alcohol at all costs.

If you can deal with three months of not getting laid, you can deal with three months of not drinking alcohol. Your body will thank you afterwards. Trust me.

4. Immerse yourself in the program.

Follow the nutrition plan and do the workouts: it works. Amazing things are possible in a short time if you immerse yourself in what you’re doing. A lot of times, people sabotage themselves by trying to take on as many tasks as possible at once, and they end up half-assing them all. Immerse yourself!

And before you know it, you will be way better off in three months than you were before, and yes, it will make a world of difference with girls. So don’t take part in the debate over whether looks are important: just go out there and give yourself as many advantages as you can. So go find P90X or any other complete, immersive program out there, and you can thank me later.

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  • positron1

    I know this an old post and there’s nothing wrong with P90X. It was my introduction to fitness too. Nowadays though we know you don’t have to work out for an hour or more a day to get fit. I’m still a Beachbody fan boy but I find their newer programs superior, especially Bodybeast and Insanity Max 30. I’ve gotten better results with those, with much shorter workouts. Nowadays I just make up my own workouts based on Bodybeast and throw in one IM30 workout a week for cardio.