Can Vito Corleone teach you anything about working out? Let me make you five offers you can’t refuse and you’ll be surprised.
1. Have A Plan
When you stage a shooting, you need to know where the gun is and how to get rid of it. Those always working out what they feel like, training their biceps five times a week, end like a 1920’s mobster brewing whiskey in Canada with no idea of how to get it across the border.
2. Take The Cannoli
As any made man knows, dropping bodies in cement shoes into East River can take quite a bit of energy. Having carbohydrates, the body’s No. 1 energy source, before a workout therefore is rather recommendable.
3. It’s Not Personal, It’s Strictly Business
You see those people at the gym laughing with their friends, fooling around more than they work on those weights? They might as well stay at home or hang out at any other place. When you work out, you work out. When you want to have fun, have fun. You mix one with the other, you’ll have as much trouble getting anywhere as a mafioso trying to run a brothel while living in it.
4. Get A Good Consigliere
Don Corleone had Tom Hagen as legal advisor that keeps things in check and under control. You need a Tom Hagen, too: If you plan to bench 200 lbs, there better be a good spotter to keep that barbell from crushing your neck. And a good spotter knows what to do and when to do it.
5. Forget The Powder
If one thing can destroy a well-working “family” like nothing else, it’s drugs. Yeah, the short-term profits are high, but in the long run you may end with causing total havoc on your organization. The same goes for steroids and your body.
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