When I talk about GROWING STRONGER, I am
talking about how all the seemly different parts of
what makes you The Strongest Version Of Yourself….
…melt together into a single strong and sexy ball of pure
I have found, through the study of various mad-scientists
including the eccentric genius Wilhelm Reich, that…
The single most powerful assessment of a persons integrated health is found in their… expression of sexuality!
In fact, Reich asserted in his book “Function Of The
Orgasm” that a person’s mental and physical health can
be determined by how freely expressive their energy
is during sexual orgasm… or what he called “orgastic
You know this is true when you consider what exactly
an orgasm is and what it takes for it to be expressed.
A body that is strong enough to build and hold a healthy
energetic charge… as well as soft and yielding enough
to let go and release this charge at the right time is a
body that not only experiences great sex…
It is also a body that moves though life with what I call “Tender Aggression”.
A tender-aggressive individual approaches life from
a strong and grounded position, but also is sensitive
enough to know when to let-go and allow life to happen.
This is a very delicate balance, one that I have spent
years studying and practicing myself.
It is the root though which I’ve gained the command of
presence that you experience from me while watching
my most recent videos (about 12 months or so).
This topic of Tender-Aggression falls under the Third Layer Of Strength which I call Energetic Strength.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I am working on a video
course to help you understand and utilize all I have
discovered in the way of building this form of balanced
I also mentioned that the outline for this course comes
from a powerful presentation that I created for my friend
Sean Croxton’s new summit, The Sexy Back Summit.
For the next several days Sean is going to be sharing
some pretty powerful “sex drive” videos on his website,
including the presentation I created for him.
All of this is 100% free… all you need to do is go to this site to begin watching the videos.
You’ve probably noticed that my e mail newsletter has been slacking a bit lately. The fact is that my time has been SUPER pressed lately and I’ve had to prioritize how I use it.
So, although you may have noticed less e mails from me, you have probably noticed A LOT more YouTube videos. You may have also noticed the increase in video quality, especially in the workout videos.
Take for example the pure awesomeness of this training video we recorded with “YouTube Fitness Expert” Omar Isuf.
Big shout to Omar for taking a trip down here to Florida (from Canada) to train and film some videos at Strength Camp. You can see some of his personal training videos, rants, and behind the scenes footage while here, over on his YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/OmarIsuf
Also, another big shout to my ex-client, long time friend, business partner, coach at Strength Camp and protege Chris Barnard for editing these awesome videos. You can check Chris’s personal videos, containing mostly power training and sports strength content over on his channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/overtimeathletes
What else is going on?
Other than publishing more and better videos, I have been busy working on the following projects.
1. ElliottHulse.com make-over. I’m finally creating an official “Elliott Hulse brand” website. The designers and coders are working hard to make this look great, and I have been working on putting together the right words to describe exactly what it is I do (I’m still not sure
Here is a picture of what the landing page will probably look like:
2. Wristband Mailings. I have to be 100% honest here. The sheer number of wristbands that were ordered during my birthday sale last month was staggering. I promised to only send out 1,000 of them, but that number was reached in the first 10 hours of the sale… so, I decided to leave the sale open a few more days to give others a fair chance at getting a band. In the end, over 3,000 bands were sold!
Here’s the catch though…. me, Colleen and my two oldest daughters have been packing, stamping and sealing each band personally! So, you can imagine that it’s taking us a little while.
About 90% of the bands have been sent already, and we have about 300 left that will go out tomorrow. Everyone should have their band by early next week. If you don’t get it, just e mail us at email@example.com and we’ll help you out.
Here is a great pic from on of our Facebook Fans, Shane, featuring his band and his awesome transformation.
3. Moving To A New Home. About 5 years ago I wrote my first ebook book called “Unleash Your Primal Edge”. In the book I mentioned that “one day” I would move out of the tiny townhouse that me and my family lived in and into a big house in “Old North East” St. Pete, where the yards were big and children played in the neighborhood.
Well, if anyone tells you that dreams don’t come true they are either lying to you or just too lazy to chase em’. For me, my dream actually came true this month.
Although we are renting, I have finally moved my family into the same dream neighborhood that I would drive my old beat-up van though, while daydreaming about living in, 5 years ago.
I even put in a play set for my kids to “train” on. That’s my son Benjamin on the slide
No, this is not our new house
4. Sexy Back. One of my favorite people in the fitness industry, Sean Croxton, asked me to prepare a presentation on “Breathing Into Your Balls” for what he is calling The Sexy Back Summit, all about increasing sex drive naturally. (I’ll be telling you more about this later.)
Since I’m adding lot of pics, here is one of Sean and I trying to look sexy. lol
Preparing for Sean’s summit forced me to finally create a framework for the Advanced Energetic Strength course that I have been meaning to make for a long time. This course, along with Advanced Physiological Strength, that I have teamed up with my brother Eric Hulseto create, will complete the STRENGTHOLOGY courses and allow me to focus more time of live events and workshops.
More details for both of these projects coming soon.
5. Striations Diet. Finally, last week I gave you an update on the diet and workout plan I am following in order to reach my goals of once again sporting some “deep cuts and striations”. I told you that Lee Hayward was giving me some guidance on my journey.
After seeing my post, Lee e mailed me and updated my meal plan to help me burn more fat faster. The plan I had been following required a drop in carbs early in the week, with a gradual increase, then 400 grams per day over the weekend.
The new one requires that I keep my carbs low ALL WEEK except for a big “cheat meal” on Wednesday and Saturday evening. So far, this has been difficult, but I still feel pretty good (consider that the video above was a workout from Tuesady and I had not carbed up since Saturday night).
Like I admitted last week, I am not an expert when it comes to “bodybuilding nutrition”. So at this point I am behaving like a good student by trusting and following EVERYTHING that Lee suggests.
Here is a pic from last week:
(for your doubters out there, Yes… 100% natural muscle. But I have to admit, my genetics are really, REALLY good fro building muscle)
Once I hit my goal, I will update you with a full transformation video outlining every mistake and success I’ve had on this journey over the past 3 years.
Last week I promised to tell you all about the cutting routine
I am now following (cuz what I was doing before just wasn’t working anymore, lol)….
Since the study or application of bodybuilding nutrition has
never been my main focus during all my years as a strength
athlete, I decided that it would be best to work with an expert that could set me on the right path.
Preferably someone who is not only a coach, but is actively
involved in bodybuilding himself.
Here is a pic showing my progress in the past 4 weeks that
I have been following his advice. (most recent pic on the right)
Here are a few bullet points from my current routine:
* Carb Cycling – I have been going 3 days with super low
carbs, 2 days with moderate carbs, and then on the weekends
I eat about 400 grams of carbs each day.
* Cardio – my cardio routine of walking in the morning has
not changed much. I still do that about 4 times per week, but
I am about to up it to 7 days per week.
* Weight Training – This is probably the biggest change I have
made. I have been SO resistant to following a bodybuilding
program for so long that my coach had to literally BEG me to
trust him and follow his routine.
Normally I only train heavy! My routines always follow high
intensities and low volume… and I LOVE this kind of training.
But in order to “create some separation”, according to my coach,
I had to drop my ego and follow a routine of lower intensities
and higher volume.
Right now it looks like this…
Push, Pull, Arms, and Leg 4 Day Split.
About 3 exercises per body part.
Pyramid sets of 10, 8, 6, 15 reps.
I even hate the look of this program… but I like the way it is
making my body look
This is all very different for me. So far this experience has caused me to grow stronger in many great ways.
It has caused me to focus on a very new and different goal than
I am used to. Apart from strongman competitions and the Tough
Mudder race I have not focused on reaching a solid physical goal in
many years. (especially an aesthetic goal)
I chose this goal of getting as lean as possible for no other reason than to focus my energy and prove to myself that I can do it!
The other way that it has already caused me to grow stronger is
by forcing me to set aside me ego and humbly approach someone
for the help that I really needed.
And I was glad that my friend Lee Hayward obliged.