Hi there. This is me - Philip.
Since you're on this page, you probably want to learn a bit more about me and my blog. Let's jump straight in.
So, What’s Your Blog About?
I've created this blog with the sole purpose of sharing what I've learned over the years in detailed, educational and practical posts. If you can't read my posts and implement the content into your training, nutrition or recovery, I haven't done my job well.
Please read the following:
I don't consider myself a fitness or nutrition guru. Quite frankly, I hate that word. The information I’m sharing with you is not secret, groundbreaking, or magical. I won’t teach you how to "get ripped fast" or "build 20 pounds of lean muscle in a month" - far from that. Building the physique you want takes a lot of hard work, dedication, discipline and most of all - patience.
Also, let me be clear:
You don’t need to listen to me if you don’t want to. While I strive to create the best, science-backed, and researched content, I realize not everyone is looking for that.
Some people want the “10 Weird Hacks to Lose Belly Fat” and “This One Weird Trick Makes Muscle Growth Easy.” If you’re this type of person, you shouldn’t spend any more time here. But, if you value evidence-based, detailed and actionable content, you’re at the right place.
Whether you listen to me or not is up to you. Feel free to agree or disagree with what I’ve written. I’m sure I make mistakes. I’m human.
Thinking Lifter is a site on the rise. If you value solid, evidence-based information about lifting and fitness, you should definitely keep this site bookmarked.
My Story (The Quick Version)
Let me start from the beginning:
I was an overweight teenager. I didn't play any sports, I ate junk food all the time, I never exercised and I was in a bad place. Cliché overload, I know.
When I was seventeen, I decided I needed to make a change in my life, so I joined my local gym.
The journey hasn't been without its bumps in the road, especially in the early days. I've made so many mistakes with my training and nutrition that, if I were to list them all here, I'd need 30,000 words.
As time passed, I improved. I read magazines (yes, I know better now), fitness blogs, books, and pretty much anything that I could get my hands on. I went down from 244 lbs to 170 lbs. I started seeing muscle definition and from that point on - I was hooked. The gym became my second home. I loved (and still do) working out, following a flexible diet, and improving myself each day.
After spending years in the gym and helping friends and family members get in shape, I came up with the idea of sharing what I'd learned with a bigger audience. In March of 2016, ThinkingLifter was born.
This blog is where you'll learn the exactly what you need to do to improve your physique. No fluff, no listicles, no advice that doesn't apply to natural lifters.
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Learn the exact steps you need to take to put yourself on the road to muscle gain, leanness, and life-long habits.
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