In this episode of Anabolic Radio I had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Christopher Barakat who’s the owner of an educational brand School of Gains, head coach at Competitive Breed, and professor/researcher at Tampa University. Now while there is some uncertainty during COVID-19 that doesn’t mean we can’t still progress toward our body composition/health-related goals during this period of time.
Despite the best-laid plans, life isn’t always predictable. External events and unexpected circumstances often create chaos- causing us to lose focus and get distracted. At times like these, you can reclaim some sense of security by focusing on what you can control. Find comfort in your habits. Find structure in your plans. Find certainty in your routines. Then use the power of focus to direct your energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to the things most likely to give you what you want. That’s how your best self can thrive— regardless of what’s going on around you.
Through the years, Chris has taught me that if you don’t put bodybuilding into perspective, you run the risk of letting it run your life. Chris is the true symbol of natural bodybuilding, dedication, patience, hard work, and doing more than what’s expected. He goes above and beyond in every way to bring value to others' lives. Through how he holds himself as an athlete, coach, researcher, and professor it’s a big privilege to have some of that rub off on me, and call him my brother. Outside of bodybuilding, he’s one of the most genuine, humble humans I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.
TUNE in to hear the full discussion to start your journey towards enlightenment! 🤓