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He may not have superpowers just yet, but liberty activist and health guru, Ben Lowrey, might have the superhuman body down pat. We asked Ben for the inside scoop on how to get that superhero look without the cosmic radiation or toxic chemical spill:
1. How did you become a lover of liberty?
BEN: I started becoming exposed to the 9/11 conspiracy theories around 2005. That’s when I first released that the world does not function in the way that we were taught at school. I watched Zeitgeist in 2007 and then that made me even more aware that government does not necessarily work for the people’s best interests.
2. When did you begin lifting?
BEN: I began weight lifting in 2012 after my hair suddenly fell out, a condition known as alopecia. I quickly became interested in health because I wanted to find the reason for my hairless. I didn’t want to look ugly so I naturally felt compelled to make myself more attractive. Bodybuilding was a natural reaction to that.
3. What made you want to pursue physical fitness?
BEN: Once I improved my diet and started exercising, the results started to show, and so health and fitness quickly became a part of my lifestyle. Once I had gained that initial momentum, it felt natural to do more and more exercise. Now it feels like part of my identity. It’s part of who I am.
4. What’s your strategy for a superhero body?
BEN: Jada Castellari kindly taught me the basics of bodybuilding. I learned that I must train the muscle for strength and size separately. Strength is caused by lifting very heavy (6 reps max) and tearing the muscle fibers Size is caused by pumping the muscle (12 reps) to drain the energy supply so that the energy storage area of the muscle grows bigger. By combining the two styles, there are more fibers to inflate. Also, fat loss is important so that the muscle definition becomes visible.
5. How do you see liberty and lifting fitting together?
BEN: Liberty is taking control of your moral compass. Lifting is taking control of your body. Both matter. Both have helped me feel more alive and more purposeful.
You can learn more about Ben’s tactics for physical perfection through his videos at youtube.com/benlowreyhimself:
Ben is a man of many talents, running the popular Youtube channel “benlowreyhimself” and benlowrey.com. When not exercising or helping others get into shape, Ben teaches guitar lessons via Skype and hosts interviews with liberty activists like Mike Shanklin, Chase Rachels, and Christie Diaz.