Hello, dear reader, and fellow fitness enthusiast!
My name is Miro and I started this website in order to help spread the knowledge. Better yet it is knowledge that has been gathered throughout the years with sweat, blood and tear.
I have been working out and training since 2011. Even before that I was into different sports activities, one of which was sports orienteering. Basically a crazy variation of cardio!
Since then I have been doing two main things:
- Calisthenics; and
I have tried and tested almost everything there is to be tried and tested. High-volume, low-volume, high-intensity, low-intensity, supersets, drop sets, pyramids and so much more. The list never ends.
Who Do I Look up To?
I have always been a BIG fan of the golden era of bodybuilding. When I get my hands on some of the old books I literally devour them because of the invaluable knowledge titans like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Zane, Vince Gironda, Bill Pearl, Sergio Oliva, Serge Nubret, and many, many more had.
A lot of the “knew” knowledge today is often a rehash of old and long forgotten knowledge.
I welcome you that you have chosen to stand apart. To be different. To develop your body, muscles, and mind.
More Than Meets the Eye
Fitness is not just about the raw muscle mass. It is a workout for the mind. Let me apologize for getting so preachy, but I really want you to have the right set of mind.
I have always been super skinny. But I never really got used to that. I never really liked it. However, it took me a lot of trial and error until I was able to start my journey to becoming the best version of myself.
I tried training while I was in high school following the general advice, which take a scoop of protein and just train. I didn’t know any better. And quite unsurprisingly I had ZERO results. That was very discouraging and I stopped working out. I believed I was not cut out for it.
Getting into Calisthenics
During the late 2010 and early 2011 however, I become increasingly more interested in calisthenics. I was extremely unsatisfied with the way my body looked. I guess I finally reached the breaking point.
I started simple. Doing push-ups in my room. I watched some videos on YouTube and I still remember on guy recommended doing one more pull-up than the day before. I started at 5.
After a month a was able to do 35 give or take consecutive push-ups.
But I wasn’t satisfied with that. I was getting increasingly more motivated and focused on what I want to achieve. I was watching people on YouTube doing multiple pull-ups, muscle-ups. Some weird things, at least seemed that way to me back then, like planches, front levers, back levers, 360 pull-ups, one-arm pull-ups. You name it.
I felt Very Embarrassed
So I started doing pull-ups. My first attempt was a lousy nearly 1 pull-up. I probably did 60% of the full range of motion and to top it all off it probably was with bad form.
And let me tell you. I felt really embarrassed. I was training during the night, later after everybody is eating dinner or even later so that nobody can see me struggle to do a few pull-ups.
But Things Changed
Time went by. I was becoming better and better. I never stopped reading and educating myself on the best fitness practices, workout routines, how to train, how to rest, how to eat and more.
After a few years I was able to do 4 sets of 20 consecutive pull-ups and it was joy. But I didn’t really felt the motivation to push past that. At that time I started doing weighted pull-ups. Eventually I was using 45 lbs plate. It may not seem like much, but keep in mind that I wasn’t a big guy by any means. No more than 130 lbs.
Getting into the More Advanced Calisthenics Stuff
I started to learn how to do one-arm pull-ups. I started learning how to do my first muscle-up. For some reason I always struggled with the muscle ups. Later I found out why.
Roll forward a year or so, I started learning to do back and front levers, I got interested in doing planches.
I wasn’t skinny anymore. I was lean, yes, but muscular, my body looked like I was a professional athlete and people frequently though I was.
Although I was lean and muscular I was super strong. Even today my strenght is not on the same level as back than. All thanks to rigorous the street fitness.
Moving on to Weightlifting
With time however, my priorities started to change. I achieved many of my goals in street fitness. Whatever was left just didn’t appeal to me or just seemed plain dangerous and asking for trouble.
I set my eyes on getting bigger more muscular, on having a body that like some of the golden era bodybuilders. I was aware that they had premium genetics and many of them took some shady stuff. Not many admit to it but we all know. We know.
I wasn’t into that I wanted the challenge and I was ready to take it.
I wanted to have their body proportions that made people turn around. Even though I would be smaller I can still achieve these proportions non the less.
I Was Surprised
What I found later was something that took my by surprise. And I owe it all to my passion for calisthenics that never left me all these years.
What really surprised me was that although I was somewhat smaller than some of the big guys in the gym that were moving some of the biggest weights I was lifting almost the same if not the same weights. And in the cases where I was lifting less I was still doing it with perfect form, no swinging and no cheating. Something that they were not able to do.
Another thing that surprised me was that once somewhat obscure calisthenics started to gain more popularity. I loved that. Finally I felt one of my biggest passions even was starting to receive the love it deserved.
I was amazed at the strength I had amassed doing calisthenics which made working out in the gym a breeze.
I was focusing on gaining muscle mass. I wanted to get bigger. Granted I already was looking big due to my low body fat percentage. However I wanted more.
We are not talking Mr. Olympia big of course. I don’t have that big of a body frame or bone structure. And I wasn’t interested in all the exotic stuff they take. And you will be amazed at how many people that may look ordinary to you have been using some of these exotic substances. This is one of the biggest problems of the fitness community and why at one point I was so disappointing with it.
So the following year I was able to gain more than 30 lbs of lean mass. Fr a relatively small guy a little over 130-ish lbs that was a lot.
What I Do Today
Today I am still training as intensely as I have ever bee. I find great pleasure in spreading the knowledge and helping other achieve their goals. I do this in several ways however small they may be.
First I started this website. I really wanted to have a place where I can share my knowledge and hopefully reach out and help as many people as I could.
I’ve even taken on a couple of personal clients, but I am still learning how to be a good teacher. It is a lot of fun though!
Not a long time ago I joined Quora as I really wanted to share my knowledge with the community. And – despite the shady things many personal trainers and fitness gurus use – I do believe that the fitness community is a great thing to be a part of.
One Million Views
When I joined Quora I wanted to help people and I had a personal goal of doing it until I reached a million views on my answers.
At the time this seemed like something impossible. And I’m not even sure if I really believed I can do such a thing. I wasn’t somebody popular and I am not taking any enhancing drugs so I am not as impressive as some guys and I am not one to kind of do the clickbaiting stuff many do.
But I stand corrected.
For the small amount of time I was active on Quora – about 4-6 months – I was able to accumulate a little over 1,000,000 views and many followers. Some of my answers were sent to more than 2,000,000 people that had subscribed for emails. The first time I had an answer sent to over 1,000,000 people I was barely able to believe it. Me? My answer? I’ve got to be kidding me. But it was real!
You can still find my profile on Quora by clicking here.
Maybe this can be a good reason for you to give a try and do something you consider impossible. The results may surprise you.
I have always been a fan of optimizing your fitness and training routine. Taking what works and removing what doesn’t. This always allowed me to have very optimized workout sessions that took me very little time but produced great ROI.
You can also find me on Reddit. I used to be a lurker for a long time, but recently I’ve plucked up the courage to get a little more involved in the community, because I actually really like spending some time on Reddit.
You can also check out my profile on Reddit here.
I am also actively considering – although being super camera shy – starting an YouTube channel where I would share tips and tricks and whatever else I have discovered through my personal experience training and coaching other people. As there only so much you can show and explain with text and photos. But we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it, I reckon.
And let’s not forget my Instagram profile, where are frequently share interesting photos of me training, eating, what I read, and so much more.
Interestingly enough my injury, and probably the worst one I ever had, had nothing to do with my working out.
At the time I had a desk job, working long hours and staying in a chair for many hours on end. This eventually led to my lower back injury.
I went to physiotherapy and had some decent results, but still far from what I really needed. At one point I had trouble even walking for more than a few yards. And on top of that I was barely able to walk upright.
It took me about a 2 years to recover and get to the point where I train as frequently as I did before.
A lost a lot of weight in the process. I wasn’t able to train at all as even getting out of bed was a tough task let alone training in any way. I was doing some stretches and warm ups though.
Since I wasn’t able to train I didn’t even have enough appetite to eat as much as before. Keep in mind that I am one of these lucky few that can eat three times as much as other people and still gain barely any weight.
The injury required me to take things more carefully. Especially now.
So I got into calisthenics again.
The Silver Lining
I already knew that every injury however bad is a blessing in disguise. Even if you get injured someday do not let it get you down. This is a blessing in disguise. I’ve learned from my injuries so much that it probably almost borders what I have learn from training as well.
Although a lesson taken from the school of hard knocks it was a lesson that made me a better person and a better professional.
And here I am today. I still train after all the injuries and weird experiences.
I still stay updated as to the latest trends in the fitness community, although I am every bit as interested in the past as I have always been.
I seek out the old knowledge and read all the books I can put my hands on.
I started everphysique.com with one idea; to help people who in the same situation I used to be.
Beginners, looking to start training and improve their strength, muscle mass and overall body image. Who want to gain confidence and live the way they were supposed to live. Who are skinny and want to change.
And this is what you will find on everphysique.com – a healthy mixture between old school training methods, fitness routines for beginners, street fitness tips and tricks, and even diet guidance.
How to Contact Me
Of course if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback you can always get in touch with me by using this contact form: