Is he a hero that is skinny? Is he a hero for skinny people? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it an early April fool’s joke? Maybe the skinny hero is the friends we made along the way
Really though, who is the skinny hero?
I am a person who, as a kid, was always doing some kind of sports activity, be it running, playing tag, football (or soccer, or the thing where you kick a ball with your foot) or card games. I had a passion for all kinds of sports, which also translated later on in a passion for lifting weights and strength training.
At the same time, I had a…uhhmm…what is the opposite of passion? Let’s call it dispassion, that sounds about right. I had a dispassion about how skinny i was. And I mean really skinny, in high school I weighted 52kg (114lbs) at 183cm (6ft). I decided to change that and slowly but surely, I did. And I still am working on improving both my strength and my physique.
What is the purpose of the skinny hero?
My purpose is simple. I want to help people with their fitness journey. Especially the skinny guys of the world, for two reasons. One reason is that since I have also been a skinny guy myself, I can relate to them and understand how they feel as well as what their struggles are.
Another reason is that I feel that the skinny guys have drawn the short end of the stick, meaning that they do not get as much “love” as other people in this industry. Which does make sense, if you look at how much the obesity rates have increased the past couple of years, but that does not make the issues of skinny guys less valid or less important.
So, my goal is to help as many people as I possibly can, people of any gender, size, strength or weakness, with my focus being a bit more on the skinny guys.
How did the idea of the skinny hero come up?
As I said, I have a passion for lifting and for sports in general, that is not my only passion or the only things I enjoy though. Another thing I find pleasure in, is helping other people achieve things, improve on some area of their lives or get over an issue/pain that they have.
So, I sat down and thought to myself “what is the best way I, personally, can help as many people as possible?”, I put on a paper all the things that I am good at, I have knowledge of and/or am experienced in. Out of all the things that came up, this choice and this path felt like the right thing to do. And so, I took action.
Why “hero”? You are arrogant and have an ego!
A lot of people might take the term “the skinny hero” in a negative way, say that I have an ego, that this is a way for myself to feel superior etc. I cannot really blame them, it can be a valid first impression to have. But that is not the case here.
What does the word “hero” mean to you? When we hear this word, we often think of super heroes, like superman, batman, Goku (or Hercules who is the true protagonist of Dragonball Z) etc.
For me, there are more definitions than that. A hero can be a person that helped a single other person in a huge way. If my life is in danger and you save me, you are a hero to me. A hero can also be a person that makes a positive impact in the lives of a large amount of people. There are countless heroes around us, that help people in their own way. And that is what I want to be
So, it’s not “the skinny hero” because I am better than other people, it’s not “the skinny hero” because I am arrogant and have an ego. I cannot even call myself a hero yet, I have not helped enough people yet. It is “the skinny hero” to remind me of my goal, to keep me focused on why I am doing this. A hero’s job is to help others. As many and as much as possible. Can we do it? Let’s find out!
To say it in a few words, welcome to the home of the skinny hero! If, while you are here, you gain knowledge, you improve or you get a laugh, I am happy. The goal is for you to leave better than you came