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Personal Development Blog by Sam Lloyd | The Sam Effect

Inspiring Quotes

The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is the honoring of small things of the present moment instead … finish reading

There is a strange race of people described as spending their lives doing things they detest, to make money they don’t want, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like. … finish reading

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My Genetics Aren’t Elite


Recently, I've had what seems like alot of people, both in real life, and on internet forums claim that I have 'elite genetics.' Well I decided to dig through my old cell phones in search of pictures. I was actually really surprised with what I found. I was way fatter than I remember being, and I took these pictures because I thought I was looking great at that moment. ha Check out the pictures below. This first set was from around 3 years ago. As you can tell I don't have 'elite … [Read More...]

Nutrition Principles for a Healthy, Athletic, Aesthetic Body (part 2)

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CLICK HERE FOR PART 1 If you haven't read part 1 do so before you read this. Determining Goals of Gaining Muscle or Losing Fat After all that, it's time to add one last element to the equation. This element is simple; for aesthetic purposes it is optimal to determine whether you're focusing on either gaining muscle or losing fat. Although it can happen, and it is possible for your body to gain muscle and lose fat simultaneously, the body isn't too good at doing both at the same time. … [Read More...]