There is a misconception that people with vitruvian mania are short-tempered. That is not true. We are all prone to becoming over-dramatic, over-excited, and over-reacting all the time. Sometimes we do this because we want to make a point. Other times, it is simply that we are having too much fun and we want to share it with others.
A few years back, I did an article for a local newspaper about my own vitruvian mania. At the time I was quite short-tempered, so I was able to hide it well. I was also very active in the local church, so I was able to hide my anger behind a facade of being a good man.
It was a very public article. And even though I had many friends who were a little concerned about me, they had to realize that I was taking a lot of things too seriously. I didn’t have a great deal of energy to spend on myself, so I needed to distract myself and get others in the same situation off their minds.
But the reason I had to get others thinking was because I was very lonely, and I had been for many years. I was a bit of a loner, so the only way I could find a way to relieve that loneliness was to find a way to distract myself. And that is exactly what I did. I started to create a persona that I could use to distract myself.
I was a very good salesman, and I made a real effort to be good at it. I would go into a room and pitch it to people and they would say something like, “Oh, that’s a really good idea, but I don’t buy that product because I don’t want to be the next person to be robbed.” I would say, “Oh, that’s a really nice idea.
Vitruvian physiology allows you to become someone else. You have the strength to sell your idea, the endurance and stamina to make a long trip, and the ability to use that strength to build a better body. I was very good at selling everything else. I would get people to work out, I would get them to eat right, I would get them to exercise, I would get them to stay out of trouble.
Vitruvian physiology means not only that you can build a better body, but that you can transform your body so that it becomes whatever you want it to be. You can build your character like a muscle, or like a tree. You can turn into a lion, a snake, an insect. You can grow breasts like a woman, or like a man. A woman can become the queen of England, or a man can become the King of England.
Vitruvius is a Roman philosopher who believed that the body could be transformed into anything one wanted it to be. In his day, most people got a good workout by building muscle. Vitruvius said that if you want to be a rock star, just build a rock. If you want to be a tree, just build a tree. If you want to be a man, just build a man. He wasn’t a fitness guru or a weightlifter.
Vitruvius’ “biceps” were basically just a few different muscles that you could build by the tensile strength of your arms. It does seem, at first, that he was just talking about a couple of muscles in his arms, but later on in the video he mentions an area of your body where he claimed to have used up all your “muscle” in a short period of time.
Vitruvius apparently has one of those “if you build it, they’ll come” muscles. A new bodybuilder is a muscle that has been built on your body, and it doesn’t have to be a huge muscle. It can be something that fits your height and shape that you look you want. So if you’re 5’6″, you can easily build a 6’4” bodybuilder.