Axel Page

My name is Axel Page and I'm the originator of Shameless Pride. If you like what you see, be sure to check out my other content and sign up for my newsletter. Also, connect with me on social media below!

Three Leg Exercises That Will Break You

The muscles in the legs have long been underdeveloped by many self-proclaimed “gym rats.” I see countless guys in my gym with impressive, developed upper bodies on top of a very average lower bodies. Leg exercises are just not the popular thing to do in the gym. However, development of the calves, hamstrings, glutes, and quads are vital for  having …

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Society, Technology, and the Downfalls of Conformity

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy The desire to “fit in”with the masses is the predominant reasoning that governs why people often lose their sense of individuality. What follows is often a risk averse life and in turn little to no variance in one’s day-to-day existence. By following the crowd and never challenging …

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A Simple Exercise for a Monster Chest Workout!

For anyone who regularly hits the gym – having a monster chest is usually a goal. Everyone is familiar with the three more popular variations of the bench press (flat, incline, decline). While these are great exercises to build a bigger chest – I want to focus on a less used exercise that will absolutely help you blast through plateau’s …

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Realize What Matters in Life

My father passed away on Halloween. Its been a grueling, two-week stretch. After a week in the hospital, unconscious and no hope for recovery, we decided to pull the life support. The trivial things in life are put into perspective when you watch a parent take their last breath. It was a surreal experience, and it has further strengthened my …

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How to Deal with Rejection in a Casual Relationship

We all want to be wanted. Especially by women. The fear of rejection is the #1 hindrance for men, and can be blamed for the lack of success for many. Those who do well with women attributed it to the “outcome independence” theory – where we go into each and every interaction with zero expectations. If rejection occurs, it is …

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Avoiding the Road to Nowhere

The goal is simple. It is to avoid the road to nowhere. “The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.” ― Johann Wolfgang von …

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The Downfalls of Escapism

Escapism: The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy. Today’s world bombards us with unlimited forms of escapism. As technology continues to advance, so does the ways in which we can “get away” from our lives. Television, movies, video games, e-mails and smart phones are just a few of the ways people …

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25 Badass Workout Quotes

After a long day at work, working out is the last thing you want to do…. Next time you are feeling tired or lazy and do not want to go exercise – read some of my favorite workout quotes below to fire you up!! “Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone. You choose this. Become someone great in one …

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Badass Alpha Male Characters: Sports Edition

Building on PART I of the series (male movie characters) and Part II (male TV characters) – Below I’ve focused on alpha male athletes. Not only lauded by fans for their athletic achievements, but most were also revered as sex symbols of their respective era’s. Why is that? Aside from being universally known and popular, note the below characteristics that these men …

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Theodore Roosevelt: Masculine Icon

Welcome to the first installment of “The Alpha Men Series”. Periodically, I will be profiling a man of history; who he was, what he accomplished, and how his story can motivate us today. Men who are the ultimate definition of alpha males. In today’s society, history is basically neglected. Children grow into adults with a complete lack of understanding or …

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Why Uncertainty is a Good Thing

Most people live a fear-based existence, constantly worrying about the uncertainty of the future. Thoughts around death, lack of money and family consume the average person. Everyone is obsessed with positive outcomes. Society is obsessed with uncertainty and the result is anxiety, unhappiness, and a fear of the unknown. The only certainty is that the future is an unscripted journey …

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Stop Envying Others & Start Worrying About Yourself

Envying others is one of the most common human emotions and it transcends the globe to include every culture on the planet. Envy is resentment aroused by someone’s possessions, qualities, or luck. Most of us are envious because we feel the need to quench an addicting, egocentric urge to feel equal to or superior to those around us. Nobody likes …

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15 Badass Alpha Male Characters: TV Edition

Building on PART I of the series, which documents some of the best alpha male movie character – Below I’ve focused on characters from television shows. Focus on the below items when watching these clips. All come off as carefree, and ooze of confidence. Enjoy. Keep note of the following: Language (pace, words) Demeanor (assertiveness, dominance, calmness) Body language (slow …

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