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The recipe for Maxx Chewning’s YouTube stardom is on full display the day I meet him at the Chipotle in downtown Falls Church. Superman hair, yoked upper body; a quick, articulate wit that ping-pongs from colloquial to metaphysical on the topics of fast food, power-lifting, life balance and wanderlust; a youthful attitudinal sweet-spot between zeal and nonchalance; and, finally, a flair for narrative tension.

He eats, he lifts, he shops and he “collabs” with workout friends in the 15-minute-long videos he posts every other day. electricity laws uk Titles include “Physique Update: Let’s Get This Over With,” “Girls Always Leave Me,” “The Year of the Squat,” “Shoulder Guy” and “Wearing A Suit in the Gym” (shot while he was being photographed for this story). “The videos are work,” he says, “I don’t think people realize that—but I totally love the challenge.”

But at age 21—four years ago—his weight-lifting college roommates began dragging him to the gym with them. A Virginia Commonwealth University student at the time, Chewning became hooked. gas x chewables reviews He then dove with his typical energy into lifting and eating and supplementing to gain size and power. Like so many, he grew quickly, felt “pretty cool,” plateaued, “felt not so cool,” but then powered through. (It’s like Marvel meets reality TV: Junk-food-eating couch potato morphs into action hero.)

His videos often feature his intense workouts, but the testosterone bursts are mixed with banter with his buddies (his nickname is “Deadlift Brah”) and dominated by his playful energy. electricity outage austin He’s fun to watch. gas after eating red meat Then, he’s off to eat, always ordering with three things in mind: health, maximum caloric intake (for bulk and strength lifting) and value. He demonstrates a zeal for gorge fests in both favorite and new restaurants in various D.C. neighborhoods.

For fans of Mexican fast casual Chipotle, he offers this advice. “You get the half-and-half meat order with two different meats. It’s the cost of one meat, but the server always gives you a little more than half of each meat because it’s tough for them to gauge. zyklon b gas effects And then—and most people don’t know this doesn’t cost more—you get extra rice and beans for the extra carbs and fiber.” His findings are pitch-perfect for the growing number of his mostly millennial viewers.

Chewning always keeps it fun. gas in babies One of his most popular videos, the “10,000 Calorie Food Challenge”—with more than 620,000 views—is of his daylong quest to consume this insane number of calories. (Again, don’t try this at home). What starts with confident optimism turns to gagging lethargy. electricity song But near midnight, he finally grasps victory from failure (or vomitous ruin). It is classic reality TV writ large and gross.

“This is a full-time job, which makes for a heck of a day with lifting and the real full-time job,” he says. “But I love it. grade 6 electricity project I love getting an idea and making it happen. The passion is absolutely still there and as long as it is, I’m going to try to get better and better at giving people something that’s really worth watching.” YouTube.com/MaxxChewning, EverForwardApparel.com