Friday, October 10, 2014

So there has been a lot on my mind in the way of my fitness and my goals and well frankly there is so much information out there that at times it can be hard to really get a grasp and a focus on what you should be doing.

In regards to me I can never decide if I want to be a calisthenics athlete, do rehab work, work posture (more rehab shit) and or lift heavy fucking weights and just go back to my roots.

There is something to be said about the male ego because I have lost lots of weight and lots of strength and at times it really bugs me. I miss being able to lift heavy even if it meant me always hurting. I'm not saying you can't be strong and not hurt either I just wasn't nice and rushed my progress.

At times thinking about my physical state can be depressing and I don't always feel super inspired to work out. But today I watched Brian Shaw rape a Crossfit workout called GRACE by clean and pressing 135 lbs for 30 reps... what a god damn beast.

This was inspiring and made me think just do the damn thing. My training in the last few years has changed dramatically from the pump driven bodybuilder stuff, 5/3/1 and then to a more Chaos-and-Pain/ Crossfit inspired work. Now I'm more calisthenics than anything.

There are all these avenues I wish to explore like High Intensity Frequency Training (HFT) that Chad Waterbury promotes and etc. All these programs and methodologies are all interesting but it just comes down to doing the damn thing. I saw my best strength gains when I stopped worrying about what the fuck I was supposed to be doing and just lifted heavy shit without really keeping track.

So it comes down to this. Stop worrying about what you should be doing and just do fucking something. It doesn't have to be the same every time as long as it is fucking hard to do. The more ghetto the better. Just work fucking hard and think about CT Fletcher screaming at you.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

How to use sex for better learning: an untested hypothesis

A man of many hats

I hesitate to begin writing this post because frankly I've yet to experiment with it but the ideas are buzzing through my head and I don't want to lose the information.

Today's post is about learning, meta-learning and how to do so by taking advantage of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

I was inspired by the second post in a series about your brain on porn over at the Art of Manliness. With all these articles about the brain on porn and No-Fap challenges I can imagine that people may read this blog and think I am some sort of moralist and/or religious type– this couldn't be further from the truth.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


I'm looking over metrics for this blog and I'm trying to see what sort of articles seem to get the most hits.

Looking at what is getting the most views for the blog it would appear that they are possibly the posts that are the most researched and cited compared to the more editorial type of stuff as of late. Articles on Russia and chiropractors appear to be the favorites for this blog and both were early posts.

There could be a number of reasons why these posts were more popular. My thoughts are one that they are probably more interesting then my ramblings and thoughts on various issues and two they were probably more heavily promoted through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

I'm only posting about half of the articles I write for this blog through my various social media outlets.

Regardless, it may be in my best interests to begin writing the more heavily researched articles that I began with.

Of course I don't know if I can stop on the editorial stuff mostly because they are less work, a little more fun and let me speak a little more freely and openly.

In the upcoming months you may see a slight return to old format now that I am back to lifting and semi-regular exercise (despite still being hurt) and genuinely am in the process of re-claiming my masculinity by trying to eat big on a budget and get myself back to being a jacked 170lb male.

So expect more training and research based articles in the near future. Hopefully, I'll also start to reach out to other blogs (one can only do so much) and get some more attention here to this site.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Re-claim your masculine nature and have some sex

I feel like sex is always on the brain for men and I don't necessarily think this is a bad thing. In fact I think if you aren't thinking about sex and having awkward erections then there is something wrong with you.

So to say I've been thinking about sex lately is well like saying, "I eat food and I drink water every day." This statement should be pretty obvious and by making that general comparison I am trying to point out how necessary it is for life to continue that I and others think about sex. Not only think about sex but also engage in it.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Some ideas for more 30-day challenges.

Just some cool art by David Choe

I am obsessed with self-improvement and as of late I've become sort of obsessed with these 30-day challenges. Right now I am in the midst of two challenges the No-Fap (which I've done before) and a no television (at least when I am alone by myself, will probably watch with friends).

I suffer from incurable boredom from time-to-time and well in a forthcoming post you will see that part of it causes me to act a bit crazy at times. These 30-day challenges although sometimes difficult allow me to make easy quick improvements in my life by exclusively focusing on something for 30-days.