Carry [KAR-EE], verb
1. To take or support from one place to another.
It wasn’t so much the weight, but rather the irradiating heat from the skillet of black pavement and the sizzling fried egg in the vacant sky that labored me into submission.
I dropped the burden that choked my breath; two 53lb kettlebells crashed into the asphalt like a pair of meteorites.
So much for mister tough guy.
“I’ll get you yet.”
My first experience pretty much sums up everyone’s first experience with heavy loaded carries:
Let us now take a minute to pity the tenderfoot who has yet to suffer the wraths of loaded carries demanded by the iron gods of all those seeking physical and athletic excellence.
If this person is you, then today I will take you by the hand greenhorn, ensure that you pay to the iron gods that which you owe, and see to it that you are practiced in the art of holding and carrying about heavy substance.
And what a glorious art that it is!
After all, is art not simply the conscious use of skill and creative imagination?
If we agree that it is, then we can take just about anything, and turn it into a wonderful expression of one’s imagination.
But don’t get ahead of yourself just yet; one must first finely tune their skills, before they start getting crafty.
Otherwise you will push yourself off the edge of folly, and in this case, wind up physically broken.
Picasso spent the first 15 years of his artistic life perfecting the art of flawless reflection and draftsmanship, before he delved into abstract expressionism.
You must do the same. Walk before ye run young Padawan. Or in this case, hold and establish position and poise before ye carry.
One must first understand the rules, before one goes about intelligently breaking them.
Do I make myself clear?
Then let’s get started.
Loaded carries kick ass in both the literal and metaphorical sense for the following five reasons
(note: this is by no means an all-inclusive list of benefits):
1. Huge Metabolic Effect. Load yourself up with a ton of weight, perhaps start with two heavy bells in the rack position, go walk the length of a football field, and then tell me how you feel.
2. Profound Strength Carryover. It’s all about time spent under tension baby, and you’ll be hard pressed to find any other mechanism which allows for such prolonged periods of desired stress. Your nervous system will thank you later.
3. POSTURE UP! Attempting to support and transport weight with improper posture and poor bony alignment is sort of like Pat Flynn trying to eat with chopsticks. While the job may eventually get done, it takes forever, looks sloppy, and somebody usually ends up physically wounded. Loaded carries reward proper posture, and punish mechanical untidiness.
4. Develop a Withholding Death Grip. Boil down the often ambiguous notion of “grip strength” and find the most elementary fundamentals to be the ability to pinch, crush, and withhold. The latter of which is trained extensively and effectively with heavy, prolonged carries.
5. Ignites an Idle Core. Carries demands one to express the true resilience of their core through the resistance of extension, flexion, and rotation of the spine. Brace your abs, squeeze your butt, or use any other sort of “feed-forward” approach that you need to pull yourself into a better position. If you don’t NEED to do it. Then don’t.
Like a pig in shit, if we’re ever going to have some fun, then we need to get right down in it.
While there is marginal benefit to be had, you need not strap yourself up to a car, balance an elephant on your head, or put on any other sort of circus act to reap the major benefits of holding and walking weight around.
In the words of Kelly Johnson, K.I.S.S. (Keep it simple, stupid)
It comes down to the simplest of elementary truths:
If you wish to get stronger at loaded carries then you must hold heavy weight (in various positions), and move it from point A to point B. And for obvious reasons, hopefully back to point A.
While common sense tends to be more of an oxymoron than anything else nowadays, I’m asking you to use whatever’s left of it, as I wish not to give you a definite prescription for how much weight you should hold or the amount of distance you must transport it for. That would assert that I personally know you, your level of competency, and the best course of action FOR YOU.
Unfortunately, I do not personally know you.
Fortunately however, I don’t have to. All you need is to understand the aforementioned truth and self-program accordingly.
Don’t over complicate it. Pick stuff up, make it heavy some of the time, and move it around. If you truly need to know more, then please ask away in the comment section of this post!
The following are some of my personal favorite loaded carry variations. First own the fundamentals, then start the innovation process.
(note: again, this by no means an all-inclusive list… eh…)
(also note: some of these videos are demoing simply the hold portion. If you can hold it, chances are you can and eventually SHOULD walk with it.)
Bottoms Up Kettlebell Carry
The Single Arm Medley
The Man-Maker Medley
The Quadruple Kettlebell Farmers Carry
The Waiter/Farmer Combo
The Unrelated Ass-Kicker
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In her tremors she whispered, “Be somebody, Abe.”
The last five syllables ever spoken by Nancy Hanks, the mother of Abraham Lincoln.
Allow me to probe you with a quick query:
What do Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Ernest Hemmingway, Albert Einstein, Peter Jennings, Frank Lloyd Wright, Thomas Edison, the Wright Brothers, Charles Darwin, Jimi Hendrix, Russell Crowe, and Abraham Lincoln all have in common?
Aside from their obvious reputations of greatness and virtuosity, they were all, to a large degree, self-educated, and self-directed learners. Many of these autodidacts were even formal education drop outs, sort of like my old friend “Fat Frankie.”
Except Fat Frankie didn’t go on and invent the light bulb, an airplane, or much of anything for that matter.
Well, wait... no.
I guess I spoke to soon.
Truth be told, Fat Frankie actually did discover that you can cook DiGiorno faster on broil, so long as you don’t mind soggy bottom pizza.
You want this... Don't you?
But I digress…
Moving back to point.
I truly believe that the perpetual desire to learn IS the interminable desire to grow and to thrive. All of the aforementioned revolutionaries clearly understood this as well, except of course, Fat Frankie, who for the most part, spends the majority of his time drinking diet soda from a straw and watching late night reruns of The Munsters.
Rationalize = "rational lies"
Stop learning and you start dying. It’s as simple as that.
I am a firm believer that the quality of life is directly correlated to our personal growth curve. The second we begin to let your growth curve level off is precisely when our god-given potential begins to depreciate.
In this musing, I’m going to make a strong case for autodidactism and present to you with an unconventional and oddly effective learning system for becoming an expert in any field of your choosing in 12 months or less.
First note that autodidactism, by definition, is self-directed learning, not learning all by yourself, or learning what somebody else tells you that you have to learn.
The big differentiation between autodidactism and formal education is that it stems from desire, not obligation. Desire, of course, is what we want to do. Obligation is what we have to do. Which do you think makes for a more effective learning experience?
Fat Frankie conceived his avant-garde pizza broiling system not at the bark of a teachers command, but through his manic desire to cut down the lag time between hunger and satiety.
So from this, one could also conclude that the art of autodidactism, or self-direct learning, is the proven path for learning and doing what you love in life… whatever that may be…
The vast majority (like the vast, vast majority) of success in my life has come from what I’ve taught myself, through my own desire to learn, not from institutional force-feedings. The funny thing is that if I actually “wanted” to learn everything I was “required” to learn in college, I now know that I still could have, and it would have been at the expense of a late charge fee at the local library, not $80,000 in student loans. In essence, I paid that $80,000 to force myself to learn material that I didn’t want to learn, only what I thought I needed to learn at the time.
Some would say that the joke’s on me for not picking a major that I enjoyed.
I think of it a little differently, however.
The way I see it, is that I paid the price of $80,000 to find out exactly what I never want to do with my life; and since then have never wasted another single second of my life trudging the path of other people’s expectations or the systems obligations.
When positioned like that, then it was an $80,000 well spent.
Before we go any further, this is not a petition against higher education. I’m not trying to talk you out of college, or convince you that your formal education, if you have one, was a waste of money. That’s for you to decide and you alone.
This is a culmination of my reflections. This is not a personal vendetta against compulsory teacher-directed learning, a topic, however, which I would consider myself eligible to speak intelligently upon having been a lifelong “A” student. Instead, I simply aim make a case for autodiactism, not against teacher-direct learning. I’ll let you all argue the latter out amongst yourselves in the comment section.
I submit that self-directed learners simply learn more and learn more deeply because they WANT to.
When you have no desire to learn, force-fed tutelage rarely sticks. You play the game, do what you gotta do to earn your marks, move on, and forget most it within a few weeks’ time.
This is known as taking a mental dump, and for the record, I know of no better cerebral laxative than federal and corporate taxation.
Redundancy and review, not true personal development, sums up the majority of my college experience. Sure enough this pony came out with a few more tricks than he went in with, but now I realize the true magnitude of the price, in terms of opportunity forgone, that I paid from walking the same old horse around the same old track for four years. My true education, and my true personal development, was a happening of its own accord.
If we take this into the context of a musical instrument, those who REALLY want to learn how to play the guitar practice often and relentlessly seek out the best instruction. It’s no different for those who REALLY want to learn accounting. Desire is desire Is desire.
Please take note of the following:
When I say “REALLY want to”, I’m talking about a deep, burning, and intrinsic desire; not just a knee-jerk inclination. There’s a difference; and a rather significant one at that.
Teacher-directed learning may get a degree, yes, but there are better (and cheaper) ways to learn.
Formal education may get you a job, yes, but there is so much more to that when it comes to living your life.
Jim Rohn, renowned business philosopher, once stated that formal education will make you a living, but self-education will make you a fortune.
With that being said, I present to you Pat Flynn’s 8-step system for obtaining the equivalent of a Master’s degree in whatever you want, in 1/6 the time, and for less than the cost of dinner at Applebee’s. Now you can't beat that with a stick!
Your ability depends upon your desire to learn. There is no shortage of willingness to learn in this world, only a shortage (or better yet misallocation) of desire; the latter of which is a fundamental in the art of winning. A lack of internal drive endorses failure.
So, before we get into any of the methodologies of becoming an expert, you first have to WANT to become an expert. I am not the one to tell you WHAT you should want, only that you SHOULD want something!
For many folks, the desire and passion for making money, and all that they believe money can bring will be a common starting ground. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Again, I’m not telling you that there are any right or wrong desires, only that you MUST have a desire; otherwise you’re just wasting your time.
The next step in your journey towards mastery is a full commitment on your part to reading one book a month, on the subject matter of your choice, over the course of one year. Preferably start with the “classics” and the works from the men and women who are considered “the masters”.
Please don’t waste your time with “the trash”. Just because you might find a few crumbles of bread in the garbage can doesn’t mean you should go looking there.
And I don’t want to hear that this is too difficult. If you believe it’s too difficult, then you lack true desire and must regress.
To make this as painless as possible for all you “non-readers” out there, I highly suggest that you ritualize your reading sessions. For me, I commit to reading for one hour every night before I got to bed. No exceptions.
An under-read brain still has the absorbency of a dry and hungry sponge; but it ain’t gonna wet itself.
Sure, it's no Harvard. But it gets the job done.
The average American spends approximately three hours in their car every day.
That equates (roughly) to 45 days or 1095 hours a year.
And if you’re like most people, that’s 45 days of completely wasted time.
While he may be funny, Howard Stern provides zero utility towards your personal development or status as an “expert”.
To waste 1095 hours of your time (which you’ll never get back mind you) a year is both unacceptable and ignorant, and must be put to an end.
While I may not be able to free you from your daily commutes, I can help you make better use of that time.
Introducing Automobile University, where all students are accepted (regardless of their SAT scores or their financial upbringing), and the only rules, are those of the road!
Yes, I’m asking you to quite literally transform your car into a rolling university through the Investment of auditory learning programs (for obvious reasons, written materials are out of the question). It may sound like personal heresy, but I’m evening giving you permission to turn off AC/DC, in exchange for a recorded lecture. Chances are you’ve got Hells Bells memorized by now. Time to learn something new.
Invest in as many auditory learning programs on your subject matter as possible (lectures, seminars, workshops, etc) and listen to them every time you are in your vehicle. This simple tweak will transform a mindless, time-sucking commute into daily enlightenments and accelerate your personal development.
Everybody poops. So why not make the holiest of holy rituals an invaluable learning experience? Stuff your bathroom full of journals, books, magazines, and articles on the subject matter of your choice.
Unless you’re unusually stopped up, just about anyone can conquer any publication in a matter of days, so long as you commit to a few pages every time you plop your hambone down on the pot.
Go ahead. Take your time. “They” can wait.
Again, autodidactism does not mean you have to go it alone, it just means that you’re learning is self-directed. It would greatly behoove you to make friends with somebody already knows a lot more on the subject matter than you do. If you have trouble making friends, then hire a mentor.
Just trust me on this one; a good mentor is worth every penny.
No matter what you wish to become an expert in, chances are there are already multiple experts in that field that are already out and about offering lectures, seminars, and/or workshops. GO TO THEM! Not only to learn, but to pick brains like a monkey does fleas!
If you currently lack the financial wherewithal, don’t sweat it, there’s still a very viable option…
Everything that you need to succeed is already out there. Everything that you could ever possibly want to learn about anything is readily available, and for the most part, it’s all FREE! Lack of finances is no longer a valid excuse. Truth be told, it never was.
The sermons, the lectures, the seminars, the books, the mentors, the magazines, the podcasts, the journals, the coaches, are all ready for the taking.
Yet less than 3% of the population has a library card.
This proves once again, that there’s plenty of room at the top. All you have to do, is be willing to make the climb.
Go get a freaking library card.
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I did not invent the concept of eating only one meal a day. Our omnivorous ancestors did.
Before the introduction of agriculture, homo sapiens simply did not have the luxury of frequent feedings. For the most part, “Man the Hunter” would hunt and “Woman the Forager” would forage throughout the day, and if they were lucky enough, they’d feast on the nuts, seeds, roots, shoots, tubers, and meats of their labor at night.
IF they were lucky enough…
Is it then a coincidence that this cyclical eating pattern of “fasting” during the day and “feasting” throughout the night is almost perfectly congruent with the division of our autonomic nervous system into sympathethic (our vigorous daytime nervous system) and parasympathetic (or relaxed nighttime nervous system)?
Not hardly. Cyclicality was all in the grand design of nature and evolution.
Yet somewhere along the line, we really screwed things up, at least from a nutritive point of view.
Our distinctive capabilities of thinking, learning, reasoning, socializing, and planning has essentially granted us the ability to live off of anything that we can bite.
We have discovered how to filter poisons from nuts, cook down tough and toxic substances to render them edible, mush up bones and boil them for marrow, and ultimately, grow and distribute thousands of domestic (and often toxic) crops that provide the utility of frequent and hearty feedings.
Some notable accomplishments to say the least; way to go, hominids!
I mean, we even figured out how to domesticate other life forms (such as yeast and bacteria), which has led to the second greatest creation of all time:
Now, I gotta give credit where credit is due; the ones before us have granted us with the ability to do a great many things.
Just because we CAN do something doesn’t necessarily mean we SHOULD do something!
For example, just because I, homo sapien, can make beer doesn’t necessarily mean that I should drink beer.
Just because I, homo sapien, can harvest grains doesn’t necessarily mean that I should eat grains.
Just because I, homo sapien, can make a thermonuclear bomb that could manifest an everlasting hell on earth doesn’t necessarily mean that I should make a thermonuclear bomb that could manifest an everlasting hell on earth.
See where I’m going with this?
Regardless, some folks will just decide that they still WANT to and WILL anyways. But we’ll just leave them to their own devices. Thermonuclear or whatever have they.
I was first exposed to the concept of “one meal a day” by Ori Hoffmeckler in 2006 and have since become a huge proponent of this eating philosophy, adding a few tweaks and twists of my own. If you have not read Ori’s book The Warrior Diet (a truly tremendous piece of literature), please do so presently, as he is one of very few nutritionists for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration.
As we dive into this contrarian eating philosophy, I want you to keep three things in mind:
1. There will surely be people who will lash out (either verbally or through the interwebs) against what I’m about to present, simply because it’s incongruent with their current belief system. These people suffer from a confirmation bias, and so long as they only favor information that reaffirms their current credence, they will always be stuck. Will you be one of those people?
2. If you only do what you’ve done, then you will only ever have what you’ve got. I didn’t necessarily like how it felt when I found out I was doing everything wrong, but I am better now because I actually did something about it.
3. “Everything popular is wrong” – Oscar Wilde
Before I dive into the nitty grittys, let’s first call upon my good friend, Dr. Obvious, to be our educator.
One of the primary fallacies of mainstream nutrition today is the notion that we need food, particularly carbohydrates, to provide us with fuel to use throughout the day, and without this steady stream of fuel, we will fall into this dark, nebulous void known as “starvation mode”.
Well, if it looks like BS and smells like BS…
(BIll O'Reilly may have the "No Spin Zone", but I got the rights to the "No BS Zone")
This fallacious conception assumes two very wrong things:
1. Humans are machines.
2. Carbohydrates, or glucose, is our primary fuel source, and can only be obtained through the consumption of exogenous carbohydrates.
Humans are not machines. Robocop is a machine. Well, technically he’s HALF machine and runs off an organic baby food-like paste.
The human body is an adaptive organism, NOT a sea-green 1993 Ford Taurus or a Robocop.
We do not have any sort of intrinsic energy gauge or “low fuel light” that pops on, if we skip a meal or bypass carbohydrates for a day. Also note that “hunger,” as most carb lovers know it, is not true hunger; it’s a craving. To be brutally honest, chances are, if you’re like most Americans, then you’ve never felt true hunger because you’ve never abstained from food long enough to know what it’s like.
Believe it or not (and I know this is a hard concept for the majority Americans to wrap their heads around, seeing as how the only thing they hold more often than the remote is the fork), but even if you were to completely refrain from food for a week (assuming there are no overriding health conditions)… you’d still be alive at the end of those seven days!
Unless you got hit by a bus or something.
Ghandi, at the young age of 71, survived for 21 days only sipping on water! And you’re afraid of skipping a meal?
“Starvation mode” is a myth. At least as it is most commonly portrayed.
True adaptive thermogenesis is brought about from a prolonged period of low energy intake or severe lack of nourishment.
“Taking a break” from eating, preferably from when you wake up until dinner time, is NOT a prolonged period by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s a relatively short period of time in the grand scheme of things, and one in which your body will burn fatty acids as its primary energy source, rather than glucose.
Which brings me to my next point…
Again, calling Dr. Obvious…
Please answer the following questions for me. Or you can just cheat and look at the answers written below them. I don’t care.
Q. What happens when you take all fat out of your diet?
A. You die.
Q. What happens when you take all protein out of your diet?
A. You die.
Q. And what happens when you take all carbohydrates out of your diet?
A. You don't die.
...And some would even argue you that you thrive, but I have my reservations about completely eliminating carbohydrates, which I’ll address in another post.
Here’s yet another redundantly redundant observable observation…
If carbohydrates, not fat, are supposed to be our primary energy source, as the majority of mainstream nutritionists and fitness “experts” would have you believe, then why is it that every human has the ability to store pounds upon pounds of body fat, yet is limited to storing only about 500 total GRAMS of carbohydrates (in the form of glycogen) at any given time?
If carbohydrates (glucose) were truly meant to be our primary fueling mechanism, shouldn’t those storage systems be reversed?
The reason so many people are so freaking fat (over 60% of Americans are now overweight) is not only due to their disastrous food choices but also their inability to put the fork down, take a much needed break from eating, and mobilize their stored body fat for energy!
Our sympathetic nervous system is specifically designed so that during the day we are able to mobilize fatty acids out of our fat cells and into the bloodstream to fuel our activities. This steady stream of “fatty firewood” allows for stable energy levels (no blood sugar spikes or midday crashes), lessens hunger pangs (eventually…), and will liberate life from fork.
Just let it go man...
Daily food abstinence (not eating until the evening) promotes increased insulin sensitivity, lipolysis (fat burning), increased cellular stress response, and increased growth hormone pulse and frequency (meaning more growth hormone more often).
And what you really need to know is that every time you put food substance into your mouth (more specifically, carbohydrate substance), you immediately shut the fat-burning system down or at least inhibit it to some degree. Our sympathetic nervous system, and all of the incredible aforementioned benefits, are stimulated from a LACK of food, not an abundance of!
“But I thought eating often speeds up your metabolism?”
Think again dingbat!
The classic 4-6 meals a day does not “speed up” your metabolism any more than dumping endless buckets of water on a seedling makes it grow any faster. In fact, doing so would cause more harm than good, both for you and the plant.
Your “metabolism” occurs at the mitochondria and/or the cytoplasm and is the entire set of chemical processes that transpire within a living organism to sustain life. It’s just not as simple as “speeding it up” or “slowing it down.” Everything is connected and everything matters when it comes to our metabolism, including both the timing and frequency of our meals (or for the purpose of this article, meal) and the quality of the food that we eat. It would greatly behoove folks to seek out a “healthy” or “efficient and effective” metabolism, rather than just a “fast” metabolism, the latter of which is really just semantic garbage anyways.
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Now assuming that you don't change a single thing, imagine what your life will be like in 10, 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years from now?
Are you happy with what you see?
Chances are, if you are like most people, the answer is no!
But here's the funny thing, even after realizing that, most people still fail to take any action and do anything about it.
That is why most people fail. And that is why this book is NOT for MOST people!
This book is for the folks who not only want to make a dramatic change in their life, but are willing to actually do something about it.
This book is for folks who's greatest fear in life is mediocrity and more of the same!
This book is for action takers, not excuse makers or the faint of heart!
So now you have to ask yourself:
"Am I an action taker, or am I an excuse maker?"
I AM an action taker!
And I refuse to live another single second of my life with a body that I am not exceptionally proud of!
I am ready to begin treating my body like a temple; NOT a tool-shed.
And I am ready to discover the proven and simple path toward uninterrupted prosperity, progressive personal development, and looking DAMN good naked!
I also realize that if I am not completely satisfied, that I will receive all of my money back with no questions asked!
Please send me a copy of your revolutionary new eBook "Fitter, Happier, More Productive" right away and bill me for the one time payment of...
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- 5 proven strategies for an incredible night's sleep - no more tossing and turning in bed at night, being kept up by the unremitting occurrence of your own stressful thoughts!
- Add an entirely new dimension of "desirable anguish" and effectiveness to your strength training routine with Kettlebell "Pain Chains"
- Discover pain free movement and reclaim your mobility - through our dastardly "MobilityTorture Chamber", proven to instantly increase suppleness and muscular elasticity in even the most rigid and restricted individuals!
- Understanding the "Time=Money,Money=Time" equation and how to use it to your advantage for a more prosperous, fulfilling, and liberated life!
- How to make all of your obstacles "self-destruct" through the systematic development of unyielding self-discipline and bullet-proof time management, two skills that everyone CAN and SHOULD be learned by many, but is mastered by very few!
- Best practices for making a 24 hour fast as painless as possible. How to make one of the most naturally rejuvenate actives that you can do "fail-proof"!
- How to make your healthy habits "socially acceptable" (without having to acquire new friends)!
- Why high rep strength training has failed you, and how a reversion towards "old-timey" strength routines of "just one rep" will propel you far into the ranks of athletic and aesthetic excellence!
- The final verdict and verity on optimum pre and post workout nutrition!
Exactly what to take, how much to take, and when to take it for maximizing results!
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It Comes Down To This...
I have dedicated the last 1/3 of my entirely to progressive personal development - the physical, the mental, and even the spiritual...
I have literally spent tens of thousands of dollars over the course of five years on certifications, seminars, higher education, business development programs, home study courses, mastermind groups, and studying under world class coaches to bring you everything that is in this book!
That is exactly why it is subtitled "Notes on how to increase output, Forge the Body of Your Dreams, And Save Your Own Life"!
So to say that the value of the information contained in this book is both priceless and unquantifiable, is a severe understatement considering the amount of blood, sweat, tears, dollars, and time that I have invested in systematizing the process of getting what you want out of life!
Yet, here I am, offering it to all of you for the one time fee of just $67!
(Or $47 if you act within the first four days)
So why am I doing this?
Why am I making such an incredible offer?
Because I know that this book will save lives. That's why.
And I am on a mission to get this book and the Fitter, Happier, More Productive philosophy into as many people's hands as possible, regardless of their financial situation.
Because the most valuable lesson I have ever learned in life thus far, is that the best way to get everything you want out of life is by helping others get what they want!
So there you have it!
All I ask now is that you take me up on this incredible offer, begin implementing Fitter, Happier, More Productive into your life immediately, and become my next success story! There is zero guesswork, confusion, or ambiguity! Everything single thing that you need to succeed is found inside this colossal (and at times downright unusual) book!
Here's to your
Please lift responsibly,
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My upcoming book, Fitter,Happier More Productive: Unusual Notes On How To Increase Output, Forge the Body of Your Dreams, and Save Your Own Life is only four short days away from launch!
With that in mind, I want to give you all one final (and certainly succulent) excerpt from the book.
Well, two actually. One for your mind. And one for your body.
The first is a small extraction from the section on "How To Get What You Want Out Of Life".
The second is a series of some of the downright dirtiest kettlebell complexes I've ever concocted.
I hope you all enjoy these two small selections from "Fitter, Happier, More Productive".
Please post share your thoughts in the comment section and share this post with anyone who you believe may benefit from it!
Success = Imitation:
How To Get What You Want Out Of Life
NOTE: Below is an excerpt from my upcoming book "Fitter,Happier, More Productive". I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!
These notes are my own.
But they are not all mine.
Does that make sense?
If not, it will soon...
Throughout my unremitting and tireless pursuit of strength and "optimum health", I have thoroughly come to the conclusion that your success is more about what you do, rather than what you think.
Of course you should take time to rid yourself of any“head trash”.
Read As a Man Thinketh.
Go to a Tony Robbins seminar if you have to...
Just know that “thinking” alone will get you nowhere quick. All of the motivation, positive thinking, and “visualization” in the world isn’t ever going to sculpt you the body of your dreams.
And as sexy as it sounds, you will never be able to just “think away” body fat.
And that is really what this book is all about – a collection of notes you can implement immediately.
Throughout this extensive collection of notes, I have quite literally given you every single reason, tool, and opportunity to succeed; and it is now on YOU to take action.
Don’t go out there and over-complicate things.
It’s only as difficult as you make it!
Because when it comes right down to it success is merely imitation.
As unsexy as it sounds, your success heavily depends on your ability to be a copycat!
What I’m really trying to say is that the key to getting what you want out of life is to model yourself after folks who already have what it is that you want!
Modeling, as it is most commonly referred to, is mimicking the behavior of those who are more successful than you.
My greatest success from a physical standpoint didn’t come from reading tireless amounts of research, fitness books, or magazines. For the most part, all that ever did was crowd my mental-bandwidth.
Instead, I found success when I started to make friends with folks much stronger, much leaner, and much smarter than myself.
I began to model my behavior after the folks who already had what I wanted; which was the proverbial “hot-bod”.(Hey, I’m not afraid to admit it…).
I ate like them. I lifted like them. And I tried to live as much like them as I possibly could.
I mean, wolves hang with wolves right?
Sure enough, I quickly became a product of my environment. I became a wolf.
So if you want to be lean, then you better model your behavior off of those who are leaner than you.
If you want to attract wealth, then you better model your behavior off of those who are wealthier than you!
Do you think stopping off at the donut shop every day after work is a strong behavioral reflection of those who maintain a single digit body fat percentage year round?
I’m telling you that it’s not.
Don’t bullshit yourself.
If you’re goal is to drop 30lbs, but your behavior is still reflecting that of a pessimistically obese person, then you’re just lying to yourself.
I can’t think of anything worse than that.
Again, these notes are my own.
But they are not all mine.
They are a collection of the most effective habits, principles, and systems utilized by the worlds leanest, stronger, and most successful people.
I hope you take the time to mimic them to the best of your ability…
And with all of that being said, just be careful what you model yourself after
You may very well become it.
Introducing "The Big Suck"
Metabolic Conditioning At It's Finest!
Below you will find a selection of kettlebell complexes that I have constructed (with all the love in the world) for "Fitter, Happier, More Productive". I hope that you find this complexes as physically stimulating (and perhaps even downright deplorable I intended them to be!
Enjoy. And please share!
Man On The Moon
Girl Got Rhythm
Girl Got Rhythm:
Two Hand Swing x 2
One Arm Swing (L+R) x 2
Thruster Right (L+R) x 2
Note: This is best done with a partner in the classic "I go, you go" type of routine. Perform for a select amount of time, or ladder the reps each set if you dare!
(aka the Monster of Death)
Double Snatch To See-Saw Press x 5
Alternating Reverse Lunges x 5 each leg
Don't Go Just Yet!
With the release of "Fitter, Happier, More Productive"
set for this Thursday (July 12th), I just want to personally thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to visit my site.Your continued support and patronage means the world to me. I could not do what I do if it wasn't for you.
Seriously.As a way of saying thank you, I am going to be releasing "Fitter, Happier, More Productive" early and at a special "I love you guys" discount to all Chronicles Of Strength subscribers.
So keep your eyes peeled on your inbox this week!If you are NOT a COS subscriber, well then it would greatly behoove you to CLICK HERE and join our mailing list immediately (It's freeeeeee)!Please post any comments or questions you have in the comment section. Or just leave some love.Or candy...