The following philosophies are mostly taken from The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness.
What should I eat to lose weight? to feel good? to look good? to perform good?
This is really the million-dollar question. Literally.
This question has made people millions of dollars. There are countless diets, books, television shows, documentaries, blogs, seminars, life coaches, and self-proclaimed gurus that all aspire to answer this simple question.
There is a new series that I saw on Hulu called My Diet is Better Than Yours. Some of the so-called experts seem more like clowns to me.
For example, one of the methods was called Taskercise. The great idea? Find ways to workout while doing everyday things. Squats in line at the grocery store after lunging the length of the vegetable aisle. The website even advocates the use of a swivel chair to “get great abs.”
The fact that there are people out there peddling products like these is an indication of the vast amount of desperation that exists today.
CrossFit, at its core, is a strength and conditioning program designed to make one better at performing general tasks. Hence its importance in the realm of general physical preparedness or GPP.
The ascension of the CrossFit Games has led many aspiring athletes to move away from a generalist program to one aimed at making it through the qualification ladder and ultimately the CrossFit Games.
This is not the ideal way to train for 99% of people doing CrossFit. Greg Glassman, CrossFit’s ultra-hip mastermind creator boiled fitness down to 100 words in his pioneering article on fitness. [Read more…]
On April 10, 1899, President Theodore Roosevelt gave a speech called The Strenuous Life.
It was a speech based on his personal experiences and one meant to inspire action in a nation that was quickly becoming soft.
Today, this speech would be even more prevalent. Although, he would most assuredly be trashed on social media by the SJWs of the world. He would be criticized for advocating war and he would be mocked for proposing a life filled with strife and effort.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph. [Read more…]
Have you wanted to get an edge over the competition? Over your coworkers? Or classmates? Or even your teammates?
Have you ever wanted to be better than everyone else? To stand out in the crowd and to become a Lion Among Men?
It’s actually not that hard to achieve these aspirations. It doesn’t take superior genetics or an unlimited bankroll or even a great mentor. It takes a commitment to be excellent and the discipline to work towards that goal every single day. Every single waking hour must be spent propelling yourself towards that goal. You must build this discipline into a habit. Succeeding must become ingrained into your life.