Many of us get caught up in the game of following people in the hope of being noticed and followed in return. I’m guilty of it, and honestly I have no idea if it’s even a good, let alone optimal, policy.
Regardless, it’s the course of action I’ve chosen. If you’re in the same boat, you can end up following more people than you can practically keep track of, and some of the utility and joy of Twitter can be lost. That is, you don’t see the posts from the people who most interest you.
Here’s how to take advantage of Twitter as a marketing tool, but also learn and be entertained.
The horrible thing about dieting is that you have to eat less, which means less room for high calorie treats. Fortunately that doesn’t have to mean no treats at all—there are low-calorie options that are surprisingly good, and some you can eat a surprising amount of. That’s the case with this low calorie diet candy thing I dreamed up.
Ever been embarrassed you got caught up in hype? I’ve been feeling like that about leg training, specifically with respect to squats and their apparent superiority over the leg press. The punchline: as far as building muscle goes, leg pressing is just as good as squatting.
Our bodies aren’t naturally inclined towards maximum strength and muscle*, which means a strong stimulus is required to force changes.
It’s logical to think we’d need a lot of different exercises, each with its own contribution towards building a large adaptive response. However, decades of training and experimentation has taught me that just five will do it.
Nootropics have received a lot of attention in recent years. In case you haven’t heard the term, it basically refers to drugs that sharpen mental function.
If you’re wise, the idea of regularly using such substances probably strikes you as a bad idea. Normally any drug with a substantial benefit comes at a cost—some kind of detrimental impact on health or quality of life.
However, I’ve found it’s possible to elicit a nootropic effect daily with no noticeable downsides.
Yo-yo dieting isn’t wise nutrition management, but it turned out to have a major benefit. Doing it for more than a decade made me an expert at losing body fat (unfortunately it didn’t teach me how to keep it off—that came later).
All fat loss requires is that you burn more energy than you take in. It’s a simple concept, but there is a lot of room for error in how you choose to do it.
The principles listed here form the basis of an extremely effective fat loss program. They also help prevent the bad outcomes that so many diets result in, such as rebounds from excessive metabolic adaptation.
Are you beginning to feel like your belly needs its own ZIP code? There are reminders of being out of shape that are hard to ignore. Like when you sit down and feel that fat-roll folding over your belt, reaching out to touch your feet. Or when you’re gently walking and your whole torso jiggles.
Things like these used to mount up to a tipping point for me, and I’d begin exercising. Because that’s what you should do to lose weight, right?
I love progress photos, but especially seeing what kind of condition people can maintain long term. In case you’re similarly interested, here’s my own situation. I’ll include a few lifestyle details about what I’ve found works to build muscle and remain lean.
Ever read that getting abs is disappointing? It’s a funny sentiment I’ve encountered a few times from fitness bloggers who experienced an anticlimax when they finally achieved their goal of getting lean.