I don’t want to sound negative but there’s a lot of hate in this day and age. The biggest problem back in the days was racism and that remains an act of cowardice. You could say that we’re just a hateful species but I don’t believe that’s the case. I believe that we’re all equal as human being but some of us lose track of who we really are. They aren’t true to themselves. They pretend to be someone else and they pretend to like it as well. Deep down inside they’re dying though. They’re looking for ways to express themselves but they fail over and over again so what do they do? They start to hate on others because those people are better or more successful.
This is the part where the ego gets hurt. They don’t get that they need to lose their biggest enemy once and for all.The ego makes you hate on others but you’re too blind to see it. I mean why would you hate on someone who’s more successful or at least tries to be more succesful? Because they don’t want to see someone get as good or even better than them. Sucks doesn’t it that you need to hear that it you that’s been the source of all your hate?
Breaking the news
Everybody loves watching the news these days and you’re called ignorant if you’re skipping on it. Some people watch the news twice a day and listen to it every freaking hour. They’re eagerly awaiting new disasters and lots of bullshit. I stopped watching the news after reading The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris but in his new book I read something extremely interesting. In Tools Of Titans (this is a great book, both of them are to be honest) there’s one guy who worked at a newspaper and he gives you a solid reason on why you shouldn’t watch or read the news. He told Tim Ferris that they had to pick the worst imaginable news and only that would be printed. So the news is a big scam. It’s a big “reality show”. So basically it’s fake and full of sensation.
Ever wondered what the reason could be on why people want to see you go down? They want so see you fail. Doesn’t sound like a ton of fun doesn’t it? It simply the truth but they have a good reason or maybe even multiple reasons why they do it. Actually life isn’t very difficult at all. If you don’t want any haters you better don’t do anything new or exciting. Just follow the herd and no one will make a noise. You can breath but you will never succeed. I quickly realized this when I made the decision to drop out of collegel and do my own thing. People like to hate on others, well not all the people, but a lot of them.
I recently started a sleep experiment and the findings may shock you. They shocked me big time to be honest. I started this experiment after I talked about sleep and recovery with Luke from sweetmachinefitness. He told me that he felt at his best when he slept for 7 hours. He trains a lot so I got did some research on why this was even possible. I didn’t make any sense to me that he would feel better than when he slept 8 hours. I thought that more sleep would equal more energy (if you stay in the 7 to 9 hour range off course). So I stayed up an hour later then usual (11:30 pm) and got up at the same time (6:30 am).
mushin: don’t think but be
Have you ever heard of mushin? You probably haven’t since it’s an ancient Japanese word and it means “no mind”. Muchin is a state of mind in which fighters entered the battle (I’ll explain in a minute on how I got to this). But this state of mind is also helpful during everyday activities. Mushin aka the power of now will make sure that you stop multitasking and this will lead to a lot better results. You’ll be more productive and this will make you happier. It’s just too bad that most people can’t seem to reach this state of mind while others claim that it’s the biggest bullshit there is. Their ignorance is holding them back but that’s okay, you wouldn’t read this article if you were ignorant. I think that this intro will raise some questions. So lets address those.
Muhammad Ali is the next one who’s going to be covered in the alpha male series. I’m going to start with a quote which embodies the martial arts mentality.
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life”
So why did I take this quote in particular? Well that’s because it shows the fact that he had a great mindset. He was always willing to learn and wasn’t satisfied as quickly as most people.
the morning person myth is about to be debunked
The morning person is a big overhyped myth. Recently I realized a blog post that was named “how to become a morning person”. This guide showed you how you can conquer your mornings and kick start your day. It’s great when you feel like a powerhouse in the morning. It’s the best feeling in the world when you wake up happy, full of energy and grateful that you can start your new day. Okay it’s the second best feeling because nothing beats good sex in the morning or any other part of the day.
But I guess you get my point.
The cold warrior has a meat shield instead of a back
Are you ready to become a cold warrior? Do you even know what a cold warrior is? A cold warrior is somebody who’s able to handle the cold better than most people. Most people will wear 10 sweaters and tons of jackets when it’s freezing but the cold warrior dresses pretty light. He does that to prevent sickness. Wait? What? That’s right you become less sick when you’re able to handle the cold. Warning: you’ll have to step out of your comfort zone to do it. It’s not easy I can guarantee you that.
Today I really tried something new. It was -3 °C outside (26.6F) and I wanted to train with my heavy bag. I went outside in shorts, a t shirt and a hoodie. I ditched the sweater after 30 minutes and the t shirt after 45 minutes. Towards the end I even trained barefoot. I decided to do meditation for a second time today. So I did it shirtless in the cold for 10 minutes and I was okay.
The muscle up has to be learned for 2 simple reasons. It’s a bas ass move and you’ll be pretty strong when you’re able to master this one. It’s a natty delusion that you need to bench a ton of weight. Most guys can bench heavy but can’t perform a single pistol squat or muscle up. Learn to master the muscle up and become happy like a little kid.
I will never remember when I saw my first muscle up. I was training together with a buddy from college whom was pretty strong but was more a calisthenics guy. Suddenly he challenged me to do a human flag and a muscle up just for fun. So I tried both and I managed to a face plant on both exercises. My chin hit the bar pretty good when did my first attempt. I was lucky that I didn’t have a big ego so I just moved on.
It doesn’t matter how you learned about the Vikings and their culture. It could be from the recent TV show or just from history classes but one thing’s for sure. Those guys where though and they didn’t have fear; they weren’t like the modern men who behave like pussies.
They didn’t waste their time on social media so they weren’t social media zombies like most people.The Vikings were cruel and they explored the world. The Vikings plundered, raped and took everything they needed back home. Maybe we all have a part of the Vikings running through our veins.
Maybe we all have some bravery and real manliness running in our body waiting to get out, screaming to let the inner pussy go.