[video] Worked out super hardcore & I’m hyped

July 19, 2014

Topics covered:

1. I’m sweating.
Did a 20 minute hardcore kettlebell swing workout. First time in life. And it was fun.

2. I’m out of breath.

3. Everything I’m doing in this video, do the exact opposite to make a good, watchable video. Make it shorter, do it widescreen rather than vertical, don’t chew gum, have frequent short cuts, don’t have closeup of sweaty beard, blah blah blah. But seriously, who cares when you’re hyped & feeling great??

3b. If you’re interested in making good videos, this book is useful
How to Shoot Video That Doesn’t Suck: Advice to Make Any Amateur Look Like a Pro

4. All different types of workouts possible (gym, bands, kettlebells, weight lifting, high intensity interval training, bodyweight workouts, etc) and what I’m doing now that’s working.

5. Metabolic Effect book talks about REST exercise method. Workout for a set time, ie: 20mins. Work out as intense as possible. Then take as long as break needed to do another round. Finish when 20min timer goes off. This is different from workouts where there are no breaks and ones where there are limited breaks (ie: 1min rest between sets).

6. Using heart rate monitor makes it way funner to workout.

7. Sniffing peppermint oil to work out harder, longer – according to Jillian Michaels book Slim for Life (and other studies)

8. My routine to get hyped for workout. WWE Theme songs, peppermint oil, heart rate monitor, workouts I can do at home, etc.

9. Chris Powell’s book: 7 Day Carb Cycle Solution has great bodyweight workouts

10. Exactly a year ago, I was super obese & depressed, not leaving my apartment for months. Now I’m slimmer, working out on my own with free will, and high confidence/mood. I highly highly super highly recommend The Mood Cure book, if you have similar mood issues as I did.

If I can do it, you can do it.


Keep hope alive, mafaka.

Journey continues.