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Greetings, homosexuals. Jeffrey here cruising along in a tin can at an altitude of thirty six thousand feet next to an obese person; what better time to compose yet another lovely missive for the readership of RSD Nation?

Just wrapped a glorious 10 student bootcamp in New York City with Owen, Brad and Todd, now headed home for a brief respite before sauntering out once more for a sold out program in Toronto, then back to Cali to run another with Owen in San Diego (two spots left!) and then back up to the great white north for a Calgary program, also sold out. From there, I got these dates up on the schedule:

November 2-4: San Francisco
November 9-11: San Francisco
November 15-17: Los Angeles
November 22-24: Seattle
November 29-Dec2: Vancouver
December 6-8: Las Vegas (w/ Tyler)
December 28-30: San Francisco
January 3-5: Los Angeles
January 10-12: Atlanta
January 18-20: San Francisco
January 24-26: Austin
February 1-2: San Francisco


So anyway, for this week's article I was going to record a video about PIMP GAME, but I didn't get around to it before I had to fly out for NYC, mostly due to my rigorous schedule of meaningless sex.

It's funny because it's true.

But yeah, no video means no article right? Wrong... I have a fairly large backlog of video from my travels last year that I never got around to editing, so I dug into the archives to see what I could see. Most of what I found was relatively uninspiring to me, so I was all like "FUK DIS SHIT." However, I did uncover a short blog I shot with Alex last November in Sydney that kind of grabbed me by the booboo. In it, I discuss a fairly common question posited by newbies who come into the community having read "The Game."

These guys come in with an idea that it's all about canned material and so forth and are then faced with this esoteric "nu-RSD" (which isn't so new at this point really but wevs) stuff and are a bit taken aback. They come onto the forum, ask about tactics, and are ripped a new anus hole by the regular users.

"But wait," they plead, "Tyler and Jeffy learned game with routines back in the day! That's how they got good.... doesn't it make sense that i should start off with them as well, like training wheels? Herpity derpity dee!"

So yes, in this short video, I address these concerns.... check it:



So there you have it. Nothing really super earth shattering, I wanted to record something that I could post in threads when this comes up in the future; a sort of "video macro" if you will.

However, that's not the real reason that I wanted to post this video up.

See, when I watched the video, i was struck by a couple things: number one, how bizarre my haircut looks, and number two (hurr durr NUMBER TWO), how goddamn FAT and UNHEALTHY I appear.

This video was shot at the extreme tail end of my World Hotseat Tour last year, and things had gotten a bit out of hand. Looking at it now, it seems glaringly obvious that this haircut was bizarre to the point of being DETRIMENTAL. Hell, they wouldn't even let me into the bar in Perth, citing a "no mullet/no rattail policy" designed to keep bogans out. (Take note: while this appearance didn't affect my game with girls so much, it certainly affected my DOOR GAME)

At the time however, I really didn't notice... the thing is, if you're not on top of your shit with CONSISTENT HABITS, things can creep sideways slowly and you won't even be aware that you're slipping until it's too late.

Next thing you know, you look up and you're some fat pasty with a dead rodent attached to your head.

So after i got home from AusFAILia, I trimmed the mullet down to something resembling a human's hair, and resolved to get back in fighting form. I spent the next eight months fine tuning my diet and gym habits, creating a schedule and sticking to it religously, while of course also having massive massive amounts of random sex. Yup. Oh, and laying out in the sun regularly as well. I said in the video "we will see what happens," and this is what happened:

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Now, for those of you who have been following RSD for some time, you may recall a similar photograph being posted back in 2006, when I did the original "Summer of Ripped Abs."

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And you may be asking yourself, "DAYYUM SON WTF HAPPENED?"

What happened was: the methods I employed to get in shape back in the day were simply not sustainable LONG TERM.

See, since that original Summer of Ripped Abs, I've had several "yo-yo" cycles where I've slipped and gotten chubby then "fixed" it again. The thing that sucks about this is, every time you get fat, it becomes harder to get it off and easier to get fat again. Look up something called "adipose hyperplasia"... basically when you get fat, your fat cells multiply. When you lose it, those cells decrease in size, but remain present in the body... they're there to stay, and ready to plump up at a moment's notice.

Scary stuff. Hell, it even SOUNDS scary. ADIPOSE HYPERPLASIA, BITCHES.

So this time around, i took a hard look at all the variables involved and saw where I slipped up in the previous cycles.

First off, I noticed that I had injured myself several times while lifting weights. Lower back, shoulders, knee, etc etc. Each time one of these injuries occured, I was forced out of the gym for months, causing me to slip back into fat town.

I used to go really really hard in the gym... like five days a week lifting with elaborate muscle splits. After several months, the inevitable injury would occur and boom, I'm set back and end up WORSE than before. So this time, I decided to dial the volume back hard. I do a modified version of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 program of progressive loading where I go TWO days a week. That's it. Squats and bench one week, Deads and overhead press the following week, repeat. Mild assistance exercises. If I'm feeling run down, I'll omit the assitance shit. If anything feels weird while I'm lifting... not even painful, mind you, just WEIRD... I'm DONE for the day, I just leave. I've had too many instances where I felt some twinge and wrote it off as nothing and powered through the workout, only to wake up the next day FUCKED. I do cardio six days week (3 steady state sessions, 3 HIIT sessions) and abs six days a week. This might seem like a lot of cardio and not enough lifting, and that's what I thought too when I looked at the program, but honestly I think most guys could use more cardio. And this also allows for the inevitable weeks here and there where I'm traveling and skip the gym entirely. In fact, I think these occasional weeks off are great to de-load the central nervous system. The whole point being SUSTAINABILITY.

Now I realize that when I post pics like this, I'm gonna get the inevitable comments from dudes "herp derp you don't even look dat good bro I lift hard durr" and you know what? my response to that is "FUCK YOU." I don't give a shit. I'm thirty six fucking years old, I just want to be healthy, not the goddamned Hulk. That's not my priority and if it's yours that great. I just want to stay uninjured. If I could go back in time and give my younger self advice about the gym it would be "Keep your volume low and your intensity high." Why? because you have to look at the BIG PICTURE, and see what's going to be realistic long term. Slow and steady truly wins the race. As Wendler himself says, "I don't need to be strong tomorrow... I want to be strong when I'm 60."

And for the record, by San Francisco standards, I basically AM the Hulk. lol scrawny nerds all up in this shit, I slap a hipster on the side of the head and break his fuckin neck.

Ok, so then there's the diet. You may recall that back in 2006, part of my regimen involved abstaining from alcohol. Of course, that wasn't going to last. Are you fucking kidding me? Give me a fuckin break... I'm a gastronome, baby. I live in what is possibly the best city in the world for "foodies" (shit I can't believe I just wrote that gah shoot me now) and oenophiles. World of winecraft. Shiiit, I eat out three to five nights a week. And now we have this new trend of mixology all over the place... every new restaurant that opens up isn't just measured on their food, but on the cocktail program as well. Yes, they have to have a special dude who runs a special department in the restaurant that just does cocktails. The bar is set very high (no pun intended). I fuckin love this shit man.

So again, looking at the variables I came to the following conclusion.... I could either up my cardio, which would mean increasing volume and thus increasing likelihood of injury/boredom etc causing me to drop out of my fitness regimen entirely, or I could quit drinking... which, let's face it, AINT GONNA HAPPEN.

We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

So I found a work around. Brad turned me on to this whole "intermittent fasting" craze and I looked into it... and basically, what I found is that if I followed that program, it gave me enough caloric wiggle room that I could go out to nice restaurants and have some wine with dinner and still keep in shape.

Now, I've sort of hit a plateau where I realize that if I wanted to get a true six pack, I'd have to cut out the booze and shit entirely. But again, I don't give a fuck about that, that's not my goal. I just want to be reasonably lean and strong, and stay uninjured, and still enjoy life while I'm kicking around on this rock.

I mean, who knows, maybe I'll get a wild hair up my ass in a few months and really decide to shred down to <10% bodyfat just for fun. But right now I'm cool with this whole scenario.

The point here being, whatever your goals are, whether it's fitness, finances, or success with women, when you are developing a plan to achieve them, it has to be realistic. You need to be honest with yourself and say, is this something that, knowing how I am, is going to be realistic LONG TERM. Otherwise, you're going to get stuck in these continual "yo yo" cycles which can be quite disheartening and might even cause you to throw in the towel entirely.

Anyway, that's it for this week. I've got some new shit in the pipeline including a video tour of the van and a comprehensive look at books dealing with the topic of PIMP GAME, and I should likely have the next one up next Sunday. But honestly I'm thinking that I might just switch to an every other week model of frontpage posting.

It just seems more sustainable. lol

See you next time.

-j
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Awesome - Nice post mate. Great value.
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 Pimp article man
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 Hey Jeffy,

Thanks for sharing the workout stuff. I'm 43 (!) and I've had similar injury issues with weights. Gonna look into the Jim Wendler program you mentioned. Also, deep-tissue massage has helped alot of my back and other injuries.

MR
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Lovin' the old Jeffy wisom! I've also added the pillar of long-term sustainability  to building my lifestyle.
Those crazy cycles in the gym over the years, provided me with some nice HIGHS but also the creepin' LOWS. Now I am the marathon man and I might do some sprints for time to time just for the fun and sake of doing them. KISS baby!!! (Keep it Sustainable Stupid)
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Damn, i love that intermittent fasting stuff, been eating one meal a day for a year and a half. 

Just wondering, are you pretty strict when you're out with girls?  A few times we'd pull girls and get food, when I didn't get anything they got weirded out and it messed things up.
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Cutting out white bread is a good way to keep carbs/fat down.

Enjoyed the vid and article.
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newstuff18 wrote:
Damn, i love that intermittent fasting stuff, been eating one meal a day for a year and a half. 

Just wondering, are you pretty strict when you're out with girls?  A few times we'd pull girls and get food, when I didn't get anything they got weirded out and it messed things up.
Yeah, I basically eat anything I want, with a GENERAL mindset of "healthy" eating and keeping refined carbs down. But still, if I'm out at night I might get a slice of pizza here and there or eat some fuckin ice cream, it's not a big deal... as long as I keep it within the caloric limits I've defined for myself. Calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (I use the Harris-Benedict formula) and multiply it by a factor for your activity level and that's what you need to stay under each day. On lifting days I go a few hundred over or so and carb load. It's pretty simple... which again goes back to the whole idea of it being sustainable longterm.

Oh also for calorie counting I use myfitnesspal app for iphone which has a supermassive library of foods and also allows you to scan barcodes in. It doesn't get much easier than that. Shit, I don't know how motherfuckers counted calories before smartphones, must have been an insane pain in the ass

And yeah Tyler talks about your last point, where you pull the girls and they're all DURR FRIED CHEESE! and then you order up a green tea and kale or some such faggotry and they're weirded out and then don't fuck you. Don't be that guy man lol... one slice of pizza is not going to kill you, hell at this point it's just like throwing it into a furnace... I could eat chocolate cake for a week straight and nothing would happen. If I ate it for TWO weeks straight, then something might happen haha, but still... no need to be such a strict adherent, do what it takes to not fuck up the vibe, and actually GET LAID.
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The Hawk wrote:
Cutting out white bread is a good way to keep carbs/fat down.

Enjoyed the vid and article.
Yeah, I try to observe common sense health principles... I avoid fruit juice, white bread, fast food, make sure my protein stays high with whey powder and lean meats, etc etc. I observe the basics but do not go apeshit if somebody offers me a twix, i will eat it. but it will get meticulously logged like everything else in the calorie log. Calories in, calories out is what I care about bottom line, and I don't really freak out about the macros too much, as long as they're BASICALLY in range.
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Good fuckin article. Very good. Excellent in fact.

People don't realise the importance of sustainability. Fuckin idiots if you ask me. Always fuckin yo-yoing.
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MidnightRambler wrote:
 Hey Jeffy,

Thanks for sharing the workout stuff. I'm 43 (!) and I've had similar injury issues with weights. Gonna look into the Jim Wendler program you mentioned. Also, deep-tissue massage has helped alot of my back and other injuries.

MR
Yes, I'd recommend his ebook and if you're interested in the lighter program, it's outlined here, under "modification #2"

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/most_recent/531_reloaded

Modification #2: I'm a busy guy and hitting the gym four times a week is tough. Any lower frequency ideas that still yield gains?

"I get this a lot, and I have a kick-ass answer. Move everything to two times a week and do the following:

Week 1:

Monday: Squats 5/3/1, leg press 5 x 10, stiff leg deads 5 x 10, abs

Thursday: Bench press 5/3/1, dumbbell press 5 x 10, dumbbell row 5 x 10, biceps curls (yes, curls).

Include three days of hard conditioning (hill sprints) on nonconsecutive days.

Week 2:

Monday: Deadlift 5/3/1, safety bar squat 5 x 10, good mornings 5 x 10, abs

Thursday: Overhead press 5/3/1, chin-ups 5 x 10, dips 5 x 10, biceps curls (no, the joke isn't on you, biceps curls).

Include three days of hard conditioning (hill sprints) on nonconsecutive days.

That's it.

I've advised a lot of busy guys to follow this routine and virtually all got bigger, stronger, and in better shape faster — and for longer — because there's so much less potential for burnout."

With the reduced frequency, Wendler says there's no need to deload, and each training cycle now goes six weeks instead of the usual four.

And for those guys who think that this sounds like their mama's split, Wendler says look out.

"The 5 x 10 assistance work is no joke, if you hit it hard. It's definitely not a split — in fact, it could be the best variation of all.

Following this split is the reason I decided recently to do another meet."

Twice a week of lifting: Are you sure that's enough volume?

"I think most guys — even guys with all kinds of time to train — would be better off stripping down their volume and stepping up their conditioning," says Wendler.

"Something almost magical happens to the body when you get in great condition. You look better, feel better, and you perform better.

This is essentially what we did when I played football and I seem to recall that everyone on the team was in shape."
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Will it be sold on Ebay? (The Mullet)
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 Are you doing just a Bootcamp in Calgary? Any freetour or hotseat?
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 No offence Jeffrey, and i didn't just register to say this... but this article seems full of excuses for mediocrity.

I couldn't ever imagine Tyler posting this. Like seriously, i thought this was a self-improvement site:

"I'm 36 GODDAMMIT!! I'M too old!!! Cut me some slack!! I klnow i'm lame! I don't care!! I'm 36!! Waaaah!"

In other words - testosterone replacement therapy.
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i love it how its basically all the new kids on the block who are all wound up and dissing Jeffy.
Get off your ass, do some work, live a little and what you find is balance rules all.
Im all for the becoming the man you've always wanted to me, but isnt taking EVERYTHING so nazi like just like a form of social conditioning???

Make up your own minds, enjoy balance in your lives.
Peace.
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Oh and by the way, nice article Jeffy. Long live the mullet.
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He doesn't want to stop drinking and nor do I.
 
Dude I don't mean to side with an instructor because he's an instuctor... but look we would all like to be ripped as fuck, eat the exact right foods but that takes A LOT of energy and time. Being constriced to certain routines and things is also quite stressful. The point he's making is, stay on top of your shit as much as you can, but realise you have to go out and enjoy life. He bangs hoes all day! He's got the right balance.

Also mediatate dude.. you seem a little crazy lol
Zach S wrote:
jlaix wrote:
We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

dude wtf is this, not to try and make you feel bad, but your a huge motivation to soo many peoples lives. Mine included. RSDNation is supposed to talk about growth and self actualization and shattering self limiting beliefs. . DUDE WAKE THE FUCK UP... if you want to stop drinking then go to rehab, stop hanging out with loser friends, and save your life....and motivate even more people....but dont EVER post and try and support your negative beliefs and say that since your 36 and you know yourself...yada yada yada BULLSHIT! if you would like to stop drinking you wont. but if you convince yourself you NEED to do it then you will. SAME as getting success in anything, hoes, money, everything included!!

Still love you and may be one your biggest fans. PEACE
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He doesn't want to stop drinking and nor do I.
 
Dude I don't mean to side with an instructor because he's an instuctor... but look we would all like to be ripped as fuck, eat the exact right foods but that takes A LOT of energy and time. Being constriced to certain routines and things is also quite stressful. The point he's making is, stay on top of your shit as much as you can, but realise you have to go out and enjoy life. He bangs hoes all day! He's got the right balance.

Also mediatate dude.. you seem a little crazy lol
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jlaix wrote:
We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

dude wtf is this, not to try and make you feel bad, but your a huge motivation to soo many peoples lives. Mine included. RSDNation is supposed to talk about growth and self actualization and shattering self limiting beliefs. . DUDE WAKE THE FUCK UP... if you want to stop drinking then go to rehab, stop hanging out with loser friends, and save your life....and motivate even more people....but dont EVER post and try and support your negative beliefs and say that since your 36 and you know yourself...yada yada yada BULLSHIT! if you would like to stop drinking you wont. but if you convince yourself you NEED to do it then you will. SAME as getting success in anything, hoes, money, everything included!!

Still love you and may be one your biggest fans. PEACE
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He doesn't want to stop drinking and nor do I.
 
Dude I don't mean to side with an instructor because he's an instuctor... but look we would all like to be ripped as fuck, eat the exact right foods but that takes A LOT of energy and time. Being constriced to certain routines and things is also quite stressful. The point he's making is, stay on top of your shit as much as you can, but realise you have to go out and enjoy life. He bangs hoes all day! He's got the right balance.

Also mediatate dude.. you seem a little crazy lol
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jlaix wrote:
We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

dude wtf is this, not to try and make you feel bad, but your a huge motivation to soo many peoples lives. Mine included. RSDNation is supposed to talk about growth and self actualization and shattering self limiting beliefs. . DUDE WAKE THE FUCK UP... if you want to stop drinking then go to rehab, stop hanging out with loser friends, and save your life....and motivate even more people....but dont EVER post and try and support your negative beliefs and say that since your 36 and you know yourself...yada yada yada BULLSHIT! if you would like to stop drinking you wont. but if you convince yourself you NEED to do it then you will. SAME as getting success in anything, hoes, money, everything included!!

Still love you and may be one your biggest fans. PEACE
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jlaix wrote:

newstuff18 wrote:
Damn, i love that intermittent fasting stuff, been eating one meal a day for a year and a half. 

Just wondering, are you pretty strict when you're out with girls?  A few times we'd pull girls and get food, when I didn't get anything they got weirded out and it messed things up.
Yeah, I basically eat anything I want, with a GENERAL mindset of "healthy" eating and keeping refined carbs down. But still, if I'm out at night I might get a slice of pizza here and there or eat some fuckin ice cream, it's not a big deal... as long as I keep it within the caloric limits I've defined for myself. Calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (I use the Harris-Benedict formula) and multiply it by a factor for your activity level and that's what you need to stay under each day. On lifting days I go a few hundred over or so and carb load. It's pretty simple... which again goes back to the whole idea of it being sustainable longterm.

Oh also for calorie counting I use myfitnesspal app for iphone which has a supermassive library of foods and also allows you to scan barcodes in. It doesn't get much easier than that. Shit, I don't know how motherfuckers counted calories before smartphones, must have been an insane pain in the ass

And yeah Tyler talks about your last point, where you pull the girls and they're all DURR FRIED CHEESE! and then you order up a green tea and kale or some such faggotry and they're weirded out and then don't fuck you. Don't be that guy man lol... one slice of pizza is not going to kill you, hell at this point it's just like throwing it into a furnace... I could eat chocolate cake for a week straight and nothing would happen. If I ate it for TWO weeks straight, then something might happen haha, but still... no need to be such a strict adherent, do what it takes to not fuck up the vibe, and actually GET LAID.

Wow great post Jeffy.  Top notch work on the fitness.  As the metabolisim slows down it gets harder and harder to drop that kind of weight. For some one who eats out oftens you've done extremely well.

On the point of "one slice of pizza is not going to kill you, hell at this point it's just like throwing it into a furnace...", I've found that when I stray away from the healthy path I'll go on a food eating rampage and consume about 2 days worth of calories in the space of 2 hours.  It's a mindset thing.  Once I feel like I've eating unhealthy for the day I write it off and go crazy!

I've alway trained like demon, but I've eaten like one too.  Im 22 but have already started to notice my metabolisim drop off so I'm focusing on routines to get me into eating healthy.  Killing off my sweet tooth one day at a time.
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 I strongly agree with your philosophy to build a body composition who is susteinable in the long term instead of doing like those mad who try to cut out all the carbo for long time with the strangest and dangerous diets, resistance training is supposed to be something that enrich your life not an evil practice that make you starved and injured (i'm endomorph as you so i know how much is painful to get those fucking abs out), someone who goes out clubbing 3- 4 night a week and work hard 8 hours everyday simply can't go on for long without complex carbo.Do you think that chemical integration and 2 grams of proteins for body Kg  are really necessary in the long term for a body who is female friendly?
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Yeah but he doesn't say I can't control my drinking.

Anyway sorry to bash you, you seem like a good dude, I'm into Robbins as well.
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Jlaix mate, good stuff. Cut breads, carbs, unncessary drinking, and or drugs.

High reps, cardio, consider supplements, possibly ec stack or just do it gradually and naturally.
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 i want to be fly like the soaring Hawk
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Zach S wrote:
jlaix wrote:
We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

dude wtf is this, not to try and make you feel bad, but your a huge motivation to soo many peoples lives. Mine included. RSDNation is supposed to talk about growth and self actualization and shattering self limiting beliefs. . DUDE WAKE THE FUCK UP... if you want to stop drinking then go to rehab, stop hanging out with loser friends, and save your life....and motivate even more people....but dont EVER post and try and support your negative beliefs and say that since your 36 and you know yourself...yada yada yada BULLSHIT! if you would like to stop drinking you wont. but if you convince yourself you NEED to do it then you will. SAME as getting success in anything, hoes, money, everything included!!

Still love you and may be one your biggest fans. PEACE
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Category120 wrote:
 i want to be fly like the soaring Hawk
dude i know right me too
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You know i really like this focus on hammering the gym and nutrition but from a win win perspective. its important to look and feel your best but not at the expense of injuring yourself or creating some form of weird social hypnosis when your out at a restaraunt. personally i resonate with an attitude of moderation but also accountability. Anyway Jeff Love this video! its so awesome! i loved the car vs the carriage analogy. this video really gets me excited to get out there tomorrow and confidently hit it up!
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i don't really have an issue with the vid topic, but the article write up was badass. thanks OP
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I was just thinking about routines. I thought about something that Tyler said about not being afraid to say and do totally crazy off the wall shit in order to polarize the interaction, and making bold moves. I think routines could help if you wanna come up with something edgy and off the wall to quickly polarize otherwise unless you're a great improvisor you can easily fall into the "where you from? Where do you hang out around here? Durr"  interaction style that leads to a crappy lukewarm interaction and the old pity phone number LoL At least that's what happens to me sometimes.

The problems come when you use routines to get validation or as a shield to protect your ego.
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Magi

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 I'm developing Bosley mullet implants for the less fortunate
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intermittent fasting = intermittent binging
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Excellent content and hilarious. The way you described the new "technology" was spot on. I never really understood why people referred to communication knowledge as technology until now. thanks for the vid.
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Zach S wrote:

The Hawk wrote:
He doesn't want to stop drinking and nor do I.
 
Dude I don't mean to side with an instructor because he's an instuctor... but look we would all like to be ripped as fuck, eat the exact right foods but that takes A LOT of energy and time. Being constriced to certain routines and things is also quite stressful. The point he's making is, stay on top of your shit as much as you can, but realise you have to go out and enjoy life. He bangs hoes all day! He's got the right balance.

Also mediatate dude.. you seem a little crazy lol
Zach S wrote:
jlaix wrote:
We could argue here "yo man just willpower it up man, you're just making excuses blah blah blah." Fair enough, but look... I'm THIRTY SIX FUCKING YEARS OLD, I KNOW MYSELF at this point, and it's simply NOT REALISTIC.

dude wtf is this, not to try and make you feel bad, but your a huge motivation to soo many peoples lives. Mine included. RSDNation is supposed to talk about growth and self actualization and shattering self limiting beliefs. . DUDE WAKE THE FUCK UP... if you want to stop drinking then go to rehab, stop hanging out with loser friends, and save your life....and motivate even more people....but dont EVER post and try and support your negative beliefs and say that since your 36 and you know yourself...yada yada yada BULLSHIT! if you would like to stop drinking you wont. but if you convince yourself you NEED to do it then you will. SAME as getting success in anything, hoes, money, everything included!!

Still love you and may be one your biggest fans. PEACE
Not to brag but i do meditate 20 minutes everyday. but thats besides the point... maybe i am a little too self development crazy after self sponging my self to all the Tony Robbins, Owen, and other motivational speaker videos haha.....The reason i made this little post was because watching Jeffys videos was leverage on myself to get out and start changing my life via approaching girls back like a year and a half ago.... so i wanted to return the favor to sir Jeffrey.... I also wanted to remind Jeffy of the reason RSDN is as awesome as it is, which i think he may forget. its awsome because it is a community of guys that want to improve their lives in EVERY area and its point is too encourage growth. the reason i was upset enough to take this energy to post was because his quote is saying " i cant control my drinking yeah, oh well its cause im 36 and know myself" which is the same as a noob in game saying "approaching just isnt me it doesnt feel right" its the same excuses that cause stagnation. Everyone fucks up all the time but are you going to give up and lie to yourself saying "im 36 and know myself" aka I'm never going to change?... OR are you guna say fuck it! I keep fucking up but im guna keep trying till i figure it out. Which is the same principla guys need to do with girls to become successful.
Final Note: drinking isnt bad....the lifestyle of excessive drinking is.
Peace
Dude... chill. When guy says that hes 36 and know himself, that just means that he does not depends on alcohool for game. 
So stop taking life too serius and chill the fuck out. 
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Abs 6 times a week a bit excessive? My own personal experience is that I've never trained abs directly, yet still have a six pack, due to clean diet and abs being hit indirectly by most compounds like squats, DL, pullups etc. Perhaps other peoples bodies will respond differently, but for me direct abs work has always been a waste of time.

Nice work though, looks like a really good program too!
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#34

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Please don't put music in the video.

You can't watch it out of germany because of copyright blabla

:(
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The best bit of the video was when jeffy said pull his dick out, the ship immediately made a fucking honk sound that's the universe right there buddy.
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pimpyMcPimper wrote:
Abs 6 times a week a bit excessive? My own personal experience is that I've never trained abs directly, yet still have a six pack, due to clean diet and abs being hit indirectly by most compounds like squats, DL, pullups etc. Perhaps other peoples bodies will respond differently, but for me direct abs work has always been a waste of time.

Nice work though, looks like a really good program too!
Maybe six times a week abs is excessive but I might skip some too. Anyway, I split it up into three different areas this is what i tlooks like:

monday + Thursday: Upper abs (crunches, sit ups)
Tues + Friday: Lower abs (hanging leg raises, decline situps)
Wed+sat: obliques (side bends, woodcutters on the pulley machine, torso rotation)

sundays off.

I usually take it pretty easy on the thurs-sat sets but still hit it
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 Jeffy is old, Julien's better. 

I just had to get this off of my conscience :) 
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#38

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Dude your video's are always awesome..if i want to start with the natural method rather than routine based stuff which product do you recommend?

In the meantime, he isn't old..he is rocking it like a mofo.
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 Beast Mode!!  All aboooooard!!!  Hahaha nice
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#40

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Can't say I agree mate. If you're putting in 5 hardcore mauy thai training sesssions each week, I'd have to say that the more likely reason you're seeing that increased definition/6pac is that you're burning off a huge number of calories, hence removing the layer of fat that covers your abdominals. If you've got a layer of flab sitting there, it really doesn't matter how huge your abs are, or how many sit ups you can do, you're never going to see those ripped abs.

I'd be an ardent subscriber to the "6 packs are made in the kitchen" mantra, but then sure each to their own.
Falc wrote:
To the guys saying 6x a week is excessice, the way i got the most shredded was on my muay thai fighters program, which was 5x a week full intensity doing every muscle group, just no weights. Hudreds and hundteds of sit ups per session. Weight training has given me some bulk but nowhere near the definition. If you want abs, just do 300-500 sit ups 5 times a week. Takes like 10 min a day. Ypu obviously have to build up to that, but after a while you crank out sets of 100 no problem.
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 Unfortunately, this SME-music-content is not available in Germany because GEMA has not granted the respective music publishing rights.
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DUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Anthony John

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I dig your idea of posting every other week.  I have a hard enough time keeping up with the daily posts on rsd, I can only imagine what it takes to post a blog ever so often (even thought it is your full time job).


I missed you Jeffy, and like your new look (no homo).
I plan on mirroring your style when I get back home from my tour - growing my hair out and getting an epic beard.
BEEEEEEARD!!!


Right now I am sporting a mustache only and shaved head to prove to myself that looks do not matter.
It has helped with my self acceptance and personality.

Thirty Fucking Six years old hey?  I used to lie about my age to hook up with younger women because I was too insecure for girls my age.
Age < Attitude


It is all about taking care of your body.  Workout, eat healthy, and keep the garbage consumption low.
Great balance!

Good learn on adipose hyperplasia.  I have a very addictive personality (thank God I never started drugs) so I like to eat and drink in high dosages.  I keep that stuff away from me but if someone puts it in my face its going in my mouth (pun intended).

I am looking forward to my 30s.  Staying in touch with you guys and improving myself to improving my life.

Respect  smile
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 Well let's just put it this way... If Jeffy was Tyler's girlfriend, he'd NEVER get away with this shit. Ain't that write T?
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Jeffty, Mullets are page 3 news in Perth right now!

Perth Man Ejected From A Bar Because Of His Mullet
www..triplem.com.au/sydney/funny-stuff/bad-medicine/blog/perth-man-ejected-from-a-bar-because-of-his-mullet/20121010-hebu.html
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americantopteam wrote:
 Well let's just put it this way... If Jeffy was Tyler's girlfriend, he'd NEVER get away with this shit. Ain't that write T?


Do you often think about being Tyler's girlfriend?
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jlaix wrote:

americantopteam wrote:
 Well let's just put it this way... If Jeffy was Tyler's girlfriend, he'd NEVER get away with this shit. Ain't that write T?


Do you often think about being Tyler's girlfriend?
No, it's just he recently put up a mean thread about Lady Gaga getting fat saying something along the lines of "I would never allow any of my girls to get like that!"

And here he is allowing his superstar instructor yoyo dieting all over the place ;)

No offence Jeff, i enjoyed your perspective and i think there's some value in sustainability... but still, i was uneasy with a certain aspect of it

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J0akes

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Do temporary tattoos expediate the transformation process?
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#49

Magi

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J0akes wrote:
Do temporary tattoos expediate the transformation process?
I think the answer is obvious....... Absolutely!! 
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americantopteam wrote:

jlaix wrote:

americantopteam wrote:
 Well let's just put it this way... If Jeffy was Tyler's girlfriend, he'd NEVER get away with this shit. Ain't that write T?


Do you often think about being Tyler's girlfriend?
No, it's just he recently put up a mean thread about Lady Gaga getting fat saying something along the lines of "I would never allow any of my girls to get like that!"

And here he is allowing his superstar instructor yoyo dieting all over the place ;)

No offence Jeff, i enjoyed your perspective and i think there's some value in sustainability... but still, i was uneasy with a certain aspect of it

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I thought gay people didn't need dating advice,


Good to see you're having fun with your training Jeffy, still think its a little low on volume, HIT is a cop-out a lot of the time when you get passed beginner gains (and early intermediate gains). Keep on it if you're only looking for mainentance but if you want to continue growth you'll be disappointed soon enough.

Mike Mentzer, Dorian Yates etc didn't even use the HIT they promoted. Also your body would get used to that routine very soon. Just a heads up as you say you've had several set backs. Injury is due to bad technique and intensity not volume. You can do high volume in a short amount of time too.
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