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The Daily Man-Up: You Get To Decide Who You Are

October 8, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice |

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I’m not only saying “Just do it!”, instead I’m saying “just become it”.

I don’t buy junk food to bring home. I don’t do junk food. The idea of buying it repulses me, even though I’d get pleasure from eating it. Why? I thought about it, long and hard. About the kind of life I’d have if I continued to eat it, and I decided the person who eats junk food, that version of myself, that’s not me. That’s not who I want to be. I want to be healthy, and happy instead.

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The Daily Man-Up: What it REALLY Means to Be a Beta Male

October 7, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

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Being a beta male has nothing to do with your physical strength, financial success, or aptitude with women and dating.

These external factors can serve as indicators of whether a man is an alpha or beta, but in and of themselves, they are insufficient to “diagnose” a man entirely as alpha or beta. Because the defining characteristic of a beta male is not their external successes (or lack thereof), but the driving force behind those successes.

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The Daily Man-Up

October 4, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

You don’t get better on the days when you feel like going. You get better on the days when you don’t want to go, but you go anyway. If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated mind, you will grow and become better. It won’t be the best workout you have, you won’t accomplish as much as what you usually do when you actually feel good, but that doesn’t matter. Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important.

― Georges St-Pierre

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The Daily Man-Up: 5 Keys to Meeting Women

October 3, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Dating Advice |

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1. Confidence. Confidence comes from a mindset that is both pragmatic and optimistic. For example: When I’m working up the courage to talk to a woman, I’ll remind myself that she’s already NOT dating me, so the worst that can happen is that she continues to not date me. However if I don’t strike up a conversation with her, I’ll probably regret not taking the chance. That’s being pragmatic. The optimistic side is me telling myself to believe in the “what if?” – maybe we’ll get along wonderfully, maybe she’ll be into me, maybe I’ll make her laugh, maybe it’ll lead to a single date or maybe more?

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The Daily Man-Up: Find a Compelling “Why” or Wash Out

October 2, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Advice, Man-Up |

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BUD/s or Basic Underwater Demolition SEALs is debatably the most difficult military training program in the world today.

Trainees are voluntarily subjected to, what can only be described as six months of endless physical, psychological, and emotional torture.

From exposure to the hypothermia-inducing waters of the Pacific or  the endless runs carrying 200+ pound IBS (inflatable boat, small) boats on their heads to endless hours of physical training on the cold sandy beaches of Coronado and Virginia, each SEAL candidate is exposed to mental and physical rigors beyond what any common man can comprehend

But the training program isn’t simply designed to break candidates down. It’s a methodical (if seemingly maniacal) process specifically designed to make each trainee question their reason for being at BUDs.

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The Daily Man-Up: Learn How to Fail Skillfully

October 1, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Self-Improvement |

You’ve been learning how to succeed in your attempts here at self-discipline and setting good habits. Ideally you’ve learned how to discern your highest priorities, create a good plan, and to take immediate action on it.

There’s this flip side, though, to proper self-discipline which is learning how to fail masterfully – as the companion to learning to succeed. If you can develop your ability to fail masterfully, then you’re effectively moving into a more psychologically stable place for long-term growth.

The idea here is that if you can develop a proper relationship with failure, then you no longer need to be polarized (i.e. unnerved) by it, and you can move toward your greater growth with a sense of balance, a certain steadiness without all the triumphant highs and miserable lows.

The purpose of this post, therefore, is speak to this all-important element of self-discipline. Here we go:

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The Daily Man-Up

September 30, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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This machine allowed for me to efficiently complete cardio while not putting a significant amount of strain on my body given the seated position and back support it offered, and to cycle at whichever pace I desired. If you are new to working out or looking for a good exercise for cardio that won’t put too much strain on your body, I would definitely recommend fitting this exercise into your routine if possible!

The Recumbent Exercise Bike was the first machine I frequently utilized for cardio when I initially started exercising. Exercising at 400+ lbs put me at a higher risk for injury with all the extra stress and pressure that were being put on my joints from the excess weight, so I had to be mindful with the exercises I did perform to ensure I minimized any risk of injury.

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The Daily Man-Up

September 27, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

10 years ago I was deeply depressed and afraid of life, today I’m halfway through a 2,189 mile hike through the Appalachian Mountains.

I’m hiking solo and started in Georgia a little over three months ago. I’ve been reflecting over the last decade and the unexpected changes which the time has brought forth.

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The Daily Man-Up: You Have To Take 100% Responsibility For Everything That You Experience In Your Life

September 26, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

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If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life. This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income, your debts, your feelings—everything! This is not easy.

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The Daily Man-Up: The 7 Best Ways To Increase Testosterone Naturally

September 25, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up, Self-Improvement |

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As we get older our testosterone levels start to drop. It happens faster than you think, too. Young men in their late 20s often see the beginning of the testosterone decline and begin to panic. Naturally, they wonder how they can increase testosterone naturally and get up to all sorts of things trying to do it.

Why go to so much trouble?

Because, for a man, testosterone is one of the most important hormones in the body, if not the single most important. Everything that we attribute to being a man owes its existence to testosterone, whether that is building muscle, being good in bed, or having the drive and aggression to get what you want out of life.

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