In the 4-Hour Workweek Tim quotes Seneca frequently:  Chapter one “Cautions and Comparisons” These individuals have riches just as we say that we “have a fever,” when really the fever has us. —Seneca (4 B.C.– A.D. 65) Chapter three “Dodging Bullets – Fear-Setting and escaping paralysis” Set aside a certain number of days, during which […]

“When I was young I always wondered if old people could do two things: 1. Bend over and touch their toes and 2. have sex.” – Lew Hollander I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving 2013 with the worlds oldest Ironman, Lew Hollander. Just last October, Lew finished Kona, the legendary end-of-season Ironman race in […]

Weight trainers and bodybuilders are bombarded daily with advertisements for new supplements purported to increase strength and mass. Tim Ferriss in the 4-Hour Body includes two of the supplements we will discuss here (Glutamine and Creatine) as part of Occam’s Protocol supplementation. As a general rule, there is little human data to suggest that these […]

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Sometimes in life we find ourselves in surprising places, for example how in God’s good name did my picture end up next to Pat Flynn and Paul Jarvis? Even in my […]

What workout would Tim Ferriss do if the feds found “Brain Quicken” to be a scam and sentenced him to 25 years to life? This is day 4 of our Tim Ferriss prison series where we will continue to progress through the 6 core movements of convict conditioning – an amazing calisthenics training program.  Here […]

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Yesterday I received this email message from a reader: I don’t understand your PDF on supplements.  Do you have a very simple daily (on the program and on cheat day) list for 4-hour body? I’ve found a source for AGG and PAGG, but I don’t know when/how to take them on each type of day. What other supplements […]

The following is a modified excerpt from the book Body by Science: A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week.  I will be running a series of excerpts and special training program from this book over the next few months.  I will be integrating the principles […]

There is a ton of scientific evidence that proves the importance of NONVERBAL CUES that govern how we think and feel about ourselves. We tend to blow this research off in favor of other, more conventional protocols. But this research has broad implications for everyone, especially people who suffer from feelings of powerlessness and low […]

After just a few days with Seth Godin’s free Manifesto: Stop Stealing Dreams, it became convincingly clear to me: We truly are in the middle of a revolution, or as Malcolm Gladwell would say: a “Tipping Point.” I was talking today with a college professor who spends her days working with disadvantaged young adults helping […]

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Culturally we don’t have a very good idea of happiness. Many people imagine that happiness is external. If you get a new car, a new self tracking device or your child brings home straight […]

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