Posts tagged video games

How to Get More Sleep & Level Up Your Life

Never once did I rest in a bed while playing Fallout 3.  Resting to recover health seemed really stupid when all I had to do was kill everyone in my path and take items from their lifeless carcasses to heal myself.

Sadly, when it came to my own sleep in real life, I never took it seriously either.

Sleep may be one of the most important tools we can use on our quest for fat loss, muscle gain, or living a more overall healthy life.  Yet, many of us get less than sufficient sleep and then pound 5 Hour Energy, coffee(s), or Monster/Red Bull all day just to get us to five o’clock.

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What a Video Game Taught Me About Leadership

For decades all around the world, however, video games have been used as teaching tools, educating kids on a plethora of subjects like historypattern recognitioncritical thinking, and more since the early 1990s.  (Think Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, Tetris, SimCity, Starcraft, etc.)

If games can teach us how to recognize patterns, develop plans of action, think critically, manage resources, problem solve and more, could a game you play online help you develop leadership skills that you can apply in RL? (that’s real life for those who don’t speak gamer)

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Becoming the Batman

Almost 98% of my podcast guests answer my question of “what superhero would you be” by answering that they would be Batman.  It makes sense to be honest, a rich guy with cool toys who stands for justice and tries to right the wrongs of the city he loves.  Batman makes more sense then some dude who can only can be defeated by some rock that doesn’t exist naturally on Earth (suck it Superman).  

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Rainy Rest Day Activities

Active rest days can be a great way to counteract your desire to train but also keep you from vegging out on the couch.  You can go for a jog, play some basketball, play disc golf (or regular golf), yoga, take a hike and explore nature in your hometown, or do some sort of mobility work or corrective exercise routines.   

Being outside is great, but sometimes mother nature decides to be a dick and throw a wrench in your plans with rain. 

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Command and Conquer Your Fat Loss Fight (Macro Your Macros)

Micromanaging every aspect of life and diet and meal preperation can very quickly lead your attention to be scattered.  Once you become flustered its easier to make quick and careless decisions. 

Save enormous amounts of time every week and apply the concept of “hotkeys” to your diet for easy fat loss success.  That’s right, MACRO YOUR MACROS!

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Tetris Planks

Let’s clear this up first.  Your core does not equal “abs.”  You can have a strong core with no ab definition.  Opera singers can manipulate their core to sustain notes, but Pavarotti has no visible abs.  Core exercises, alone, are not going to get you shredded.

Over the last few years, the plank has become the “go-to” core exercise.  Countless articles have been written about them and hundreds of people perform them at the gym every day.

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A Geek On a Never Ending Quest of Awesome

I am no one special. I am just a socially awkward ginger kid who growing up loved Hulk Hogan, Captain America, Michael Jordan, and video games. The latter became an obsession later in life and helped me succeed in procrastinating basically every assignment constantly in college.
Growing up I felt like no one really understood me. I had to cloak my geekiness from many of my friends because, you know, jocks don’t do Captain America, StarFox, Zelda, or science type crap. Nope, it’s all sports all the time, right? It’s odd how we constantly as young people put on new tee-shirts trying to see what fits and what defines our identity. Often times hiding or pushing down the things that we are actually passionate or “geeks” about.

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