It was October 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
I went to the gym in the morning, and in the evening I decided to go out and explore the city.
I started the journey with the metro, but on the way back the weather was good.
I felt full of energy so I said “I’ll take the next station”, I walked to it and repeated the same thing.
I walked & I walked and basically never took the Metro. When I got back home I realized that I accidentally walked 25km and I wasn’t even tired.
This kinda blew my mind cause I think it’s the first time ever that I realized “walking infinitely” can be a thing. That I could walk non-stop without getting tired.
I had done hike-hikes where I walked for 8 hours, but all of that was in the “I’m hiking, I will push through tiredness and when I’m done I’m gonna rest bubble” but suddenly I discovered a new bubble of “not being tired”
Walk 50km A Day
Fast forward to July 2023 and I decided to try an experiment. I wanted to see how much I could walk in a day without getting tired.
My definition of tired was very loose:
- I don’t feel physically tired (there’s a difference between feet being “sore” and “physically tried”)
- I lift weights like normal the day before and the day after.
So I had a normal heavy leg day on the 26th of July.
On the 27th, I left my place at 7am, I came back home at 7pm. End result? 47km
I was able to walk 47km in a day, and the points to note are:
- Did the first 40km fasted with black coffee
- On my second break instead of going for a coffee, I decided to stop at the gym and did a 30 min sled session
- My feet started feeling sore at around 35km and my tiny pinkie toe started acting up a little at 40km which caused me to slow down.
- I never actually felt tired in my body during this.
The next day, I was a bit slower in the morning but still hit the gym and worked out as normal but without the sled cause my feet were sore.
So, the only affect walking 50km was having to skip sled for one day. This blew my mind at how unaffected I was.
So, how did I get here? How long did this take? and how can stuff like this can be a “normal” for you too? These are basically the ideas I’d like to share in this article.
Excuses at the door
As anyone who knows me knows, I don’t care about people’s bullshit
If you believe genetics is a cause for your problems, you probably should just leave this article here. If you think I’m in any way special and this is just a “jeremy thing”, leave my blog.
I’m going to assume that you are an adult that has atonomy to act and not a coward. So I’m not going to even mention “bullshits” I’m just gonna act like there don’t matter.
Periodic reminder (more for myself than for you) that I write for 0.1% outliers in optimism, thoughtfulness, creativity, kindness, competence, ambition, drive, curiosity. All are welcome to read and hang out, but I won’t dilute my writing trying to be “more accessible”.
It’s Such A Small Thing
This is something I often hear from “smarter” people. You probably have heard it often in your life.
Jeremy, that’s such a small change, why waste time thinking about that? Let’s talk about how the companies are making your fat, lets talk about the ‘big ideas’
No, you’re just being a lazy coward. Personally I don’t want to hear your view about longevity when you can’t sleep for 8 hours a day.
Now, it’s not just you. You’ll probably notice this sentence “it’s such a small thing” from the ‘smart but never done shit in their life’ people you know.
It’s them finding an excuse cause they don’t want to actually do the small things.
Toe Yoga, a weird exercise just for your toes, will improve your ability to walk long distances. So you just do toe yoga, a *super small thing* & you get the compounded results of those super small things.
Infinite energy is an end result of 100 small things.
Other People’s Warning Don’t Matter
When I got into fitness 10 years ago I remember all my family members used to give the excuse that “oh it’s cause you’re young”, wait until … you settle down… you get a job…you become 35 (which is now you become 25) *there’s a reason Adult onset diabetics has a rebrand without the word Adult* …
Let me tell you a simple reality, in the past 10 years not a single “Warning” “risk” I’ve been told by the so called “adults” in my life turned out to be true.
Obviously risks highlighted by “Real adults” aka the real experts like Peter Attia, Huberman, Domic D Augustine etc etc turned out to be useful. But not a single “warning” by anyone I knew before the age of 19 turned out to matter.
If a 50 year old tells you that you’ll walk less when you’re their age, ask them “did you ever walk 50km in a day when you were in your 20s”.
It’s hard to start a business in your 40s when you have a mortgage and kids.
Agreed, but then did you try it when you were in your 20s and had no debt. No? I guessed so.
Same with health: making any change is just gonna get harder with time. Start early, life just gets easier.
Cause here the thing, if you actually interact with a 50 year old that has, he’ll never be the one stupid enough to warn you about irrelevant risks.
Outlive (read the book) has a good section on this on how as you age your capacity diminishes. That’s obvious, so it’s all about what are you diminishing from.
If you can lift 200kg at 25 and you stick to fitness, by 50 you can still lift 50kg.
But if you can’t even lift 100kg at 25, by 50 your lived experience will believe that lifting 25kg isn’t possible.
Meet more 50-70 year olds who actually still climb mountains, you’ll learn to let of the wrong 50 year old’s opinions.
Basically: “do more” & meet more people that actually “do more”. People that “don’t do” don’t matter.
Note: This is kinda where it is good to know where you stand wrt information processing. For example, if someone highlights risks of something are you often in the position of “wow I didn’t think of that” or are you often in the position of “I’ve moved past that years ago/you accounted for the risks”.
For example I still get people ask me if this “work online and travel the world thing will last”, I just laugh and say “it’s lasted for 8 years, have you ever had a job lasted that long?”. Talking about the risks are useful with insiders, but rarely with outsiders & sadly most of the people in your life are outsiders in this bubble.
There’s Nothing Wrong With You
This might be the most important idea in this article.
My example around fasting will explain this:
I knew fasting was good in 2016 when I heard Dominic D’Agostino on Tim Ferriss.
It was only in 2020 that I ever succeeded at a doing 7 days water fast.
But I didn’t deny fasting being good for the 5 years I couldn’t do it.
Gotta break the self talk of “if I can’t do it there’s something wrong with me”
Because often it evolves to “no there’s nothing wrong with me, the facts are wrong”
Instead a better self talk is “xyz is good, I can’t do it yet and that’s fine :)”
Chill, give it years
I knew Yoga was very good in 2013, 2024 was the first year I ever did yoga everyday. Separate what is true from what you can do today.
Estimating: Between 2013-2021 I only did yoga maybe 10 times in 8 years.
I even said the sentence “people in the gym should do yoga, people doing yoga should go to the gym” in 2013. But for the next 8 years even I was just ‘talk’ wrt yoga.
But then finally in 2024, I’ve done yoga 170 times (as of first week of August). It took me 10 fucking years to make it a habit.
Give it years or even decades.
Where you start from rarely matters
The most interesting thing about getting infinite energy in my mid-20s is the weird realization that I can’t actually say the sentence “i have the energy of a child” because I didn’t.
I remember growing up I was always the slow one. I wasn’t the slowest in all groups but I remember always being in the lowest 20 percentile of most groups.
Western excuse: “Indians are good with technology”
Eastern excuse: “Western people grew up hiking/have better genetics”
Cover story for cowardice & laziness in both cases
So where you start from matters little:
- At the age of 18 I haven’t walked more than 30 mins in a row in my life.
- At age 26 I walk more every year (3000km+) than most Scandinavians.
For some of you getting infinite energy will mean “wow I actually have the energy of 10 year old me” but for most people reading this it will be a “wow I didn’t know my body was capable of this.”
So, let’s begin
1. Less fat
I had the following conversation with a friend recently:
Me: I eat more to gain fat when I see 8 abs, and I start to lose fat when I only see 4 abs.
He: I haven’t seen my abs since I was 16
Me: Yeah because of sugar and ultra processed carbs.
He: But we all ate sugar
Me: No, no we didn’t. I quit sugar nearly 10 years ago. Don’t use the “we all” bullshit with me.
It’s crazy for me to think about but it’s nearly 10 years since I quit sugar.
Quit sugar (translation): You know the obvious (10-minutes-on-google) reality that sugar is posion so you stop eating anything that’s made with sugar. You also know that after you quit things with sugar after 6-12 months your body completely stop craving it and you don’t have to intentionally avoid it. Drinking cocacola becomes a 1-2 times a year thing if at all. You have 0 things with sugar in your house.
Sugar = Ultra processed foods, junk food, literally white sugar, liquid calories etc.
Key point above: longer you’ve been in the above bubble the more easy life is. You don’t need to actively aviod anything because your body genuinly doesn’t crave it anymore.
Obviously you still try new deserts when you travel etc.
Note: after you’ve been off sugar for a long time, you don’t even get craving if you eat. I can eat 2 donuts in a single day and then go months without sugar without ever getting craving.
Now if you understand the obvious realities of shit vs not shit food, second step is actually act on it.
It all comes down to 3 things: Will power, habit & confidence
- Will power: resist snacks, resist junk. Meditate more, less social media, less internet, less alcohol, more nature.
- Habits: No snacks or junk in house, intermediate fasting if you want to lose fat, stop ever having ‘snacks’ switch to “meals”, no liquid calories.
- Confidence: When I was around 14 I told my mom I’m gonna start cooking for myself. I tried and very quickly realized I wasn’t gonna be able to convince them of obvious things, so I decided to just optimize my life. Once in a while I would eat the same things they would but most often I started changing the way I ate such that I started cooking more and more of my own meals.
If 14 year old me was able to tell my parents “you are wrong”, some of you really need to up your confidence if you are too afriad to the same to you friend and parents today.
Read: No Adults in the Room
People think the first time I said everyone was wrong was dropping out of college to travel but it was actually food 3 years earlier
It was obvious to me that “all Indians are wrong” about food 10 years ago. So I just ignored them all, including my parents and just quit sugar & junk. A high protein diet is obvious but good luck thinking you’ll convince anyone about it.
In a phase: Some of you are so afraid to stand up for yourself & just say ‘everyone is wrong’, that you’re gonna choose to become diabetic instead.
I use the word *choose* because if you read this article and choose not to quit sugar, you can’t blame lack of information. You can only blame yourself.
Cause it’s not your societies/family’s fault either, they are just wrong but you’re the coward to still listen to them when you know that.
The world isn’t going to get healtier, before talking about world nutrition fix your own plate.
Most of these things come down to obvious realities like “alcohol is 100% bad”
The above statement is 100% true. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t drink. But for fucks sake don’t be stupid and come up with some bullshit theory why it’s good.
Esoteric longevity tip you won’t hear about from Bryan Johnson:
Go out to dinner with your friends and family. Order a bunch of delicious food. Drink a bunch of wine. Stay up late telling stories and laughing.
Immediately silence anyone who brings up “macronutrients” or “sleep… pic.twitter.com/9XkQQ2IhTz
— Myles Snider (@myles_cooks) July 16, 2023
Live life! Alcohol = 100% bad, while “life with alcohol once in a while” = good.
Key point: you don’t need to bullshit people around you or worse, yourself.
Once you fix the obvious food habits in your life, losing fat will be an obvious thing. It becomes a dial that you can control.
I recommend most guys getting down to where they can see a 6 pack and then staying there (don’t bulk) for at least a year, most people have no idea how light it feels to be at 10-15% body fat. “Low fat is dangerous” – only below 5% for guys, being at 5-10 is normal.
Also, 10% body fat usually = 6 pack. You’re probably carrying more fat than you think. What you call “20% fat” is usually “30+%”.
Women should probably be around 20-25% (if you can measure), but you’ll probably know.
Guys: While #2 point is “gain muscle” and yes bulking helps in gaining muscle. I actually don’t think you should even go close to bulk until you’ve first spent nearly a year being lean enough that you can see a 6 pack on a good day.
Even without the gym for like 6 years, just traveling around I never got fat enough that I couldn’t see 4-6 abs all the time. Fat is completely about food (not gym) so sort your nutrition out.
2. More Muscle
So, step 1: Get lean
Step 2: Get overweight
Okay, well maybe not entirely overweight but at the border.
A joke might explain this better
If you have to tell people that BMI is inaccurate, it’s probably very accurate for you.
As of a few weeks ago according to my BMI I’m officially overweight for the first time in my life. Here how I look today:
Step 2 is gain muscle (gradually) such that you are on the borderline of normal/overweight while still not carrying about fat.
I write below of 4 pillars of fitness & how to never plateau.
Gradually: Good heuristic is 1kg of muscle ever 2 months. Zoom out and only focus on the yearly change.
Note: The “overweight” applies more to younger people <40 year. But the “more muscle” is true for everyone.
Now due to height, the taller you are the less close to overweight you will be probably. But the key point being get lean and then also gain muscle.
Gain muscle is actually a cheat when it comes to nutrition:
- The more muscle you have the more calories you burn naturally = you can eat more food overall
- The more muscle you have the more insulin your body absorbs = you can eat more carbs without downsides
- The more muscle you have the more strength you can have
- A good hurestic I use of diets is |less muscle: Carnivorne -> high protein lazy Keto -> lazy Keto with lots of dairy -> medium carb : More muscle|
- Lazy keto: keto is more about high protein and less about the high fat. It’s more about reducing carbs. In this bubble intermidiate fasting is probably a thing that works great for some too.
- Vegan: Mostly vegans are unhealthy vegans but it’s possible to be a healthy vegan Rich Roll has some great content on it. Same with religious Indians etc. Find the top quality content for your specific life.
Now, if you waste time with strawman’s you’ll focus on the downsides of muscle when reality is you don’t need to deal with them.
1. Flexibility: You should start doing yoga as soon as you go to the gym. By year 2-3 of going to the gym, you should probably be doing yoga more often then going to the gym. Yoga sessions should get longer such that it’s min-30 mins
2. Not functional: #3 will be around using your muscles, but if you ever have to pick “do I go on the 10 day hike or continue my gym routine” you always pick the hike/adventure. Using your muscles in a sport, on an adventure means you never actually get the “fake gym muscles” and instead you always end up using them.
Making fun of stiff bodybuilders means jack-shit unless you are as muscular while being more flexible than the yoga teacher. – Don’t laugh, just optimize reality
A way to describe the reddit is you can either have the most upvoted comment, or you can have the result in life. Never both.
Similarly, you can either laugh at stiff bodybuilders, or you can get muscular & flexible, ignoring both subgroups.
3. More adventure
I use the word adventure because for most people that’s what it is. I include all sports in this.
Start doing multi day hikes, if you never done it then just pick whatever and do it.
Pick a new sport and just get very good at it.
I wrote about doing the Annapurna circuit hike in 2016, I didn’t have infinite energy back then.
In fact, half of you reading this have more energy today then I did when I did that hike. Until I did that hike I never walked more than 30 minutes. Yet I did a 250km hike.
Doing shit like a above means you let go of bullshit excuses you tell youself and maybe start optimizing more around reality and less around the opinions of other.
You’re obviously capable of 10x more than what you think is “hard”
Your gym & yoga results will help you in your sport or your adventure. But always pick the sport over the gym if you can.
Hopefully as time goes on, you get more energy as well as more free time so you can do more of them at the same time.
Peter Attia has a very good video on the 4 pillars of Fitness
- Zone 2
- Vo2 Max
Now, you can watch the video & read his book to understand it. You might even have different pillars in your life.
Each one of these bubbles help you in different ways. It’s not Gym vs Pilates it’s Gym & Pilates. ALWAYS
Here’s the graph of the 5 bubbles I’m personally trying to focus on:
I drew the Black lines for a very specific reason:
- Oct 21 – Mid-22: I only ever had energy for 1 thing at a time. I had to pick between Gym or Yoga, I didn’t have the energy to do both, so it was either I’m doing yoga this month or gym this month.
- Mid 22-Start 23: I started adding 2 things at a time. I could go to the gym in the morning and then go play basketabll in the evening.
- Start 23 onwards: 3 things at the time. Adding yoga every morning increased recovery, so Yoga went from “taking energy” aka GYM or YOGA. To “Giving energy” yoga helps me recover from gym + basketball etc.
So the 4 pillars for me as of right now:
- Strength: Gym (Habit since end 2021)
- Stability: Yoga & Pilates (Habit since end 2022)
- Zone 2: No habits yet (Rucking, Swimming)
- Vo2 Max: No habits yet (basketball, surfing)
Layer on things slowly, don’t fomo and crash, sustain. Think in terms of habits.
This next sentence is going to annoy some of you.
Walking doesn’t count as exercise. It’s walking.
You should probably walk more, a lot more. A fitness tracker might even be a good idea so you can get an idea of what you currenty walk.
I went through 4 stages with walking the past decade:
- Pre travel: Never walked more than 30 mins in my life growing up in Goa. (Approx: always less than 100km/mo)
- Travel: Explore mode = gradually walk more (100km+ a month)
- Hiked more often: When I started getting into hiking I started walking more, but at the same time I got more lazy when I wasn’t hiking. So it was all or nothing. (150-200km+ a month)
- Today (after covid crash): Always taking the stairs, always walking if the weather is good, going rucking after leg day etc etc. (300km/month)
The reason I highlight the above is because it took me 8 years to go from stage 1 to stage 4. Start creating good habits but also be patient.
I have my walking data since Mid 2019 and I think it’s very useful and some of you will find it interesting.
Black line: Joined gym again in 2021.
The reason this chart is fasinating is you can see the effect covid had even on someone active like me.
6 month moving average (yellow line)
Pre covid: 200km/month
Worst Covid: 100km/month
Year after Worst covid: 150km/month
I joined the gym and got a fitness tracker and so many other things to kick myself out of the lethagic couch mood I was in after covid. I lost like 25% of my normal walking energy after the entire pandemic and everything that came along with it.
Just cause browsing twitter every week was useful in January 2020, doesn’t mean I should be on it in 2024.
Read: Does war care about you
Anyways, after making all these changes as well as always prioritizing walking I now have a moving 6 month average of 300km/month.
I not only got over my lethagic covid crash but I was able to use the gym to go furthur then pre covid
Part of this is also not having the stupid discussion of “Nature is better than a gym”. Just do both, lifting weights will make walking in nature easier and vice versa.
Never met anyone who said “Hiking is better than a gym” who hikes more than me. Maybe stop making false dichotomies.
Note: I don’t walk on a threadmill. Also, yes it is easier to walk in some places vs others, but it’s also you. For example in November 2022 I walked 220km and I was in fucking Delhi for the whole month. Delhi and 220km/month was normal. Obv things are easier in places, but have the willpower to do the hard things instead of complaining
6. Progressive Overload
This is specifically to the gym and important enough that it needs it’s own section.
Year 1: Just showing up in the gym every week is the most important part. Your body is not used to exercising so whatever you do will help. Don’t overthink, just show up. Don’t focus on optimal or effectiveness, it doesn’t matter. Compound movements are your best friend. Read the rest of this section in year 2 of the gym.
Year 2: Once you’ve been lifting for a while, start being more effective in how you train. I shared my workout here that you can just copy.
Year 2+ Aka how to never plateau
IMO there’s 4 different focuses you can have in the gym when it comes to progress.
I genuinely believe you get the most value by only focusing at 1 at a time.
Now, it doesn’t mean that your other bubbles get bad. No instead you let the other bubbles plateau while you improve on the focus.
Here’s an image to explain:
Between December 2021-Jun 23 strength was my focus (off/on): During that time I went from deadlifting 100kg to 165kg.
The next year I stop focusing on strength: Today while I’ve been busy focusing on Volume, Intensity and now Effectiveness, my deadlift is 1RM is 140kg.
While I stop working on it, It doesn’t collapse back to 100kg, no it plateaus at -5-10% while I 10x other bubbles.
The bubbles explained:
- Strength: Here it’s a focus on improve your 1RM, you probably train in the 3-8 rep range here. Think powerlifting training.
- Volume: Volume is basically weight*reps*sets. eg. 100kg*10reps*3 sets= 3000kg of volume. For volume being focus it’s good to use a gym log app (I use fitnotes). Here’s an example of how my Barbell squats were unstructured vs with structure.
- Secondary, when volume becomes a focus, you probably have to lower the weight. Example: I used to squat 50-60kg, but when I switched to volume I went down to 30kg to do 20reps, later after using that “volume foundation” I was able to go back and do 60kg*20reps and even 80kg*15reps.
- Intensity: Youtube John Meadows and his workouts. He has done a bunce of exercises with Jeff Nipard, but the entire point is increase intensity, dropsets, isometrics etc. My Bench Press eg: Volume = 65kg*10reps. Intensity = 80kg*5reps, drop the weigth to 55kg do 8 reps or even till failure if you have a spot.
- When I switch from volume to Intensity, my volume went down by around 10% for a month and then started to go higher
- Effectiveness: One of the things about the gym is it’s easier to work on above bubbles if you are doing the same routine. That’s why I have effectiveness as it’s own category. This is the time where you switch out old exercises for new. This is something you probably find hard to do in other bubbles because it makes all your numbers (Weight/volume) go down.
Example: You are used to doing rope push down for triceps and count it as 500kg of volume. Now if you add dips instead, you’ll probably start out without any weight and hence all your number will look bad.
It’s skipping 100kg deadlifts for banded pull ups.
So the entire point of effectiveness is to let your “number” plateau while your results go up.
Peak effectiveness switches: Sled pull/push (I give up half my normal workouts for this nowadays), Ring exercises (ring chin up is the best bicep exercises), rope pull ups (eventually without legs), weighted (unweighted to start with) calisthenics: pull ups, dips etc, Bulgarian split squats, Lu raises, jefferson curls.
Personally I stay in one of these bubbles for max 3-4 months.
The biggest point with this idea is you can apply this everywhere:
Zoom in: Let muscles plateau to focus on stability.
Zoom out: Let gym fitness plateau to focus on surfing skills.
Zoom out more: let fitness plateau to focus on mental health.
And secondary: Things not in focus don’t go to 0. They very slowly plateau/decay
eg. bank account plateau to improve happiness. Read: What retirement means to me
Do all the other recovery things too ie Sauna, Ice baths etc etc. But sleep is the most important.
For most people bad sleep: phone. So simple rule, no devices after a certain time. When possible even disconnect the wifi router.
Secondary, most people will feel better if they become morning people.
I say become because I was once a go to bed at 6am person.
Now I’m a wake up at 6am person. But it took 8 years.
Currently my peak sleep time zone is 9-5. But even I’m affected by outside things like seasonallity, so currently as I write this it’s 10:30-6 etc.
I believe everyone can become a morning person but it also means changing who they are.
The main reason I believe everyone can become a morning person is if you take them on a multi day or multi week hike without their phones, everyone will sleep at 9pm (Learnt a new word for that recently Hikers Midnight).
Now you take that same person, bring them back to civilization but take society (socializing basically alocohol) and their phone away and in a city they continue to sleep at 9. So most people just need a 2 week reboot/detox in nature.
Very few people can make the switch while in their old habits and environment.
Søren Kierkegaard claimed that if a person behaved perfectly rationally they would be so discordant with civil society that people would deem them mad.
Be mad. (especially when you aren’t interacting with other people eg. sleep)
So yeah, do all the things like optimize light and temperature but also just disconnect yourself from a sick society and sleep like a human being. 8 hours is the bare minimum especially if you’re young and active.
I had this quote: “If you say I can’t read, quit the internet for the week, boom you can read”. Kinda the same with sleep and ‘society’.
So we must ask — what are the side effects of getting infinite energy? I’ve presented to you the red pill but as any honest merchant I must also tell you why you should take the blue pill instead. The likely but not necessary side effects of getting infinite energy are two-fold. (lol)
1. Shared reality
At 14 when I told my mom “I’m gonna cook my own food”. Hidden in the statement was me saying “yeah you know these 1 billion Indians? all of them are wrong”
If you can walk 50km in a day, is it going to be possible for you to take someone who drinks cocacola and talks about obesity being genetic seriously?
But not just that, even the small excuses. Your friends who are always tired but go to sleep after midnight.
You aren’t gonna take any of these complaints seriously because in almost all the cases they’re making stupid choices.
Again I use the word choice because turning your wifi router off at 7pm is a choice.
So in a world where people are getting more and more lethagic, you’re going to lose your shared reality. For some of you this might be very very lonely and will not be worth it.
You’ll have to come to terms with the fact that you’ll never convince other people. The moment you get healthier/more energy, no one, absolutely no one is gonna give you credit.
They’ll all say you won the genetic lottery. So if you’re doing any of these things for other people, just know that you won’t get to win the argument.
You might win at life and reality, but you’ll lose the arguments. You’ll never have the most upvoted comment.
I love using Barefoot shoes for this example. No one I know that has worn good barefoot shoes (Like Merrell Vapor Glove) for 6 months has ever gone back to normal shoes.
I got messaged the following screenshots by friends in the past week:
Barefoot shoes is an example of “stupid obvious shit”. Been wearing them since 2019. Again “obvious”. But you’ll never win the argument.
Walking 47km in a day last week wouldn’t be a “normal” if I didn’t wear barefoot shoes for the past 5 years.
Actual interaction that happened back in 2019 while hiking:
Guide leading someone else: wow you’re not wearing hiking boots, that dangerous this is really steep hike with stones you should be careful.
I’ll be fine, they’re barefoot shoes
Hiking Guide: *scoofs*
… walked in front….
*30 mins later*
Hiking Guide: you’re faster and better than me at putting your feet on the ground and I’ve been walking this path for 10 years.
As I’ve said before, do the obvious shit.
In the past 10+ years of being into health and fitness, I’ve been able to help 0 of my family members get healthier, the same way as I’ve been able to help 0 of them work online.
Because like most Indians they trust the doctor in the family over the healthy person. It’s the “optimize for opinion of business professor instead of cashflow world”.
But a few friends here and there actually act on what I say and they’ve been able to change their lives.
You’re gonna have to accept that no matter how hard you try you’re not going to convince a lot of people about “obvious” (to you) things.
If you want create a new tribe, some of them might actually include people from your old tribe. I have friends I talk to weekly that I “lost” for 4 years.
Some of your tribe might be people you never interact with eg. You will listen to 100 hours of Huberman but never meet him.
If you walk 10km and your friend walks 5km, you can bridge the gap.
But if you start walking 50km/day and you friend got lazier during covid and only walks 3km today, there’s a 100% chance there’s gonna be a drift between you guys.
You might just have to accept that. That gap probably doesn’t get smaller as time goes on.
There’s a reason so much of this article is about perspective & mindset especially around opinions. Cause the exercise & nutrition part is actually the easy part, I’m literally giving you all my workouts for free, you’ve got it on easy mode.
The hard part is realizing what I’m saying is obvious and ignoring all the people in your life that wouldn’t agree with obvious shit.
I can give you all the workouts, but if you’re too afraid to walk backwards in the gym cause your gym bros will laugh at you, you just played yourself.
Do science: all the advice I give is falsifiable, just do it and prove that I’m wrong by *not getting the results* ie sleep 8 hours and tell me how your life got worse :)
Do you want the upvotes or infinite energy?