Lift Learn Grow Newsletter #1

In this week’s newsletter: post workout nutrition, the authority fallacy & more
Hey <<First Name>>,

How has your week been? Did you manage to accomplish everything you wanted to?

Personally, I feel like it’s been a good week. I stuck to my new posting and newsletter schedule (I know it’s only the first week, but the first step is arguably the most important one) and I also kept up with my new daily stretching routine.

How did I do this? In 2 words; routine & environment;
  • Routine: I knew if I wanted to stick to my daily stretching schedule I had to create a routine that was easy to stick to. On workout days I do a prolonged stretch post workout and on rest days I stretch first thing in the morning before work. This makes it planned, scheduled and part of my routine.
  • Environment: I realised that sitting at home and trying to work end in distraction and procrastination, instead of struggling through I now go to 1 of 3 local coffees that have good coffee, good wifi and good vibes. Now I do 2 – 5 hours of focused work every morning. By changing my environment, I changed my output.
If things aren’t going the way you want, then ask yourself how you can create a new routine or change your environment and start working towards success.

Here’s what I want to share with you this week:

#1: This week’s blog post all about post workout nutrition i.e. the food you eat after your workout – this article looks at what it is, why you need it, what you should eat & how important it is. Read it.

#2: This podcast with Dr Andy Galpin from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast for interesting and thought-provoking conversations on training & nutrition. A great listen for any fitness enthusiast. It’s episode #996.

#3: This fallacy discussed in the podcast: the authority fallacy (also known as appeal to authority) is the idea that something must be true because it is believed by someone who is an “authority” on the subject. This is rife in the fitness industry.

Example: when someone says that the Ketogenic diet is the only way to lose fat and you find yourself buying into it because they’re in great shape and appear to be speaking from a position of authority.

Even when science shows the Ketogenic diet is not superior compared to other diets and experience has shown us that different things work for different people.

#4: This full-body stretch routine video by Tom Merrick of Bodyweight Warrior. It’s the routine I’ve been using as part of my renewed commitment to work on my flexibility, mobility and well-being.

#5: This book that I’ve just finished reading. ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins is a rollercoaster of a read and created as a roadmap to breaking down your own mental barriers to become, as he puts it, “uncommon amongst the uncommon.”

This dude is beyond inspirational and has lived one hell of a life, the book is easy to read, thoroughly enjoyable and completely actionable if you’re looking for a no-nonsense way to get your shit together.

#6: These blogs posts on alcohol and fat loss & alcohol and muscle building to help you navigate the summer without messing up your progress. It was 30+ degrees in London this week, beer gardens and cold drinks are becoming the go-to things to do. Be prepared.

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Speak soon,

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