Of all my proudest accomplishments, few—and I mean a very narrow few—were brought about through reasonable means.
The reverse is true too, and Lord knows whenever the Holy Spirit sees fit to inflame me, I’m known to pull real some crazy shit. And so, many who know me call me crazy, fanatical, obsessed. But these words, really, are just what most losers use in attempt to describe habits largely foreign to them: such as persistence, commitment, dedication.
By now, you might well know where this diatribe is heading.
Leanness—and I’m talking super-leanness, like the leanness you see in the picture of me above—has scarcely ever been achieved through anything that the common man would describe as reasonable. Frequently, I find it labeled absurd, ridiculous, outrageous. But hardly reasonable.
Here, I now feel somewhat obligated to mention that most folks do in fact need a reasonable approach. Otherwise, they will not adhere. And in the long run, the person who trains and eats reasonably for an extended period of time, will at all times experience superior results than the person who trains and eats unreasonably very briefly. But this point I believe is so plain that I refuse to elaborate on it any further. Dan John wrote an excellent piece on this not too long ago. I highly recommend reading it.
This post today, however, is not for most people. The average person, however wonderful they may be on the inside or otherwise, quite often and quite simply lacks the tenacity to wrestle with the immensely onerous. But this is no concern of mine, as I do not solicit the patronage of the average person. My readers have all been to school, and understand the facts remain the same: if you wish to rise above, then you must do what most others do not.
Here are some of those things (truth be told, I don't find any of this all that unreasonable):
1. Cut carbs down to 100 grams a day or less
2. Consume the majority of your carbs from nutrient dense veggies
3. Consume the majority of your carbs post workout.
4. Train regularly in a fasted state
5. Train regularly at a high intensity
6. Move frequently at a low intensity
7. Eliminate all sugar from your diet (with the exception of some fruits and veggies)
8. Eliminate all grains from your diet
9. Eliminate all industrial “vegetable oils” from your diet
10. Eat plenty of lean protein sources
11. Eat plenty of essential fats
12. Don’t ever eat anything with the word corn in it. Including corn.
13. Eat organic
14. Occasionally fast for a full 24-32 hours (once a week is a good start)
15. Eat less frequently (3-4 meals a day is plenty)
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