Recall my previous blog post on exercise selection where I mentioned the Kalashnikov analogy. The bottom line up front was a quote from Pavel Tsatsouline, “The fewer parts something has, the less likely it is to break down. The success of the famous – or infamous – Russian Kalashnikov assault rifle is a case in point.”
Note- Mostly we write actionable pieces that are short form. Sometimes the allure of science makes us delve deeper.
The brain has the ability to change itself through neuronal rewiring in response to the needs and requirements of the body.
Countless studies have been done in which scientist have learned that the brain is much more plastic than previously thought. This concept contrasts the traditional thinking of the brain as an unchangeable “machine” in which its structures correspond to specific tasks. The traditional thinking behind this structural design is based on motor brain maps that are topographical, where areas in the brain functionally parallel adjacent parts of the body.
However, work from Norman Doidge in his book, The Brain That Changes Itself, proves this to be inaccurate. We can change the structures of our brain through focused thinking and effort.
Surely on of the most extraordinary discoveries of the twentieth century: Scientist showed that thinking, learning, and acting can turn our genes on or off, thus shaping our brain anatomy and behavior. – Norman Doidge
The near mythical training facility Gym Jones (website) produces superhumans.
Maybe you’ve seen the viral videos of the actors for the movie 300? It was a depiction of regular guys transforming into mega jacked, ultra fit, Spartan Warriors.
The allure of Gym Jones is unmistakable. The website, the access to the their content, their single location somewhere in Salt Lake City, it all seemed like the stuff borne of legends.
Hailing from this proving ground is Bobby Maximus (or Robert MacDonald if you want to be boring), a giant man of muscle that is capable of producing elite level cardiovascular output on pain-inducing contraptions like the airbike, C2 rower, and SkiErg.
However, his primary weapon is his mind, which makes him seem like a literal philosopher’s stone. [Read more…]
1. Leadership is an art and not a science.
The true answer is that it is both. Leaders tend to understand the artful grace of commanding a team but the metrics used to implement ideas and principles are grounded in science: observable & repeatable.
2. Leadership is inclusively a human endeavor.
It exists in order domains- pack of wolves & pride of lions. Elephants also have a very sophisticated matriarchal understanding of leadership. The Australian steel-blue sawfly have leaders that decide on group movements.
It is conceivable that I would be able to achieve my goal of 75 plus books this year. Last year, I didn’t even come close but this is the year of everything. The year to make it happen.
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More fiction, but this time lots of historical fiction. What’s interesting here is that the fiction part could very well be true. It is the history of the greatest fighting force known to history: the mongols. It is the story of the greatest strategic commander to have ever lived: Genghis Khan. [Read more…]