In order to become more productive, maximize your physical and physiological strength.
I’m more productive after squatting 335 pounds
- 169 pounds
- Height: 5 foot 10 inches
- Sumo deadlift max: 425 pounds
- Squat max: 345 pounds
- Dumbell press max: 100 pounds
Ever since moving to Providence, Rhode Island, I’ve been focusing on powerlifting (and strength building) quite religiously. I go to the gym (at least) once a day (often twice a day — one for my powerlifting style lifting, and once with Cindy for a workout class). And this is the fascinating thing:
As I’ve started to workout more, I eat better (more meat), I have better mood, I sleep deeper and better, I am more creatively productive, I think loftier thoughts, and my life is just better!
To have the strength to make art, write, and think lofty thoughts — this requires much strength. And what is the source of our strength? Not our mind — our body! The only true strength is bodily and physiological strength. Mental strength is simply an offshoot or reflection of the physiological strength of our body.