I don’t know about you, but I desire to live to become 120 years old, hopefully in hyper-epic health.
1.Avoid traumatic death.
What can I prevent? A ‘traumatic’ death, meaning, a death that isn’t cancer/heart-disease/heart-attack related. This means don’t die via the following:
- Don’t die in a car accident (texting while driving, speed-racing in a car, don’t die while crossing the street while checking my phone or listening to music, or die getting hit by a car while riding a motorcycle or bicycle, etc).
- Don’t die bungee jumping, slipping and cracking open my noggin, don’t die falling into a hole, don’t die skydiving, deep water diving, etc.
2. Focusing on my physiology
What is your practical likelihood of death? Most cases it is cancer or heart-disease. Everything else (to an extent) is “preventable”.
The basic notion of strengthening your physiology is this:
Make your body stronger.
3. How I workout
My rule of thumb:
When you’re working out, always try to push your body 25% MORE than you think you can.
For example if you’re doing pushups or chin-ups and you feel you cannot do any more, take a big breath and try to churn out 25% more repetitions.
Also it seems useful to consume “hormetins” (bitter foods, slightly poisonous foods to us which stimulates us). For example, black coffee (no cream, no sugar), black tea, green tea, caffeine, 100% cocoa powder (no sugar), or cocoa nibs. Also turmeric powder.
An example of my home workout:
a. Dumbbell workouts at home
In this video I got two 60 pound dumbbells [you can buy 70 pound dumbbells on Amazon], and I do the following:
- Dumbell row
- Military dumbbell press
b. Bodyweight workouts at home
- Dive bomber pushup
- One-handed dive bomber pushup
- One hand balancing
And of course, you gotta flex:
Why flex? For yourself– to enjoy the fruits of your labor and your own personal progress.
Of course you don’t gotta be vain like me. You can just flex in private.
4. How I eat
What I eat:
- Spicy foods (cayenne peppers)
- Fermented foods (kimchi, pickled jalapeño, sauerkraut)
- Fatty cuts of meat (beef, pork, chicken)
- Eggs (including yolk)
- Bitter greens [kale, collard greens]
And no, cholesterol, saturated fat, meat, sodium isn’t bad for you.
5. I love life.
I love life. I want to live as long as humanly possible. Of course I won’t live forever, but I will settle with 120 years.