From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: Back in the saddle again
After my first 30 days in strict Monk Mode, I relaxed a little bit.
I went to bed just a little bit later and woke up just a little bit later.
I went back to eating 3 meals per day instead of the one monk meal.
I didn't feel very good. I became anxious, I wasn't calm any longer. Little things got to me. Everything made me annoyed.
So I decided to go back into Monk Mode.
This time it wasn't to complete a project, it was to feel great (because I remember how terrific you feel in Monk Mode).
So I went back in and within 6 days I felt like a million bucks.
Let me tell you what I've been doing…
I've gone back to eating one meal a day (of course all carnivore).
I find this is the best way of eating you can imagine.
After a while you eliminate hunger and your body recompositions right before your eyes.
The fat drips off and the muscles start to pop.
Recently I took one meal a day one step further and did a 48 hour fast.
I ate my evening meal on a Saturday, on Sunday I ate absolutely nothing.
When I woke up Monday morning I went to the mirror and my body had grown leaner and more muscular in one day.
“Holy shit!” is what I said to myself. “I've found the key to getting lean easily.”
Want to know the secret to getting lean?
Stop eating for a day or two.
“But doesn't that eat your muscle too?”
In my case, no.
Fasting seems to me to be muscle sparing and there are many articles on google and videos on the YouTubes discussing this same phenomenon.
(Update: I actually did three 48 hour fasts in one week. I'll bring you the results a little bit later.)
Not eating for a day or two makes you a lean, mean, killing machine.
I once did a 5 day vegetable juice fast that made me skinny fat.
But when I do a true fast (no calories whatsoever) I turn into a spartan soldier.
Speaking of soldering, I've been training like a soldier. I haven't been to the gym in a couple of weeks.
Instead, I've been training with nothing but bodyweight exercises.
Specifically, I've been doing at least 600 pushups every single day.
It may sound hard and crazy, but it's actually quite easy.
Here's how I do it…
I do 10 pushups every minute for 60 minutes.
I did this for two days in a row and on the 3rd day I was quite sore so I took a rest day.
On the 4th day as I went to get my first set of 10 pushups I felt that I was instantly stronger.
I have never gotten so strong so quickly as by doing 600 pushups those 2 days in a row.
That was one week ago. I have now done at least 600 pushups every single day since then and do not plan to take a day off for at least 30 days.
This is one of my old training secrets…
Overtraining, followed by a brief rest, followed by training again triggers crazy new strength and muscle growth.
My testosterone lately has been through the roof. Better than it has been in two years.
It is hard to say what the cause is because I have been taking Red Growth for 3 weeks now.
Is it the pushups? The diet? The Red Growth?
Probably a combination of all 3.
But I can say conclusively that Red Growth works really damn well.
Before I started Red Growth I was training only 2-3 days per week and if I'm being honest, struggling with it.
I'm back to the old ways.
The way of overtraining = the only kind of training that actually works.
When you reduce your training frequency you get worse results and your body feels worse and it's harder to recover.
So your mind plays tricks on you and you start to think that overtraining is real and so you train less, all the while getting worse recovery and worse results.
When you jump into training every day no matter what, you get sore for the first few days to a week, then you start to recover like a soldier.
Nothing hurts anymore. You're strong everywhere.
At any time of the day or night you could take an hour to do 600 pushups. You feel mentally strong enough to skip eating food for 48 hours.
Not only is skipping a day of eating not a problem, it's downright easy when you make the mental decision to not eat food that day.
Everything becomes easy when you decide to do it.
Things are only “hard” when you haven't made the commitment yet.
I first did 600 pushups nearly a year ago. I was sore for an entire week afterwards. Know why? Because I didn't do the pushups every day after and I let the soreness win.
When you do the pushups every day the soreness goes away. When you decide to do the pushups every day the soreness makes no difference. Even if you feel a little sore, it will go away in the first hundred or so pushups.
Nike already said it a thousand times, JUST DO IT.
Absolutely goddamn right, just do it. No excuses. No whining. No caring.
Train every day or remain the same. Actually, you don't remain the same when you reduce your training frequency.
When you reduce frequency you devolve, you lose gains, you lose fitness, you lose drive, you lose willpower. You easily give in to temptation.
“I'll just skip the gym today and eat garbage, you know, to recover.”
Active recovery works, eating the right food recovers you. Eating junk and skipping the gym devolves you. You go back from Superman to slobman.
What is the right food for recovery?
The right food is the exact opposite of everything they say to eat. Always do the opposite of what they say.
They say train moderately, I say train daily. They say eat grains and vegetables (peasant food) and I say eat meat and organs (King food).
They say eat 4-6 small meals a day, I say eat once a day (and sometimes less). As of this writing I haven't eaten in 36 hours.
I am writing this article from a local coffee shop sipping on a decaffeinated coffee. When I got here this morning at 7am they were frying some bacon and the smell was wonderful, but I had no issues with hunger.
Later today, perhaps around 5 pm, I will break my fast. What will I eat?
I eat like a real man, like your great ancestors ate.
I will take one 1 lb of grassfed ribeye and cut it up with my buck knife into bite sized chunks.
I will take 6 ounces of grassfed beef liver and cut it up into chunks.
I will take 3 pastured eggs and crack them into glass.
I will sprinkle some celtic sea salt on my ribeye.
I will set the plate of ribeye and liver and the glass of eggs on the ground.
I will get a paper napkin and I will sit on the ground, Indian style.
I will look at my food, I will bless my food, I will use my will to send positive energy into the food, then I will eat it with my hands.
I never rush when I'm eating. It will probably take me one hour to eat.
This meal, ribeye steak, beef liver, and raw eggs, is always satisfying to me.
But if I am still hungry after not eating for 48 hours, I have some raw goat milk cheese, I have ground yak meat, and I have some ground meat labeled as dog food which is ground heart, ground kidney, and ground tongue.
If I am still hungry I will fry up some ground meat on the frying pan, perhaps melt some cheese over it, perhaps not, and I will eat that and kick my feet in the air like a happy child.
I feel awesome when I fast intermittently and I feel awesome when I eat real food.
This is true happiness, this is true health, and because health is the real wealth, this is true wealth.
(Also, I make a ton of money during the day so I'm rich in multiple ways.)
People complain about how hard the life of a soldier is and I just laugh… “Fella, if you only knew how easy it actually is.”
Meanwhile, they do everything the hard way and get no results at all.
Training 2 days per week is harder on your body that training 7 days per week. Eating 3-4 meals per day is harder on your body than eating once per day (sometimes less).
Working a job like a regular slob is harder than buckling down, going into Monk Mode, and building the business of your dreams.
So I do things the easy way…
It really could not be easier.
Until next time.