Here is episode 17 of the Bold and Determined Podcast.
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In the last episode we discussed: Reasons for the decline of whites, the role of plants on the carnivore diet, dealing with loneliness, fighting the downfall of society, the best dad advice, and the real power of positive thinking.
In this episode we discuss: Beginning bodybuilding, the secret to building big arms, building communities, blog profits, modern religion, the natural lifestyle, how much water to drink, carnivore women, and the biggest blogging mistakes.
Warren asks (topic from the last episode)… (3:02)
For guys who are not beginners in the gym (training at least a year), have ok muscle development and ok bodyfat, but want to take it to the next level – should they get leaner before getting bigger, or bigger before getting leaner?
Donovan asks… (10:52)
Hey Vic. I’m a faithful listener to the podcast, having heard all the episodes, some multiple times. I’ve lifted weights off and on throughout my life. I’m 50 years old and am getting back into it. My goal is to have biceps and triceps that look like yours in your photos. I’ve never been able to get this look but never had a trainer. I’m 5 foot 10 and 195 lbs. What exercises can you recommend using dumb bells and a curl bar to get the kind of pump that your arms have? I’d love a specific routine. I’ll follow it! If you can give me an idea of when I will start to see results, a BALL PARK guess, I’d love to know so I can see if it’s working.
Bruce asks… (14:23)
Hey Vic, Ever think about creating an inner circle for your most dedicated followers? Where we pay a membership price to all discuss and mastermind our plans, sort of like an entrepreneur organization?
Anthony asks… (16:07)
And when is this monk mode coming out. I need it, I just jerked off after a 11 day streak the longest I’ve done since July.
Timothy R. Norman says… (16:50)
Dear victor, I recently did a cycle so to speak of RED GROWTH and would like to share my results with you and your audience. Due to a detached retina i was not able to lift heavy during the 30 days of RED GROWTH but was only able to do cardio and work my arms. I worked my arms almost every day for 60 days and in combination with the RED GROWTH my arms my arms are definitely bigger, stronger and more solid than when I started. During this time I was also trying to lose weight so I think i could have had more gains but I'm happy with the results.
I also experienced something during this time I did not expect and can only attribute it to the RED GROWTH or the low carb high protein I was on. Around the 2nd week taking the RED GROWTH I experienced a sort of calmness that I have not had in many years. Im a very hot, fly off the handle type person but when this stuff kicked in it seemed that nothing would bother me and it was almost an out of body experience. Normally when it gets busy at work I start cursing and throwing things but that didn't happen, I just took it in stride and calmly did my work and plowed through. Im not sure if that's normal or if anyone else had a similar experience but thats how it affected me and that alone was worth the price of admission.
Im doing the RED-PCT 2.0 at the moment and will do another round of RED GROWTH in a few weeks and by then i should be able to lift heavy again. Thanks for a good product.
Marcus the Wolf says… (18:03)
Victor, I seldom visit blogs these days but the podcast is A+++ and the red-light therapy question caught my ear. I figured I’d share some insight about f.lux and the whole red light therapy thing. I had serious eye problems and issues with sleep for years in my time in the Navy. The problem was the constant exposure to blue cellphone light and red fluorescent lights. We evolved to wake and sleep according to the rise and setting of the Sun. Artificial light completely disrupts this circadian rhythm, the blue light from your phone strains your eyes and tells your body it’s daytime and the reddish orange flourescent lights sap your energy and put great strain on your eyes.
When I fixed these two health problems 6 years ago by installing f.lux or a red light filter on my phone and computers and replacing all my light bulbs with one’s that emit white light from a company called Verilux. The result? I improved my vision from needing glasses to better than average vision and my sleep vastly improved.
Kesari asks… (19:37)
Hey Victor, Your Podcasts are spot on your content has made me a better man. Two questions;
1) What’s your take on religion? I am from a Christian upbringing but taking a look around as you once said I noticed it might be a tool for controlling the masses as most people following it end up living mediocre lives and never take full responsibility for their actions blaming “satan” for bad shit that happens to them …might have the original doctrines and dogma that guided the foundations of various religions been twisted to act as a tool for controlling the masses?
“What is good? — All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man. What is bad? — All that proceeds from weakness. What is happiness? — The feeling that power increases — that a resistance is overcome. Not contentment, but more power, not peace at all, but war; not virtue, but proficiency.
The weak and ill-constituted shall perish: first principle of our philanthropy. And one shall help them to do so. What is more harmful than any vice? Active sympathy for the ill-constituted and weak – Christianity… The problem I raise here is not what ought to succeed mankind in the sequence of species: but what type of human being ought to breed, ought to will, as more valuable, more worthy of life, more certain of the future.
This more valuable type has existed often enough already: but as a lucky accident, as an exception, never as willed. He has rather been the most feared, he has hitherto been virtually the thing to be feared – and out of fear the reverse type has been willed, bred, achieved: the domestic animal, the herd animal, the sick animal man – the Christian.” ~ Nietzsche, The Antichrist
(23:17) I think most people identify with a religion mostly cause they found themselves in regions that follow that certain religion. They end up thinking that their religion is supreme to that of others and end up looking down upon others that subscribe to different beliefs. Do you believe in an afterlife and existence of a Supreme being and if so how is the ideal way to live ?
Tobias asks… (24:31)
Hey Victor, I live in the city of Sydney, Australia, and I perceive the general populace to be spiritually sick. Radical leftist political ideas seem more common in the city, along with less genuine and happy people compared to rural Australians. Do you agree that city people tend to be more degenerate? If so, why do you think degeneracy is more common in western cities as opposed to western rural areas?
Jet asks… (26:20)
How do you promote a natural lifestyle while at the same time lifting weights? Lifting weights is not natural. Nowhere in nature do you find perfectly balanced weights like barbells or exercise equipment. Wouldn’t it be much more natural to use bodyweight and calisthenics, running, and occasionally moving heavy objects outside?
HC asks… (27:57)
Are there any weightlifting exercises which you found dangerous and stopped doing them? For example exercises like behind the head shoulder press which are considered bad for shoulder joints by mainstream bodybuilders?
Marcos asks… (28:46)
I would like to know your opinion on Articles 11 and 13 which have recently been adopted throughout Europe. What most impacts among these 2 articles would be article 13 that would reach all digital platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and etc), even Google and Youtube. With Article 13 in force any copyright protected trademarks posted on any platforms could generate processes for those respective platforms from their owners. We can see the impact well!
The CEO of Youtube in Europe mentioned before the article was approved that if it was approved, thousands of videos would be excluded and that Youtube policy would totally change (not to say that they would disconnect by total, it is what it seems ).
Article 11 implies more on Google and Facebook. The platforms would have to pay for every link that each news item had. We saw very well how it worked in Spain. Google News had to shut down its services, impacting on 30% the traffic of news for websites and blogs. All this to preserve the rights of musicians and artists. We know it’s not true. My country, Brazil went through a recent presidential race. We are with a right-wing reporter, more, almost a leftist has not won. Because the party of esqueda already wanted to make certain changes that would impact the internet here…
World Citizen asks… (29:53)
Hi Vic, How do you find your purpose in life? You once talked about Nordic/ “Ice” people. Can you also briefly highlight the different characteristics “types” of the following – American, European, Chinese, Indian, Malay?
Justin asks… (32:54)
Thanks for the show Vic. Quick question regarding diet: What do you think of eating nuts and seeds?
Jake asks… (33:37)
The importance of the Carnivore Diet can not be understated. Food is culture and if people like you and Roosh can open peoples eyes, as you have mine, then we can win the culture war in America. If you change the way people eat, you can change the way they think. The Carnivore Diet points out all of the lies within our society. If a man goes on the Carnivore Diet, he will ask himself these questions:
“I’ve never felt better this is amazing, why hasn’t modern medicine found out about this and told us?”
“Universities have vast resources yet they did not find this truth and teach it?”
This will reveal many truths to a person about the world. Eating only meat spits in the face of so many people and organizations that push lies and hate.
-It’s bad for big pharma (more health people = less money)
-It’s bad for Vegans (proves they’ve been living a lie, cognitive dissonance will be too great)
-It’s bad for 90% of grocery store businesses (they would go out of business)
-It’s bad for feminist (goes against their propaganda, men will wake up)
-It’s bad for silicon valley thought police
My question is: I know you understand the importance of this Diet for health. But can you see the bigger picture as well, this is like a tipping point and a tool.
Nirantha asks… (37:28)
Hello Victor. In the carnivore diet what’s the best part of the meat we should order from the butcher? Do you recommend any fruits to avoid constipation? Should we wait for the women to do the hunting of food which is similar the lions do?
Dan asks… (38:36)
Hi Victor, When I start the carnivore diet I get really hungry even after eating two steaks per meal and am craving carbs , I also get massive headaches from being hungry, do you have any suggestions for this?
2.) Is there a difference in organic and grass fed beef rather then regular or is it bullshit?
3.) do you recommend eating Kimchi for digestion?
Aaron asks… (41:10)
Question from someone currently working a self-made service-based business: After selling both physical products through Red Supplements and digital products with your ebooks, would you recommend someone sell physical products or digital products? When would you opt for one method over the other?
Karen asks… (45:28)
Hello Victor. I am a female and have been reading your blog since 2013. After 5 years this is my very first comment. Thank you very much for what you do and the insight you provide. After listening to your podcast, I decided to cut down my carbs significantly and have lost almost 10 lbs in the past two weeks. What are your thoughts on women following a carnivore diet? Also I started my blog through badnet several months ago. I have been inconsistent in writing. Would writing about my goals, for example losing weight be a good start? Why or why not?
Roi asks… (48:41)
Hey Unc, Question for Thursday’s podcast: I’d like to start a blog/podcast that I believe will add practical value to my audience’s lives. It will consist of lots of phenomenal material designed to optimize One’s creative flow. *Did you ever deal with any feelings of hypocrisy after publishing articles?* Not because the wisdom isn’t sound, but because it takes real discipline to uphold & sometime we slip up.
BodyMindRev asks… (49:22)
What are the biggest roadblocks to earn profit from a blog and how can we avoid them?
Impatience and social media addiction.
Jonathan asks… (52:26)
What is your normal diet in a day? Do you get enough calories to maintain your body? I am a skinny guy trying to gain weight. Will a carnivore diet help me get enough calories ? I am aiming for around 2800 to 3000 calories
Matt asks… (53:39)
Hey, Vic. Opinion on water intake? Is the whole drink 8 glasses of water per day a sham? I’ve been drinking instinctively and it’s far below that and I feel just a good as when I was forcing it down. Sv3rige is very anti water and am curious on your take.
Moustafa asks… (54:35)
I’m in a situation that I can’t afford eating meat everyday. I have to eat carbs to fill my stomach. What do you recommend to do so I can’t gained fat? Workout harder. Run everyday?
Bart asks… (55:25)
Vic, In the previous episode you shared what carbs you’d eat IF you ate carbs during the carnivore diet. You said potatoes and rice and you’d eat them at night. My question:
Part 1. Why did you choose those two carbs and not berries (in season), avocados, and spinach? My current understanding is those carbs are much healthier than potatoes and rice.)
Part 2. Why did you say you’d eat them at night? I would think that would cause weight gain in the belly more so than if you ate them in the morning and therefore had time to burn the calories off.
Kristin asks… (57:36)
Hi Victor, Just curious for your thoughts on Mike Cernovich. I have no idea TBH why you were friends with him because you are two entirely different caliber of men. You are truly independent, comfortable in your skin, alpha, moral (to an extent), deep voiced, and based.
Curious asks… (58:07)
I wanted to ask you about sv3rige. Reading your articles on the carnivore diet and his videos definitely convinced me to eat more fatty meat and butter etc into my diet perhaps even eliminating veg altogether. However, if readers here dig deeper into sv3rige’s videos, you can find that he is into some ‘dark’ practices to the point where he approves of the illuminati practices of sacrificing babies and cannibalism.
That indicates that he approves with the torturing part too. I think he is a psychopath and he shows many signs of it but that’s not the point. You can learn a lot from a psychopath because they get straight to the ‘meat’ without any emotions involved. I’m not trying to smear him for calling him out for being a psychopath because it is what it is. Psychopaths are incredible analysts and state the facts as it is, but fact is not always godly truth. It seems that there are Godly Truths and Demonic Truths.
And his many beliefs seems like they are based on Demonic Truths. It seems that the challenge is not to accept one truth over the other but to accept that opposing truths can occur at the same. Anyways, it’s great that sv3rige is sharing about the wonders of the Carnivore Diet as a practice but the philosophy that drives his practice stems from the dark side.
People always think the truth is “satanic.”
Joey asks… (59:21)
Are the Annunaki Real?
Gerald asks… (59:58)
Hey Vic, Longtime reader here and former B&D BBQ attendee. 2 questions:
1. Do you still believe in drinking distilled water over spring? (Sv3rige actually believes in no water drinking)
2. Have you read Bronze Age Mindset by Bronze Age Pervert (aka BAP, @bronzeagemantis on twitter)? I highly reccommend it… just look into it, it is a short and sweet read. I read it and later bought the audiobook, only to be dissappointed by the subpar voice-for-hire. Call it silly, but I feel like you were meant to narrate this “exhortation” as BAP calls it. Ever considered selling or lending your ability to set fire to written words other than your own?
Cameron asks… (1:01:12)
Could you hire someone to transcribe the podcasts? I get information faster from reading – though there is something to be said about receiving information through audio like we traditionally passed down information.
Bill asks… (1:02:04)
How big are your biceps?
Jack asks… (1:02:09)
What Is your views on this quote by Abraham Lincoln?
“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” Abraham Lincoln
You gotta first be a bad guy to ever be a great guy.
R.H. asks… (1:03:06)
Speaking of being a warm person, do you think B&D is making the reader a warm person or a cold person? If the latter is case, what can we do to balance that?
João asks… (1:03:46)
Have you ever experimented with straight up fasting? (only water for 5 days straight)
Karl asks… (1:04:58)
Hi Vic, Of all raw foods, nothing has quite helped me like raw eggs. Meat is sometimes heavy, but man, cracking 4 eggs pastured raised into a glass, blending with some milk and raspberries and I can work all day without fatigue!
I’m thinking eggs are as good as meat when it comes to being total nutritional powerhouses. What do you feel and why don’t you include eggs? they’re packed with vitamin d, b vitamins, cholesterol, saturated fat. just so good for you. Also benefits are greatly diminished cooked, I can’t eat more than 3 boiled but I could chug 6 of them raw.
Joe asks… (1:06:09)
What are your views on this extract about Winston Churchill, who died at 90 years old?
Of his drinking, he said, “I believe I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” Of his eating he said, “All the food faddists [healthy eaters] I have ever known have died young after a long period of senile decay.” Of his cigar smoking, he said, “I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form.”
He did seem to eat a lot of meat, fish and eggs which may have contributed to his long life, even with all the vices.
Jay asks… (1:07:39)
Hi Victor, What deodorant do you recommend?
Otávio asks… (1:08:34)
– Can eating meat helps us heal and regenerate damaged tissue, such as ligaments and joints?
Yes. The body is a renewable resource that can regenerate if you give it the right building blocks (animal foods).
(1:09:18) What do you know about reincarnation?
Joseph asks… (1:09:18)
What happens when you die? What are your views on the afterlife?
Drew asks… (1:09:18)
Hey Uncle Vic, What are your thoughts regarding the afterlife? I have recently been reading the Kybalion and it seems we may have an infinite number of lives. If this is true, what can a man do in this life to ensure a better life in the next? Will our sins and vices carry with us into eternity?
Until next time.