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The Digest Issue #16

Getting Ripped vs. Getting Strong The Art of Manliness  |  Brett McKay I’m going to lay some hard truth on you here: Despite what the internet or that dude-bro at the gym might say, you cannot get both super lean and super strong at the same time. They are goals that are diametrically opposed to each other. Now, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying you can’t be shredded and strong. There are lots of men out there who have 10% body fat and can deadlift and squat a ton. You just can’t work on getting ripped and strong at the same time. Read More     Seneca on The Shortness of Time Farnam Street If we see someone throwing money...

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The Digest Issue #15 Curated By Eric Hinman (@erichinman)

The Outwork Myth Jason Fried Assuming you can put in more hours than someone, or work harder than someone else, is giving yourself too much credit for your effort and not enough for theirs. Hours are never the differentiator — it’s never about working more hours than someone else. It’s about the decisions you make. How you spend your time, what you do and don’t do. Especially what you don’t do. Read More     The School of Greatness Lewis Howes Lewis Howes is a NYT bestselling author, lifestyle entrepreneur, former pro athlete and world record holder in football. The goal of the School of Greatness is to share inspiring stories from the most brilliant business minds, world class athletes and influential...

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The Digest Issue #14

How To Adjust Sets And Reps To Fit Your Training Goal Breaking Strength  |  Dresdin Archibald The number of warm-up sets done on the way to work-set territory can vary. Many beginners make the mistake of taking too narrow a step between each set. By the time they get to their work sets, they are showing signs of fatigue and cannot perform at their best. Excess warm up can be a sign of lack of confidence. This is especially seen to be true in competition settings where stress is high and those extra sets pile up quickly. Read More     5 Deadly Kinds of Ego That Prey Upon Your Success Ryan Holiday When success arrives, ego begins to toy...

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The Digest Issue #13

Don’t Set Goals for Yourself—Instead, Create Systems That Make it Easy For You to Succeed Quartz  |  Khe Hy So I set about creating a system, using the project management app Trello, that would give me a bigger, birds-eye view of how I live my life. To design it, I broke it into four sections: Two focused on big-picture issues, and two that dealt with concrete changes. The basic idea was that with a system that was actionable, yet not overwhelming, I could generate a lot of “small wins” on a daily basis—providing momentum for much bigger projects. Read More     8½ Books: The Top 10 Cycling Books of 2016 SB Nation: Podium Cafe  |  Feargal McKay Time to...

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The Digest Issue #12

The Wrong Eating Habits Can Hurt Your Brain, Not Just Your Waistline NPR  |  Alan Yu A diet high in saturated fats and sugars, the so-called Western diet, actually affects the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to crave the unhealthful food, says psychologist Terry Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University in Washington, D.C. Read More     Why Your New Year's Resolution Will Fail Breaking Muscle  |  Riley Holland You can always add to your list of New Year's goals once you have momentum. But the attitude should be that once you say you'll do something, come hell or high water, you're going to do it....

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