Arnold’s Schwarzenegger’s Six Tips for Success

Total Recall

I criticized Arnold Schwarzenegger's autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story" because it was generally a pack of lies. It was also depressing that the lion who wrote Education of a Bodybuilder became a people pleaser and rewrote his history to make himself more politically correct. That said, Arnold is Arnold. When he's not spinning facts to make … [Read more...]

Have You Checked Out Manosphere Radio?

radio-microphone

Print is out and YouTube and podcasts are in. It was therefore pleasing to see someone start Manosphere Radio. Thus far Manosphere Radio has been showcasing interviews with your favorite bloggers. So far I've listened to the interviews with McQueen and Michael BYC. The interviewer develops good rapport with his subjects and there is good conversational flow - not many … [Read more...]

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story

Total Recall

Since Education of a Bodybuilder is a must-read book, one might expect Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story to be even better. After all, Education was written while Arnold was still a young man and was published when he was a mere 30 years of age. Yet Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story ended up disappointing. The book was disappointing because it was, in … [Read more...]

Body of a Spartan Book Review

Body of a Spartan

Body of a Spartan differs from books on strength and conditioning. Although Starting Strength is an excellent book, Victor points out the major flaw with it and books just like it. A good physique is built through progressive overload and the SAID principle. Your body will make specific adaptations to imposed demands. To make progress you must impose greater demands on … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Use A Smiley Face?

Why Can't I Use a Smiley Face

"Back when we were in college," my friend noted, "You didn't really see a lot of girls who weighed 140 pounds. Most were around 110 and then you had the fat girls." We had been discussing the change in body shape of women on the West Coast. Girls aren't necessarily fat, but you see a lot of 5s who would be 7s (and 8s when done up for the clubs) if they lost 20 or 30 … [Read more...]

100 Ways to Break the Ice

How to Break the Ice

Guys new to the game are always looking for openers - that is, magical lines or questions that will cause a woman to immediately find him interesting. In real life an opener should be much simpler. An opener is just something you say to get the conversation started. In How Did You End Up Here?: The Surprising Ways Our Questions Connect (Amazon)Davy Rothbart gives you 100 … [Read more...]

Audible Review

Audio Books

Road trips have always served the purposes of relaxation and daydreaming and self-education and edification. During my formative 20s I always looked for opportunities to listen to audiobooks. After one visit to California, I remember stopping at the Pasadena Border's, eagerly looking for my next title. I stopped listening to audiobooks once road trips were fewer. Since I … [Read more...]

Mastery: Book Review

Mastery Book Review

Author of the 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene's latest book Mastery asks: Can we learn to become masters? Green's book Mastery is part biography, part practical advice, and part positive affirmations. In teaching others how to become masters, Greene examined the lives of other masters - everyone from electromagnetic expert Michael Faraday to founding father Benjamin … [Read more...]