Crushing The 2 Hour Evening Workout

100 push-ups. 200 situps. 1 max reps. 33 inch vertical leap. Controlled handstand push up and down from crow. 45.6% muscle mass. 10.1% body fat.

Back at the top of my Game after a long Winter.

I move my Body like I move my Pen.

Integral Life Practice.

What burns through Conor Mcgregor burns through me.

“I take inspiration from everyone and everything. I’m inspired by current champions, former champions, true competitors, people dedicated to their dream, hard workers, dreamers, believers, achievers.”

“I am a workhorse. So I am going to enjoy the benefits of this life, its human nature some people will sit and take positivity from that. They will look at that and take inspiration and inspire it will inspire them to go and push for that, others will shell up and critique and be negative towards it but on thing for sure is those people will stay where they are the people who take inspiration from it will rise up and also one day experience that life.”

What burns through Ray Lewis burns through me.

“You’ve got to go out and show them that I’m a different creature now, then I was five minutes ago, cause I’m pissed off for greatness. Cause if you ain’t pissed off for greatness, that just means you’re okay with being mediocre.”

“Greatness is a lot of small things done well. Day after day, workout after workout, obedience after obedience, day after day.”

Fire on the Ice of Emptiness.

Warrior. Scholar. King.

Enjoy life. Enjoy the grind.

Chase your own Greatness.

Don’t care how long it takes.

Knocked down 7 times. Get up 8.

You are your only Competition.

Surrender to Spirit.

Channel the Spirit Within.

When Coffee is Bad For You

If you require coffee to get you started in the morning and to get you through the day then you’re doing your health wrong.

I recommend phasing coffee out of your regimen for awhile and focusing on improving sleep, nutrition and exercise – until you are adequately charged up everyday from those fuel sources alone.

Then you can reintroduce stimulants as an energy and productivity boost rather than a dependency to reach baseline functional.

Diet Cheat Days are for Wimps

[Diet] Cheat days are for wimps.

Eating poorly is a sign of ignorance, lack of self-respect, and/or lack of self-discipline.

It is okay if you don’t have those capacities in sufficient strength yet.

It is not okay if you’re not working on developing those capacities everyday.

Cheat days are for those who don’t have a Strong Enough Reason for WHY they are ALIVE.

Engaging in any form of damaging short term indulgence is a demonstration of your lack of COMMITMENT or SKILLFUL PURSUIT of your LIFE PURPOSE.

Mistakes are much more acceptable than cheat days. You can correct mistakes with behavioral psychology techniques like Neuro-Linguistic Programming. With mistakes, at least you’re not CONSCIOUSLY giving yourself PERMISSION to be LESS than YOU ARE.

My diet is dialed 24/7.


(This was originally posted on Facebook where a lively comment thread erupted)

Cold Plunge into the Depths of Reality

A couple weeks ago I set my personal record for time spent in the 46 degree cold plunge at the Banya at 12 minutes.

3 months ago my personal record was 2 minutes.

Last week I doubled my high to 24 minutes.

I am not my body.

I am not my emotions.

I am not my mind.

I am not my fear response.

I am not anything you can see.

I am sourced from something far deeper.


1) “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. I will not be out-worked, period. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in nine categories. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die. It’s really that simple, right?”

– Will Smith

2) “Hey, Fab, I’mma kill you”
Lyrics coming at you at supersonic speed, (JJ Fad)
Uh, sama lamaa duma lamaa you assuming I’m a human
What I gotta do to get it through to you I’m superhuman
Innovative and I’m made of rubber
So that anything you saying ricocheting off of me and it’ll glue to you
I’m never stating, more than never demonstrating
How to give a motherfuckin’ audience a feeling like it’s levitating
Never fading, and I know that the haters are forever waiting
For the day that they can say I fell off, they’d be celebrating
Cause I know the way to get ’em motivated
I make elevating music, you make elevator music”
– Eminem

3) “You are not on earth to make things happen. You are not on earth to spread the love. You are not on earth to make it a better place or to learn acceptance of the things you cannot change. You are not on earth to find your soul mate or your purpose. You are not on earth to put the needs of others before your own. And you are most certainly not on earth to suffer, pay penance, be tested, or judged.

Did I leave anything out?

You are on earth because in your loftiest state of being, perched high above the wonderment, at the pinnacle of your glory, you wondered what it would be like, even fleetingly, to believe in limits.

You sage,
The Universe

And when you can grasp this, from within the illusions, you will also grasp how unlimited you truly are. (And we’ll probably never hear the end of it…)”

4) “No, I don’t ever give up. I’d have to be dead or completely incapacitated” – Elon Musk

If you Wake Up, Clean Up and Show Up, you will be powerful beyond measure.


My Vertical Leap

Measured my vertical leap yesterday: 33 inches.

Only 2 inches below the average for an NBA point guard, which is 34.9 inches.

I haven’t done plyometrics for the last 2 weeks so didn’t even feel at my most springy smile emoticon

I’ll get to 35 inches soon enough.

“I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away”

Max Marmer's photo.

My New Cold Plunge Record

On Saturday night I counted from 0 to 500 at an even pace in the 46 degree cold plunge at the Banya.

A new record for me.

And I could have gone longer. It used to require a lot of will power and intentional breathing to push into the third and fourth minute.

No longer, it was all fresh, clear and simple like Rigpa.

Friend: How do you do it?

Me: There’s no one thing. It is an expression of everything I do:
Diet, exercise, advanced meditation, supplementation and many other biohacks and lifehacks.

But Kundalini and Tummo are big parts of it. I activated it strongly within me in 2012. And it definitely was part of what took me on the crazy journey described in this article. I’ve only just now begun to fully and confidently stabilize it the last 2 months.

“Kundalini is a term that comes from the Hindu tradition and refers to a mysterious but dormant power within us that – once awakened – will facilitate higher spiritual states and even enlightenment. Buddhists, especially Tibetan Buddhists, most definitely work with kundalini, too. In Tibetan Buddhism, this practice of awakening is called tummo or ‘inner fire’ and it is often simplistically described as a method to warm one’s body in the icy Tibetan mountains. But tummo is much more than cheap heating! According to the famous Six Yogas of Naropa, it is the foundation of all higher spiritual realizations and can bring us unimaginable states of bliss, profound wisdom and the amazing power to achieve anything we set our mind on.”