Author: mathematicalmuser

Keys to Lifting

Lift with perfect form

Eliminate¬†all ego and momentum from your lifts. Doesn’t matter if you are not moving up as fast as you want to, doesn’t matter if you are weakest in the gym. Always raise and lower weight slowly, never use momentum to lift. 5 seconds up, 2 second hold at top/bottom, then 5 seconds down. Always hold weight in between the raising and the lowering to eliminate momentum.

The key to lifting, the key to getting strong and ripped, is consistency. Day in, day out, you go to the gym. Through the good days and the bad days, you never miss a day. You lift religiously like you eat, drink, and breath.

The best program is the one that you stick to and never miss a day while doing.

1 set only to failure. 6-12 reps but if 12 is not failure then keep pushing and increase weight next lifting session.

Each muscle group once a week.

While lifting, be sure to flex every muscle in your body, especially the muscles concerned with the exercise.


Sales Tips

Give the customer the perception that they are saving money. They will be more likely to buy and spend money that way. If you are going to sell something for $500, list it at $800 but say there is a discount/sale right now and it’s selling at $500. You’ll sell more that way. Give customers deals, sales, discounts, all of that, even if they are fake, as that drives sales higher.

Don’t try to make a one size fits all product for all customers. There may be multiple types/clusters of customers in a market, this make a product that caters to¬†each individual cluster.



Avoid –

  • Pasta
  • Sugar
  • Dairy
  • Processed foods
  • Manufactured foods
  • Packaged foods
  • Fast food
  • Junk food
  • Cookies
  • Pizza
  • Any drink that is not water
  • Hot Coco
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Meat
  • 5 White Devils – White flour, white rice, white processed table salt, white sugar, pasteurized/processed dairy


Life Philosophy

Minimalism. All material possessions are is simply a source of stress and worries. The more things you own and stuff you have, the more things that you have to worry about. Crap, I just dented my car. Crap, I just broke this vase. Fuck, I lost my portable charger. Shit, I forgot to pay the cable bill. Learn to live with less and appreciate it. You will be a lot happier and stress a lot less.

No debt. No mortgage. No loans. Nothing of the sort.



2 meals a day, no snacking.

Eat until you are no longer hungry, not until you are full like a pig.

Cold showers

Sleep at 9 PM and wake up at 5 AM

No smoking, whether it’s shisha, e-cigarettes, regular cigarettes, cigars, or weed

No alcohol/liquor

No porn or masturbation

No sex before marriage. Practice abstinence. Sex isn’t the goal, if you have sex it should be with the goal of having kids.

Exercise everyday, whether through lifting, running, walking, or swimming.

Stretch everyday and do a flexibility/mobility routine.

Single Tasking. Avoiding multitasking and doing only one activity at a time. Only eating, not anything else. Being focused only on what you are doing.

Linguistics Stuff

IPA Consonant Symbols

IPA Vowel Symbols

IPA 15-Minute Tutorial


The Millionaire Next Door

The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time

Google – How Google Works

Why Stocks Go Up and Down

The Walker’s Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs

The 5 Languages of Love

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

A Random Walk Down Wallstreet

The Selfish Gene

100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation

Riveted: The Science of Why Jokes Make Us Laugh, Movies Make Us Cry, and Religion Makes Us Feel One with the Universe

The Intelligent Investor

In Game:
Nancy Friday – My Secret Garden, this book really helped me understand how fucked up female fantasies can be. It’s rather an eye opening book.

Art of Seduction – Robert Greene – if you like history, it’s an interesting book. I think R.Green spends too much time circle jerking in his book, but decent read.

The Fine Art of Erotic Talk – can’t recall the author. It’s good for beginner, i found it to be too bland.

The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins. It’s not for everyone. After reading this book I was paranoid that all my girlfriends were fucking on the side. But it truly puts Alpha male Beta provider male into perspective. I like Dawkins.

Comedy Writing Secrets – Helitzer – that book just helped me be more funny with girls. While reading you’ll start analyzing jokes. Then it goes away. It literally changed my social life. I started getting “you’re so funny” remarks not only from women but from guy friends too. Everyone loves laughter.

In Psychology:
Sway – Ori Brafman – an interesting outlook why people act irrationally. It allowed me to understand women better.

Just about any book by Malcolm Gladwell – Tipping Point, Outliers, etc. He’s an exceptional writer.

Psycho-Cybernetics – various authors, but original concept is fascinating.

Virus of the Mind – Richard Brodie – fucking amazing book that explains why shit goes viral. LITERALLY way before Internet existed the way we know it. I am actually about to re-read this book. Also talks about “memes”. No, not the Advice Animals or Awkward Penguin ones.

What Makes Your Brain Happy and Why You Should Do The Opposite – DiSalvo – this book opened my eyes to why we do shit we do. It’s an interesting and easy read.

and finally,

You are not So Smart – David McRaney – this book is not only entertaining but also gives you a lot of interesting psychological mind-fucks media and society uses on you (maybe not on purpose). This book explains social tricks and a lot of misguided concepts you see on TV. After reading this book, I felt a little bit shaken.

In Business:
Lean Startup – Eric Ries, exceptional outlook on entrepreneurship. Addresses “paralysis by analysis” issue with most startups. If you’re into running your own business, it’s a must.

Power – Jeffrey Pfeffer – this book is fundamental for anyone trying to achieve success in business. It breaks down principles on how to become more influential. Good read.

In Life:
Tao Te Ching – just read it. It’s not long and it’s a perspective on life. Also if you liked Eckhart Tolle books, that’s along the same path.

7 Habbits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey – self explanatory.

Brave New World – Huxley – it’s a sci-fi book that’s becoming very close to reality in modern days.

Whatever your patience can stomach by Ayn Rand. She’s not an easy read, but start with Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. I will see you next year. It is that fucking long.

The Elements of Style – William Shrunk – most of us cannot write for shit. See?

Poking the Box – somewhat motivational.