Tag: #Keto

Where to start?

The ultimate paralyzing question

But very necessary

What do you care about?

What do you want to create community around?

Is it being done?

Is it being done generously and with intent?

It all starts with a question seemingly easy but not really if we look within

“What is the change we seek to make?” And for WHO?

In my life, and in my career I have been part of cash poor startups that soared and part of highly capitalized brands that cannot get out of their own way.

I have seen amazing innovation stifled by egos

I have seen growth mindset in action

What is common amongst winners

1. Ability to see a goal

2. Starting ( as Steve Jobs famously stated ” Real Artists ship”)

3. Knowing exactly who it is for( because you can never have them all)

4. Knowing what the change they seek to create is

5. Thick skin for Haters because everyone has this to overcome to do the bad work that eventually leads to the good and sometimes, Great work

It is always about taking and putting on your plate only what you can finish.

It also comes down to maximizing connections

As I start out to do the work of creating the T2 experiment the change I seek to create is to create consciously connected people seeking something more

Within that is the passionate mission to enlighten a healthy ketogenic lifestyle and truly alter & optimize each one of us

This I promise will be fun

the Silence is Golden

Simplicity + Execution

Willingness to iterate in the moment

all the while making certain I provide my due diligence and always asking first, “Am I iterating for success or to make the path easier?”

Over the next 8 weeks I will be silently journaling each day in my quest , for mind & body,

a simple, real approach the forging a IRON  Will and Body

For me it will revolve around increasing Focus and Clarity , Personally and Professionally

For me it will also revolve around developing a Show & Go Physicality

This journey will become a Free E-book with some collaborative components

the announcement will be mid April with enrollment www.Myotropicinnovations.com

there will be no mandatory purchases, just real information

T2 daily episode 1

Welcome , I am so thankful for you even viewing my Video Blog this much! I truly appreciate it. I will promise that as this progresses I will strive to always make it 100% about delivering fully open and transparent Diet, supplement, training information unfiltered to you.

How will this differ from some of the absolutely great work being done already? I hope from my perspective as a 45 year old, lifelong bodybuilder, athlete in my quest for optimizing myself I am honestly able to add value in someone else’s quest towards their version 2.0

 

So lets begin,

It is at the moment 1:15am Monday January 30th

I am coming off of a loose eating weekend

The last meal for Sunday January 29th was a #Keto dinner at 7pm

I will now Intermittent Fast Monday and Tuesday to most effectively drop into Ketosis

Today I will  wake at 5am to a 16oz glass filtered water with Organic lemon juice and my Core supplements

( Proteolytic Enzyme complex)

( Comprehensive liver Formula)

( formula designed to aide in the efficiency of fats)

I will really limit anything outside of Water and 2 cups black coffee

Update Tuesday 12:15 AM

Day was great

Energy was high

Just wrapping up 18 hours of Hustle and doing

Monday was a Off day from training

Today I will do a brief MWOD session for recovery enhancement as well as to prevent injury.

My diet will be Filtered water and 2 Cups of Coffee

My Meal will be 7Pm

I have been back and forth on training volume/intensity and have settled on a HIT total body program

Total body

A- Chest/ Arm Focus

B-Legs Focus

C-Back /Delt Focus

Each day will begin with one of (A,B,C) followed by 4 exercises 1xFailure each to cover total body stimulation.

Post each HIT session I will consume Carbohydrates ( Undecided in what form) I am actually leaning towards 5% Nutritions REAL FOOD…Its a great Carb product that delivers high quality unrefined carbs which should be perfect!

Stay Tuned Everyone and feel free to ask away with questions

 

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SIMPLICITY (Program Phase I)

“When the intensity of an exercise is increased, the amount of exercise must be reduced. When you train harder, you must train less” Arthur Jones

“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” Bruce Lee


glass-of-water

 

I have completed the initial detoxification & Cleansing portion of my Simplicity program.

I extended the Strictest portion of my reset

4 days completed …

First 48 hours:Water Fasting with prior listed Supplement protocol

Followed by Intermittent Fasting (Keto) Days 3,4,5(6) at a 23:1 with the 1 being one solid Ketogenic meal

The biggest misconception I have personally encountered is that it is not the simple elimination of the entire Carbohydrate macronutrient from ones diet that amplifies Ketosis, rather for me it is the Fasting protocol used strategically.

What instead I practice is this first week “reset”

I find that for me and I suspect many others, eating is more habitual and emotional than we realize.

Resetting my eating patterns involves the initial strict fasting followed by sunday ( day 7) moving to a more manageable Intermittent 18/6 (18 hours fasting/6 hours Keto eating).

Key points I am certain I respect in my diet

  1. Macro Ratio- the highest Protein gets in my consumption is 25% (often staying at 20% to prevent

Gluconeogenesis (abbreviated GNG) is a metabolic pathway that results in the generation of glucose from non-carbohydrate carbon substrates such as lactate, glycerol, and glucogenic amino acids.

Its counter what industry marketing will tell you since it more than likely means Less in Protein supplement purchases.

One thing I believe very strongly in especially with a strategy such as my “Simplicity” approach is use of the Best whole Food selections possible.

#FoodFirst

At this point in the program I will remain Keto simply because it “works for me” however benefits of balanced Intermittent Fasting are also very well supported. I recommend :

Warrior Diet

This is a great book by a exceptional Gentleman who “Walks the walk” Ori was my first taste of a Intermittent Diet, long before it became the “thing to do”.

Dr. Mercola Intermittent Fasting

Probably much closer to my Ketogenic approach. Dr.Mercola is a true industry Advocate I has the letters to validate it.

Dom D’Agostino (Keto and Fasting) Tim Ferriss Show

Tim is the absolute best in the podcast world and his popularity validates it. Dom D’Agostino is the leading authority in the world of Ketogenic Science , Performance and Longevity. This is a absolute listen! Pure GOLD!

I will write in upcoming postings about the Phase II (18:6) Portion of my program.

I will cover the disruptive “Refreed” Debauchery mindset of enduring Pain to afford Gluttony.

From a Philosophical perspective this makes absolutely no sense. It is a Instagram sensation to be ultra “On track” all week and go Gluttony 100% +++ on a EVERY WEEKEND..I will dig into this…All I will say is that as the Stoics taught it is the constant movement towards #Virtue that for me automaticaly a reason not to do so.

From a very traditional Physical Culture standpoint it makes no sense because eating junk will develop cravings for more junk NOT less. Its about breaking past the point of the addiction to crappy food and make no mistake it IS #Addiction

#Sugar and #Processed foods are pinnacle just take a evening to watch

Sugar Coated Documentary

and

That Sugar Film

Don’t simply take my or anyone onlines word without empowering your own knowledge.

For me a occasional Carbohydrate meal period as needed will absolutely be incorporated however this I assure you will most times be clean Carbohydrate selections such as Baked sweet potatoes, Oats, Rice or the occasional Pizza or pasta ( after all I am Italiano).

Training for me will be a detailed post this week on its on that will lay out the “hybrid” approach that has proven very productive for me.

It is a Multi faceted approach I use

  1. Total Body HIT Training ( 8 exercises maximum) warmups then 1 set to momentary muscular failure

I am a disciple of the Arthur Jones approach and have seen tremendous benefits especially training in a fasting or Intermittent Fasting state.

2.Functional Whole Body training- Brief, HIT

I alternate training every other day and rotate between “Gym” days of Total Body HIT and Home/Outdoor Functional HIT

** I also use Off days as active recovery- there truly should not be OFF Days…

Mobility WOD

Kelly Starrett is a must in keeping you- The Machina running TOP FORM!

So in wrapping up this edition of SIMPLICITY….

I feel the same with this subject as I do with “refeed” approaches.

If you LOVE IT you WANT TO DO IT!  #HUSTLE #OUTWORKEVERYONE #NOOFFDAYS #REFEEDFORWEAK

I cannot stress enough that you should always be cleared by your practitioner prior to engaging in any strenuous  exercise..

please send me your questions, comments,I really look forward to them..

Find me @S.P.Q.R._FIT on Instagram

@Romarenagade on Twitter

 

Now if you Want it- GO GET IT…..#FORZA

my “Jerry McGuire” moment

“I’ve lost the ability to bullshit” from Jerry McGuire

So it seems I have as well

There have been many Change Catalysts

The #AltMBA #SethGodin #Linchpin #Pokethebox #Purplecow  #theresistance #dothework #Stevenpressfield #Stoicism #TimFerriss #myFamily #my Daughter #Epictetus #Seneca #MarcusAurelius #GrowthMindset #DerekSivers #SimonSinek #StartwithWhy #ZigZiglar

I am missing many and I will hopefully add many many others I my journey continues

How have I changed?

I have changed in my #Mindset. Learning every day. Trusting the process more everyday day. Respecting it.

 

I have evolved

Its left me with that deep understanding that there is MORE I must do

That Products are not remarkable, a True Story filled with #Generosity (for the right reasons) and #Empathy is.

A Story that ultimately tells us WHY you do what you do

and more importantly WHY we should care?

A sense of security that we cannot be everything to everyone and thats actually a pretty great way to be

Its as Zig Ziglar stated and I respectfully repeat daily “Be a meaningful specific, not a wandering generality”

Be a meaningful specific…Matter More, Care More, People DO MATTER

Wake up happy to engage with your Tribe

Live by the mantra Seth Godin states “People Like US do things like THIS” but unlike all the manipulators- MEAN IT DAMN IT!

Going through the #altMBA was eye opening for me and life altering, its really and truly NOT about added features or “Widgets” and its 100% Not about Price manipulations

Its about Mattering to someone dearly and learning how to matter more – showing you care

It brings me back to the manifesto and how this all ties in ( sloppily at times however Im a work in progress…on my way…striving towards that ultimate goal of Virtue)

I LOVE the industries I am in

I LOVE what I do

In general

I HATE, DESPISE, have absolute DISDAIN for the manipulative manner brands position themselves…Its almost as disgusting as #politics

I simply don’t get it

So I feel its my right and responsibility to do my part, my part and not directly for personal gain. I hope that doing the right thing creates a new movement and if I benefit from that- awesome!

Here are the Problems I see

  1. Brands are created out of one sole vision- Money, Grow, Sell. Thats Fine by business standards but we need more.
  2. Brands Create “touchy feely” story based on Spin. A Truthful story as to WHY you do what you do matters. “People don’t buy what you do they buy WHY you do it” Simon Sinek . A brand can create a illusion however eventually they will slip, mis a detail and then we will know its a manipulation NOT a Story.
  3. Brands are created for the Mass- Think about it. Whats so special about mass produced, commoditized goods? In the Natural/sports nutrition industries commodity we have too much of. Give us the “outliers” the “Fringe” “small Batch”
  4. Brands Broadcast they don’t engage- why? you guessed it, they do not care
  5. Brands don’t understand #Remarkable often doesn’t SCALE…
  6. Sales teams Bastardize Science- I can promise that whats coming will be very Unpopular with these folks and embraced by the victims of the lies.

Consider this a sort of Project Veritas of the Natural Products/ Sports Nutrition industries

How? Who? What? Ok, Ok

This will NOT be funded by any Brand or entity.

It will reside here on the T2 Experiment and I will also make content available on high profile industry vehicles

Price Plow

Supplement Reviews

Stack3d

Suppz

Bodybuilding.com

etc ( any favorites- please email me TommasoSalvatore1215@Gmail.com)

also feel free to email me

  1. Topics / categories of interest
  2. people/ thought leaders of interest
  3. anything you would like considered, I am honestly doing this for you

The vehicles

  1. This website www.T2Experiment.com
  2. @Romarenegade Twitter
  3. T2Experiment Podcast (Coming Soon)

Well whats First or should I quote Bill Goldberg “Who’s Next”?

Based on the level of time served in the Functional Foods booming category of

Protein bars

 

I will start there…My Title “UN Coated”  Uncovering the Protein bar confusion

Part 1 will post here This weekend..Please if you know of any “Special” and remarkable brands email me