Yes, I like to make some silly vids once in a while in addition to my more serious vids/topics. Life is too short to be serious all the time in my view…however, the topic of the vid is important. Relaxation, stress reduction is an essential component to our health and well being, and our over all success.
So people don’t think all I do 24/7 is read studies, here’s what I did this weekend, something I have been putting off for a long time, replanting my HUGE aloe plant. This is the smaller of the two I have, which I call Hans and Franz. They started as one small aloe plant many years ago. Transplanting at this point is no small task. Takes two people to move them. They have to be cut out of their pot using a grinder tool and blade!
It was so big, I had to split it into two plants, and still had a bunch left over! Went from this:
The power of our mind to directly impact our physiology has long been debated. It’s (obviously) a tough area to do real objective research on vs the cosmic crap that gets passed around. The study of the brains ability to directly impact our physiology is growing by leaps as both technology and techniques have improved greatly.
I think one of the most obvious places to look in terms of showing just how powerful the mind is, is when looking at the placebo effect.
Most non scientists* think of the placebo effect as generally meaning a non effect. That is, nothing happened.
That’s not true at all. The placebo effect is a real effect, and measurable. It’s only recently getting the attention is deserves as a legit effect showing just how powerful the mind is and it’s direct impact on us.
Researchers involved in clinical studies have known about it forever, and it’s taught in every classroom as science 101, yet, only recently getting some real focus.
Here’s a vid that does an excellent, and entertaining, job of summarizing just how amazing and powerful the placebo effect is, which is a direct measurement of the brains ability to alter all manner of our physiology.
I think the mental disconnect for most people is realizing it’s generated by the mind, but don’t realize it’s a real effect, that is, has direct and “real” physiological changes take place.
Some times, at just as high a % as the active compound it’s being compared to, or to a lesser degree (which may or may not statistical significance but I’ll leave it there as to not make eyes gloss over…) then the compound being tested.
Not a dry boring vid, but really interesting and entertaining:
* = and some scientists/medical types who should know better….
As some of you may recall, I did a vid not long ago regarding the demeaning low-brow advertising campaign that the club chain Planet Fitness is using to sell memberships. You can check out my prior comments and a few of their commercials HERE.
Below one persons visit to the “judgment free zone”
Recent Planet Fitness Commercial:
Alcohol and fitness. Does booze negatively impact your fitness? Does it prevent you from losing weight? What are the facts regarding alcohol and your fitness goals, or bodybuilding, or weight loss??? I answer those questions and others in this vid.
PS, if you want a great low carb/low sugar alcoholic drink recipe, try my “Sex On The Brink” drink. It’s what I’m drinking in the video.
I’m sure some of you have heard of Planet Fitness, a popular gym chain. If not, you may think I’m making some of this up, but I’m not! I hope none of you give this place your business, be you a “lunk head” or general fitness minded person. Watch my vid below, and some of the recent Planet Fitness commercials.
Some recent Planet Fitness Commercials:
I attend both industry shows, which are not open to the public and are “B2B” shows, and shows people are more familiar with, such as the Arnold Classic, etc. Here’s a short vid discussing what one of these supplement industry shows is like, with “insider” vid from the show.
Training Through Adversity. Going from the fun/silly vids to discussing a tough topic: training through adversity, using examples of my own experiences not made public before. I hope it helps and inspires others to SURVIVE and get through their own tough times… I’m sure of you have seen worse/been through worse, some not, but here’s my advice on the issue:
Been getting a fair number of questions from women who have no donk, no butt, lack O booty syndrome! If you have a nice round butt you are happy with, this aint the vid for you. If you have a flat backside, and it’s not a naturally good bodypart for you, this vid is directed at you…