Lack Of Motivation

One of the good things about training at home is that I can train pretty much whenever I want to. I’m not beholden to anyone or anything. If I wake up at three in the morning and want to lift, I can do that. There’s literally nothing to stop me from doing so. It’s pretty damn awesome.

Unfortunately, the downside is that it becomes easy to procrastinate because you can always do it later.

Because of that, it’s really easy to lose motivation, and that’s something I haven’t had for a couple of weeks now.

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Tactical Tuesday: You Just Bought A Handgun. Now What?

Since last week was all about selecting your first handgun, I figured I’d talk this week about what follows that purchase. After all, you can’t just buy a gun and suddenly the world is all puppies and daisies. It doesn’t work that way.

In fact, that attitude may be one of the more dangerous options out there.

So, instead, let’s talk about what should happen in the immediate aftermath of purchasing a firearm.

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Optimal Versus Sustainable: Why Different Approaches Should Be Considered

Over the weekend, I was watching as Joe Rogan interviewed Dr. Layne Norton and Dr. Dom D’Agostino. Both Norton and D’Agostino have their Ph.D. in nutrition, though they advocate for very different lifestyles.

D’Agostino is a ketogenic diet proponent while Norton is, like me, a fan of flexible dieting.

As Norton was discussing diets, one thing he kept harping on was that a diet had to be sustainable over the long term.

Rogan, who is known primarily as a comedian but actually has a background in martial arts first and foremost, began asking if the need for a “sustainable” diet was really just an issue of discipline. I get why Rogan asks that, too. As a lifelong fighter, Rogan is nothing, if not disciplined. He trained and competed for years before ever pursuing comedy. He’s disciplined, so he doesn’t get how someone can have difficulty with someone if they’re disciplined.

However, that got me to thinking about how I would address this argument. You see because I happen to agree that the sustainability of a diet or exercise program is the most important variable.

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Embracing The Warrior Archetype To Help You Achieve Your Goals

Yesterday, I mentioned the term “warrior archetype” and said I’d get into it later. Well, it’s later.

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Thursday Thoughts: Why You Should Choose A Martial Art Over ‘Combatives’ Training

A while back, I came across this article on the questions you should ask yourself prior to picking a combatives course. There are some great questions you should ask yourself there if you’re wanting to learn how to fight.

But, in my opinion, you should train with an actual martial art over a simple combatives program, and there’s a reason for that.

You see, with martial arts, you’re undertaking something that will help keep you alive in more than one way. Not only can it make you ready for a street fight, but it’s physical training that benefits your health as well.

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Those Days When You Just Don’t Feel Like Training

Not every day is going to be filled with motivation. You’re not always going to feel like lifting heavy weights and getting all sweaty.

I know. I had one of those days today. I was feeling down for no really good reason and just didn’t want to do much of anything. I just felt like I wanted to crawl back in bed and take a good, long nap.

So what do you do when you just don’t feel it?

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Tactical Tuesday: Selecting Your First Handgun

In an effort to both maintain some regularity on this site as well as keep to the mission of the blog and it not just become a generic fitness site, I’ve decided to add a few regular features. Tactical Tuesday will be the day I spend a bit more time talking about the more overt warrior-like aspects of embracing warrior heritage and such.

I’m a gun writer. It’s what I do when I’m not writing about stuff here. It’s how I pay my bills and stuff. Because of that, sometimes I have friends who ask my advice on guns.

Can’t imagine why.

No, seriously. I can’t.

You see, while I write about guns, I tend to focus on the political side of things because I know that better. I’m somewhat knowledgeable on guns, but I’m not an expert by any stretch.

That said, there are a few points that I do have strong opinions on, so I might as well codify them here.

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