Episode 50: No Fix November

Episode 50: No Fix November

November 1, 2019 6 By William Morgan


that’ll work maybe just a tenant of it
ya know I actually think it’s almost too
quiet in here it’s the first France this
might don’t worry it is my daughter
upstairs so alright we were back this
week wrapped up last we’re talking about
the right so today is gonna be about the
no fix November oh shit yeah right
before we go there let’s go come back to
the first cast a little bit I was
talking to someone who told me rightly
so that the point is not that we want to
help CrossFit especially we want to help
people and I think that was a very good
point because we’re gonna try to get the
power lifting gyms into this strongman
dreams a lot of stuff but again this is
not about so this is not about Crossway
HQ or crossfit even itself it’s just all
for me it’s all the dreams that are
attached to functional fitness that
we’re gonna try to do help ya owners
cultures so it’s about people like as
usual always in strong fit I think it’s
always interesting because of
essentially your name has been strong
fit which give sons which is always
sounds CrossFit adjacent has kind of you
know an amine has a beginning just from
a work standpoint and then I think I am
using this functional fitness
resolutions and with it within that
space since a lot of your seminars of
world always kind of been hosted in
CrossFit gyms exactly it becomes very
easy for people to narrow it be like oh
so this is just a CrossFit thing because
where else would I would I host him and
I think if you’ve been watching this
many episodes I think you know it’s not
just a CrossFit not she’s funny cuz not
like I do CrossFit know I don’t
so yeah it’s always been strong men and
stuff like that so I but I did train a
lot of the top cross videos so there’s
that as well but my Ponte always been
people for me I wasn’t even training
cross rails I was training people that
happened to be doing crossfit yeah but I
had people don’t know that but actually
most of my business where regular people
I took care of the 99% where more than a
1% there so it’s I’m so that you know
it’s not a CrossFit thing it’s a people
thing yeah so that’s what we’re gonna
try to do really speaking of that let’s
talk about behavior and in no fix
November
okay oh yeah I’m gonna I want to intro
this thing Julian sends me a message
into are all of us a strong fits group
I’m sorry well I’m talking so it’ll be
there you go okay so and so as he’s
blocking this so I get I get the message
this is the Julian camera this is their
exact murder and that’s the camera that
nobody watches – exactly so but we
fucked your lady so I get this message
and it’s in like all of us like Richard
and so I get this message it’s like
November we are it’s snow carbs no
alcohol no sugar no what else was no
stimulants no drugs no stimulants no
caffeine no carbs no sugar yeah that’s
how we started
I call it surrender on November yeah
yeah yeah so then I look at I think I
said out loud I was like are you fucking
serious
and all I respond I was like you’re an
absolute psychopath
you’re a psychopath where’s your answer
I have the texture yeah so by the way I
never said anybody should do it
specially was in strong feet I was like
this is surrender November at the time
so we call it no fix November because I
lost the vote on the night I simply
presented options right and I was like
that looks like a good idea and so we’re
starting and so I put it on the on the
group message for strong faith and there
you go yeah so the reactions were
intense my first thing was just know
about gonna do it I can talk about it
and not doing it and then as time went
on I was like the problem was it I
really did not want to do it yeah that
I’m like fuck me it probably means I
should do it and so because I mean I
knew for sure that doing the thing
wouldn’t be bad for me that generally
speaking it would probably be in that
positive problem I have is I just don’t
want to do it and so I sat on it for a
while and then I think it was the other
day I was like alright I think I’m in
I’ll do it for a million don’t know
first well there’s a start kit winner
gets a million dollars but no it was so
no I’m gonna I’m doing it my wife is
gonna give us
and so it’ll be very you might have
found the funniest interest is we’re in
October and people are freaking out
yeah right so literally like I had
people saying messages I believe losing
their shit I’m like guys like two days
where the fifteen so we we ten days away
from November your time and I’m not
putting a gun to your head like I find
it so funny people losing their shit
we’re not even in November yeah I know
you haven’t started there’s a guy so
this is how nervous people are we
started already
yeah because he can’t wait because he’s
fucking with their head so badly they
couldn’t even wait for November to stop
does it do discounting the hours by the
way what is what what is the one you
thought people would bitch the most
about I would think well for sure
probably just carbs I think because
that’s been directed to I was expecting
caffeine at least not 50/50 but 6040 I
actually think people are more intensely
dependent upon caffeine I think just
generally those people but I think I
think carbs are so tied into every
moment of people who trains brain like
the way they think and becomes that
being justified yeah yeah so speaking of
those people that were like who have
never gone without carbs
yep who will just fight with you about
the idea and it’s like I’m not making
you either well I had the guy telling me
that fats and knob counts were causing
diabetes what that makes pretty much you
remember that vegetarian or vegan
fucking documentary and then the guy had
actually doctors saying that Cobb did
not make you fat fat did yeah and they
had that doctor who how they are you
know you know like it’s like this is my
problem with the medical world like you
know like we talked about science like a
religion now we’re we’re refusing to
accept that it’s they are legitimate
issues with in today’s world with many
aspects of science not
science as an idea the concept but the
application of it the capitalism based
on objectives has turn the medical
science into something that is not far
off drug-dealing yeah no I agree who
created the fucking pyramid in the US
with the carbs and everything they were
not trainers no but you know like it
kind of pisses me off course we get
bashed left and right we are the people
that movies make fun of we’re just gonna
bang your clients everything and doctors
are always like those people that have
as you know are in their heart you know
the stuff and you you shall do no harm
did you respect that fucking thing when
you start to sell those painkiller feels
like Kyle’s dad had shot of morphine and
oxycontin on top of it is that a you
respect that oath by doing that shit
like the cop stuff like the number of
doctors out there like the ritalin for
ADHD so I discover here in Holland
basically anytime you fail to should
stop to say basically anytime you fail
to learn anything you go to a doctor and
I sing their prescription rate of
ritalin offer so they are like so
they’re going to test you for ADHD and I
think the success rate of that test is a
hundred percent other percent you’re
walking you’re walking out with ritalin
on some other shit some other form of
infamies to the pot where some duck
tails here not all luck tails but some
I’ve said that that shit only works on
people with ADHD I’m like amphetamines
only work with well and it’s like maybe
just maybe they only kind of help people
with ADHD but I’m telling you they work
if you don’t take if you don’t by the
way whether they help people do they
they help people do the shit they don’t
want a little focus to do so you don’t
want to do yeah that you hate doing yeah
okay
sweep the floor study do you email daddy
all night yeah steady on I do your
emails that’s what they are for how is
that not drug dealing the opioid crisis
how come no doctors have been charged or
looked we have not looked at the medical
profession how come we can’t we can
blast trainers all day long well we are
the one doing the actual work right the
second Hospital where doctors are
but the nurses do most of the well
alright so we are the one who see people
four times a week and everything and
doctors out those people on top who get
to criticizers and just look down upon
us well it’s not any barrier at the top
like yeah don’t me wrong these bad
cultures but they certainly are back
doctors and a culture of the medical
world needs to evolve because right now
capitalism has a hook on it in a bad way
you want so many people because of that
hook the capitalism has so many people
then try to like Dogma ties yeah word
yeah – there it is now it is now – to
the the medicals this side of it so
exact because I think so off is like
well medicine says the sciences the
doctors say this it’s like yeah but I’m
telling you that this did this thing and
then you know what and notice and it’s
like well I have to wait until the man
upstairs tells me that it’s okay oh no
you’re lying
yeah do you see spread yeah like that’s
literally some of the conversation I
think well I’m me like but I’ve seen it
work I have the people have 100 no
you’re lying you’re lying oh you don’t
know I don’t which one is worse you just
don’t know you’re on try now what do you
know let’s say cheese argumentation so
that by the way when I see capitalism
you have Tunis and what I mean by that I
don’t mean capitalism based on
constraints I mean based on objective
yeah capi capitalism capitalist society
that has constraints like money is
necessary yeah
to keep the gym open for example right a
free market is necessary yeah because
the free market allows you to be not
necessarily successful but to have good
fortune yeah and as well value to build
on value but it’s not I don’t think a
free market allows the most successful
to be successful I don’t think that’s
very bizarre your last good fortune to
happen the iPhone all that shit right so
but when it becomes a an objective
making money then you start gaming the
system then you sacrifice people when
free market becomes the objective then
you start to deregulate everything and
of course by people coming game the
system and now we have Flint Michigan so
that’s a little bit what I mean by
capitalism to me always goes back to
constraints not an operating system but
a slipstream yeah exactly
yeah yeah when it turns into objective
that’s when you see the bad shit happen
right so so going back to no fixed
November why what you
choose those specific ones and why
challenging people in that one so my
idea was I was looking at again a lot of
my work is obviously sympathetic versus
par sympathetic and then it’s there’s an
idea that sternal Kamiya is interesting
so for example I had a guy saying if I
don’t have cows I can’t recover from
workouts and I’ll have shitty workouts
all right so two parts I’ll have shitty
workouts because that’s where a lot of
people are gonna say out there you can’t
generate intensity in your workouts
without an outside source that seems to
be a problem who’s training you are the
carbs now replace carbs with any other
substance I can’t train without alcohol
exactly I can’t
which is by the way guys so you know to
all the guys out there that are making
fun of the CrossFit athletes I get they
get busted and they say tainted
supplements now I’m not saying some are
not lying but tainted supplements is a
reality if you if you have ever taken
jacks 3d yeah guess what
you took meth yeah if you have ever used
Celtic and people like I don’t know what
that is right it was a number one
creating cellar for ten years
yeah right before I became new and
improved you well on steroids at the
time but like make like the icing
there’s a lot of hypocrites out there
they’re gonna claim they don’t know what
they took but guess what that stuff that
makes you train twice as hard
there’s a reason white works no it’s not
natural shit it is and it’s very
interesting that like if you replace
that you said the carbs or anything else
any of their substance kept coffee
pre-workout any other you would be like
dude you have a problem yeah I can’t
train I can’t train without two beers
I can’t like you’ll be like dude come on
but if it’s carbs yeah that’s totally
normal because that’s what fuels your
workout I’m like what if you end up in a
fight or I mean like the argument to me
makes no sense again who’s training you
or the cops right and you can’t recover
recovery is not done in the sympathetic
nervous system now
is done in the past in pathetic that’s
by the way so if you need the carbs to
be covered then what is protein for yeah
I mean like the entire documentation I’m
like our protein is to build muscle but
I’m lucky they’re not building muscle
power weaker what that is yeah if I was
part of recovery so which one is it so
you need yeah I mean like it’s so he
goes on and on and on and on like this
like I find the reactions of people
fascinating when it when it comes to
cops I know where it comes from by the
way but so it was all the stuff that I
started to get me to look at you wanna
grab this stuff yeah okay yeah you’re
getting better and I get well there’s
only two things okay so then I looked so
the promo let me explain exactly what
the point is of no fixed November its
behavior yeah that’s it right it is not
so one guy is saying well look better in
the mirror that’s not what this is for
no looking better in the mirror is an
objective if you do know fixed on where
to lose weight you’ll fail yeah you’ll
lose your shit yeah that is not what
this is for this is for behavior why am
I saying that because you are a slave to
external factors and welcome to Western
lifestyle well and I think that starting

We are slaves to external factors. So
all the stimulants that I listed,
alcohol, carbs, sugar, caffeine, monster
energy drink, all the stimulants if you look,
create a sympathetic reaction.
That’s what all those do. But they do it
in a passive way. It’s a substance that
you ingest, and puts you into a
sympathetic state, but you did not create
that state. Now you were passively
walking into it, right? So that means that,
first of all the sympathetic is very
reactive, is only reactive. You cannot
just get angry at things until you put
yourself into a situation that makes you
angry. The sympathetic nervous system is
reactive. That’s old school; that’s part
of the brain, like the reptilian
brain, and all that stuff is reactive
to the world. So when you exist through
substance, you are making yourself
extremely reactive to the world right?
But you are on the way downgrading
your nervous system.
You become so much
more of a product of your environment then..
Exactly.. But then who are
you?
yeah right and so I believe the fight
mode is a the proper fight mode is a
combination of sympathetic and
parasympathetic so top of the arch yeah
right so relays to all the sympathetic
but you need that you know eventual
vagus nerve you need that part that is
you to also deal with the world so all
those things to me are taking us so far
to other sympathetic we are just product
of the environment but that causes a
problem then who again who are you
so whenever you take Cubs away or
caffeine away people always say I’m so
tired okay but is it is it tired by the
way I love when people say that because
that’s usually the same people that will
criticize me for not measuring yeah so
tell me how you measure or measurable
tiredness yeah what did you use a DEXA
scan what did you use in order to
measure your tire in there this is the
Apple watch yeah you just gonna define
tired yeah let’s start with that so is
that koala I don’t feel energized okay
but then we’re going to add this what if
it’s not that you’re tired what if is
that you’re not reactive to your
environment because I took what was
driving you to out that in a passive way
one side because again it’s not you
creating an action toward the
environment it’s something that you
ingest that just puts you into that
state of react reactiveness right so if
I take that away then where are you left
with you’re not reactive then you have
to be active it has to be you
interacting with your environment and
since you never do it during the day
you’re like huh Grizzly’s shit it’s only
you like this you know like wow I can’t
do anything exactly you can’t do
anything not because your tiger that
feeling of I I don’t know it’s because
you cannot create that fight mode
yourself you have been relying passively
on the substance that you ingested in
order to put you in a state that allows
you
to do the shit you hate to do so instead
of when I take that away you’re facing
the stuff that you hate doing and you go
I don’t feel like doing it you never did
you never did and that’s the problem
because then being in that state of
reactiveness allow you not to deal with
your shit yeah and so then all you’re
doing is just kind of like limping
forward on crutches but you’re not
really actually getting anywhere right
right and you have the tools to do it
and since by the way since you’re very
reactive to your environment that means
you take input from everywhere
this is hot the windows it that keeps
you busy yeah right because you’re so
reactive that keeps you one of the side
of money on the sympathetic side you get
acute senses right it’s normal because
that Bush over there just start moving
your senses become a lab you’re like
yeah exactly so by trigger and the
sympathetic state that’s what you get
you become more aware of your
surroundings all right but to do what
and that’s that’s what I see with
everybody is like once I take that away
you are it’s not that you’re you’re
tired is that you’re less your cuteness
of your senses goes down a little bit
because suddenly it’s not being
generated from the inside it’s you who
has to come and go meet the world and
that tireness is you not being able to
do that no because if you stop moving
you’re fine
the problem is when you stop moving you
know like you cannot generate momentum I
think also when people go carbs before
action or sugar before there were
anything before action what happens is
that becomes the standard operating
procedure and you just get really used
to that being the meanest so it’s like I
have to do a thing so what do I need to
do before I do this right exactly and so
that’s what we went into all the time in
the beginning with the nutrition stuff
right for often it was we would talk
about what you want to eat for what’s
coming next I started to get confusing
yeah because so often people would be
like then we would he that’s when we
started getting hit to the real behavior
thing yes because then we get people
coming in saying okay so I have a
meeting at work that could go good yeah
or it could go bad
and so do I need to have bats or some
carbs or both yeah and I’m like well no
you just need to go to the meeting yeah
exactly yeah yeah I don’t eat because I
don’t choose what to eat because I got
time I shoot it yeah just fucking tie my
shoes and so but you started seeing this
yeah
those we on the behavioral things get
put in the cart in front of the horse
all the time yeah and and but that’s the
thing that I think you start to know
that was about I think when you started
to really see that behavior I was like
this is very strange
we’re like yeah but again then and
started to understand like do you want
to have so in their mind they go I need
the proper fuel for what’s gonna happen
next
first of all you don’t know what’s gonna
happen next so you can’t have the proper
fuel you gonna go train obviously the
Cubs in that sense will trigger the
stuff but when I realized very fast is
by doing this all the time at some point
you are not generating the intensity so
we go back to people let’s say fire on
our cars I’m going to actually work out
how come you are not capable of
generating intensity in your work out by
yourself do you not like what you’re
doing I mean and don’t you man when I
say this is I want people to be a friend
to themselves fail but kind so this is
something when we’re going to take away
the carbs all that stuff again we’re
going back to signals I’m going to get
that into into a while but the signals
are going to be very clear but I don’t
want you to hate yourself I don’t want
you to see what you’re doing on that
case not doing and turn it into a harsh
criticism modules of yourself you have
to be a friend to yourself like a best
friend to yourself where you are kind as
a voice to yourself but also fair where
you have to be able to get to that stage
where you look at a situation and ask
yourself do I like this or not am i
capable of doing that or not not in a
mean way not in the disparaging way not
in a ranking system way not in a way
based on objectives in a way based on
constraints is like how come I cannot
create intensity in the workouts that
I’m gonna do do I like it or not like if
you love what you’re doing what the way
you train and everything you don’t need
cops to go to
mode you want to fuck shit up like yeah
right there right like do you need a
drink before you go on a date like if
you do that means you’re too nervous
that means we need to work on your
anxiety levels but imagine that you
cannot have dinner with your wife or
girlfriend without getting drunk or
wizard then at some point you be like
how come I can’t just have a normal
conversation with that person without
being in an altered state yeah so all
the stuff that I’ve listed make no
mistake put you into an altered state my
question is how come you can’t do it and
let’s be fair
is there not what really is freaking you
out about the whole thing the idea of
having to spend all day with yourself
not reactive to it with yourself you
yourself creating your life so when I
look at when I go through I’m not too
worried about the carbs thing from a
training standpoint doesn’t really about
the only real carbs I get is if I have
some beers some afternoons yeah but it’s
getting colder out now if it’s a little
less enticing so but but for me it was
like the so the carbs is really a matter
of just not having my gym you know once
a week and not having any beer and I was
like there’s like no alcoholic wait well
fuck then what am I gonna do if I want
to just go out with zachetti and talk –
exactly right like well fuck yeah and I
was like you’re a fucking adult Heather
what are you talking about this prank
but in my head that that one bothered in
the caffeine was another one yep where
am i I was like but then when I get up
if I have some work to do what am I
gonna do that I’m not gonna go make a
coffee and sit down have the coffee
nights right so till my heart rate picks
up and then I want to do the work
exactly right so let’s talk about this
so because I stopped in like what two
weeks ago or some shit like that so I
switch to decaf why because I like to
make coffee I have my machine and
everything I’m not good not my coffee
decaf but by the way the first two days
I had 12 shots of decaf really well
because my body I love the taste of
coffee anyway but my weight is like
what’s missing something I was like I
crave coffee yeah but I knew I was
happening was like okay go with it it’s
okay
back to two or three yeah hmm but was I
tired
fuck yes so that’s where I started to
understand what taya means I was
exhausted for four days what I thought
was tired and exhausted for four days
five days and I’m sitting there going
like oh my god I don’t want to train in
every single second cycle come on man so
I make myself go and I have an awesome
training session that was that hmm so I
guess I wasn’t that I was like that’s
okay
but I was this is not the first time it
happens that we used to go with Cara and
get two drinks mm-hmm after training
right so that was a reward system and
that was awesome one we took it away for
four days it’s like what I thought was
wasted time now I’m starting to
understand what he was and so after five
days of no caffeine because the carbs
I’ve cut like even before that I’ve cut
the coffee for two weeks now no caffeine
for completely so no care so I’m
basically on the no fixed remember in
the last two to three weeks they’re two
weeks if I take the caffeine away and
then first false five days I’m like man
like Jake generating the energy myself
is hard and I was like yeah no shit
because you never do it first thing in
the morning is my espresso so I’m never
generating the energy to start my day
I’m doing getting it passively and I’m
like huh definitely I felt by noon by
the way and then by this 6:00 my
training by the way my training sessions
I’ll explain why but that suddenly
started to get a lot better we’re going
to get into this but suddenly I’m
sitting over there
so I’m sitting over there basics and I
did absolutely nothing and suniye I was
like Vanna could not do before i sat
there no stimulus like so no caffeine no
food nothing I just sat there for 30
minutes and did nothing
oh no no it’s more than that I did not
go into my head and create situations
where I’m pissed at somebody who I’m
working I did not look into the future I
did not look into the past I was just
there
in the present with myself that would be
the test positive by the way and for 30
minutes it was the most relaxing resting
face I’ve had in I don’t know how I was
not capable of doing that before where I
could just sit there again sitting not
looking anything in particular but again
not not daydreaming not falling asleep
because usually before if I stopped like
this I would just fall asleep I was just
there and I realized that that feeling
of being there was actually what the
feeling of me being tired was but what I
couldn’t do was not look to be reactive
I took the reactiveness away and
suddenly what did I find me when I
stopped looking around for something to
react to guess what I saw me yeah that’s
when I understood why my describe that
to me earlier I told you the same I was
like that sounds terrifying to me I know
exactly what happens if I if I just have
to sit for thirty I can’t do it waiting
for anything 15 minutes for a bus I just
right I’m like I need I need my ear pods
and you might fall in anyway as we go I
cannot yes and even then I’ll listen to
something that’s entertaining or exactly
and then I will still have to be looking
at something
mm-hm and then or if you’re at home and
often you get home you need to react you
have just something you’re like or what
do I need to get myself in the middle of
or I’m gonna go do nothing but kind of
relay around to everything and so yeah
is that but but those things because I
think being a little on the ATD side of
things I feel like I’m extra prone to
falling into those traps all the time
because I just wanted to do it but again
like being with yourself yeah doing
nothing is what is the scariest thing
about yeah it is but certainly but what
struck me the most was I it was the same
feeling he felt the same me being doing
nothing was exactly the same feeling
before as me being tired except before I
couldn’t stop looking for things to
react to when I stopped doing that I
found me and he was he was great but no
snow sound or nothing and I just sat
there yeah I was not awake yet
and as
sad until she woke up and then the
stimulus came to me but before that I
just did nothing
it was the more it was I could not have
done that before
yeah then I understand how much reaction
I was creating through ingesting food
and stuff like that yeah so that was
that’s when I understood the importance
of all this so now so and speaking so if
we take it by the way so let’s take it a
bit further people have to do shit every
day they don’t want to do so what do you
do when you fall asleep you stop
slapping yourself yeah you basically you
put yourself you’re trying to pump
adrenaline into your body splash water
exactly so it’s adrenaline you’re trying
to pump but we know that physiologically
for example like the switch fight to
flight is that switch from no adrenaline
to adrenaline for example right so it
seems to me that when you basically try
to wake yourself up and go come on or do
stuff like that you are putting yourself
in flight fight mode is using for
example for for training lactate as fuel
it’s a diesel stuff because when you
fight you need to be diesel like you
need to explode some time but that’s ATP
that’s seven seconds yeah
you can’t generate a max econ redline
for thirty seconds in a fight you’ll die
if you better finish otherwise but again
usually when you it’s a gamble so when
do you take a gamble when you’re in
flight if you if you’re winning and you
take your time you see that in boxing or
anything stupid they don’t do anything
stupid they start stalking the guy and
but they don’t go berserk
yeah berserk is shit the bear is winning
right okay so many that switch to
adrenaline to those reactions like that
going like yeah it’s usually a flight
mode yeah like remember the fight is
sympathetic and parasympathetic so it
requires you to be you centered flow
under pressure that’s the fight mode so
people I go like this and you lose if
well if you lose control and it’s like
the pressure has gotten ahold of you you
in flight you’re not in flow I know you
know info so you’re not to fight you’re
in flight yeah right so to me it seems
that what those people to do the stuff
they don’t want to because again
different between fight and flight is
not wanting to be there is they’re
putting themselves in flight so that
means that you’re using those stimulants
all day to put yourself in flight
so you could see where depression
depression after a bit like anxiety all
that stuff would be rampant yeah like if
you look at women most of them have Cubs
over fat like to try to get women or a
high-fat diet is very hard yeah right
but they also like because the
sociological creatures thank goodness
they are because the other one raising
the kid is the one in charge of society
reactive behavior is necessary because
they continuously take the input they
are great at multitasking that requires
input input input input guys are just
now reminded so you can kind of you know
push things away women are far more open
in that sense they can receive input
from everywhere that’s a big more
reactionary and I see I see that
reaction which comes a lot but again
like if you are continuously reactive to
your environment and especially if he
puts you in flight all the time but then
you’ll never have the time to look
inward to look at yourself yeah right
well then you start having in in
training so having these questions when
things get challenging predictions are
way off all of a sudden it’s like what
you have not at that time what you do
not know yeah you have any time yourself
and all you are attaching to is the
things that you can do and then the
fucking wheels completely fall off
because you’re too dependent on all of
that no actually it’s a very good form
let’s talk about that because I realize
that my training lately so let’s go
about training I realize that for
example I love doing the most up
dumbbell if you guys don’t know is that
big-ass dumbbell you shoulder on in you
you press overhead but before I was just
like an expression of brute strength for
me I would just go into a fight mode get
it and then just throw it in the air and
catch it and whatever lately what I’ve
been doing is actually as I shoulder it
and I go even with heavy weights like 70
kilos or stuff like that I did that this
morning starting to look down look in
the middle and look up to see how I
could if looking up or my positioning or
whatever would allow me to catch the
dumbbell in a more efficient way so
Sarnia was working on coordination no
coordination we don’t that’s the past
sympathetic side of things right so I
was going so sympathetic I was losing
carnation I was even thinking about
working on my technique that way if I
work on technique it’s only light but
then suddenly I found myself trying to
go as heavy as I
while paying attention to coordination
so I could find a true fight mode
whereas before it was all adrenaline
based like I would just go fucking nuts
go here and then but again driving
myself to adrenaline to get more weight
overhead is that a fight no is out of
flight mode I starting to ask myself and
on top of it but if you never work on
technique and you rely on brute strength
then you’re gonna hit a glass ceiling
anywhere I mean like not everything is
lowest like a dumbbell overhead at some
point
you better have technique because that
shit gets heavy yeah anytime you’re over
150 160
it gets happy yeah it’s a it’s a grown
human being that’s a grown CrossFit
maybe not a human being with us but it’s
a grown cross video so there you go so
suddenly I was like huh these a an
alertness that a that I’m developing I
did not have before because before I had
reactiveness now I’m developing
alertness I saw that in other parts of
my life when suddenly Yaya comes down
and we do Mass together the frustration
is real anybody yeah so and in the last
two weeks I found myself calm like it’s
not that I felt a situation like before
come up and I managed to get it down
because I don’t manage ro he did not
grab and every time he got there I was
okay yeah no I get it I understand why
cause this is frustrating and I really
but it never grabbed on to me like he
did before I find myself in a sexual
frustration like dealing with assholes
on internet who just tried to correct
the way I spell world’s while making
mistakes spinning wheels all that stuff
it’s a improper grammar and misspelled
grammar I found myself going exactly or
not going like here was before Oh like I
had arguments which people took me two
days to recover
like I get rattled yeah by arguments I
do not like to argue and stuff like that
and it’s sometime you but now nah they
just don’t grab anymore I’m far more not
calmer or just he doesn’t grab and so I
found my training to actually be better
as well because when I’m there I don’t
need to rely on that pump of adrenaline
and that just completely fucking insane
stuff I just do work but he’ll I
generate the intensity in the workout me
not the not an external factor of me
yeah we talked about how that kind of
gets stuck into this loop you right
where you’re depending on the thing and
to do the thing and then you can’t do
the things so you just kind of get worse
and more severe so and in what you can
do until until there’s a crash but we
talked earlier about kind of the the
nervous system aspect behind it as far
as right right right like oh let’s talk
about it yeah yeah yeah like as far as
like what really is going on though
right so and that came from a very good
question saying well then we shouldn’t
do the neoprene training now it’s like
that’s a very good question which is a
valid question it’s a really good
question because you want to give a
sympathetic response but is that a quite
really good is that a crutch and
actually that’s the core of the whole
issue of no fixed November is and that’s
the whole difference is the neoprene
is not a crutch in the sense of its
making the world hostile for you so but
how does it do it it’s doing it through
the peripheral nervous system and that’s
the correct way to do it so let’s
imagine the know I have to cough but
let’s imagine the system as a cell
our cell as the inside right he has a
membrane of the cell and then he has the
outside and the game is between the two
right so a cell reacts properly as to
the world is hostile comes to it he
knows that through the membrane and then
the inside of the cell will start to
generate the proper response in order to
deal with whatever a hostile situation
is but it does that
through a through the knowing what’s
happening to the membrane yes that’s
actually the active inference principal
McCaffrey stone explained that the
membrane is a Bayesian blanket the
Bayesian inference model acts through
the membrane we know that it’s the back
and forth between the two all right so
that means that the proper way to gauge
hostility from the world is through that
membrane which is a skin where 80% of
the sympathetic nervous system lives so
by creating an austerity onto the skin
through the neoprene I create the proper
stimulus for you to create a sympathetic
response then you create the sympathetic
response not the neoprene that’s the
difference you are being active in
creating the proper fight mode Yeah
right
what so that’s that happens to the
peripheral nervous system with all the
physiological stuff what is very
interesting is that those things those
stimulants the thing that you ingest if
you look is you are creating a
sympathetic response through the enteric
nervous system
not through the peripheral nervous
system and I think that’s the key of
this stuff because then you’re attaching
digestion got a point I – yeah food
right everything into this like all of
this thing now that is not we shouldn’t
be based on those things why and you’re
just like it’s like you’re making a
total miss connection exactly and why
because first of all that means that
using the cell you’re creating the
sympathetic reaction from inside the
cell instead of dealing with one coming
from outside the cell because again the
only candy the membrane is I’m going to
decide so that’s first of all and and
and thinking out loud what’s interesting
is your body will take it from your
peripheral nervous system it’s you know
there is a problem that now we have to
solve and it is out there exactly
problem is is when it’s just something
that you’re ingesting the issue is
there’s a problem that needs to be
solved from a escalation of the nervous
system standpoint except it’s fucking
you exactly so is the system develop the
sympathetic system is not developed for
that no that’s not the point
especially with exercise so stuff like
okay so maintain that we can even push
out a little bit further why do I
believe it so bad to do it through the
enteric nervous stem
the enteric nervous system is a set of
behavior right if we look at what the
gut flora all that stuff it’s linked to
all behavioral changes for example we
know that the gut flora a modification
of the gut flora is shown in all
depressed patients they like to very
specific type of bacterias there we’ve
seen that rats that grow in a sterile
environment I don’t have got throw up
are very a social in their behavior
you give them bacterias of human beings
they turn into social creatures there’s
you me do a podcast on with your podcast
yeah so there’s a very important link
with enteric nervous system in behavior
so imagine if behavior is a sit the
intellect nervous system is the seat of
behavior by ingesting those things you
would direct that set of behavior – well
the sympathetic response so that means
that your entire behavior would be
geared toward frustration anger yeah
that will lead to anxiety doubt yeah I
mean like you could see how those
substances would change your behavior –
well something that is on the
sympathetic side yeah and so that would
change literally if you change how you
behave at some points you change in a
way who you are because you change the
way you interact with the world that
eventually will change who you are
because it will change the way people
react to you so instead of having an
outside source coming into the membrane
and then the inside you’re going the
other way you’re changing the inside
that changes the way the outside terms
with it so you could see how trying to
create a sympathetic reaction through
the enteric nervous system that is a set
of behavior could be tremendously
harmful versus doing it through the
peripheral nervous system which is
technically is the one responsible for
creating the sympathetic response and
what’s interesting though is how many
people when we talk about this howto
behavior behavior right yeah fucking
thing okay it’s towards is that I don’t
know I get the new update and now I have
a fucking screen saver yes or
but is is when you start getting those
things jumbled up in there that’s what’s
funny is the issue is the sympathetic
response or the craving for external
source synthetic exactly because there
is really not a lot of crossover you if
you ask people what we’re doing for this
like this even with me that’s how I kind
of know I probably need to do it cuz I
was they were like well what’s the thing
you wanted you you don’t want to do like
what’s gonna be the hardest and I’m like
probably tied for the most difficult
will be the alcohol the sugar the carbs
and the caffeine like I just like I just
have to think it’s like no because
they’re all fuckin same thing to me you
know what guys well that’s what I
figured out is I was like ah now I know
that deal I’m walking around I’m pacing
around the house there’s nothing to do I
got an afternoon really like I have a
beer have a coffee what I’m gonna do
what if that’s what cravings are what if
cravings out just you wanting to be
reactive to the world around you by the
way there’s a foundation for that
because we have circadian rhythms so
during the day we’re supposed to be
active so that means the light and
everything even though the gut flora
said that might so it’s the entire
system during the day was like we need
to do shit so your system knows he needs
to do stuff you can see the light and
everything so peripheral right now you
can see the light you can sense all this
alright so let’s do something but I got
nothing to do so you’ll never system
need a sympathetic reaction so again
instead of you creating it through an
environment where you do you generate
from the inside but that I believe that
has a tremendous impact on your behavior
and that’s what I saw with me in the
last three weeks is how much my behavior
overall is changing with which I find
fascinating because I’m starting to
think like this again the central
nervous system is the prediction making
machine and every singer the set of
behavior is the enteric nervous system
it produces 95% of the serotonin the
body produces dopamine 50% of the
dopamine
I believe the interregnum is a set of
behavior so imagine that all those
substance you’re consuming you ingesting
ah dictating what behavior you will have
alright so how do we know if that’s the
case exactly know
November take them away and let’s see
what happens right but again I believe
like so I know you guys gonna say I’m
tired and everything and I have cravings
I believe the tired is because instead
of being reactive now yeah yeah me you
have to be alert and you don’t know how
to do that because you can’t create it
the energy at first you’ll take it might
take a week but I think after a week
you’ll start to create your own
alertness you’ll start to pay attention
to stuff instead of just being reactive
to them you’re gonna have to pay
attention right so that’s that’s not
easy and then after that the cravings
that might be because you’re just
looking for something to react to I’ve
noticed that me I had cravings sometimes
like riding my bicycle I’m getting
pissed so in my mind that we start to
play images of me getting pissed at
somebody on the bicycle or someone would
have said something it didn’t happen but
that allow me to trigger an anger
response which is allows me to be
reactive to acute senses I see better
and I’m and I’m suddenly I’m more aware
of my surroundings yeah but in that
sense if it’s a flight mode then I’m
more aware of my surroundings means I’m
less aware of myself and I believe
that’s why a lot of people are going to
freak out because less aware of your
surrounding means more aware of yourself
and most people will not be comfortable
looking at themselves yeah here’s what I
expect here’s my expectations for my
month is I believe fully that the
caffeine thing is gonna be a bit of a
bitch though I have much less unusual
but I still want a day but all I have
but man do I really like that one yes
because it really but for me it really
is a matter of I go from not being very
alert or awake yeah and I have it and
then I am awake and I could do my work
exactly the question is that we talked
about earlier with the circadian rhythms
and we’ll get into that next but like
but I know what it’s like all right
maybe that’s not the time for me to not
be doing that myself because County
deficient I’ll be back or else yeah I
need to be able and that’s gonna be the
excuse yeah and then during the day
often carbs don’t really bother me any
more than just generally snacking so the
carpeting isn’t a big deal just not
drinking socially or out of boredom too
much but you don’t mean doing those
things
the alcohol thing will be like whatever
but the occasional like one or two night
out a month where I feel like shit for
two days will be gone so that part kinda
look forward to at my age that’s we’re
gonna reduce inflammation yeah yeah I’m
not treating I expect to carry way less
water
yep for me I also expect that and part
of the reason I chose to do that at this
time is we have a lot of new things that
we’re kind of doing and starting yeah
and so like my productivity has to be
kind of top and I’m like this is a good
time for me and just reset because I can
build my days around what they need to
be and so so that’s why I’m going with
it and that’s kind of what I expected at
the end what do I expect to get I just
expect to sort it out where those kind
of things come from and so that I’m a
little less I can be a little more
engaged in the world throughout my day
much like you said but also like
learning has a behavior yeah right
that’s gonna be impacted a lot so
suddenly you should be able to learn far
better although because learning is
learning is not absorbing learning is
creating yeah that’s what it is when you
just absorb like the one two three
matrix people look at it and go yeah I
get it no no put yourself in it on the
stuff and by creating like by putting
yourself it and having to actually
create the model based on something that
you know that’s where knowledge is that
means knowledge is created like
information is just absorbed so but if
you’re reactive continuously you’re just
absorbing information by being you
you’ll be able to create and that means
you’ll be able to learn better so
suddenly reading is better because you
can transform whatever you’re reading
into something that again you’re making
into knowledge yeah and that’s created
not absorbed and the big one for me now
is with sleep also and we talked about
this we had some questions about you
know protein consumption during a day
that’s come along my room and so I
always have to go back to I we take I
take the general things but that
circadian rhythm thing I think is pretty
undeniable I think as a fundamental old
sales on yeah
I mean I don’t know how you deny that
down old cell is on November 24
although so I’m not saying that that has
100% of the influence over your body or
anything but it definitely fucking
matters you know you know what if you’re
no lady but yes yeah but I mean yeah but
I mean exist there’s a pole you can eat
protein and not you know yeah yeah so
like so like yeah you’ll everyone
getting through their day you’re eating
I guess like I mean that I think you
probably should were designed in a way
with which you need to be up a little
bit during the day
yeah to be able to come down at night
yep and and that fundamental just a
little curve let’s start with that yes
just lean with that I would say but
that’s a very good point because let’s
see how protein during the day right so
puts me digestion kicks up puts me in
past sympathetic mode and I say you
don’t fuck it up you’re just protein and
protein vegetables so what happens I’m
in the past sympathetic states generally
I go against the circadian rhythm
I’m usually a bit sluggish I’m less
energetic right yeah alright so but your
body knows that it needs to be in
sympathetic during the day so what would
be he needs more alertness but but he
needs more reactiveness as well because
now you basically shut off the
reactiveness that’s why you can sleep at
night when you’re in power sympathetics
like you’re not reactive anymore you
just already to you know going to freeze
mode and fall asleep so I have the
protein and I put myself into that mode
which is more like less than the body’s
like yeah yeah but that is not the
proper time to do it I need a Goose’s
trigger ape a sympathetic reaction
through the enteric nervous system your
body your cells are gonna be like let’s
trigger a sympathetic reaction because
we need to balance the fact that you put
us into that sluggish mode now what’s
the best way to do it yet back to
stimulants so it’s coffee or it’s a car
I’m not could you see that with a
cannibal diet or like all those people I
say I don’t do carbs yeah but you have
whiskey what we about it there’s no
sugar in it but it’s still a sympathetic
trader although you have caffeine even
without sugar so when people said on our
carbs is true but they still create a
sympathetic fix fixes all day but not
them through ingesting something so but
if you have protein all day
and you don’t have any of those fixes
most likely you’ll be sluggish all
they’re not sleep well at night and just
crash within a week because that’s the
problem is in that state that you’re
creating by having protein you will put
yourself into a sluggish debt where you
cannot create the necessary energy so
that’s another fix you could find I
think we’ve also talked about here we
haven’t on here so I want to bring it up
is also people have said like well if I
want to have some protein maybe I have
time to take a nap in the afternoon and
that’s a thought that I always thought
maybe we were starting I was like well
you know it adds up right it seemed but
the issue is just like you said if
you’re gonna have that you’re gonna get
pulled down your body’s gonna demand
more of you and it’s gonna be a bit of a
call so you need this certain amount of
parasympathetic state I do not handle
everything else and then so you’ve
already kind of burnt that up you don’t
you won’t sleep well as well as well
anyways and then the next day guess what
even more tired yes now what are you
going down so I think in that sense of
protein will become the opposite fixed
but still a fix because you wanna create
a feeling of on the past sympathetic
side through ingestion instead of
socialization instead of learning
instead of all that stuff coordination
all that stuff that is done through the
peripheral you’re trying to create that
through the enteric nervous system so I
believe we’re just trying to we are
slave to the wrong part of the nervous
term we’re trying to to create it
through the enteric nervous term the
problem is that that being the seat of
behavior we are creating massive issues
yeah instead of doing it from us like
this so food becomes is an issue in that
sense because he became because it’s
plentiful we can have it any type of
food at any moment it’s creating a
massive issue because it’s changing
behavior profoundly and I think that’s
what the problem is and then there’s one
way to figure it out is that take the
fixes away so normally a lot of people
on intuition so they know the difference
between having protein during the day or
not now let’s take the fixes away on the
sympathetic so that you can discover how
much it affects your behavior let’s see
who you are December 1st
and then after that go back on carbs and
caffeine and let’s see if your behavior
changes yeah I like it
so is this a challenge you haven’t even
challenged you even called anyone out of
them said you did it and I’m saying
you’re going to do it I’m doing it I’m
doing it right now
I’m on it for like so I’ve done I’m on
it for all the months of October I’ll be
on it for the months of November and I
seriously doubt I’ll go back to where I
was yeah so what I’ll do is once in a
while go out and have a drink of shit
like that but I am NOT I like Who I am
way too much right now to go back to
carbs and stuff like that by the way I’m
hundred five kilos yeah
I’m linear right now and I’m training
how else have not lost weight why okay
I’ve lost weight half a kilo but my
waist is a lot smaller and by the way
this is an entire thing about the
stomach not being as swollen as before
and the difference really only
difference for me from last month’s is
two slices of bread a day and the
caffeine so I believe like the stomach’s
warning and everything that’s a
sympathetic reaction this account
remember the name I forgot to look it up
but these
sympathetic innervation right here that
tore out the stomach and I’m starting to
wonder if that’s not a sign of
sympathetic response so like almost like
a sign of flight the stomach you know
pushing and all that stuff so let’s give
them one last outline of the rules right
so no stimulants let me know couch yeah
all right so let’s talk about the first
office we go through this list if we
don’t list it it doesn’t mean you can
just do it no stimulants right so you
know who that’s it okay in crystal no
drugs no pre-workout no caffeine no
sugar right no stimulants and then no
calm so when we see no cows what do we
mean if you have oat milk right you’re
gonna have a few grams of carbs that’s
okay if you have carrots that’s okay
anybody else I’ve never seen anybody
trigger a sympathetic reaction on salad
well so we good
greens are okay veggies even carrots you
just gonna have sweet potatoes you can’t
have rice you can’t have starches right
none of the of the typical carbs
incidental comes here and they are
but you don’t go and get like you know
actual sugar or actual carbs or any of
that stuff yeah right so no stimulants
right but so because those are passive
they go see the enteric nervous system
all stimulants that comes to the
peripheral nervous system are welcome
and you should have them what does I
mean I means sex because going to sexual
orgasm is actually a sympathetic switch
that means the neoprene all forms of
training all that stuff like scaring the
share of yourself bungee jumping
they all good because they all goes
through the peripheral nervous system
just don’t use a substance to get you
there yeah well that’s fire guys all I’m
saying is I’m doing it and the response
is what I’ve been looking for not when
I’ve been looking for not through a diet
what I’ve been looking for in myself for
a very long time that capacity to see
myself sit and do nothing and very
importantly that capacity to not have
things in my life grab me and pull me
down and take fucking hours or a day or
two to recover from I am tired of having
the outside world grabbing me when I
don’t want to and I had felt like I
almost had no control over all that this
gave me control over it now I can see it
and go like alright it happened but it’s
not me I get it
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we won’t announce that yet so we have so
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because when we’re in Barcelona
we’ll have training videos and set up
the gym so we can have the cameras so we
can film all training sessions I’m
excited because we’ll be able to do a
shitload of digital content out there
that’d be fun
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