Men Over 40 Best Weekly Resources – #13
Men Over 40 Best Resources Week 13
Omar talks in this video about how men (I would argue especially Men Over 40) almost always under-estimate how much fat they have left to lose. You are fatter than you think. I have also made this mistake many times before, so I’m not knocking anyone, it’s just a human fallacy we all seem to have.
Although Omar is primarily talking to younger men in his video, it’s the exact same thing with older guys. I’ve heard plenty of Men Over 40 tell me that they only need to lose 10 pounds or 15 pounds, but when they get there, they realise they want/need to lose more, in order to look how they really want to look. Fat loss goals tend to take longer than we think they will.
Omar’s video is useful because it gives us the reality check we sometimes need, which is useful when goal-setting:
This is a brilliant video from Paul, and he goes into detail about the mindset of “quick fixes” that seems to be prevalent among so many people. I’m not sure if it’s our society/culture in general, or if technology (and the speed of it) has helped to instil this damaging mindset into people, but everyone wants a quick fix to their problems, without putting the work in.
Terrible, terrible outlook, because that’s simply not how it works at all. You can’t “quick fix” years of fat gain. For goodness sake. When you think about it, you realise just how insane people’s expectations truly are.
Paul delves into it further here:
Joe has released a very useful source of information and self-improvement for men this week. Some of these books are useful for your diet, gaining muscle and training. Although my favourite source of information these days is YouTube, I still read a lot of books, as you can often gain information that you otherwise wouldn’t on YouTube and learn from incredibly experienced guys’ personal experiences that they won’t share for free.
There are also books in this list that will help you make more money and grow your net worth too, Joe gives more information at his site:
Akash talks about common causes of fat loss stalls and what you can do about them. Number one is a measurement problem, which is surprisingly common. He also mentions the slightly more problematic one, especially for busy (at work) Men Over 40 – sedentary lifestyles.
This is exacerbated when you lose a load of weight. You become more lathargic and more inclined to move less. This means you need to lower your calories even further to lose more weight (or take a couple of weeks at maintenance period). Depends on how much weight you’ve already lost. Interesting read:
Next is another one from Will, and it’s probably a video that everyone in the year 2018 needs to watch. Social Media can either be a complete time sucker, or it can be incredibly valuable, and it’s completely up to you which path you take with it.
If you’re using it as a form of “entertainment”, then I’m sorry, but you’re getting screwed. It will literally murder your happiness levels – studies have been done on this.
However, if you use it to provide you with really informative videos, blog posts and podcasts (like I do) and you’re completely and utterly ruthless with what you allow into your subscriptions/feed (like I am), then it can be a really, really useful tool for knowledge building and self improvement.
I have a fair amount of subscriptions on Youtube, downloaded podcasts, and blogs I follow all on topics including:
- Financial management
- Pilot stuff
But I don’t use it for entertainment, gossip, news, politics, or anything else. The only time I see these things are if people in real life shove it down my throat, and I have little chance of escaping before they engage me. I try not to get too involved in the societal decline.
If you do what I do, and what Will recommends, Social Media can be very useful:
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