Accept your birth-right, Kal’El.

I’m a hacker and scientist on a mission: to change my body composition from > 30% body-fat to a lean, mean living machine. My genetics seem favourable: I put on fat quickly, but I put on muscle relatively easily too – so I just need to form habits and patterns that will support the latter rather than the former. That, and to achieve immortality.

I have a strong desire to not die and therefore wish to reach my best: the peak potential that my corporeal state can achieve, starting from here and working for the rest of my (hopefully extended) life. And, as is the case with a lot of my goals, it feels like one of my primary drivers is “because it’s hard”. In short, I want to perfect the temple through exercise and diet just to prove (to myself, or others?) that I can. I want to be hyperfit.

I mean more than just regular healthy-levels – the kind of fitness that marathon runners have, or professional sports-people, or the kinds of people that cycle across Africa. Like, scary fit.

Why become hyperfit? (archetypes/bruce-lee/">Bruce Lee says train for a reason. So what is your reason?)

  • I can play with Jules now and see him grow to adulthood
  • To live long enough to achieve LEV (immortality)
  • I can enjoy doing the Things I Like Doing!
  • To enjoying trying all the things I’d like to try
  • I have to consider my brain my biggest asset – it pays the bills – and a healthy body supports a healthy mind. There is no point practising relaxation and single-pointed focus if my body won’t support it, so now is the time.
  • For the pure addictive challenge of self-improvement and biohacking

Inspiration

  • IRL:

  • Tim Ferriss: for experiments in biohacking; how much control do we really have?

  • archetypes/bruce-lee/">Bruce Lee: for an incredible physique built by applied science.

  • archetypes/r-buckminster-fuller/">R. Buckminster Fuller: for showing the value of unconventional thinking

  • Archetypes:

  • archetypes/tony-stark/">Tony Stark: Techno-maker genius with a superhero physique

  • archetypes/sherlock-holmes/">Sherlock Holmes: A gentleman and a scholar. Logic personified.

  • Jedi Master Yoda: Martial and spiritual excellence.

=== How? Okay, so I have my motivation down – how am I going to achieve it? Well, after a few years of experiments (see below), I’m currently settled on the following:

=== Experiments Taking a scientific approach to modern life seems rational: the world is changing far too quickly for “old rules” to apply without discrimination, and discriminative consideration requires logic and intellect. There are quite a number of different “life experiments” I can (and have) run on myself. I marked with a checkmark those things I’ve tried and am keeping.

  • Hackers’ Diet experiments

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      • [icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] organic food
      • protein (4HB)
      • water
      • green tea
    • less

      • artificial sweetners
      • [icon name=“repeat” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”][icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] less dairy
    • zero

      • [icon name=“repeat” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”][icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] zero sugar
      • zero alcohol
      • [icon name=“repeat” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”]zero softdrink
      • zero caffeine
      • [icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] zero fruit or juice
      • [icon name=“repeat” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”][icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] zero starch
      • potatoes
      • pasta
      • rice
      • zero gluten
  • Phase 0 (“Someone else’s problem”)

    • [icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] record all food intake (hacker’s diet)
    • [icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] See a nutritionist
    • Get a physical
    • [icon name=“repeat” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”][icon name=“check-circle-o” class=“” unprefixed_class=“”] Run
  • Clean & Lean

  • 4HB

  • Ketogenic diet

  • Bulletproof (intermittent fasting)

  • Phase 2 (+10 Strength):

    • 100pushups
    • MaxOT
    • P90X3
    • archetypes/bruce-lee/">Bruce Lee
    • greasing the groove