How to be a manly man, part 7: Seven short lessons

 

“Outrageousness means nothing unless you have the substance to back it up – you can’t get away with it if you’re a loser.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger in his autobiography ‘Total Recall’

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Some dude posts a response on some blog post, saying how he wants his girlfriend to do some pretty kinky stuff in bed. He asks “How can I let my girlfriend make my dream come true?”

Response: “Make one of her dreams come true first.”

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Walking the walk is important to be credible and reliable when talking the talk. For example, I always emphasize challenging yourself by trying new things and stepping out of your comfort zone once in a while yet I realized I didn’t do it all too much. Recently, I tried archery and took up on someone’s offer to play a small role in a movie. Even if I completely and
utterly suck at archery and will most likely not be the second Hugh Jackman, they’re fun experiences and stepping out of your comfort zone by trying new things is good practice for when you’re about to face something where you HAVE to be uncomfortable.

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Porn may be worse for your manliness than you think. 

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When it comes to sports, don’t confuse performance, aesthetics and health. Don’t think you’re doing your body much good by competing in sports at a high level and, contrary to what fitness models might have you believe, a low amount of body fat and a perfect 8-pack have little to do with health.  The three are not mutually exclusive, but they’re not always intimately related either.

 

Marte Elverum lifting (performance), Frank Zane posing (aesthetics) and random kid flossing (health). Yes, I stole the flossing-comparison from Dan John.
Marte Elverum lifting (performance), Frank Zane posing (aesthetics) and random kid flossing (health). Yes, I stole the flossing-comparison from Dan John.

 

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“The more you do it, the more automatic it becomes, and the less effort it takes.” –  Arnold Schwarzenegger in his autobiography ‘Total Recall’

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“Think about learning to ride a bike. Did you study the mechanics of the bike and read diagrams on how to cushion yourself when you fell? Of course not. You got out there, started riding, and fell down. Then you did it again and again.” – Ramit Sethi