Project Leadership Series: Introduction

I’ve been in a leadership position at my work for over 5 years now & it is nothing like you see on TV & nothing like your friends told you. Contrary to popular belief, leadership is an art that has dire consequences if not taken seriously.

An art with dire consequences

Leadership requires some baseline knowledge, the basics, fundamentals in order for us to actually perform in the role. Just like a painter has their easel, paint brush & colors, a leader has skills such as their ability to articulate, charisma, the ability to boil down complex problems with solutions, the ability to be persuasive, etc. I’ll go into each skill & talk about more skills as we go along but this is something I’m passionate about sharing with you all.

Now more than ever we need leaders. The world has a thirst for knowledge that is practical. Knowledge that when applied can improve one’s quality of life. With social media, we have access to more information & the potential to enlighten one another. In order to do this, one must be able to lead.

Stay tuned.

The Juggernaut Method 2.0: Getting more out of the program.

If you want to get more out of the juggernaut method 2.0, I recommend running two waves concurrently.

Currently my program tweak looks like this:

I start the week of with Bench & Military press then take the next day off then Squat, OFF, Bench & Military press, Deadlift then OFF again.

When I started the program I noticed that while the program is great at fatigue management, I felt like I wasn’t getting much from this program. I wanted to add more volume and challenge to it, although it is challenging in of itself, in order to get more out of it.

So here’s what I did:

I’m using the undulating periodization model the book recommends with an added “twist.” From weeks 1-4 I’m running the 10s & 3s wave concurrently for my bench and military press days. So the first day of the program I’m hitting bench and military press for 10s. Then the second bench and military press day I hit it for 3s. The following 5-8 weeks I do the same but with 5s & 8s, respectively. Weeks 9-12, 8s & 3s and weeks 13-16 3s & 10s. You can switch the numbers of any way you like. The point here is to add variation of rep ranges as you see fit.

So far this has produced great results. I’m looking forward to seeing how it pans out as the months goes on. I’m even considering following this same method with my squats but that might be pushing it a bit, we’ll see.

This is a good method for people who aren’t athletes or in the military or have other physically demanding activities outside of the gym.

I also want to add that since there is added volume, you might want to dial in the nutritional aspects of your training along with proper sleep.

Self-Love

Self love is the prerequisite to every other love there is. Love starts with self and if you do not cultivate it with compassion, competence & diligence it will wither away & cease to exist in your day to day existence.

In fact, lack of self love will permeate all other areas of your life. Your career, health, family life, etc will all be bereft of substantiated quality.

I want you to take inventory of yourself by asking some simple questions. “What is my purpose here on Earth?,” “What is it I need to do to take care of myself?,” “What will my life look like if I were to do the things that I know I should be doing?”

If those questions stump you & you have difficulties coming up with the answers on your own, allow me to share this story with you: One day a man won a substantial amount of money in a lottery. He had a brother who was an architect. He phoned his architect brother & asked him to build a house for him. He specifically told him to pick all of the best materials, the finest money can buy because he had just won the lottery & money is not an object. His brother got to work, designed the house, hired all of the best engineers to use all of the best materials to build the house for his brother.

When the house was done & his brother came to look at it. He was amazed. The architect brother was astounded by his own work. He attempted to hand him the keys & the brother said “No. I’m afraid I wasn’t too honest with you. The house wasn’t for me. It was for you.”

Moral of the story is pick all of the best materials you can find to build life as if you were building it for a loved one or a family member. Self love involves taking care of yourself as if you were taking care of another.

“Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, Volitional Resistance Training Improve RA Symptoms”

www.rheumatologyadvisor.com/rheumatoid-arthritis-advisor/ra-symptoms-improved-with-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-volitional-exercise/article/775094/

“Munson Home Workouts: Backpack Strength Training”

www.9and10news.com/2018/06/13/munson-home-workouts-backpack-strength-training/

“Strength training reduces heroin use by altering key neurological system, study finds”

www.psypost.org/2018/05/strength-training-reduces-heroin-use-altering-key-neurological-system-study-finds-51293/amp

17 Nutrition Tips That Change Your Life | T Nation

Useable, practical, little-known hacks you can start doing right away to change the way you look, live, and even love.
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