• Michael Hilton

Does this Post Even Lift? | The Weekly Geek 45

Whatup, nerds. Here's a short list of stuff I'm geeking out about:

  • What I'm re-reading: The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris. Part of Ferris's 4-Hour series, this one covers a variety of topics involved in becoming superhuman. Or close to it. Having used himself as a human guinea pig, Ferris presents his experiments involving multiple areas of health and provides the most effective methods for achieving a particular goal. I've read the sections on muscle hypertrophy a few times and even tried the method back in 2018. The results legitimately surprised me. I increased my chest press and leg press max quite substantially each week with less than 2 hours/week spent in the gym. Only problem was that I had some health issues at the time that prevented me from eating enough to sustain muscle growth. Now that I'm passed those issues, I'm incorporating some of the tenets again. I highly recommend for a fascinating read.

  • Interview that's fascinating me: Joe Rogan's interview with Lex Fridman. Fridman is an AI researcher at MIT, and is super, super smart but also very down-to-earth and able to articulate complex ideas in everyday language. He and Rogan discuss a spectrum of topics from AI to politics to John Wick. Fridman has such an intense interest in the human experience that, combined with his highly technical background and broad range of interests, I could have easily listened to another three hours of their conversation.

  • Song I'm listening to: "Strong Enough" by Ray LaMontagne. This is a really fun song to road trip, clean, or even workout to. Great vocals, energizing beat, and blues-y riffs all rolled up into a catchy jam.

That's it for this week! If you like discovering awesome new things, consider sharing with others? And let me know what you're geeking out about!

P.S. My short story appearing in All Things Weird and Strange publishes next week on May 4, and the entire anthology is still only $0.99! Please consider purchasing a copy. You get six awesome short stories, and it would mean a lot to me. Thank you!

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