Posted on January 12, 2020
New year, new opportunities! We are starting the year with some epic releases with the focus on martial arts, as we have two new rashguards (in addition to a restock of the already existing ones), a new pair of MMA-shorts, and last but not least a garment for strongmen and powerlifters. Read on!
First and foremost. I have decided to remove PayPal as a payment option for both Legio Gloria and Jotunheim Nutrition, this is due to PayPal’s nefarious behaviour in regard to black-listing political dissidents. I have not been unfairly treated by PayPal myself, but do not want to do business with a company that behaves the way they do. No company is perfect but PayPal has been unreasonable in their attitudes. I understand that PayPal is a convenient payment method and makes purchases easier for many customers. However, I do hope that ethical choices mean more than convenience at the check-out.
On a more positive note. January is the month of the Wild Hunt, although it must be said that for all Legio Gloria guys every month is Wild Hunt month.
January is the start of many things, martial arts training being one of them (since semesters usually start in January and August). Which makes it appropriate for me to respond to a commonly asked question:
What martial art should you train? Train whatever you can successfully incorporate in your everyday life. Getting good at a martial art follows a similar recipe as getting strong and muscular in the Temple of Iron. It is about consistency and progression over a long period of time. MMA, Thaiboxing, Western Boxing, wrestling and BJJ are all solid choices.
Above are the new Lion of Europa – MMA Shorts. They are same in their size and cut as the Dragon Prince ones that were released during the summer. The design is inspired by medieval heraldry. The lion is armed with a morning star instead of a sword in this design due to aesthetic reasons. Wear these during intense sessions and whenever you need an energy boost, just look in the mirror and remind yourself that you are not alone and that there is a higher cause which to train for.
We also have a release for all certified big boys – namely the Ymir’s Strength Garment.
Ymir – the primordial giant of Nordic mythology demands offerings in the form of strongman and powerlifting training. This is a loose fitting training garment but is comfortable to wear in all relaxed situations. These are very big in their sizing. You can go with either one or even two sizes smaller than usual. The XL ones are for true giants!
I wear L in mine (the one seen in the picture) after having it washed in 40° (30° is the recommended standard washing warmth).
Sizes in small and extra small will be incoming.
If you find the Wild Hunt – Rashguard aesthetically pleasing – it is also available as a t-shirt in the form of Odin’s Wild Hunt – T-Shirt.
Moreover, as many of you probably are aware of, we now have a newsletter you can sign up for. The sign-up form is located at the bottom of the LegioGloria.com page, just type in your email and confirm via the email that is being sent to you.
Furthermore, Dauntless is out of stock. It is estimated to come back in stock in late January. The new batch is with corrected grammar and spelling, there will also be a hardback available. If you already have the first version of the book – you have the honour of possessing the first version of it!
Lastly, a note for everyone who placed orders in December – due to Christmas there might be a delay in delivery since basically all postal services are still catching up on work.
Posted on December 12, 2019
Although this article is published a bit later than the release of the garments I would still like to present them and elaborate a bit on each new item. As I have mentioned before I have a low time preference in regard to the release of clothes. What this means in practice is that it does not matter if a certain garment takes a bit longer to develop as long as the end result is better. In regard to the new Apollo and Heimdall garments it was mostly a matter of wearing the prototype over a long period of time (which I did over late Summer and early Autumn), to see how the cut and the material felt. As I mentioned in an Instagram post a while back I was happy with it from an early stage and it continued to be satisfactory.
Whereas the standard polyester rashguards are primarily for MMA, grappling or gym training, I wanted this cotton rashguard to work both in the gym and outside the gym; as a casual garment, as a training garment, as an outdoor garment. Basically for everything.
The goal with all Legio Gloria clothes is that it should not only be a well-designed and high quality item, it should also invoke a certain feel. For me personally this garment reminds me of a few different things.
I remember a sequence in The Ultimate Fighter that I watched about eight years ago and one of the coaches had a bodybuilder on his coaching staff. He said he had him in his retinue to teach his fighters about the importance of nutrition (which is a good point by the way). The bodybuilder looked jacked and always wore a rashguard of some sort. I thought it looked good.
Another inspiration for the garment is from the Horus Heresy books where the Adeptus Astartes (genetically enhanced soldiers) wear bodygloves under their armour. When reading about this I got an epic image in my head. I often talk about using these sort of mental images as training motivation. Speaking of which, here is a training motivation video made by a supporter featuring yours truly and Warhammer: Dark Millenium. I recently held a poll on Telegram (follow me here: https://t.me/thegoldenone), and the results was that I should talk more about the lore of it (or at least give introductions so people can understand references and certain memes etc.). Long story short; the linked clip contains both Warhammer 40k (Horus Heresy) and Warhammer Fantasy, in addition to a pro-European message.
In regard to the names of the garments they representing two European gods. Heimdall is a Norse god, and the etymology of the name is, according to one theory, “the one who illuminates the world“. This is what we strive to do – illuminate the world. Apollo is the god of light and order, and if often put in contrast to Dionysus, the god of debauchery.
In regard to the cloth itself I wanted it to be as comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as possible. The label in the back is printed directly on to the garment. And it is supposed to feel like a second skin.
The popular neckwarmers are back in good time for Winter. The previous ones had a Celtic Cross as the symbol in front and those sold out in a few days. So it was of course tempting to release the same design again. However, as I have mentioned before we are now in a unique position to create something new; a new culture of European revival. And I do believe the Phoenix symbolises this better than a cross. The Phoenix is triumphantly rising from the ashes of what once was.
The Black Death Regeneration Hoodie is named with a similar idea in mind. The Black Death was a catastrophic event in European history, however, just like a forest fire it provided a fecund environment for new growth. This is how we must view Europe’s current predicament. Do not lament the decline – rejoice in the possibility of creating something new.
In regard to the garment itself, it is a clean and straight-forward design, with black and silver as colours. The cut of the garment is similar as the Perseus’ Hoodie with the exception of the hood, in this model the hood covers the lower part of the face (instead of stopping below the face).
Lastly, in regard to Christmas. It is always hard to estimate how long it takes for a package to arrive to a certain destination, but to be on the safe side I would say it is too late to order for Christmas unless you are in Sweden.
All new garments are available at: https://legiogloria.com/
Posted on December 4, 2019
I was asked about my thoughts in regard to a recent disagreement between two popular individuals, Nick Fuentes, host of America First, and the esteemed Bronze Age Pervert, author of the best-selling book Bronze Age Mindset. The disagreement is basically about whether to attend a conference or not. As I have experience in both attending conferences as a speaker and in organising non-public events I can give some insights.
Before giving an answer to the question at hand I would like to emphasise the importance BAP’s work. His podcast, Caribbean Rhythms is genuinely one of my highlights of the week. I always listen to it as soon as it comes out, either in between sets in the gym or during a nature walk. That being said it is not my own opinion of his work that matters, but rather how many people he has reached with his book and writings (which is many), and what kind of people he has reached (powerful people).
Some kind words about Nicholas are also in order. His passion and courage must be admired. Taking on the entire Conservative Inc. is not an easy task, and the fact that he stands up for what he believes is right is not something you see all too often in this age of deceit. That being said there are plenty of things we disagree on (his stance on Paganism for one).
Bronze Age Pervert knows what he is talking about and it is preposterous that he should get criticised by random Twitter posters who have never or will never have the sort of influence he has. You can, of course, respectfully disagree with him. Also, anyone who accuses him of being homoerotic is unenlightened and would do everyone a favour by simply staying silent (or at least wait a few years until you see reason). This is a war of aesthetics, the ones who look the best win, simple as that. This is why I only want to be associated with people who post physique. Moreover, calling physique posting homoerotic is a left-wing position, i.e. a position born out of ressentiment and a sense of physical inferiority. An honourable man who sees a heroic physique is inspired, an unenlightened man will find excuses and copes.
That all being said, onto the question:
You must ask yourself: Why do I want to attend this conference or event?
Do you want to attend the conference just to feel like you have done something? Then it is the wrong motivation. The same thing can be said about demonstrations, they are completely useless. Attending a demonstration might give the sensation of doing something but it is only counter-productive. That being said, I understand and respect the urge to ‘do something’. On this note it must also be pointed out that something does not become more ‘real’ or useful just because it is done in the physical realm (i.e. outside of the Internet). Reaching 100 000 viewers with a video on YouTube (or with a post on Twitter or Instagram) is tremendously more powerful than reaching 100 people in the street.
The harsh truth is that the most useful thing to do is often to contribute financially to metapolitical and/or political endeavours. This is not something that people like to talk about. It is perhaps more inspiring to talk about heroism and glory but the fact of the matter is that you can do very little without money, and being a regular contributor of money enables endeavours to take things to the next level.
Again, this is not something that is fun to point out, but if someone asks the question on what to do, how to help, I will give an honest answer. Another way to help is to post physique, especially in response to journalists and various other people who want to portray right-wingers as un-aesthetic. You can do this anonymously as well.
Are attending events considered ‘doing something’? Creating networks and taking over societal structures is highly important and a key to victory. And conferences can serve a good role here; it provides a meeting place for honourable men.
Do you already have a solid network of like-minded men? Good. Are you already inside a power-structure with an upward mobility? Good, don’t jeopardise that position by potentially doxxing yourself.
Are you in search of gallant shield-brothers whom you can create a Männerbund with? You might just meet those men at some sort of conference. Then it is a good idea.
When I have hosted events it has been with the ambition of facilitating networking for men with the heart on the right place. Although no extreme measures have been taken in regard to op-sec (the stakes are not as high when it is only training) there has at least been a policy of no photographs or videos. The reason for this is that there must be a possibility to attend events without risking unnecessary doxxing etc. Can the organisers guarantee this? Good.
Long story short: should you attend events like this? It depends.
Are you there to find like-minded good men to network with and build strong friendships for the future? Then yes.
Are you there just because you feel like you have to do something? Then no. Then it is better to support accounts financially and/or post anonymously on social media.
Lastly, whatever you do, don’t do something stupid. Also, be sure to become as aesthetically pleasing as possible, as socially skilled as possible, and as persuasive as possible. Read, train, network and become a force of nature.
You can follow me on Telegram here: https://t.me/thegoldenone
Posted on October 12, 2019
“Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it; and in everything impossibly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic. Take away the tied tendons that all over seem bursting from the marble in the carved Hercules, and its charms would be gone. As devout Eckerman lifted the linen sheets from the naked corpse of Goethe, he was overwhelmed with the massive chest of the man, that seemed as a Roman triumphal arch. When Angelo paints even God the Father in human form, mark what robustness is there.”
Moby Dick – Herman Melville
Posted on September 29, 2019
As has been the case with my latest releases I am very happy and proud to present these garments. Being able to direct my aesthetic talent in this manner is truly a blessing from the Gods (or God). Moreover, being able to have a long time horizon and low time preference in developing new clothes is also a blessing. Since all of the garments have been in the works for quite some time I am excited to share the finished product with everyone who are worthy of wearing them.
The release consists of three new t-shirts and two new hoodies. The t-shirts are basically the same as previous t-shirts (in their cut and size), the only difference is that they are now made with 100% cotton. The previous ones contained a bit of elastan to increase the stretch, this time I decided to keep them all cotton as they are stretchy enough anyway (I also know that some prefer to only have organic materials in their clothes). For size reference; I wear extra large in these t-shirts at 92,5 kg/205 lbs, if I had intended to stay at this weight I would have worn large instead, but as the Autumn bulk draws nigh I went with extra large.
The first release is the Perseus’ Victory T-Shirt (as seen above). The combination of black and grey is to invoke the feel of a statue. The design itself is to represent the following:
Perseus (you), defiant and victorious, holding the head of Medusa (your weaknesses) in triumph. This garment represents the timeless ideal of overcoming adversity in addition to honouring classical Europe and ancient Hellas.
The design of the next release, The Sword of Mars, is also one that hearkens back to the classical age – the later days of the Western Roman Empire to be more precise.
The name itself can also be used for the legendary sword of Attila the Hun (also called the Sword of Attila or the Sword of God). Attila – the Scourge of God was ultimately defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains by an alliance of Visigoths led by Theodoric I and Romans led by Flavius Aetius. This period in European history is both interesting and important to be familiar with. The situation in the Western Roman Empire (during the Migration Period) and the situation in Western Europe today is quite similar.
Perhaps the most aesthetic of the new releases is the Odin’s Wild Hunt – T-shirt.
Embark upon the Wild Hunt of glory and enlightenment. Wear this as a commitment to yourself to continuously strive forward in an aggressive and life-affirming manner. This garment honours Odin the Allfather and our ancestors.
The hoodies are back in stock just in time for Autumn and Winter. Both hoodies are a bit thicker (as opposed to previous thinner hoodies) and will serve you well both outdoors as the weather gets colder as well as in the Temple of Iron. The hoodies are similar in cut and size to the Mithrandir Exploration Hoodie (that was available last Autumn).
The grey hoodie has the Perseus design (again, the black and grey are to reinforce the notion of a statue) and the green hoodie has the Sword of Mars design, the combination of green and the sword is to give it a Pagan look. The sword in the design can also be seen as a Viking sword.
All new releases are available at legiogloria.com
Posted on September 23, 2019
I thought to give an update on the Physique Manufactorum subscription service that I have on my Patreon and SubscribeStar, I have thus far posted weekly training summaries but I have decided to also start making Patreon/SubscribeStar exclusive videologs (which will be available for those who are signed up). These videos will be raw – meaning that I show how I actually train, rather than just scenic highlights that I use for the motivational videos. I will also comment on the training in the videos themselves.
There are a few different reasons for this. First and foremost because I want to give exclusive value for you who support the channel in addition to bringing more people on as supporters (to get up to a level that compensates for the lack of ad revenue). Furthermore, I feel more comfortable hosting a subscription style service rather than just having it as donation platform.
Moreover, I also feel more comfortable showing raw training clips for the guys who are more committed (i.e. who are on my side). When I make my training motivational videos I intend to make them as inspiring and epic as possible, the purpose of raw training videos is to show the training as it is and explain it in videos. I can also be a bit more relaxed in these videos, since not as many people will be watching them and since everyone who watches them will already be on board with certain things.
I intend to make the training videologs a bi-monthly occurrence (there are currently three Patreon exclusive training clips up – today’s one was a test version for the coming ones – which will be a bit longer).
You can sign up for the Physique Manufactorum here:
The content is identical on both pages. Patreon is a better platform but for anti-fragility reasons I have a SubscribeStar account as well.
Lastly, for those of you that wonder what my training over the next months will look like, it will revolve around heavy lifting and MMA, I will cover both in the videologs.
Marcus – The Golden One
Posted on September 15, 2019
I recently made a video on the topic of energy drinks and PWOs but since some prefer reading articles to watching videos I thought to expound on the topic here as well. Also, in regard to reading or watching, sometimes watching or listening is not possible due to various circumstances, so it is good to express thoughts in writing as well. Also, on a personal note, I do like writing and I want to do more of it so I can increase my skill level as an author (my writing is decent at the moment but it must improve nonetheless – if there is room for improvement, improvement is a must).
The first thing to point out is that you do not need a pre-workout product. Good sleep and good nutrition are the pillars upon which a heroic physique is built. So focus on those in addition to progression in the main lifts and gains will come. I do not even recommend that you buy my Jotunheim Nutrition Werewolf Brew. At least not if you are in a tight financial situation, in that case it is better to spend that money on whey or other good foods. A pre-workout product is supposed to be a nice thing to take once or twice a month (or perhaps every Saturday for a special session), it is not supposed to be a requirement for your daily prayers in the Temple of Iron. I was ambivalent about releasing a PWO for this reason, but I wanted one for myself and figured it could be a good addition to the line as long as I made my intentions with the product abundantly clear.
I intend to use the Werewolf Brew every full moon, and those sessions will consist of deadlifts and/or squats. I will make it into a ritual of strength and primordial power. This might seem strange for low-Thumos and ironic guys, but we must never listen to them. You should only listen to men you respect. And I certainly do not have any respect for the modern ironic numale-bugman types that are the anti-thesis to my teachings.
Furthermore, on a similar note. Another thing you can invest your money in is a subscription to my Physique Manufactorum on Patreon or SubscribeStar, where I write weekly summaries about my training (I also post Patreon/SubscribeStar exclusive videos there – something I will do more of in the coming time). Again, in the name of transparency and honesty you can find all the information you need in regard to training and nutrition online for free, but subscribing to those is a great way to support my video production (since I have been demonetised by YouTube).
Posted on September 11, 2019
It is with great pleasure I present the new Legio Gloria polo shirts. They were one of the most requested additions to the store so it is great to finally have them available. I am personally also a big fan of wearing polo shirts since they are so versatile. Stylish yet functional, they make for a great casual garment.
This particular design has been in the making since this spring and I am very happy with the final result. A concept in clothing design which I used for these is called ‘Handsome in a plain way’. The same concept is used for the Handsome Shorts (hence the name). The meaning of it is that the garment is supposed to be stylish without being over the top, discreet yet elegant. The t-shirt designs are designed a bit differently (speaking of which, new t-shirts are incoming in a few weeks), in that they have bolder designs meant to inspire a certain mindset inside or outside of the gym.
Regarding the colour choices; navy and burgundy, it was simply a matter of starting off with two colours that works well with other colours (the neutral colour of bottoms for example – as in the pictures above and below).
In regard to the cut of the garment it is fitted, which means that it has a tight fit, good for visually enhancing your musculature. The aim for all Legio Gloria garments is to be best suited for athletic gentlemen. I wear extra large at 187,5 cm (6’2) and 92,5 kg (205 lbs).
The polo shirts are available at: https://legiogloria.com/
Posted on August 14, 2019
I thought to respond a bit more at length to something I saw a while back. Namely a tweet from the account of Identitäre Bewegung. Usually I would not be bothered by such a statement, but considering the fact that I have always held Generation Identity in high esteem I wanted to make a longer response than the one I gave on Twitter.
“We in the European community of Identitarian movements distance ourselves from the current GI UK leadership’s decision to organise a conference in the name of GI with participants from alt-right youtubers, whose positions do not represent us.”
First and foremost, it is completely fine to disavow and distance yourself from other individuals and organisations, but when doing so you should state why you are doing so. For example, I do believe that most public dissidents who are, in some shape or another, pro European bioculture (or even simply culture or traditional values at this point) disavow political violence. Greg Johnson of Counter-Currents has, on numerous occasions, correctly stated that political violence and terrorism is worse than a crime – it is a mistake. So if someone is endorsing the use of political violence there is nothing wrong with condemning that person, after all the individuals who perform lone-wolf actions only set us back in the great awakening of the people. Blair Cottrell wrote a good post on Gab the other day on the futility of these sorts of actions.
The point of commenting on this is to highlight that it is acceptable to disavow people, but that disavowal must be done because of legitimate reasons. For example, if I were to host a conference or a similar event, I would not invite a speaker who is in bad physical shape, or who has an alcohol and/or drug problem (to give an example). Why? Because it goes against what I stand for. I can clearly state why I am against it. It is just not on some whim. And that is why I take issue with the statement of Identitäre Bewegung. Distancing ourselves from others must be done as a means to send a message to others who are, roughly speaking, pulling in the same direction in the tug-of-war. It must never be done to appease an enemy that hates you and will only despise you even more should you show weakness.
In a recent video I talked briefly about physiognomy (i.e. the belief that you can judge a persons character on the way he looks). I first stumbled upon the term a good few years back in a historic fiction novel by the historian Harry Sidebottom (recommended author by the way). I thought the concept was interesting but dismissed it as an outdated pseudo-science. However, as the years went by I started noticing a pattern (the human brain is excellent at noticing patterns). The pattern was simply that the guys who were kind and supportive (and this stems from the time I was primarily into fitness and it continued on as I switched to more philosophy and politics) were usually guys who looked good (i.e. happy, healthy and life-affirming), whereas the guys who were not supportive (the few times you could actually figure out how they looked like) clearly had some issues (judging from the way they looked). At first I said to myself that it was only in my mind that the good guys where the good looking guys, but as the years went on the pattern got ever more apparent and today I can, with confidence, state that there is correlation between how you look and what kind of person you are.
So what does this have to do with Identitäre Bewegung and their will to distance themselves from others? It is important to understand the way leftists work. A leftist is ultimately a bully full of ressentiment. And when I say leftist I do not mean a classical leftist who is against massive corporations and who stands workers rights. Had this been 150 years ago I would perhaps write articles in favour of better working conditions. Either way, let us go back to physiognomy, compare your average leftist (the way he looks) with someone like Martin Sellner. A look at Martin hints at someone noble, kind and brave (which by all accounts is true as far as I know), the opposite can be said about the average leftist. These leftists (including journalists etc.) do not care about the respective positions of various pro-European individuals or organisations, they do not even care about politics, the future or the well being of society. They are bullies and get a kick out of getting people to back down from them. Making organisations and individuals disavow others make them feel good, it appeases them as bullies. Understanding this is instrumental in understanding how they work. Thus, the only reasonable course of action is to never try to appease these people.